National Taiwan University is the prestigious flagship university of Taiwan.
NTU and Asia-Pacific
- Ranked 1st in the Chinese-speaking world, i.e. Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau ( ARWU 2012 ).
- Ranked 9th in Asia ( ARWU 2012 ).
- Ranked 2nd in Asia-Pacific for Engineering, Technology and Computer Science ( ARWU 2012 ).
NTU, a global university
National Taiwan University's vision embraces strong knowledge, strong techniques and strong elites, guided by independent thought and a pioneering spirit of enterprise. Experience of the Chinese world is a considerable asset for the students of today. An NTU education gives a clear competitive advantage – we are ranked 1st in the entire Chinese-speaking world by ARWU, a major international university ranking.
- Ranked 38th worldwide for academic reputation ( QS World University Rankings 2013 ).
- Ranked in the 51–60 band globally for reputation ( Times Higher Education Top Universities by Reputation 2013 ).
- 1st in Taiwan based on research budget.
The NTU faculty is ranked among the top 1% in the world by number of highly cited papers in 19 out of 22 areas of the ESI ( Essential Science Indicators ) database.
First-class resources and services
Some of the University's wide-ranging resources, services and advantages include :
A privileged location
NTU's main location is a large garden-campus in the center of Taipei, and is easily accessible by public transport.
The largest library in Taiwan
The NTU Library contains four million volumes.
A large part of the campus is devoted to exercise and health, including the New Sports Center opened in 2002, the Old Stadium and various outdoor tennis courts and playing fields.
NTU offers wide computing availability on campus and provides webmail portals, multiple networking services, computer courses, distance learning services, cloud computing for storage, software share and mobile devices, such as the MyNTU portal, NTU Space, NTU AppShare, NTU SoftBank and iNTU.
400 student clubs
Student activities flourish as an integral part of NTU's liberal and pluralistic environment.
What to study
NTU provides many opportunities to develop your potential alongside some of Taiwan's best students and faculty, within an exciting and supportive environment. Around 800 courses are taught in English. Students are able to undertake the most extensive range of academic programs in Taiwan. No matter what subject you are interested in, there is likely to be a significant number of high-quality courses and programs for you.
Each semester, we welcome international students in the following categories. Each student category has its own application route. Generally speaking, there are categories of international students at NTU :
In addition to these four options for international students at NTU, NTU also offers summer programs and Chinese courses for international students :
A series of credit-awarding summer sessions are available. They combine a rich academic program with first-hand experience of East Asian culture and opportunities to make friends from all over the world.
NTU's Chinese language courses are among the world's most popular. You can decide to learn only Chinese, or you may take Chinese courses in addition to any other academic program of your choice. Every international student has access to a wide range of levels available. Certain programs are offered free of charge to international students registered at NTU.
Who can apply
We welcome intellectually curious applicants from around the world. With 10% of the student body coming from abroad, NTU is an exciting environment in which to pursue your academic interests alongside 75 nationalities of students, faculty and scholars.
Entry requirements vary from program to program. Thanks to generous public funding, tuition fees remain constantly affordable. Several scholarships are available.