National Chengchi University Fact sheet

National Chengchi University

Taipei City, Taiwan

Fall semester 2021 and Academic Year 2021-22

Application due to OIA by March 1, 2021

University: National Chengchi University (NCCU)

Student body: 16,000+ total students

International students at university: 1,920


Watch the promotional video

Academic units:

  • College of Commerce
  • College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Foreign Languages and Literature
  • College of International Affairs
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Sciences
  • International College of Innovation

Course load: IU students are expected to take 15 credits

Course catalog: view the course system

Language of instruction: Chinese (Mandarin) and English

Grades + Transcripts: NCCU uses a grading system similar to IU's.

View the grading system

NCCU will provide transcripts to IU following the completion of the exchange. At the student’s request, the College will review courses to determine how they will apply to your degree. Please note that IU does not accept Pass/Fail.

Academic calendar:

Fall semester: Mid-September – Mid-January
[Academic Year: Mid September – Late June]

Early Assessment:

Fall semester students are encouraged to choose from the OIC courses, even though the selection is more limited, as they will enable students to finish the semester before they need to be back at IU for the spring semester. For other courses, the decision for early departure rests with the professor.

View academic calendar dates

Some content may not be viewable using assistive technologies. Contact the College Office of International Affairs at for assistance.

Traveling to & living in Taiwan

Coronavirus updates

Student visa information: Visitor visa: a short-term visa for a stay of fewer than 180 days

Students going for an academic year will use a resident visa, which is for stays longer than 180 days.

Learn about immigration + travel

Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once NCCU has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible to apply for a travel grant from OIA.

Nearest international airport: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Housing: Exchange students are able to select housing in the online application, which is then arranged accordingly by NCCU. Students may choose from on-campus dormitory options, off-campus house rental options, and the off-campus International House (I-House).

Learn more about housing

Pre-departure orientation: The College OIA staff will provide an orientation the prior semester to help students prepare for their programs.

Departure preparation + arrival details:

Learn more about packing information + departure details

Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Housing: $387-$1,531
  • Food: $1,211
  • Books: $270
  • Public Transportation: $500
  • OVST administrative fee: $238
  • Plus insurance, visa, airfare

Application information

Student eligibility requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a degree within the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Have completed a minimum of one year at IUB prior to enrolling abroad
  • Must not be on exchange during final semester
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have a passport by the time applications are due at the host university, valid at least 6 months after the anticipated return date

For this exchange program, students must be nominated by the College Office of International Affairs (OIA).

Due date for applications to OIA:  March 1, 2021

Application process:

  • If you would like to apply for this exchange, please visit
  • Complete the application form and upload a statement of intent.
  • Send the recommendation form link to the person who will supply a reference for you. It must be submitted by the application deadline.
  • OIA staff will conduct interviews with select students (semi-finalists) to determine their suitability and preparedness for the exchange. Students must come to the interview prepared with a list of prospective courses they might like to take abroad.
  • OIA will nominate finalists to NCCU. Upon acceptance, NCCU will contact students to invite them to apply for admission. An academic transcript and copy of your passport will be required at this point.

Have questions?

Questions can be directed to the College Office of International Affairs at

Coronavirus updates