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National Taiwan University EXC
Taipei, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
Chinese, English
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Program Description:


National Taiwan University
Location: Taipei
Year Established: 1928
Student population: 31,900
University ranking: 167 
National Taiwan University NTU is a national co-educational research university located in Taipei's Da'an District. In addition to the main campus, the university has 6 other campuses in Taipei and elsewhere.  Founded as the Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University during the Japanese colonial era, the government of the Republic of China resumed the administration of Taihoku University following the war in 1945, reorganizing and renaming it National Taiwan University.

NTU is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan. It also has strong ties with the Academia Sinica in Taiwan in the form of research and teaching collaborations as well as a joint program office.

Unique characteristics
National Taiwan University's vision embraces strong knowledge, strong techniques and strong elites, guided by independent thought and a pioneering spirit of enterprise. NTU consists of 11 colleges, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes and 4 research centres.

Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. A global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks such as Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and several night markets across the city. Its natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan and hot springs are also well known to international visitors.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university 

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Visual Arts

Health Sciences


Social Work

Urban Planning


Exclusions: Medicine
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1 (Fall): September- January
Semester 2 (Spring): February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


16 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Letter grades at the host university are awarded based on the 4-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period, provided that you complete de-registration procedures as per the host university instructions


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Chinese and English.

Language Requirement
All NTU exchange/visiting students are eligible to take a NTU General Chinese Course, which is a regular academic course with credits.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
Support services are available to exchange students
Information from the host university
Information from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia

Student Experiences

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