National Chengchi University Fact sheet

National Chengchi University

Taipei City, Taiwan

Spring Semester 2022

Application due to the College International Office by September 15, 2021

University: National Chengchi University (NCCU)

Student body: 15,714 total students

International students at university: 1,581


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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

    Departments at NCCU

Course load: IU students are expected to take 15 credits. NCCU measures credits the same as IU.

Course catalog: 

Language of instruction: Chinese (Mandarin) and English

Students who want to take courses in Mandarin must have a minimum of TOCFL Superior or HSK Level 4.
OIC offers students all levels of Mandarin courses, including beginners. These courses are free of charge.

Grades + Transcripts: NCCU uses a grading system similar to IU's. NCCU will provide transcripts to IU following the completion of the exchange.  At the student’s request, IU departments will review courses to determine how they will apply to your degree. Please note that IU does not accept Pass/Fail.


Academic calendar:

Spring semester: Mid- February – Late June
Arrival date: 7-10 days prior to the start of courses

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Traveling to & living in Taiwan

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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.

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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 College International.

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, and the off-campus International House (I-House), or off-campus house rental options.

Pre-departure orientation: College International OIA staff will provide an orientation near the end of the fall semester to help students prepare for their programs. Nominated students will also be invited to enroll in the one-credit “GLLC-G 291 Study Abroad: Before You Go” for the second eight weeks term.

Arrival information:

After arrival at NCCU, students will complete a mandatory orientation in early-mid February.

Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Housing: $400-2,500
  • Food: $1,400
  • 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 International Office.

Due date for applications to College International:  September 15, 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.
  • College International 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.
  • College International 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.

Deadline for student applications to NCCU: October 20, 2021

Have questions?

Questions can be directed to the College International Office at

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