Study abroad semester in Taiwan

Taiwan has an history both of independence and foreign occupation. It was a Dutch, Japanese and Chinese colony. Nowadays Taiwan is a partially sovereign state under Chinese influence. Its climate is tropical or subtropical, with long and humid summers. Buddhism and Taoism are the most professed religions on the island, and Taiwan is said to be one of the most religiously tolerant places in the world. The country has gained a notable level of wealth and welfare for its citizens throughout the years. The service sector is extremely developed, and cutting-edge technologies are contributing strongly to its economy.

Business is not the sole point of strength of Taiwan: the country has an extensive system of national parks and national scenic areas, that makes it possible for its citizens and its tourists to enjoy a good range of outdoor activities. Its cuisine and its martial arts activities are exquisite and highly popular both within the national borders and abroad. Taiwan is for sure a desirable place to live and thrive in.

What are the best universities in Taiwan for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not Taiwan might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 4 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Taiwan. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positioning of the Taiwanese institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

NAME QS THE ARWU CWUR CWTS Eduniversal palmes U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings Webometrics
National Chengchi University - College of Commerce 581-590 801–1000 - 1260 - 4 1311 -
National Taiwan Normal University 331 601–800 901-1000 1012 893 - 1012 -
National Central University 465 801–1000 701-800 549 - - 648 -
Taipei Medical University 387 301–350 601-700 694 593 - 831 882

Results are undoubtedly solid. You can choose any of those institutions without worrying about international recognition of your study abroad semester.

Costs and fees of studying in Taiwan

Taiwan is a medium expensive country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are close to 700€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, Taiwan is not that expensive, with a median 2550€/semester for free mover students.

Which Taiwanese cities are available for free movers?

Currently there are 2 cities that accept free movers in Taiwan. Have you ever dreamt of studying in Taipei or any other city in Taiwan? Here you can find institutions divided by city: