2018/2019 Exchange Student Program - Overview

Program Introduction

National Taiwan University has a growing number of international exchange partners around the globe. Each year, we welcome many international students who embark as exchange students on our academic programs, benefiting from NTU's internationally regarded quality, unique educational environment and friendly community.

If you are interested in studying at National Taiwan University as an exchange student, you must get nomination from your current university (which must be one of our partner universities) before applying for our exchange student program. Please search in our List of NTU's Exchange Partners to check if your university has an exchange agreement with us, then contact your international office for more information about the application procedures.


Students who would like to apply for the Exchange Student Program need to hold a non-Taiwanese passport. Students with only Taiwanese nationality are not eligible for the NTU Exchange Student Program.

Students should have B1 level for English or Chinese Language Proficiency according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) as courses at NTU are mainly taught in English or Chinese.

Term Structure of 2018/2019 Academic Year

2018 Fall (First) Semester From To
Semester starts August 01, 2018 January 31, 2019
Orientation week starts September 03, 2018 September 09, 2018
Classes start September 10, 2018 January 11, 2019
2019 Spring (Second) semester From To
Semester starts February 01, 2019 June 30, 2019
Orientation week starts February 11, 2019 February 17, 2019
Classes start February 18, 2019 June 21, 2019

Course Information

According to NTU regulation, exchange students must take at least 2 courses or 4 credits per semester. Furthermore, students should also follow the requirements of their home universities.

The course information for 2018 Fall/2019 Spring semester is available in August/January. Before course information is announced, you may still refer to the Online Course Information website to search for courses offered in the past few years for your reference. For questions regarding a specific field/course, please contact the relevant department or the course instructor directly.

  1. Practice and Internship (實習課) courses in the College of Medicine are not open to exchange students. Consequently, the College of Medicine does not accept senior and graduate exchange/visiting students.
  2. The Department of Anthropology is only open to students who are proficient in Chinese. The Department of Anthropology only offers courses in Chinese.
  3. Some GMBA courses are not open to exchange students.
  4. Some departments and graduate institutes in the College of Medicine are not open to exchange students. Please consult with the NTU exchange coordinator first before applying online.

Important Notice

The OIA is only responsible for the application of university-level exchange student programs, if you are going to apply through college/department-level exchange student programs, please contact relevant college/department office directly. Here is the College Contact Infomation for your reference.

Students who would like to study abroad as a free mover or are not qualified for our Exchange Student Programs but wish to study at NTU for a short term, may consider applying for the Visiting Student Program at NTU. To get more detail information, please refer to www.oia.ntu.edu.tw >> Study >> Visiting Student Program>> Visiting Student Program.

Wondering what courses you can choose from, what visa to get, or how you'll live and study? The 2017/2018 Guidebook for Exchange/Visiting Students is likely to answer your questions.

Update: 2018 / 03 / 13