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UMD Exchange: National Taiwan University (AGNR) (Taiwan)

Taipei, Taiwan
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All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.

Host Institution
Founded by the Japanese in 1928, National Taiwan University (NTU) is generally 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.

Host City
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.

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 an AGNR 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.

  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

The Center for International Agricultural Education and Academic s offers courses in a wide variety of departments such as Department of Agronomy, Department of Bio-Environmental Systems Engineering, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Department of pathology and Microbiology, Department of Entomology, Department of Forestry, Department of Animal Science and Technology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Department of Horticulture, Department of Bio-industry Communication and Development, Department of Bio-Industry Mechatronics Engineering, Institute of Food Science and Technology, and Institute of Biotechnology.  

Courses for international students are in English and Chinese language courses are also available. Vist the NTU Office of International Affairs website for more course information.

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
2 OR 3 NTU credit 3 UMD Credit

The credit conversion listed above was approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on April 27, 2017

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through 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 Grading UMD Grading
60 C - 


National Taiwan University offers accomdations on and off campus. On campus housing is offered in single and double dorm suites. Visit the Office of International Affairs website on accommodation to learn more.

Students who wish to live off campus are responsible for arranging their own housing.

All students accepted to an Exchange program are considered for an automatic award of $1,000!

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current degree seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
  • Not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, TAES, etc.)
  • If you have a completed FAFSA on file and wish to be considered for need based aid in addition to the automatic award, complete the EA fund form by the deadline. 

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:

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/11/2018 02/11/2019 06/21/2019
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.