How to Register for Classes

UPDATED: December 5th, 2017

Degree Students 

Registration for classes is done online. You have to enter your Student ID number and password in a website specially designed for this purpose

  • The default password for new students is the first 6 digits of your ID number, including letters. Please be aware that you must capitalize all letters.
  • The default password for international students and overseas students is “nccu” followed by your birthday, such as “nccu0503″.

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In order to be able to give you more detailed instructions, we have made the following step by step tutorials regarding all the phases for registration to guide you through the entire and sometimes confusing process (“sometimes” is a lie).
Disclaimer: The PowerPoints do not look very fancy and may not exactly match your sense of beauty, yet they will inform you about everything you have to know 🙂

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Course Selection Phase 5

Exchange Students

Registration for classes is done online as well. You have to enter your Student ID number and password in a website specially designed for this purpose. Please be aware; however, that the website for course registration for exchange student is different from the one for degree students.

  • The default password for new students is the first 6 digits of your ID number, including letters. All letters must be capitalized.
  • The default password for exchange students is “nccu” followed by your birthday, such as “nccu0503″.

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We have created the following PowerPoint that briefs you on everything you have to know when registering for your classes, including how you get to the system, the English-taught courses, the selection process, and so forth:

Exchange Student Course Selection

If you are unable to choose classes online, something went wrong or you have missed the deadline – you should directly ask for advice in your office department. They may then direct you to the “registration section” in the Administration Building, so that you can register for classes offline.

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Welcome to our site!

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We’ve compiled all the information you need to help you during your stay in Taiwan. From accommodation to school activities, we’ve got you covered. You can use the navigation links above, or the search function to find the information you need.

Questions? Suggestions? Send us a message on Facebook and we’ll get back to you as soon us we can.

You can also join our Facebook Page to get more information and updates about NCCU and life in Taipei.

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Halal Restaurant Guide

This list of halal restaurants was kindly collated and provided by Seha Özdemir. The list below includes a wide range restaurants and different cuisines, so there’s bound to be something for everyone.

We hope you find this post helpful! If you’d like to recommend other halal restaurants in Taiwan, feel free to contact us!

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First Flavour Buffet at National Taiwan University of Science & Technology (NTUST)

First Flavour Buffet (第一 味精緻自助餐) at NTUST
Address: 
NTUST Cafeteria 3
國立台灣科技大學三餐
Tel: (02) 2737-1076

Mediterranean Cuisine (地中海私房料理) at NTUST
Address:

NTUST Cafeteria 1
國立台灣科技大學一餐
Tel: +886 921-151-340

Tandoori (坦都里)
Address: 
No. 154, Lane 184, Beixin Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City
新北市淡水區北新路184巷154號
Tel: +886 953-215-157

Ali Baba’s Indian Kitchen (阿里巴巴的廚房)
Address:
2F, No. 56, Sec. 2, Nanjing East Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
台北市中山區南京東路二段56號2樓
Tel: (02) 2567-7163

3 Idiots Toast & Curry (三個傻瓜印度蔬食公館店)
Address:
No. 28, Lane 283, Sec. 3, Luosifu Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
台北市大安區羅斯福路三段283巷28號
Tel: (02) 2369-9966

Abad Indian Kitchen (台北阿巴得印度料理)
Address:
No. 130, Guangfu North Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City
台北市松山區光復北路130號
Tel: (02) 2546-0440

Saathiya Indian Cuisine (莎堤亞印度料理)
Address:
2F, No. 195, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
台北市中正區信義路二段195號2樓
Tel: (02) 2343-2513

Yunus Halal Restaurant (清真泰富豪)
Address:
No. 36, Beining Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City
台北市松山區北寧路36號
Tel: (02) 2579-0528

Thai Wang Muslim Thai Food (台北泰旺泰式餐廳)
Address: 
1F, No. 50, Nanhua Rd., Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City
新北市中和區南華路50號1樓
Tel: (02) 2242-6188

Toko Indonesia Halal Al-Muttaqin (永和印尼清真店)
Address: 
No. 10, Alley 5, Lane 151, Zhongzheng Rd., Yonghe Dist., New Taipei City
新北市永和區中正路151巷5弄10號
Tel: (02) 2946-0040

(Ai-Ji) Muslim Beef Noodles Restaurant (清鎮黃牛肉麵館)
Address:
No.23, Yanping South Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
台北市中正區延平南路23號
Tel: (02) 2331-8203

Kunming Halal Restaurant (清真昆明園餐廳)
Address:
No. 26, Lane 81, Fuxing North Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City
台北市松山區復興北路81巷26號
Tel: (02) 2751-6776

Maduro Feasts (馬迪諾) at City Suites Hotel (城市商旅)
Address:
No. 411, Sec. 5, Nanjing Rd., Shongshan Dist., Taipei City
台北市松山區南京東路5段411號
Tel: (02) 2742-5798

Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant (番紅花城土耳其餐廳)
Address:
No. 60, Sec. 2, Nanjing East Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
台北市中山區南京東路二段60號
Tel: (02) 2522-2939

Fried Chicken Master Gongguan (烤雞大獅)
Address:
No.158, Sec.3, Tingzhou Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
台北市中正區汀洲路三段158號
Tel: (02) 2368-2551

So Free Pizza (柴燒窯烤)
Address:
No. 19, Lane 86, Sec. 3, Xinsheng South Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
台北市中正區汀洲路三段158號
Tel: (02) 2368-2551

Royal Coffee & Restaurant (羅亞咖啡與餐廳)
Address:
1F, No. 72, Sec. 2, Xinsheng South Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
台北市大安區新生南路二段72號
Tel: (02) 2393-5995

Chiba (吃吧) at Amba Taipei Ximending Hotel
Address:
No. 77, Sec. 2, Wuchang St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei
台北市萬華區武昌街二段77號
Tel: (02) 2375-5111

 蔬喜素食 (No English name)
Address:
No. 116, Minquan Rd., Xindian Dist., New Taipei City
新北市新店區民權路116號
Tel: (02) 2218-3966

 

Essential Tips for Finding Off-Campus Housing

The following information have been researched and compiled by local and international volunteers (Sophia, Cassidy, Yolanda, and Chris) in order to help international students with finding their own home away from home in Taipei.

Recommended Areas to Seek For Your Own Cozy Off-Campus Place:

This map should be relatively familiar to you, in case you have already made your very first few steps around the city:
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Most students at NCCU prefer to live in neighborhoods located in close proximity to our school, or at least in close reach when commuting via MRT. Thus, many recommend to live in areas along the brown line. To be more precise, this would specifically include the MRT stations starting from Taipei Zoo Station all the way to Wanfang Hospital.
It takes around 30 minutes from NCCU to get to Taipei City Hall, and approximately 40 minutes to go to Gongguan. We suggest therefore that you do not live any farther away than those two indicated stations (consider them as the maximum outskirts of the advised area) in order to be able to commute back and forth NCCU and your home without a hassle.

An important factor to keep in mind when looking for your own apartment/room is also that the rent will actually increase the closer your place is to one of the MRT stations. Hence, it may be advisable to accept a 5 to 10 minutes walk to the nearest MRT station and thereby saving a couple of 100ntds per month. 

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Our school is located in Wenshan District. Be aware that although the different districts might look quite close to one another on the map, it actually takes a relatively long time to get to other parts of Taipei. We would for this very reason suggest that you make Wenshan District your prioritized area for your house-hunting
Besides, the districts located in the heart of Taipei, such as Xinyi District, Daan District, and even some places in Zhongzheng District, will ask for much higher rents than commonly found in Wenshan. This is, among other things, due to the fact that they are considered business areas.

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As indicated above, even within Wenshan District rent prices can vary quite greatly. Chances of striking a good apartment deal in the indicated green and yellow areas above are thus much higher than in the area marked in red.

Useful Sources and Rental Websites for Long-Term and Short-Term Housing:

It is certainly not impossible to find different kinds of apartments or housing styles in Taipei without having a thorough command of the Chinese language. The following 6 rental websites represent some of the international-friendly pages available:

1) Tealit
2) Hostelworld
3) Intaipeiapartments
4) Mangoroc
5) Rentaltw
6. Tsuei Ma-Ma Foundation for Housing and Community Services

7) Apart from that, the Borderless House website offers interested students the wonderful opportunity to live in international houses in between local Taiwanese and people from all over the world.

8) Alternatively, you also always have the choice to join multiple of the various apartment rental groups on Facebook and to try your luck there. Some of the more popular ones are; for instance:
Taipei Taiwan Apartment Rentals: 
– Looking for Roommates or Apartments in Taipei and Taiwan:

Short-Term Housing:

In case you prefer searching for places to stay while already being in Taiwan, you may require a temporary accommodation until you have found the apartment of your dreams (rather than the one of your darkest nightmares). While there aren’t many short-term housing facilities around campus, In-Stone Motel offers decent quality rooms for fair prices:
9) In-Stone Motel:
Address: No. 15, Section 2, Xiuming Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116
Phone: 02 8661 7070

Sample Residential Lease Agreement:

The very last step of your journey is of course signing the residential lease agreement. This is usually a standard form which will be adopted (aside from minor adjustments) by almost every landlord in Taiwan. We did noticed that many landlords will not (be able to) provide you with an English version of the agreement (most likely due to the existing language barrier). While it is essential that you have a local person of your trust reading through the agreement prior to signing it, the following link directs you to a translated version of the most commonly used residential leasing agreement in Taiwan.

Further Assistance:

In case you do need any further assistance, please refer to the facilities offered to you on NCCU Campus. The NCCU Student Housing Section located on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building will be willing to help you.

 

International NCCU Alumni Shares His Wisdom On How To Land A Job in Taiwan:

Prosper, our former IMBA student at NCCU recently returned to our university on his annual visit back to Taiwan to share his personal story with us. The Burkinabé is part of the 2009 IMBA graduate program batch and had graduated in the year 2011. We met him yesterday for an interview regarding his experience working for a Taiwanese company, while he had a reunion with some of the program’s staff in the building of commerce on campus.

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In fact, his journey started with a simple internship recommended to him by a friend during his 4th semester in the IMBA program. At the time of the internship, his work was primarily concerned with translations from French to English. Yet, his boss having noticed his potential and capabilities, hired him right after Prosper’s graduation and allocated a new position and tasks to him. Prosper mentioned that doing the internship (although focusing on the translation part) had provided him with the opportunity to get to know the other areas in which the company was active. As it turned out, they were eager to approach the African market, in which they did not have a strong presence yet. Thus, Prosper seemed to be the right man for the job, given his thorough knowledge of the western Africa region.

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Equipped with his expertise on his home country and the region, Prosper got dispatched back to Burkina Faso around 4 years ago. Extensive knowledge on the customs, etiquettes and the market of your home country thus represents one of the main advantages that international students may have over their local competitors. Hence, international students should definitely take companies into consideration that are operating back home or that target familiar foreign markets. Apart from that, it is highly recommended that international students learn Chinese in order to improve their employability.
easyThat is not to say that you have to be fluent in Chinese. A basic command of the language will usually be sufficient and ensures that your future boss is impressed about your efforts to integrate yourself into Taiwanese culture. After all, a main component of whether or not you are getting hired by the company is always the personal impression the interviewer obtains of you. Prosper also mentioned that expanding your local circle of friends in Taiwan represents a useful source of information regarding working opportunities. That is, most certainly locals know best when it comes to open positions available.

After having been hired, it is quite natural to experience a few differences between how things are being done in Taiwan and your home country. Our interviewee; for instance, brought up that the work pace in Taiwan tends to be extremely quick and efficient. That is, newly made decisions will be implemented the very second they have been made and no assignment is postponed. When comparing this with his working experience in Burkina Faso, Prosper pointed out that “in Africa we do have time, and we take our time”.

Though the working style may be different, it is important not to distance yourself from your colleagues or to see yourself as different from the rest. Instead, be open, humble, and be willing to listen and learn from your co-workers. In fact, according to Prosper’s experience, Taiwanese people are ready to help and teach you with great patience and passion as long as you are willing to listen.

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By now, Prosper has been working for a Taiwanese company that certifies electronics for different markets for more than 4 years. Yet, despite working and travelling mostly within the rising and continuously developing African continent, he never lost his connection to Taiwan and the people in the Taipei headquarter.

Prosper highlighted that it is the personal relationship that matters. That is, since some of the companies will actually send you back to your home country to work there relatively independently, your employer has to trust you thoroughly. Thus, he recommends to try to find a job in Taiwan while you are still on the island, instead of when having returned to your home country. This is based on the notion that the picture that the interviewer may develops of you after a face-to-face interaction and the level of trust being generated tends to be a lot more positive and higher than the one you can create by sending out your résumé via email.

Lastly, Prosper raised the notion that every international student that seeks employment in Taiwan should ask themselves why the company should hire them specifically? What makes you special and valuable for the company? Once, you have an answer to this question, go on and draw on those characteristics and ultimately excel.

Interviewer/Author: Frank Chang/Christian Schoppmeyer

Health Check-Up for Degree Students

Welcome to NCCU! Before you begin, you’ll need to complete your medical requirements to comply with school rules, and also so that the university can get a better understanding of your physical and mental health.

The first step to completing your medical requirements is to complete the online NCCU Student Health Information Card. The system is usually open before the start of term, so be sure to look out for announcements about it in your email or on the OIC website. Be sure to print out your completed NCCU Student Health Information Card, especially if you intend to go to do the medical exams off-campus. Otherwise, if you’re attending the NCCU on-campus medical examination, you’re not required to print it out (though it’s okay if you print it out too!).

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You have three options to complete your medical requirements:

  1. Attend the NCCU on-campus medical examination
  2. Go to a  Taiwan CDC-approved institution, or Chi-Hsin Clinic, which has been contracted by NCCU to conduct these exams.
  3. Submit your own health examination report for the current year (this will be based on your NCCU Student Health Information Card)

We highly recommend that you attend the on-campus health examination to save time and money. Also, if you opt to not print out your NCCU Student Health Information

Continue reading for a more detailed explanation of the process.

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Health Check-Up for Short-term Exchange Students

As a short-term exchange student, you’ll need to complete a medical exam to comply with Article 36 of Taiwan’s Communicable Diseases Control Act. If you fail to complete the medical exam, you may face penalties such as a minor offense record, or cancelation of dorm privileges. In addition to this, students who fail to comply with Taiwanese law may be fined NTD 3,000 to 15,000.

You can opt to complete the medical requirements before leaving for Taiwan, or you can get your tests done when you get here.

Continue reading for a more detailed explanation of the medical requirements.

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The International Master’s Program in International Studies (IMPIS)

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This master’s program primarily surrounds its discussions and research activities on aspects related to International Relations and Politics. While you will be thoroughly equipped with knowledge on IR theories and the International Political Economy, you will not fall short on opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge gained on actual and practical cases in classes such as “Topics in International Security”. You will even frequently slip into the role of a diplomat in the course on “Strategic Communication & Cultural Diplomacy”, while also being able to question the invited actual diplomats on their experiences in the field.

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Other areas covered are international development and international conflict management. You do have the opportunities to dig into development studies and the work of foreign aid organizations, or to set your research interest in the sphere of human rights or democratization instead. Also, while IR theories generally focus on the big picture, IMPIS also offers country/region specific classes on China, Russia, or Southeast Asia; for instance, in order to explore their respective foreign and domestic policies or regional existing problems and cooperations respectively, in greater detail.

Inevitable, as we are located in Taiwan, naturally cross-strait relations certainly represents yet another interesting issue to explore. Thus, it seems like the most difficult aspect for any interested student to decide will be to only pick out a single topic for their respective thesis.

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Apart from that, given to its program size (roughly 30 new master’s students per year) and the various cultural backgrounds of its students, IMPIS tends to be one of the most tight-knit and family-like programs in this university. You may not only get to meet classmates from all over the world, but may also expect to make life-long friends on the way to your post-graduate degree.

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In case you would like to know more about the International Master’s Program in International Studies (IMPIS), please refer to the following page: impis.nccu.edu.tw/main.php