Important: Update October 29, 2017.
As the following information are subject to change, we will update them on a regular basis.
Courses at NCCU
This section will deal with the courses that can be taken by either full-time students or exchange students who stay at NCCU for one or two semesters.
If you are curious about the classes that you can take (which do not require you to have a certain level of Chinese skills), the following link will provide you with an comprehensive list of all English-taught courses.
Also please make sure to go over the syllabus, and all the details of the course listed, so that you may have a clear idea of what the class can offer you.
There are a variety of Chinese courses that are offered to exchange and international students at NCCU, ranging from basic to advanced Chinese skills. While it is possible to simply take a single Chinese elective class per week, you also have the option to enroll yourself into one of the intensive Chinese courses, which take place 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. The next placement text of the CLC will be held on November 27th, 2017 and will be used to allocate you into classes respectively for the academic term of December 4th, 2017 until February 9th, 2018.
There are also scholarships available for students who have at least already studied at the CLC for one term and who have scored higher than an 80% average. For more information, please refer to the scholarship section on the CLC website.
First off all, a minimum of 3 courses is necessary for all students to take during the semester (different regulations may apply depending on your home university’s requirements and the respective NCCU department of which you will be part of during your stay). The courses are devided into undergraduate, graduate, and IMBA classes.
Roughly a couple of weeks before the semester starts you will get an email stating that you will need to apply for courses during a certain time period. It is absolutely vital that you do register for classes during this indicated time span, as there may be no more seats left in your desired class if you don’t. Also, you may choose one or two classes more than you actually plan on taking this semester, since this will increase your chances of getting enrolled in a class that you are really interested in. A few days after the registration period has ended, you will received an email informing you about which courses you got accepted to. At this point, you can either agree with the courses selected or you can drop any of the ones you are not interested in anymore. Needless to say, you will not be penalized for doing so.
As for IMBA classes, they are not open to undergraduate students. Even graduate exchange students are only allowed to take the IMBA “elective courses”. Yet, despite being a bit more difficult to get access to, you may actually want to take advantage of these classes, since they will most likely offer you knowledge that you would not be able to gain at your home university. That is, since the professors there all have substantial working experience in their respective fields and thus have a lot of practical experience to share. One thing to note about these courses is that there are a lot of students who work full-time in Taipei and therefore most of these classes are scheduled in the evenings or on the weekends.
Full-time degree students
Students that are at NCCU full-time, have a different experience than the exchange students that are only here for a short period of time. Staying in Taiwan, and at our institution at least for two year, allows you to make deeper connections with your fellow Taiwanese classmates and thoroughly integrate yourself into the local culture. Joining one of the many student clubs available on campus represents one of the various ways to make new friends and getting into contact with other NCCU students. If you are a degree student at NCCU, you will primarily take the classes specifically designed for your program. Yet, you are also given the opportunity to reach out to other departments and take a few classes out of your actual program. For further details, you may want to ask your department’s secretary respectively.