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New Students To-Do List

New Degree Seeking Students To-Do List

Last updated on 4 September 2020

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 to help you to stay organized. The staff members at 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 at their local Taiwan Overseas Representative Office in order to enter Taiwan.
For more information: Resident visa
The “Alien Resident Certificate” (ARC) is your identification card in Taiwan. Foreigners holding a resident visa or changing to a resident visa after being in Taiwan, have to go to the service center of the National Immigration Agency within 30 days* of arriving in Taiwan in order to apply for an ARC. The National Immigration Agency (NIA) encourages foreign students to utilize the “Students Online Application System” website which allows foreign students to access various administrative applications including the application for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC). The count for the 30 days’ time limit starts from the day after the student’s arrival in Taiwan or the next day after having received the resident visa in Taiwan.. Failure to do so may result in a penalty of $2,000-10,000 NT/$ (roughly 60-300 USD).
For more information, please visit:
-Apply for ARC Online Step-by-Step Guidance
*extended from 15 days as temporary measure due to Covid-19 pandemic
Overseas Medical and Injury Insurance
Having an adequate medical insurance is very important to ensure you stay healthy and experience an overall pleasant stay here at NCCU. All new degree students are therefore required by Taiwan regulations to carry overseas medical and injury insurance covering for at least 6 months starting from the date of arrival in Taiwan. You are asked to show your proof of insurance (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 11. If you do not have overseas medical and injury insurance or the insurance is found to be invalid, you will need to purchase the group medical insurance during the OIC One-Stop Registration at Station B or with Ms. Alison Ho at OIC office by Sep. 11.

For more information: Insurances

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 during 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 not required to be verified.

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

On-Campus Health Examination
Graduate Students: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - Sih Wei Hall
Undergraduate Students: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - Sih Wei Hall
For more detailed information and to download the health exam form, please visit Health Examination

For students who are not allowed to attend On-Campus Health Examination on Sep. 5 or 6 due to home quarantine or self-health management, they can go to the Chi Hsin Clinic for examination.
Chi Hsin Clinic (啟新診所)
Examination date: Sep. 7 (Mon.) to Oct. 8 (Thur.)
Examination time: Mon.-Fri, 8:00 ~ 12:00, 13:00 ~ 19:00  (Check in before 18:30)
                                  Sat.    13:00~16:30 (Check in before 16:00)
Address: 4th Floor, No.42, Section 3, Jianguo North Road, Taipei City
Phone: (02) 2507-0723, (02)7709-1119
Fee: 600 NTD (700 NTD after Oct. 8)

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 2020 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 Friday, September 04, 2020. New students are required to present a check-in approval notice enclosed in your new student package. If new students check in before Sep. 4 to undergo self-health management, they 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 11) or at OIC office afterwards.
 For more information: NCCU Dormitories
OIC One-Stop Registration (September 11, 2020)
New degree students are REQUIRED to come to the “One-Stop Registration” on Friday, September 11, 10:00-14:00 at Room 813, 8th Floor of the Administration Building. New students must present their diploma and transcripts verified by Taiwan Representative Office and a copy of overseas insurance (in English) with at least six months of validity or Taiwan NHI card. Students who are not able to attend due to home quarantine or self-health management, should complete new student registration at the Office of International Cooperation within seven days after self-health management.
During the One-Stop Registration, the OIC will assist new students with their ARC (Alien Resident Certificate) online application. However, if your stay in Taiwan exceeds 30 days by the time of the One-Stop Registration, you will have to apply for an ARC online or by visiting the service center of the National Immigration Agency yourself. The same also applies if you have received your resident visa in Taiwan for more than 30 days by the time of One-Stop Registration.
Orientation Activities (Degree Students) 
The orientation activities will be offered between September 5 and 11. The following represent the highlights of the schedule:
Date Activity
Sep. 4 (Fri.) Campus Dorm Move-in
Sep. 5 (Sat.) Health Examinations-Degree students (Graduate)
Sep. 6 (Sun.) Health Examinations-Degree students (Undergraduate)
Sep. 7 (Mon.) International Students Orientation
Sep. 11 (Fri.) OIC One-Stop Registration