NTU’s institutional predecessor was Taihoku Imperial University, founded in 1928 by the Japanese colonial administration. The first president was Shidehara Tan Tairaka Hiroshi. In 1945, the Republic of China won the war of resistance against Japan, and Taiwan was handed over to the Nationalist government of China. On November 15 of that year, Taihoku Imperial University was formally transferred to Chinese administration and renamed as National Taiwan University, with Dr. Tsung-lo Lo appointed as the first President.

Now, the university has 16 colleges, with 56 departments and 152 graduate institutes, plus over 50 national and university-level research centers. The total number of students, including those enrolled at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has grown to over 32,000, including over 17,000 university students and 15,000 graduate students. Now, the number of graduate students at NTU almost equals the number of university students, which indicates that NTU has successfully been transformed into a research university.

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Is responsible for developing the University's world strategy. The OIA plays a vital role in NTU's pursuit of excellence through an integration of international partnerships and the creation of global opportunities in the interests of students, faculty and staff from NTU and from our world partners as well as in support of global engagement.

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Strong partnerships

More than 600 institutions in 67 countries have established formal academic partnerships with NTU.

Mobile students and faculty

This includes operating and tracking an extensive range of exchange, research and study abroad opportunities.

A valued image

The OIA holds and takes part in key international events, conferences and fairs in various countries. We also regularly visit partners.

A stimulating international environment

We cooperate with offices and departments across the University, enhancing support services and offering more international-oriented benefits to ensure a quality experience.


General Affairs
Responsible for the management of general administrative affairs.
Responsible for providing research and analysis on trends and developments in international higher education.
Global Partnerships
Global Engagement
In charge of partnership negotiations with overseas universities and academic institutions, promotion of relationship with partner universities, implementation of faculty exchange programs, international faculty award programs, contact point for international organizations, and event management.
Global Relations
Responsibilities include welcoming foreign stakeholders and guests, government-industry-university-institute partnerships via the NTU International Mentorship Program, handling public relations through social media, as well as events and ad-hoc projects in order to promote the NTU OIA brand.
Global Students Division
Global Recruitment
In charge of overseas students (including International Students, Overseas Chinese Students, Students from Mainland China and Students from Hong Kong and Macao) recruitment strategies and education fairs, overseas/domestic recruitment events, as well as reception of overseas high school visits.
Global Admission
In charge of admission process for all foreign students, including admission administration, procedure improvement and system maintenance.
International Student Services
Student Services: Services include not only assisting and advising international degree students to apply for scholarship, work permit, insurance etc., but also running the university-level projects such as dual degree student programs, exchange students programs, visiting students programs, and research visiting students programs. The goal for the center is to actively help international students to become and feel part of NTU's academic communities, and promote an active, balanced student life where cross-cultural exchanges and open dialogues are encouraged.
Study Abroad
Responsible for all kinds of study abroad programs such as Exchange Student Program, Visiting Student Program, Summer Program, Short-term Program, Dual Degree Program and Overseas Internship Program (through partner universities). In addition to the various programs, Study Abroad Center also holds an annual Study Abroad Fair in November to celebrate the anniversary of NTU and of course, to introduce all the programs to students and staff through partner university booths and several info sessions.
Plus Academy
NTU Plus Academy offers more than 20 topic-based short-term programs for international students. In addition to courses, students experience local customs, rich natural ecology, and gain further insights about traditional and modern society through a series of cultural activities and excursions. The Plus Academy collaborates with various units to increase English taught curricula and offers diverse Chinese language courses to enhance international students’ learning.