National Chengchi University

Taipei
Taiwan

Language of instruction

Chinese
English

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 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Fall Semester September–​January

View the NCCU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

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

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

12 credits per semester at NCCU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

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

Language
Students wishing to take courses taught in Mandarin will require a minimum of TOCFL Superior or HSK Level 4.

Study Options
You must choose one of three options at the host: Full-time academic studies, full-time Mandarin Chinese Language program, or combined Mandarin/academic studies. Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below. 

Semester Restrictions
Students of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau nationality can only apply for a single-semester exchange due to visa requirements – for example, students of Mainland China nationality can only apply for a single-entry visa.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.   

Find courses

Search the NCCU course catalogue 

NCCU list of English-taught courses

Refer to "Additional academic information" for NCCU Mandarin Chinese language program course info. 

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Chinese
Economics
Postgraduate
Chinese
Economics
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Political science

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)