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National Taiwan University

As an exchange student, there are a few things you need to know about going to National Taiwan University. Learn more about the location, the courses and student life! 

Visit their website for more information about studying abroad at National Taiwan University!


National Taiwan University (NTU) is the number 1 university in Taiwan, the number 20 university in Asia, and the number 69 in the world according to the 2020 QS University Rankings.

NTU provides many opportunities to realize your potential alongside Taiwan's best students and faculty, within an exciting and supportive environment. Students are able to undertake the most extensive range of academic programs in Taiwan. No matter what subject you are interested in, there will be a significant number of high-quality courses and programs for you.


NTU's main location is a large garden-campus in the centre of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. It is easily accessible by public transport and provides the perfect starting point from which to explore this modern and international metropolis.

Level of competitiveness

Very competitive ***

The level of competitiveness (Less competitive * / Competitive ** / Very competitive ***) refers to one's chances of being allocated an exchange space at this partner. This is an approximation determined by the number of applications received for this destination during the last academic year versus the total number of exchange spaces available to Queen Mary students. 

Academic Calendar

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

More information on important dates can be found National Taiwan University's academic calendar


This opportunity is not open to students from the School of English and Drama.


The course list for the First/Second Semester is available only from the beginning of August/January and the online course selection begins 2 to 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Go to courses catalogue.


Students need to take 4 modules per semester totalling 16 credits per semester.

Find out more about credit transfer and grade conversions.


NTU dormitory is not available for exchange/visiting students. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation for their exchange period at NTU.

Cost of Living

Estimated cost of living for one semester (5 months): TWD 167,100 / USD 5,681

Exchange students will not pay a tuition fee to NTU. For more information on fees and finance, you can visit the Cost of Living webpage.

Campus Life

With over 400 student clubs and school teams for all the popular sports, you will definitely find a second home at NTU, no matter what your interests are.

See Campus Life to learn more about the resources and services available at NTU.


Social Media

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NTU - Office for International Affairs: 

Additional Resources

NTU 2020/2021 Fact Sheet for Exchange Programme [PDF 10,443KB]