National Taiwan University

Taipei, Taiwan

NTU was established in 1928, making it the oldest and largest university in Taiwan. With 11 colleges, 54 departments, 107 graduate institutes, and eight master's and Ph.D. programs, NTU offers more than 7,800 courses each semester, placing it at the top in the nation in terms of both breadth of academic fields and volume of programs. Course subjects range from science and engineering to business, humanities, and the arts. The university's large garden campus is located in the center of Taipei, with easy access to public transportation. Facilities and activities are top-tier, including Taiwan's largest library with over four million volumes and over 400 student clubs ranging from sports clubs, academically-focused organizations and several organizations for international students. Read about students' experiences when studying abroad at NTU.

Program Overview

Expand upon each of the links below to view more details about this program.

Academic Program

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Language of Instruction

English and Chinese

Best for

Business, Liberal Arts, Health Studies, STEM

Learn more about the academic program, course approvals and transfer credit process.

    Location & Facilities


    Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a large urban area in the northern part of Taiwan. With a population of over 2 million, the city offers many of the cultural and other amenities of a major metropolitan area.


    • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
    • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
    • Student Union
    • Gym and Sports facilities
    • Library
    • Creative Arts Center
    • Art & Exhibition Galleries
    • Shops and Cafes
    • Administrative offices

    View the National Taiwan University Campus Map.

    Program Dates
    • Fall Semester: mid-September through mid-January
    • Spring Semester: mid-February through mid-June
    • Academic Year: mid-September through mid-June

    If you are interested in spending the summer term at NTU, apply to the NTU Best Program as external program.

    Program participants are required to be present for the entire length of the program, from the official arrival date through the program end date.



    Independent: Exchange students are responsible for their own accommodations while abroad. However, the school provides helpful links with recommendations for off-campus housing.


    There is no meal plan, but there are several cafes and two full-service Chinese restaurants on campus.

    Faculty & On-site Support

    As an Exchange Program participant, you will have access to the support provided by your host institution.


    Program Costs

    Temple Tuition and Standard University Fees

    Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple. Visit Temple’s Bursar for per-credit tuition rates. All students pay University Services Fee.

    More details

    For complete details about billable costs and estimate for non-billable expenses, such as airfare, meals, and personal expenses, view the program cost sheet.

    View Program Cost, Scholarships and Financial Aid.

    Health & Safety

    Your health and safety abroad are our highest priority. View our Health & Safety page, and stay tuned for more details about health and safety on this program.


    For more information, contact Education Abroad: 215-204-0720; .

    Eligibility Requirements

    Temple programs are open to qualified students matriculated at any U.S. or Canadian college or university.

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements.

    Are enrolled fulltime and will have completed 2 semesters before studying abroad
    • You are enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at the time of application as well as during the semester prior to studying abroad.
    • You will have completed at least two (2) semesters of college-level study by the program start.
    Are in good academic standing and meet minimum GPA requirement for the program

    You meet minimum cumulative GPA requirement, on a 4.0 scale from all colleges/universities attended. The requirement varies by program:

    • Temple Semester Programs: 2.75 (Internships: 3.0)
    • Temple Summer Programs: 2.5
    • Exchange Programs: 2.75
    • External Programs: 2.5

    You remain in good academic standing from the time of application until the start of your term abroad; students on academic warning are not eligible to participate.

    Have a valid passport

    You will need a passport, valid well beyond the length of your program, by the application deadline.

    View deadlines and validity requirements for your host country.


    Are in good disciplinary standing

    You are in good disciplinary standing at the time of application and remain so through the start of your term abroad. Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation and will not be in good disciplinary standing (including disciplinary probation) may submit a petition for review.

    Meet the minimum age requirement

    You are at least 18 years old at the time of application.

    For NTU, the following additional considerations apply.

    • Students with Mainland China (PRC) passports can only be nominated for one semester, due to immigration laws restricting Chinese nationals from studying on a visa for more than one semester.There are additional immigration regulations that apply for Chinese nationals. If this is your situation, please contact the Program Management Team for more details. 
    • Students will be selected mainly based on academic fit and demonstrated interest in the host university and/or location. 

    Non-U.S. citizens: you are welcome to study abroad if you meet the eligibility requirements; however, you are not permitted to study abroad on an exchange program in your home country. Please speak to Education Abroad if you have questions about your eligibility.

    Application Requirements

    The standard application requirements pertain to all students applying to Temple programs.

      Additional Requirements for NTU

      • All students applying for an exchange program are required to meet with a program manager before submitting their application. 
      • If taking courses in the language of the host country:
        • Foreign language evaluation, completed by a faculty member in the appropriate language department. You can send the evaluation form electronically to your evaluator from the online application or download a paper form from your application that you can submit directly to Education Abroad.

      Admissions Timeline

      • Admissions is not rolling.
      • Temple nominates students for Exchange Programs after the deadline for the specific term.
      • Once you submit your application, you should expect a decision by the decision deadline, about one month after the program application deadline has passed.

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