Semester Exchange - National Taiwan University

Semester Exchange - National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University (NTU) is the most prestigious research university in Taiwan. It ranked 22th in Asia and 72nd globally according to QS World University Ranking 2019.

NTU offers more than 7,800 courses each semester, ranging from natural sciences to humanities and arts, making it the leading tertiary institution in Taiwan in terms of the breadth of academic fields and the volume of programs.


  • The 2019/2020 semester exchange at NTU is a New Colombo Plan funded program only open to Bachelor of Security Studies students at MQ.
  • Available exchange spots: 4 spots for Session 1, 2020.
  • Academic enquiry: Dr. Sheryn Lee, Lecturer in Security Studies



Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

Autumn Semester: September - January
Spring Semester: February - June

Language of Instruction

Chinese, English


$7,000 New Colombo Plan Scholarship

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Course Catalogue


NTU Housing

Exchange Student Information

NTU Exchange Website

NTU Exchange Fact sheet 2019/2020

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher (varies each program),
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.
  • B1 for English and Chinese proficiency according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their journey beyond their overseas program. Students will be covered throughout the duration of their exchange  program dates. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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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 and a joint program office

Area of study
Business; Law, security and intelligence; Science; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate,Engineering, Social sciences, management, arts, Exchange, Taiwan`

New Colombo Plan Scholarship


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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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