National Taiwan University

Faculties: All faculties (except medicine)
Level: Undergraduate and postgraduate                                                                      
Language of Instruction: Chinese and English
Minimum grade requirement: GPA 3.0
Semester dates:

  • Semester 1: September - January
  • Semester 2: February - June

Full time study load: Minimum 12 and maximum 15 NTU credits. 1 credit is usually equal to 1 hour class each week, although there are some exceptions so students should refer to the course information guide

About National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University has contributed significantly to Taiwan’s rapid development into one of the world’s most competitive economies and democratic societies. Over the years, the University has acquired a reputation for academic excellence and cutting-edge research right in the heart of Asia. NTU trains the most outstanding students in Taiwan. It is home to a lively community of more than 30,000 students (17,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate) developing their talents across 11 colleges, 2 professional schools, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes and 66 research centres. The University also benefits from Taiwan’s rich Chinese heritage and strategic regional position, offering initiatives and solutions that bridge East and West. Among NTU’s many popular courses are its widely acclaimed Chinese language programs.

The specifics

National Taiwan University provide an excellent International Student Handbook which provides students with information about visas, applying for courses and life at the university. The Office of International Affairs also provides details about on campus accommodation and requirements for incoming students. Classes can be found in the course catalog, otherwise students can check out this page for courses offered in English. A general Chinese course is available to incoming exchange students and can be completed for credit. Students should note that some courses, such as those offered by the school of Anthropology, may have Chinese language requirements.

National Taiwan University has a vibrant campus life and many opportunities for students to get involved. Students have access to many high end sports facilities and equipment – have a look at the sports center webpage to find out more. The university also boasts more than 400 student-run clubs and societies, including groups specifically for international and exchange students.