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.)
National Taiwan University
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Language assessment required if taking courses in Mandarin
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
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
- First Semester: mid-September to mid-January next year
- Second Semester: late-February to late-June
- Summer+: early-June to late-August
- General information can be found in the Income Exchange/Visiting Student Handbook
- NTU Summer Plus
- Biodiversity, Agriculture, and Culture of Taiwan (BACT) Summer Program
- Research opportunities available at this university: see NTU Laboratory Research and Culture Program page
Course equivalency formula
- Same as UBC credits
- CLD - Chinese Language Divison --- 1 quarter (~160 hours = 9 credits)
Passing grade60 or C
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
- Please research applicable course restrictions on NTU's exchange website
Full course load information
- Minimum: 2 courses per semester
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
- 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
Types of accommodation available
- Anyone who ticks "yes" on the NTU exchange program application form will be guaranteed a place in the on-campus accommodation (International Youth Center)