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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Cost:: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/31/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

National Chengchi University (NCCU) is one of the top universities in Taiwan. It is also the university with the best reputation in the field of humanities and social sciences and second to none in East-Asian, Chinese, and Cross-Strait studies. NCCU is the institute of higher learning with the most success to date in internationalizing its campus and curriculum. In tune with NCCU’s vigorous development in internationalization and the initiatives it has made to mold a dynamic learning culture, in 2009 we opened summer courses for international students.

Program Location

taipei 101
For a 300-year-old city, Taipei is having a very late coming-of-age party. But then again, this unhurried but vibrant capital has taken a while to become comfortable in its own skin. With Chinese, Japanese and Western influences in its food, culture, folk arts and architecture, Taipei has finally decided that it's a mix, and all the better for it.

As with the multifarious street food, the traveller is advised to go for the xiao chi (little snacks) in everything. Day trips are particularly delicious, and a quick MRT ride takes you to tea fields, hot springs, river parks, and colonial towns backed by a mountainous national park. Within Taipei don't miss the Minnan-style temples beautified with unique decorative arts, the heritage lanes turned gourmet cafe and boutique centres, the buzzing neon neighbourhoods or the nightlife scene, growing in reputation yearly. Taking part in a semester in Taiwan, students will experience first-hand the beauty of Taiwan.


National Chengchi University (NCCU) was founded in 1927. Over the past 8 decades through reformation and development, they have always upheld their motto, “Harmony, Independence, Balance and Preeminence”, and have continued to refine their teaching methods and research in order to nurture talent for their country and society.

There are currently have 9 colleges excelling in the College of Liberal Arts, Law, Commerce, Science, Foreign Languages and Literature, Social Sciences, Communication, International Affairs, and Education, which comprise 34 departments and 45 graduate institutes (MA programs). There are also 27 of the graduate institutes offering doctoral programs. In addition, in acting upon the school policy of implementing they back-flow education, found 16 on-the-job MA programs.

NCCU also provides a series of public facilities including the Center for Public and Business Administration Education, Social Science Information Center, Computer Center, Institute of International Relations, Election Study Center, Center for the Third Sector, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, Center for China Studies and Taiwan Studies Center to support instructors and students’ educational needs. In addition, NCCU also has an affiliated high school, an experimental elementary school, and kindergarten, by which NCCU forms a consistent and articulated education system from pre-school level to the Ph.D. program.

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Academic Program
NCCU offers over 500 English taught courses, as well as a number of English-taught International Programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Courses are offered on a semester basis; 1 credit = 18 lecture hrs. Fall semester is from September to January and Spring semester is from February to June. The grading system is as follows:
  • A: 80-100% (4)
  • B: 70-79% (3)
  • C: 60-69% (2)
  • D: 50-59% (1)
  • E: <50% (0)
*Passing grade is 60 for undergraduates and 70 for graduates

The Chinese Language Center (CLC) offers regular Mandarin Chinese courses four terms a year. The Spring, Summer, and Fall terms each last 12 weeks with a total of 180 teaching hours; for the Winter term, we provide a 10-week course with 150 teaching hours. Students are expected to attend all 15 class hours each week.

All CLC classes are divided into beginning, low intermediate, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students in each level are further grouped into low, medium and high classes according to their individual Chinese language proficiency. Students are assigned to different class times according to the result of the placement test and/or the student's language proficiency. Class times range from 08:10-11:00, 12:10-15:00 or 15:10-18:00 depending on the level make-up and availability of the teaching staff.
Accommodations and Meals

International students not residing in Taiwan are given first priority and applications to dorm accommodations must be made at least two months prior to entrance in our University. There are no coed dormitories at NCCU. Graduate students are housed in single or double rooms which are furnished though students must make arrangements for their own mattress, bedding, linens, etc.

Exchange student can choose housing in the online application system, and we would help arrange accordingly. Please note, if students didn't get the first choice, we will go to student's second choice for arrangement.
  1. On-campus Dormitory: 4-person room for undergrad students
  2. Off-campus International House (I-House): limited single suites and double suites are available
  3. Off-campus House Rental: We will have student volunteers (Buddy Program) to assist students in finding suitable off-campus housing.
Laundry, food, and entertainment facilities are also available at the dormitories however; cooking is prohibited. 
Program Costs

Students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) plus study abroad fee to participate. The program budget sheet lists cost for any optional intensive language course, housing, food, round-trip air transportation, in-country transportation, international health insurance, visa, personal expenses, and books and supplies.

All budget amounts are estimates only.  Prices are subject to change.  If you have questions, please contact

Tales From Abroad

"I learned a lot about myself and my own capabilities. I learned to adapt to new situations that I was not familiar with. I would definitely say the trip was worthwhile, it was an experience I will never forget."
-Michael Anthony, Summer 2013

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