National Chengchi University (NCCU) was founded in 1927, and for more than 9 decades of re-formation and development, we have been upholding our motto, “Harmony, Independence, Balance and Preeminence”, We continue to refine our teaching methods and research in order to nurture talents for our country and society.
We currently have 11 colleges excelling in the Liberal Arts, Law, Commerce, Science, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, Communication, International Affairs, Education, Informatics and Innovation. We have 34 departments, one undeclared major in College of Communication, 43 master programs and 34 doctoral programs. Additionally, NCCU offers 12 on-the-job Master’s Programs, and also 7 distinguished International Master's Programs and one International Doctoral Program.
NCCU also has 10 university-level research centers: the Institute of International Relations, Election Study Center, Center for the Third Sector, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, Taiwan Studies Center, Center for China Studies, Humanities Research Center, Center for Aboriginal Studies, Center for Mind, Brain and Learning and Center for the Study of Chinese Religions. In addition, NCCU forms a consistent and articulated education system from pre-school level to the Doctoral program with its affiliated institutions, including a high school, an experimental elementary school and a kindergarten.
Learn more about the university from the About NCCU webpage.
Taipei City is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan. Taipei is the political, economic, educational and cultural center of Taiwan and one of the major hubs in East Asia. Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, highways, airports and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports – Songshan and Taoyuan. Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending and several night markets dispersed throughout the city. Natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan and hot springs are also well known to international visitors.
Exchange students are free to choose from available courses at NCCU, though some courses may have restrictions. Students may choose to take courses taught in English or in Mandarin. NCCU also offers all levels of Mandarin courses, including for beginners.
Visit the NCCU Courses Search System:
- Click on the icon in the top right to view the site in English.
- Click on the appropriate "School Year/Semester" from the dropdown menu and enter a keyword or click to open the "Advanced Query."
- You may need to look at courses offered in previous semesters to get an idea of what will be offered during the term you will be abroad. For example, if you plan to study abroad in Spring Semester 2023, you should look at course offerings from Spring Semester 2022 to research available courses.
- Exchange students can take almost any course, unless there is a specifically stated restriction on the course.
- If you have questions or would like to find a specific course, ask your Education Abroad Advisor for help
Spring: mid-February - June
Fall: September - mid-January
There are two dormitory clusters on NCCU’s campus: the uphill dormitories are the Zi-Chiang cluster and the downhill dormitories are the Jhuang-Jing cluster. The Zi-Chiang cluster is located on NCCU’s uphill campus. The 10 building cluster has a convenience store and food court. It also provides quick access to the College of Foreign Languages & Literature, the Foreign Language Center, and the Arts and Culture Center. The in-campus shuttle (departing every 30-40 minutes) connects the Zi-Chiang cluster with the downhill campus. The Jhuang-Jing cluster is located on NCCU’s downhill campus. The 9 building cluster is within walking distance of various facilities of the downhill campus, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as the post office and the clinic. Numerous bus stops and You-bike rental stations also can be found around this cluster, making for easy travel.
The NCCU International House (NCCU-I House) is a housing center for international students and visiting scholars. It is located within walking distance to the campus and run by a dedicated hotel management team who offers 24-hour front-desk service and occasional social events for all NCCU- I House residents. This seven-floor building hosts conference facilities and a café on the ground floor, as well as common halls with leisure facilities on the first, second, fourth, and seventh floors. It has a total of 65 single suits and 30 double suits, which in addition to the usual dormitory facilities, are also equipped with high-speed fiber internet and a telephone line for convenient communication.
Visit the NCCU Office of International Cooperation's Housing webpage for more information about housing options and FAQs.
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for housing. See the “Accommodation” section above for more information about housing.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
Tuition and Fees:
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals:
Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents:
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on the insurance web page
Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.
Taiwan Huayu BEST (Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent) Program is the result of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative that brings about international education cooperation and enhances and expands existing Mandarin and English language opportunities in the United States and Taiwan. The University of Virginia (UVA) and National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan are partner universities under the Taiwan Huayu BEST program. It provides an academic enrichment option for outstanding students from UVA to study Mandarin Chinese in NCCU Taiwan. Taiwan Huayu BEST program offers scholarship of 2-5 months with a monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (approximately USD800) for students during their stay in Taiwan. Students who receive the Taiwan Huayu BEST Scholarship are to participate in language and cultural exchange activities in suburban primary and secondary schools. It is an invigorating program that gives students an opportunity to explore Taiwan culture while developing language skills. See the Huayu BEST Scholarship Application
for more information and to apply.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. Begin your research of the student visa application process early. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.