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New Students To-Do List

Last updated on 8 August 2019

Congratulations on your admission to National Chengchi University! The Office of International Cooperation (OIC) knows quite well that there are many things that you must do before and upon your arrival at NCCU. Therefore, we have created this handy checklist in order to help you to get organized. The staff members of the OIC look forward to meeting you during our International Student Orientation and Registration.

Resident Visa and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
Resident Visa
A visa is an entry permit into a country. Foreign students enrolling in degree programs at NCCU should apply for a resident visa with the purpose of pursuing studies through their local Taiwan Overseas Representative Office in order to enter Taiwan.
For more information: Resident visa
The so-called “Alien Resident Certificate” (ARC) is your identity card in Taiwan. Foreigners holding a resident visa or changing to a resident visa once being in Taiwan, have to go to the service center of the National Immigration Agency in order to apply for an ARC within 15 days. The count for the 15 days’ time limit thereby starts from the day after your arrival in Taiwan or with the next day after having received your resident visa in Taiwan, respectively. Failure to do so may result in a penalty of $2,000-10,000 NT/$ (roughly 60-300 USD).
For more information, please visit
-ARC Application Documents

Overseas Medical and Injury Insurance
Having an adequate medical insurance is very important in order to stay healthy and overall experiencing a pleasant stay here at NCCU. All new degree students are therefore required by Taiwan regulations to carry overseas medical and injury insurance for at least 6 months coverage starting from the date of arrival in Taiwan. You are asked to show your insurance statement (which must be issued in English) or your National Health Insurance (NHI) card (if you are already insured under the Taiwanese insurance scheme) during the OIC One-Stop Registration on Sep 3. If you do not carry overseas medical and injury insurance or the former is found to be invalid, you will need to purchase the group medical insurance at OIC One-Stop Registration Station B or with Ms. Alison Ho at OIC office by Sep. 9.
For more information: 

Foreign Degree Verification
You should have your foreign diplomas and transcripts verified by the Taiwan Embassy/Representative Office in the country of the institution that has issued the official document and present them on OIC One-Stop Registration. If the transcripts and diplomas (or graduation certificates) are not in Chinese or English, you will have to verify the original documents and the translation of the documents before you arrive in Taiwan. Please note that you will not be able to complete the registration procedure, unless you present all verified documents. Diplomas and transcripts received in Taiwan are yet not required to be verified.

Health Examination
For your protection, and for the protection of your fellow students, you are required to complete a health examination within one month of the start of the semester. We strongly recommend you to undergo the offered on-campus health examination to save your time and money.

On-Campus Health Examination
Graduate Students: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - Sih Wei Hall
Undergraduate Students: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - Sih Wei Hall
For more detailed information and to download the health exam form, please visit Health Examination
Course Enrollment
The course enrollment process consists of five (5) phases: Online Course Selection I, Online Course Selection II, Online Course Add/Drop, System Manual Add/Drop with Instructor’s Approval, Course Withdrawal. Please refer to the Class Selection Schedule for 2019 First Semester for relevant dates concerning course enrollment. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment or courses (ex. the courses needed to fulfill your degree requirements), please consult your academic department or program office.

NCCU Course Search Engine
The NCCU website allows you to browse quickly through all NCCU classes offered and to search for a course of your preference. (In order to switch to the English webpage, click the “English” button on the right upper corner) 
Online Course Selection System
The NCCU website further allows you to execute your course selection online during the abovementioned phases: Online Course Selection I, Online Course Selection II.
How to get to NCCU
Please refer to the “Directions to NCCU” section on the OIC website.

Dormitories Moving-in
All dormitories are open to move-in starting from Monday, September 02, 2019. Please note the move-in information below in order to manage your arrival time accordingly. New students are also required to present a check-in approval notice and to borrow a temporary pass. You need to deposit 1000 NT/$ (roughly 30 USD) to borrow a temporary pass. However, your deposit will be refunded during the OIC One-Stop Registration (September 03) or at OIC office afterwards.

Move- in information
Date Time Where to get your check-in approval notice and a temporary pass
Sep. 2 (Mon.) 9 am-5 pm Hi-Life convenience store in Dorm 10
Sep. 3 (Tue.) 10:00am-14:00pm One-Stop Registration
Sep. 4 or later 9 am-5 pm* Office of International Cooperation (OIC)
*No service during 12:00 noon-1:30 pm
 For more information: NCCU Dormitories

OIC One-Stop Registration (September 03, 2019)
The Office of International Cooperation (OIC) provides a “One-Stop Registration” service to streamline the most important services new international students need to manage their registration, ARC and SIM card applications. The one-stop service will run on Tue., September 3, 10:00 am to 14:00 pm on 3rd floor of General Building of Colleges (270317 Lecture Room). Newly arrived degree students are REQUIRED to come to the “One-Stop Registration”. Please click on the list below to read the “OIC One-Stop Registration Service” brochure of 2019 in the language of your preference and get all relevant documents ready to make your experience of managing the registration procedures as smooth and efficient as possible.
Chinese (Traditional)

During the One-Stop Registration, the OIC will provide ARC (Alien Resident Certificate) online application service, which will allow new students to apply for an ARC online. This means, that the procedure is significantly quicker and that you will not have to queue at the National Immigration Agency service center. However, if your arrival in Taiwan is before August 19 and you therefore will already have stayed in Taiwan for over 15 days by the time of the One-Stop Registration event, you will still have to go to the service center of the National Immigration Agency yourself in order to apply for an ARC. The same applies in case you will have received your resident visa in Taiwan for more than 15 days by September 3 already. An email including instructions with regard to the managing of the online ARC application will be sent to new students in early August.

Orientation Activities (Degree Students) 
The orientation activities will be offered between September 2 and 8. The following represent the highlights of the schedule:
Date Activity
Sep. 2 (Mon.) Campus Dorm Move-in
Sep. 3 (Tue.) OIC One-Stop Registration
Sep. 4 (Wed.) Fire Drill Workshop (mandatory for students that reside at school dormitories)
Sep. 6 (Fri.) International Students Orientation
Sep. 7 (Sat.) Health Examinations-Degree students (Graduate)
Sep. 8 (Sun.) Health Examinations-Degree students (Undergraduate)