Overview

National Taiwan University

City: Taipei
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Widely considered the best and most prestigious university in Taiwan - entrance examination score requirements to enter this university are typically the highest in Taiwan
  • 26,000 students
  • 6campuses in the greater Taipei region (including Taipei County), 2 additional campuses in Nantou County
  • 10 faculty-seggregated colleges
  • Located in Taipei: the political, economic, and cultural center of the country
  • Rich in beautiful, ornate temples housing Buddhist, Taoist, and Chinese folk religion deities

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringForestryHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Language assessment required if taking courses in Mandarin

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Students interested in doing research at NTU must attend in either September or February in order to be eligible for a tuition waiver
  • Taiwanese citizens are not eligible for exchange at NTU - dual citizens are eligible to apply

Term dates

  • First Semester:  mid-September to mid-January next year
  • Second Semester:  late-February to late-June
  • Summer+: early-June to late-August

Timing

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC credits
  • CLD - Chinese Language Divison --- 1 quarter (~160 hours = 9 credits)

Passing grade

60 or C

Grading scheme

Not applicable

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Please research applicable course restrictions on NTU's exchange website

Full course load information

  • Minimum: 2 courses per semester

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Introduction to the Arts of China, Japan, Korea
Partner course code: LibEdu 1063
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Cultural History of East Asian Ceramics
Partner course code: ARHY 1011
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Elementary Taiwan Hakka Language
Partner course code: CHIN 4097
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-08-13
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Exploring Taiwan: Intro to Culture of Taiwan
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Culture and Society of Taiwan
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Exploring Taiwan: Introduction to the Culture of Taiwan
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-09
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Taiwan Fiction and Postwar Urban Experience
Partner course code: TwLit 1014
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-06
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese Chan Buddhism:An Inquiry into the Ways of a Peaceful Mind
Partner course code: Phl 3204
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese Chan Buddhism:An Inquiry into the Ways of a Peaceful Mind
Partner course code: Phi 3204
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Introducing Taiwan War Fiction: From Anti-communism to Post-modernism
Partner course code: TWLIT 1016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Exploring Taiwan: Selected Topics on Culture and Society
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Introducing Taiwan Eco-literature: Writing Mountains, Forests, and the Ocean
Partner course code: TWLIT 1023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Film and Social Culture in Taiwan
Partner course code: LibEdu 1047
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Taiwan Through the Lens of its Museums
Partner course code: LibEdu 1064
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Indigenous Culture and Art
Partner course code: THEA 1132
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Cultural History of East Asian Ceramics
Partner course code: ARHY 1011
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Law, culture, society in Traditional China
Partner course code: HIST 2104
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Political History of China (Ⅱ)
Partner course code: PS 4575
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: History of Chinese Political Systems (Ⅱ)
Partner course code: PS 4577
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Chinese Traditional Birth Customs
Partner course code: CHIN 1031
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Chinese Traditional Birth Customs
Partner course code: CHIN 1031
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Modern China and the World: From 1911 To 1979
Partner course code: HIST 1591
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ECON 101
Title: Principle of Economics (with Recitation)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-23
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Money ﹠banking (Ⅱ)
Partner course code: ECON 3004
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: ECON 4003
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Contemporary China Economy
Partner course code: ECON 3028
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-23
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Trade Theory
Partner course code: ECON 4001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-04
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Trade Policy
Partner course code: ECON 4002
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-07-04
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Industrial Economics
Partner course code: ECON 5136
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: GEOG 1st
Title: Exploring Taiwan: natural environment and resources
Partner course code: Forest 5035
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-18
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: The Big Picture: How Geography, Trade, and Politics Shape Our Troubled World
Partner course code: LIBEDU 1090
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Modern Middle East, 1800-2010
Partner course code: HIST 3123
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Japanese Translation (Ⅱ) (2)
Partner course code: JpnL 3010
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: POLI 260
Title: Introduction to International Relations (Ⅱ)
Partner course code: PS 1012
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-01-15
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Economy of East Asia
Partner course code: PS 3207
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-28
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Security
Partner course code: PS 4205
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: History of Chinese Political Systems (II)
Partner course code: PS 4577
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-28
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction to the Politics of the Asia-Pacific
Partner course code: PS 4632
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: psy 2005
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: PSYC 322
Title: Psychology of Aging
Partner course code: psy 5219
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: PSYC 331
Title: Forensic Psychology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Methods of Psychological Experiments
Partner course code: Psy 2002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Human Learning and Cognition
Partner course code: psy 3003
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Human Learning and Cognition
Partner course code: Psy 3003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Child Language Disorders
Partner course code: Psy 5113
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Seminar in Cultural Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Selected Readings on Contemporary Culture and Society in Taiwan
Partner course code: SOC 5004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: THTR 2nd
Title: Music and Movement of Kun Opera
Partner course code: THEA 1405
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 303
Title: Staffing Organizations
Partner course code: 74U2120
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-03-10
UBC course: COHR 402
Title: The Complexities of Leadership and Followship
Partner course code: CMBA 7083
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-02-24
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: Fin 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-13
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Organizational Behavior
Partner course code: IM 3004
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Business Analysis
Partner course code: ACC 5027
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: ECON 3019
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from an Asian Perspective
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Commercial Law
Partner course code: IB 2013
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Risk Management and Insurance
Partner course code: Fin 3025
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Managing Global Acquisitions & Restructuring
Partner course code: IB 5063
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global Market Management
Partner course code: MBA 5075
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Management of Technological Innovation
Partner course code: GMBA 7061
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Agribusiness Management
Partner course code: AGEC 7080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
Forestry
UBC course: apbi 4th
Title: Biodiversity, Agriculture, and Culture of Taiwan Summer Program
Partner course code: FOREST 5028
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Graduate Studies
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: The Islamic Caliphate 600-1700
Partner course code: HIST 8012
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: APBI 4TH
Title: Agriculture of Taiwan
Partner course code: AniSci 5028
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: BIOL 1st
Title: The Organisms that Changed the History (II)
Partner course code: LibEdu 1070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-15
UBC course: BIOL 1st
Title: The Organisms that Changed the History (Ⅱ)
Partner course code: LibEdu 1070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-20
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: What Really Bugs You
Partner course code: LibEdu 1067
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-15
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: What Really Bugs You
Partner course code: LibEdu 1067
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-20
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Plant-Animal Interactions
Partner course code: EEB 5080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-20
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Plant-Animal Interactions
Partner course code: EEB 5080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-15
UBC course: apbi 4th
Title: Biodiversity, Agriculture and Culture of Taiwan
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Science
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Plant-animal interactions
Partner course code: EEB 5080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-20
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Machine Learning
Partner course code: EE 5184
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: EOSC 3rd
Title: INTRODUCTORY COURSE OF MARINE SCIENCE
Partner course code: Ocean 5089
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-08

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Physiological Psychology
Partner course code: Psy 3001
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-10-31
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Abnormal Psychology
Partner course code: Psy 3005
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-16
Management
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: THE APPLICATION OF FINANCIAL MODELLING
Partner course code: FIN 3024
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Japanese Business
Partner course code: ACC 5026
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN BUSINESS AND IT
Partner course code: IM 5042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Business Strategy
Partner course code: IB 5059
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-31
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Managing Global Acquisition and Restructuring
Partner course code: IB 5063
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (|||)
Partner course code: ECON 5120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • For summer programs, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

Not applicable

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • A health and accident insurance plan worth a minimum TWD 1,000,000 (approx. USD 34,000) is required
  • We advise exchange students to purchase insurance in their home country in advance
Housing

Types of accommodation available

On-campus

Housing notes

  • Anyone who ticks "yes" on the NTU exchange program application form will be guaranteed a place in the on-campus accommodation (International Youth Center)

Information on Accommodation

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