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.
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
National Taiwan University (NTU, joint 68th)
Average international fees (at ranked unis)
Employer Activity rank
Student Experience rank
To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.