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Courses at NCCU
This section will deal with the courses that can be taken by full-time students as well as exchange students here for only one or two semesters.
And here is the link for you to check the English taught courses.
Make sure you go through the syllabus, and all the details of the course for you to have a clear idea of what the course will offer.
There are a wide range of Chinese courses that are offered to exchange students at NCCU. For example, you can take a conversation course that strictly deals with speaking and writing in pinyin. You can also take a conversation and writing course where you learn how to speak the basics but also get to learn many simplified Chinese characters. Another option you can take is an intensive Chinese course where you learn everything while going to class 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. The other two options are less intensive and are only taught twice a week for 3 hours each session.
There are scholarships available for students who take the less intensive courses who score higher than 80% in the course and who don’t miss more than 2 courses in the whole semester. This scholarship covers all the expenses for the courses which is 10,100 NTD. You pay this amount at the start of the semester but you can get it back once you know your final grade.
Scholarships are available for the students who take the intensive courses but these will not cover the full amount. Past experience has shown that you get back approximately one third of the course fee if the same requirements are met.
First off, a minimum of 3 courses is necessary for all students to take in one semester. The courses are broken down into undergraduate, graduate and IMBA. Since you are an exchange student and you are most likely taking the courses in English, I recommend that you really know what courses that you want to take since the options are minimal.
During the preceding weeks before the semester starts you will get an email saying that you need to apply for courses during a strict time period. I really recommend that you enroll in as many courses as you can and that you are interested in so that you have a higher chance of getting into more courses that you like. After the deadline and you have received note of which courses you got accepted into, you can either agree with the courses or you can drop any of the ones you are not interested in. You will not be penalized for doing this.
IMBA classes are not open to undergraduate students. For Graduate students, they can only take the IMBA “elective courses” under the condition that the classes are not full. Take advantage of these since they will offer you knowledge that you would not be able to do as easily in your home city. Also, the professors are very qualified and have all worked in their respective industries for many years.
The IMBA courses, for the most part, grade you based on your participation, group projects and individual papers. These courses are not exam based and therefore lead to some very interesting classes with big group discussions. These classes are also very diverse in that they accompany dozens of different nationalities from all around the world. You can be in a class where practically everyone is from a different corner of the world and can all share their respective stories to the class. 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 courses are all held in the evenings or on the weekends.
The undergraduate level and graduate level courses are much more dominated by locals. Since these courses are open to all students, you will find yourself in a room with many Taiwanese locals. This shares with you a completely different experience and is very eye opening. In contrast with the IMBA courses, these courses offer a pleasant atmosphere to meet locals and to work in the same groups with each other.
Full time students
Students that are here full-time, either for one year or for their full degree, have a different experience than the exchange students that are only here for a short period of time. These students cannot take the IMBA courses and are limited to the level of their current degree. However, the program still has to expand their course list to meet all the requirements of the students who are studying here.