National Taiwan University


Language of instruction


National Taiwan University is the flagship university of Taiwan. Dedicated to excellence and leadership since 1928, NTU has contributed significantly to Taiwan’s rapid development into one of the world’s most competitive economies and democratic societies. The University also benefits from Taiwan’s rich Chinese heritage and strategic regional position, offering initiatives and solutions that bridge East and West.

The University is situated in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. The city has witnessed several distinct eras throughout its history, including Spanish and Dutch development, Qing dynasty rule, and Japanese colonial rule. The result is a curious fusion of cultures.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Second Semester (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 First Semester (Autumn) August/September–January

View the NTU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information


NTU has 3 campus locations:

  • Taipei main campus
  • Shuiyan campus
  • Downtown campus

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits per semester at NTU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at NTU.

You will need Chinese language skills of at least CEFR level B1 to enrol in Chinese-taught courses at NTU.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the NTU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

International business
English literature
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Business administration
International business
Biomedical engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Information technology
English literature
Computer science

Course restrictions

College of Law courses are reserved for Law majors only.

Practice and Internship courses in College of Medicine are not available to exchange students.

You will need to meet the required Chinese language proficiency to enrol in courses offered by the Department of Anthropology.

Additional academic information

Chinese language learning:

  • A 3-credit General Chinese course at all levels (6 hours per week for 17 weeks) is available to exchange students who wish to learn or improve Chinese.
  • A 1-credit Enhancing Chinese courses (4 hours per week for 17 weeks) can be enrolled as a supporting course in addition to the General Chinese course.
  • If your Chinese level is elementary or above, you can enrol in a 2-credit Applied Chinese course (2 hours per week for 17 weeks).

NTU has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


All international students can apply for on-campus housing at NTU. The University provides several dormitory options, each with different facilities. The Office of International Affairs provides housing information for incoming students. 

Cost of living

NTU provides a breakdown of expenses you can expect to encounter on exchange in Taiwan. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students at NTU who hold an ARC must enrol in the National Health Insurance program. Students without an ARC will still need to acquire adequate health insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

NTU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.