National Chengchi University


Language of instruction


National Chengchi University was founded in 1927 and has upheld its motto of “Harmony, Independence, Balance and Pre-eminence” since then. NCCU has continued to refine their teaching methods and research in order to nurture talent for Taiwan and its society.

Located in Wenshan District, Taipei City, NCCU leans on the foothills of Zhinan Mountain to its east, adjoins the Jingmei River to its west and is enclosed by the Edge Mountain System with the Zhinan River flowing through. Taken together, this forms a beautiful campus surrounded by hills and water.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–​January

View the NCCU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

NCCU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Full time regular academic courses:

12 credits (4 academic courses) per semester at NCCU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Full time Mandarin Chinese language courses:

12 credit (216 lecture hours per semester) at NCCU equates to a full-time semester of UQ units.

Student who enrolled in the 12-credit Mandarin Chinese program meets the full-time study load requirement.

Part-time Mandarin + regular academic courses:

One 3-credit Mandarin course plus 9 credits academic courses per semester at NCCU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at NCCU.

You will need Chinese language skills of at least CEFR B2 level or HSK Level 4 to enrol in Chinese-taught courses at NCCU.

Find courses

Search the NCCU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

NCCU list of English-taught courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Business information systems
English literature
International business
International relations
Political science
Communication, digital media and PR
International business
International relations
Political science

Course restrictions

IMBA courses (code 933) and Extended Minor courses are not available to exchange students.

Additional academic information

NCCU Mandarin Chinese language program:

  1. This program worths 12 credits (216 lecture hours per semester) for each level, including Intensive Listening (3 credits), Intensive Speaking (3 credits), Intensive Reading (3 credits), and Intensive Writing (3 credits). 
  2. There're 5 levels of study available at the moment (depends on student's language proficiency level, may expand to 6 levels):

If you have mainland Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau nationality, NCCU can only accept single-semester exchange for the "Full time regular academic courses" option. 

NCCU has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Exchange students at NCCU can apply to stay in an on-campus dormitory. Spaces in the dormitories are limited. NCCU also operates an off-campus residence, called i-House. If students choose to arrange independent accommodation, NCCU provides a number of resources to assist in finding private housing.

Cost of living

NCCU provides a general breakdown of living costs for students. Note that a not all of these expenses apply to exchange students. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All NCCU students, including exchange students, are required to pay the Student Safety Insurance fee. Students on exchange for 1 semester are not required to purchase additional insurance while at NCCU. Students who will be studying at NCCU for 1 year will be required to join the National Health Insurance scheme after 6 months. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

NCCU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.