UMD: A Globally Connected University
BMGT Exchange: National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Founded by the Japanese in 1928, National Taiwan University (NTU) is considered the top-ranked university in Taiwan. The University has 11 colleges, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes, and 4 research centers and a total population of around 33,000 students.
NTU is situated in the capital of Taiwan, Taipei City. Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan and a city that never sleeps. Many of the 3,000,000 inhabitants of Taipei speak English, but students interested in practicing their Mandarin will have ample opportunity to interact with the local population. The source of Taiwan's extensive public transportation system and the location of Taiwan's major airport, Taipei provides easy access to the rest of the island and to the mainland.
To read about students' experiences with NTU, read the "Smith Goes Global" blog.
Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:
- 3.0 GPA
- Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
- You must be a BMGT major
Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.
Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.
- Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
- Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
- FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
- After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
- If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
- Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.
Students can choose any courses on offer that are offered to local students, as long as they meet the course pre-requisites. Students are required to take 4-5 courses during their semester. Courses approved for transfer include those in: Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, and electives.
Course offerings are available here: http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/study-at-ntu/why-study-at-ntu/courses.
For equivalencies of courses approved for transfer in the past, visit: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/files/Documents/Offices/GlobalPrograms/semest....
A variety of business courses are conducted in English. Students have the option of also taking Chinese language courses.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at National Taiwan University will be converted as follows:
|National Taiwan University Credit||UMD Credit|
|1 NTU Credit||1 UMD Credit|
|3 NTU Credit||3 UMD Credit|
The credit conversion listed above was approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on April 27, 2014.
You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the Undergraduate Exchange page hosted by the Smith School of Business and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
|National Taiwan University Grade||UMD Grade|
National Taiwan University offers accommodations on and off campus. On campus housing is offered in single and double dorm suites. Learn more about the NTU accommodation on the NTU website.
Students who wish to live off campus are responsible for arranging their own housing.
UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet
Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.
You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad: