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QS Best Student Cities ranking: 21st

Taiwan’s universities have been steadily climbing to greater global prominence in recent years, establishing the country’s capital as one of Asia’s leading higher education hubs. Taipei is home to no less than eight universities ranked among the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, led by the nation’s flagship public institute, National Taiwan University (NTU) at joint 68th in the world.

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Renowned worldwide for its high-tech industry, Taipei has also become increasingly popular with travelers. Its attraction is something akin to that of cities like Hong Kong, in combining all the attractions of fast-paced modern city life with the appeal of more traditional cultural elements.

With relatively low tuition fees and living costs, Taipei also has one of the highest scores in the Affordability category, of the QS Best Student making it well worth considering if you’re on a tight budget.

Taipei features at 10th in the new Student View category of the index, showing that students are enjoying their experience of the city and are often keen to stay after graduation. When asked to name the best things about studying in Taipei, one respondent to our student survey summarized: “Inclusion. Diversity. Friendliness.” Another commented, “The local people are friendly and helpful to foreigners.

Internationally ranked universities in Taipei

 

More about Taipei

Number of universities ranked by QS

8

Highest-ranked institution

National Taiwan University  (NTU, joint 68th)

Population

8,500,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$3,500

Desirability rank

52nd

Employer Activity rank

44th

Affordability rank

19th

Student Experience rank

10th

 

To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

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I would like to do my masters there, I am a computer engineer. and two questions can I study and live there speaking only English, and when I finish my master degree I have any facility to find a job and apply for a work visa ? thanks

Hello, we have an article coming soon on where you can study abroad in English, and this includes Taiwan, in which many residents can speak English (however, you might still like to learn a few basic phrases in Mandarin to help you converse with the locals) and there are many course programs available in English. To work in Taiwan you will need a work permit, which for a foreign professional lasts three years. You might like to contact the Taiwanese Ministry of Labor for more information. 

Hi! I'm really interested in pursuing a Tourism Management degree in English in Taiwan, but I don't know if I can work and support myself as a foreigner. I hope you can help me.

Hi Anna, read more about studying in Taiwan with our dedicated country guide. Although we don't have specific information about which schools offer English-language programs, a growing number of universities are doing so - if a school does offer English programs, you can find out via their official website. For a list of school names, see the QS World University Rankings. Laura