Taiwan | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
A Minus GPA
B Plus GPA
Instruction Languages
Chinese, English
Bachelors Equiv.
Bachelor`s degree (學士學位) requiring four years of study
Masters Equiv.
Master`s degree (碩士學位)
Grad Sample
First Degree Sample
Grading System

Minimum passing score is 60.

80-100 | A
77-79 | B+
73-76 | B
70-72 | B-
60-69 | C
50-59 | D
00-49 | E/F

Minimum passing score is 70. Always refer to official transcript as grading scale may vary.

85-100 | A
75-84 | B
70-74 | C
00-69 | D

Recognized Universities

Public Institutions:
National Central Univ.,
National Changhua Univ. of Education,
National Chengchi Univ.
National Cheng Kung Univ.
National Chiao Tung Univ.
National Chung Cheng Univ.
National Chung Hsing Univ
National Kaohsiung Normal Univ.
National Sun Yat-Sen Univ.
National Taipei University
National Taiwan Normal Univ.
National Taiwan Ocean Univ.
National Taiwan Univ.
National Tsinghua Univ.
National Yang Ming Univ.

Private Institutions under MOE jurisdiction:
Chinese Culture Univ.
Chung Shan Medical Univ.
Chung Yuan Christian Univ.
Feng Chia Univ.
Fu Jen Catholic Univ.
Providence Univ.
Soochow Univ.
Taipei Medical Univ.
Tamkang Uiv.
Tunghai Univ.

Notes for Taiwan

Bachelor degree

University undergraduate programs require four years of study; however, students who are unable to fulfill their requirements within the designated time, may be granted extensions, up to two years. Specialized undergraduate programs such as dentistry or medicine require six to seven years, including an internship period of one year.
Bachelor courses generally last four years, although there are exceptions:
• Medicine (6)
• Dentistry (6)
• Veterinary Medicine (5)
• Education (5)
Courses are closely modeled on the American system and emphasize the breadth of education and credit accumulation.
Libraries and laboratories are generally well stocked and the standard of facilities can be favorably compared with those in most Western European countries.

Master`s degree

Master`s degree programs last one to four years.
Graduate programs leading to a Master`s or doctoral degree require one to four years and two to seven years respectively. But students who enter the graduate school as part of on-the-job training can be granted an extension, if they fail to finish the required course or to complete their thesis/dissertation in time. The specifics will be given in the school regulations of each university.
Graduate programs leading to a Master`s degree require one to four extra years` study.


Doctorate programs admit master`s degree holders or college graduates majoring in medicine. Such programs require between two and seven years to finish.

Programs leading to a doctoral degree require extra two to seven years.

Last Update: September 11, 2020

Last modified: February 25, 2021