International students at NCCU

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Taiwan's Top University for its focus on humanities,social sciences and business, NCCU is dedicated to fostering a mission of creative transformation in our globalized world with rapid technological development, while also encouraging collaboration between academia and industry to drive cutting-edge research and talent cultivation.


Home to 12 colleges including Liberal Arts, Law, Commerce, Science, Foreign Languages & Literature, Social Sciences, Communications, International Affairs, Education, Informatics, Global Banking and Finance, and International Innovation, NCCU has been ranked as one of the Top 100 QS Asia Universities for 6 consecutive years. 

Partnering with 495 universities worldwide, welcoming 3000+ international students annually, and providing 880+ English-taught courses and quality Mandarin Chinese learning courses, NCCU provides a friendly multi-lingual study environment for students from many different cultures.


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Academic Highlights

The NCCU College of Commerce is the only business school in Taiwan with 3 International Accreditations: PIMEQUIS and AACSB and has crucial connections with the world’s top corporations. Furthermore, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings, NCCU is recognized as one of the world’s top 70 universities in the field of Classics & Ancient History, and in the top 150 for Politics & International Studies, Modern Languages, and Communications & Media Studies.  

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Featured Programs

Most NCCU degree programs are open to international students! Some are taught completely in English, while others are bilingual. The following are the most suitable programs for international students:

  • BA(Department of Business Administration) 
  • IMAS (International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies) 
  • IDAS (International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies) 
  • IMES (International Master's Program of Applied Economics and Social Development) 
  • IMBA (International Master of Business Administration Program) 
  • IMICS (International Master's Program in International Communication Studies) 
  • IMPIS (International Master's Program in International Studies)
  • ICI (Bachelor Degree Program of International College of Innovation)
  • GCIT (Master's Program in Global Communication and Innovation Technology)
  • TIGP on Social Networks and Human Centered Computing 
  • Master's of Science in Global Banking and Finance

Learn more about the featured programs

Campus Life

NCCU provides cozy dormitories and multi-functional modern libraries. For extra-curricular activities, students can join sports teams or student clubs to meet friends with common interests. Furthermore, only a short ride from campus is Taipei’s most fashionable shopping area, the Xinyi Shopping District offering multiple shopping malls and movie theaters.


Dormitory │ Safe & Clean On-Campus Accommodations with Great Amenities

There are three main dormitory areas at NCCU. Two are on-campus, and the other is 5 minute's walk from the main gate. Dorm fees fall between USD300-USD1100 per semester. All dormitories are segregated by gender, and access is restricted to ensure resident safety.


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Modern Libraries │ Offering a Wide Range of Printed and Online Study Resources

NCCU students have easy access to over 1,880,000 printed publications and numerous multimedia and online resources through multiple NCCU libraries. These multi-functional facilities offer space for group discussion, research, lectures, co-working, or VR experiences. The 24/7 study room at the Main Library is one of the most popular spots for hard-working students.



Sports Teams │ Experiencing the Passion for Sports

Students at NCCU are enthusiastic athletes, fielding teams in basketball, football, rugby, volleyball, badminton, and many other sports. In 2023, the NCCU Griffins has been the triumphant winners of Taiwan's University Basketball Association (UBA) for three consecutive years, and clinched the championship title at the World University Basketball Series (WUBS).


Student Testimonials



NCCU provides different scholarships to cover students’ financial needs so that they can focus on their academic pursuits and university life. Students may apply for governmental scholarships and NCCU scholarships.

Scholarship Overview


How to Apply

Click here for the NCCU Online Application, and review this application tutorial video.


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  • What are the application requirements?
    • See Eligibility to check the academic requirements and the relevant regulations.
  • When is the application period?
    • For applicants who wish to begin their studies for the academic year 2024-2025, there are two application deadlines:
      1. The regular application period is from February 15th to March 21, 2024, at 5:00 pm (Taiwan time). The semester starts in September 2024.
      2. The first round of online applications (early application) for the academic year 2025 begins in September 2024.
  • Whom can I contact with specific questions related to international admissions?
    • Contacts for admission enquiries: 
      Ms. Lily Hsu (for undergraduate applications):
      Ms. Sasha Ling (for graduate applications):
    • Office of International Cooperation, NCCU
      E-mail: │ TEL: 886-2-29393091 #62040 (office hours: 9:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Taiwan Time) │ FAX: 886-2-29399850
  • Where can I get more information about the dormitories?
    • See Housing for further information about the dormitory options.
  • If I don’t know Chinese, can I apply?
    • International students enrolled in regular programs are required to have adequate Chinese language proficiency. However, there are also plenty of English-taught degree programs at NCCU. See General Enquiry for further information about the programs.