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National Taiwan Ocean University

Location Keelung Campus, Keelung City Taiwan
Official Website
Ranking

# 1001-1200

QS World University Rankings
PGicon

22

Undergraduate programs
PGicon

46

Postgraduate programs
stars

4

QS stars

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Since the establishment of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) in 1953, we have developed under the excellent leadership of former principles and the positive efforts among all of our teachers and students. From Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College with a campus area of only 991.8 square meters in the beginning to Provincial Maritime College and then National Taiwan College of Marine Science and Technology, we’ve come a long way before gradually developing into the current National Taiwan Ocean University with a campus area of 60 hectares. We have become an international top university that “focuses on ocean but not limited to it” and are famous for both “excellent teaching” and “characteristic research”.      

We currently have three campuses, including “Keelung Campus”( main campus ), “Matsu Campus”, and “Taoyuan Guanyin Campus”. There are seven colleges in the university and containing 22 departments, 12 independent institutes, 28 master’s programs, 20 PhD programs, 13 in-service master's programs, and 4 bachelor programs of extension education. Our student number is around 9,000 people plus 500 foreign students and international students from other countries. We have become an international top higher education institution in marine with most complete characteristics in the world.

The main campus of our university is next to Keelung Port with mountains and ocean at our elbow as well as Heping Island, Chen-Pin Fishing Harbour, Bisha Fishing Harbour, and National Museum of Marine Science and Technology nearby. The unique Longgang Ecological Park is in our campus and is a good place to look at the beautiful sea view of the boundless Pacific Ocean; it makes us a harbour city university with beautiful landscape. Our Matsu Campus was established in September 2017, and there are three departments there. Other than teaching and experimental research, the featured key courses in the campus are closely linked with to the direction of industrial development in Matsu. Meanwhile, we also set up “Matsu Marine Research Centre” to plan multi-dimensional development related to academia and industry collaboration, biotechnology value-added technology, transport infrastructure, shipping, water activities, and tourism & recreation with the anticipation of cultivating interdisciplinary high-level talents in the marine industry. In November 2018, we established “Marine Incubation Centre” in Taoyuan Guanyin Campus, where we set up a marine environment observation platform and a marine science park to assist Taoyuan City Government to construct Taoyuan as a large cosmopolitan city that are with resources of land, sea, and sky.

Over the years, our university earned recognition for our performance in teaching, research, and service one after another. Starting from 2005, we have been selected continuously as the key university for “Program of Promoting Teaching Excellence of Universities” launched by Ministry of Education. Since 2006, we have been awarded special grants for “Five-Year Plan to Develop First-Class Universities and Top-level Research Centres in NT$50 Billion”, “Aim for the Top University Project”, two featured first-class research centres for the first part and the second part of “Higher Education Sprout Project”- “Ocean Centre” and “Centre of Excellence for Ocean Engineering”, and “University Social Responsibility (USR) Project” by Ministry of Education continuously. The “Journal of Marine Science and Technology (JMST)” published by our university has become the first journal among the journals published by the domestic universities that is included in the database of dual I (SCI and EI). It can be regarded as the recognition from external parties to our university in the dimensions of teaching, research, and service.

For information on COVID-19 please visit: https://oia.ntou.edu.tw/p/404-1022-67106.php?Lang=zh-tw

Since the establishment of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) in 1953, we have developed under the excellent leadership of former principles and the positive efforts among all of our teachers and students. From Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College with a campus area of only 991.8 square meters in the beginning to Provincial Maritime College and then National Taiwan College of Marine Science and Technology, we’ve come a long way before gradually developing into the current National Taiwan Ocean University with a campus area of 60 hectares. We have become an international top university that “focuses on ocean but not limited to it” and are famous for both “excellent teaching” and “characteristic research”.      

We currently have three campuses, including “Keelung Campus”( main campus ), “Matsu Campus”, and “Taoyuan Guanyin Campus”. There are seven colleges in the university and containing 22 departments, 12 independent institutes, 28 master’s programs, 20 PhD programs, 13 in-service master's programs, and 4 bachelor programs of extension education. Our student number is around 9,000 people plus 500 foreign students and international students from other countries. We have become an international top higher education institution in marine with most complete characteristics in the world.

The main campus of our university is next to Keelung Port with mountains and ocean at our elbow as well as Heping Island, Chen-Pin Fishing Harbour, Bisha Fishing Harbour, and National Museum of Marine Science and Technology nearby. The unique Longgang Ecological Park is in our campus and is a good place to look at the beautiful sea view of the boundless Pacific Ocean; it makes us a harbour city university with beautiful landscape. Our Matsu Campus was established in September 2017, and there are three departments there. Other than teaching and experimental research, the featured key courses in the campus are closely linked with to the direction of industrial development in Matsu. Meanwhile, we also set up “Matsu Marine Research Centre” to plan multi-dimensional development related to academia and industry collaboration, biotechnology value-added technology, transport infrastructure, shipping, water activities, and tourism & recreation with the anticipation of cultivating interdisciplinary high-level talents in the marine industry. In November 2018, we established “Marine Incubation Centre” in Taoyuan Guanyin Campus, where we set up a marine environment observation platform and a marine science park to assist Taoyuan City Government to construct Taoyuan as a large cosmopolitan city that are with resources of land, sea, and sky.

Over the years, our university earned recognition for our performance in teaching, research, and service one after another. Starting from 2005, we have been selected continuously as the key university for “Program of Promoting Teaching Excellence of Universities” launched by Ministry of Education. Since 2006, we have been awarded special grants for “Five-Year Plan to Develop First-Class Universities and Top-level Research Centres in NT$50 Billion”, “Aim for the Top University Project”, two featured first-class research centres for the first part and the second part of “Higher Education Sprout Project”- “Ocean Centre” and “Centre of Excellence for Ocean Engineering”, and “University Social Responsibility (USR) Project” by Ministry of Education continuously. The “Journal of Marine Science and Technology (JMST)” published by our university has become the first journal among the journals published by the domestic universities that is included in the database of dual I (SCI and EI). It can be regarded as the recognition from external parties to our university in the dimensions of teaching, research, and service.

University information

1. Library The University

Library, built in 1991, is housed in a five-story building with a Reading Room  in the basement. The main library and the new (1999) Library Annex are situated directly across from the dministration Building, just inside the main gate. The Library provides extensive services and a public Reading Room to the entire University community.

2. Sports fields:

(1)Swimming Pool. (2)Recreation Center.  (3)Tennis Court. (4)Track & Field Stadium. (5)Basketball Court. (6)Gymnasium.

Total students

8,163

UG students

77%

PG students

23%

International students

622

UG students

78%

PG students

22%

Total faculty staff

562

Domestic staff

97%

Int'l staff

3%

Student life

  1. Foods
    There are several restaurants on campus.

  2. Convenience Store in Campus (1)
    24 hours convenient store: Ok Mart, Family Mart (2)Book store  (3)Gas Station  (4)Post Office

  3. Postal Service
    Postal boxes are conveniently placed throughout Taiwan. All the students are required to open an account at Post office. The university will deposit TA, RA, stipend and payment of work into the account. Opening an account at post office is part of the registration process. For opening an account, you need to get your personal Chinese stamp.

  4. Banking
    A. First Bank has a counter at the Administration Building. Students can open their bank account at First Bank. However, bank is not providing service of money exchange inside campus. You will be provided an ATM card. 
    Web Site: firstbank.com.tw 

  5. Getting Involved
    NTOU offers a wide array of clubs and organizations representing many interests. Refer to the Division of Extracurricular Activities for descriptions of the numerous campus organizations. Information about the many clubs on campus can be found.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2021
    #1001+
  • 2022
    #1001-1200
  • 2023
    #1001-1200

Ranking criteria

5
Academic Reputation
2.7
Employer Reputation
13.4
Faculty Student Ratio
10
Citations per Faculty
4.7
International Faculty Ratio
9.2
International Students Ratio
21.5
International Research Network
6.5
Employment Outcomes
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Available programs

A Comprehensive University with a Unique Oceanic Features

NTOU has 7 colleges and 5 university-level teaching and research centres (Centre for General Education, Ocean Centre, Center of Excellence for Ocean Engineering, Taiwan Marine Education Centre, and Maritime Development and Training Centre), 22 undergraduate departments and 3 post-degree programs. In September 2017, we established 3 additional bachelor programs in Matsu Campus (students will study in Matsu in the sophomore year of their university study and study in Keelung in their freshman, junior, and senior years).

Giving priority to ocean but not limited to it

NTOU is an exclusive “International Ocean Outlet”, which gives priority to the ocean but not limited to it. It facilitates interdisciplinary integration, enhances oceanic and maritime features, and at the same time improves high technology research. In addition, NTOU includes departments of Optoelectronics, Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Communications, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Bioscience, Transportation Science, Food Science, Ocean Tourism, Ocean Law and Policy, Oceanic Cultural Creative Design Industries, among others, become an International Top Ocean University.

Energetic NTOU - Holistic Education

NTOU promotes holistic education, focuses on the balanced development of science and technology, humanity and nature, internalizes the spirit of Honesty, Simplicity, Fraternity and Perseverance, improves students’ language abilities, pays attention to practices, assists interdisciplinary learning, facilitates corporate internships, and encourages oversea study. The university song singing competition has become an annual event which energizes the campus, and it is incomparable with the other schools.

Tuition, Credit and Dormitory Fees

1.       Tuition plus credit fees may range from NT$ 46,000 (USD$1,600) to NT$53,000 (USD$1,850) per semester.

2.       Expenses for textbooks or course equipment may range from NT$5,000 (USD$166) to NT$10,000 (USD$333) per semester (It depends on individual needs).

3.       Living expense is about NT$10,000 (USD$333)per month (It depends on individual needs).

4.       Accommodation fees: (1) For 2-beds room: NTD$ 15,900/semester (USD$530/semester) (2) For 4-beds room: NTD$ 7,950~9,000/semester (USD$266-300/semester) (3) For summer term: About NTD$ 66/ day (USD$2/day)

Application Notes please visit: https://oia.ntou.edu.tw/p/412-1022-7231.php?Lang=en

NTOU has rapidly developed its research power.

NTOU has numerous unique facilities: national oceanographic ship- Ocean Researcher II, the third biggest Large Cavitation Tunnel Laboratory, an advanced Ship-handling Simulator Training Center, the only coastal Aquatic Animal Center; the largest Ocean Engineering Labs in Asia, a satellite telemetry team, a Maritime Intelligent Transportation System, and a Traceability Certification and Inspection Center.

NTOU plays a leading role in the international field of fisheries science and technology and disease prevention research, transgenic technologies, cultivation techniques of marine organism and seedling mass production. It has integrated research at the East China Sea for the long term, and it has leading results in the areas of marine energy resources, marine power generation, fish physiology and sex reversal propagative techniques, and coral reproduction.

The quality and quantity of research papers published by our university in marine science and technology journals has grown exponentially.

Our in-house academic journal – the Journal of Marine Science and Technology of NTOU- has been published and indexed in SCI; the research quality and quantity of papers published by our university in marine science and technology journals both top the list in Taiwan; NTOU actively promotes industry-academy cooperation and technology transfer, and has made plentiful achievements. Our critical instruments are offered for intramural and extramural use; it pays attention to ocean, and makes Taiwan as influential as other countries in the international field.

Tuition, Credit and Dormitory Fees

1.       Tuition fees may range from NT$45,000(USD$1,550) to NT$53,000(USD$1,850) per semester.

2.       Expenses for textbooks or course equipment may range from NT$5,000 (USD$166) to NT$10,000 (USD$333) per semester (It depends on individual needs).

3.       Living expense is about NT$10,000 (USD$333)per month (It depends on individual needs).

4.       Accommodation fees: (1) For 2-beds room: NTD$ 15,900/semester (USD$530/semester) (2) For 4-beds room: NTD$ 7,950~9,000/semester (USD$266-300/semester) (3) For summer term: About NTD$ 66/ day (USD$2/day)

Application Notes please visit: https://oia.ntou.edu.tw/p/412-1022-7231.php?Lang=en

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