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 Spring (Second) Semester February–June
Semester 2 Fall (First) Semester August/September–January

View the NTU academic calendar

College of Management academic calendar

Guides and additional information

NTU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:


NTU has 3 campus locations:

  • Taipei main campus
  • Shuiyan campus
  • Downtown campus

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

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

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. 

Study areas taught in English

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

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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. On-campus housing is not guaranteed. 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

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 the Global Experiences team 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

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.