Study Lounges and Libraries

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Study Lounges

There are several study lounges around campus. We’ve put together a list of some of them, along with a short blurb about each lounge.

  • 4th and 6th Floor of the Commerce Building: This is a spacious study lounge equipped with computers as well as several comfortable sofas and tables. Students of the College of Commerce have access to the lockers upon request (limited to one locker per student).
  • Upper campus Study Lounge: This study lounge is located in the same building as the dining area on upper campus, right by Residential Community Tsu Chiang 9 Dormitory B1. The lounge consists of a warmly lit wooden floor area with sofas, low tables and cushions. It also has a bar where students can make their own tea or coffee for only 8 NTD.

Libraries

NCCU has a number of libraries, each with different specialties. Each library has study rooms for groups, lounges for studying, and other services. Familiarizing yourself with the resources available here will make studying more efficient and enjoyable.

There are 4 libraries around campus, namely:

NCCU also has one off campus library:

The IIR Library is located at: No. 64, Wanshou Road, Wenshan District. To get there, from the NCCU Main Gate, head towards Jasons Market Place and keep walking up the hill until you see a blue sign and a path going downhill. Go down that path and you should be able to find the IIR Library.

Library Cards

You can borrow books from all the libraries. If you are a full-time student, then your NCCU student ID serves as your library card. If you’d like to borrow books and other materials, but are not a full-time student, you can visit the desk on the first floor of the main library and request a card. To do this, you will need to fill out a form, and most likely need a deposit. You can get the deposit back when you close your account as long as there are no outstanding fines or charges.

Renting Movies

The main library offers a large selection of movies on the first floor, including the latest popular releases. Using your library card, you can borrow any of the movies in the lobby area next to the computer labs, but only to watch in the library at the designated computers. You will find many local students with headphones on enjoying a film, sometimes in pairs.

There are also a number of movies available to watch at home. Go to the small room at the back left corner of the computer lounge area (where everyone is watching their in-library films) and you can check out up to two discs at a time.

NCCU Student Clubs

Joining a club is a great way to explore your interests and make new friends. Degree students, exchange students and CLC students are more than welcome to join!

The NCCU Club Fair

You can learn more about the clubs you’re interested in at the NCCU Club Fair, which is held on campus at the start of every semester on the third or fourth week of class.

To find more information about clubs at NCCU, you can use the list below. We’ve created a list of club categories to make it easier for you to find a club based on your interests.

Clubs by Category

Hassle-free Guide to Receiving Your Beloved Packages and Letters

As a new student in Taiwan, you may be unsure of which address to use to make sure that your parcels or letters actually get to you.

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Depending on the sender’s preferences (and language abilities), the two following ways of addressing your letters and packages may be used. If possible, it is ideal to remind the sender to include both the English AND Chinese address on the form, just to be safe. The format for writing the address is shown below:

NCCU’s address in English:

No. 64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Rd., Wenshan District, Taipei City 11605, Taiwan (R.O.C.),
Your Name
Your Room Number (for example, A106), Your Dorm Name
(for instance, ZiQiang Dorm 1), National Chengchi University.

NCCU’s address in Chinese:

11605 台灣台北市文山區指南路二段64號, _________(Dorm Building name, e.g.:
自強1舍), __________ (Room number, e.g.:A106號) and your name.

When you use the dorm address for unregistered postal mail and normal envelopes, they will automatically be delivered to the pigeon holes located in the common areas of each dorm.

For bulky parcels that don’t fit inside your individual pigeon hole, the package will be delivered either to the dorm’s janitor/dormitory service office, or to the NCCU main gate office.

Please keep in mind that regardless of size, a registered package will always have to be picked up at the NCCU main gate office down the mountain.

If you reside at NCCU I-House

Address in English:

Your Name
Room #, No.17, Ln. 112, Sec. 2, Xiuming Rd., Wenshan Dist.,
Taipei City 116, Taiwan (R.O.C).

Address in Chinese:

台北市文山區秀明路2段112巷17號 (房間號碼/Room Number)

If you use the office of your department/program to receive your mail:

Before sending any mail to your department’s office, be sure to ask your department’s secretary if the office is willing to handle parcels and letters for students.

Address in English:

Office Room #, Building Name, No.64, Zhi-Nan Road, Sec. 2 Taipei 11605, Taiwan
(R.O.C.)

Address in Chinese:

台灣台北市文山區指南路二段64號 (大樓名稱及辦公室號碼/Office Room # and Building Name )

If you reside off-campus

Use the full address of your residency.

For unregistered mail and parcels: you can collect them in your mailbox.

For registered mail and parcels: 

If your apartment building has a security guard, he/she will usually collect the letter or parcel for you. Check back with him/her if you’ve received any mail.

If you don’t have a security guard at your apartment complex, or if you’ve missed the delivery twice, the Post Office will issue a notification that shows when and where (usually a Post Office branch nearby) you can pick up your delivery within 15 days. Be sure to bring your ID for verification purposes.

Useful Info

Check out the links below for more info about shipping to or from Taiwan

NCCU Clinic Medical and Counselling Services

The NCCU clinic is conveniently located behind the Post Office, across the Main Gate of NCCU. It is managed by Taipei City – Ren Ai Hospital, and offers medical and counselling services to students, faculty and staff.

NCCU subsidizes 100 NTD of all medical bills, although you’ll need to present your student ID to avail of the discounted price. Note that this doesn’t apply to students who don’t have an ID with a chip in it.

Opening Hours:
Open Monday to Saturday; Closed on Sundays

Registration: 8:30-11:30 AM / 1:30-4:30 PM / 5:00-6:30 PM
AM Clinic Hours (closed on Tuesday): 9:00-11:30 AM
PM Clinic Hours (closed on Saturday): 2:00-4:30 PM

– Tuesday PM clinic hours are extended from 6:00-8:00 PM
– Physical examination and vaccinations are available during all operating hours.

Contact Numbers: (02) 8237-7441 or (02) 8237-7444
Address: 117 Zhinan Rd., Section 2, Wenshan Dist., Taipei

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Arranging and paying for a doctor’s appointment

  1. Get ReadyBring your student ID and your NHI card or passport
  2. Registration: Take a number from the machine next to the registration counter. Fill out the registration form if this is your first visit.
  3. Medical Consultation: Request a number and wait for it to be called. When it shows up, you can go to your medical consultation.
  4. Payment: If needed, you’ll need to get a number. Present your student ID and Passport/NHI card at the payment counter.
  5. Pick up your medicine: Present your Prescription Order at the pharmacy counter.
  6. Done!

Consultation Schedule

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* Please call to make an appointment for counselling sessions
** Doctors on duty may be subject to changes

If you have other medical needs, or are looking for a particular kind of doctor, read this post.

Office of International Cooperation (OIC)

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UPDATE: November 5th, 2017:
The Office of International Cooperation (OIC) basically represents the best friend on campus for every international or exchange student here at NCCU. Apart from being passionate about increasing the quantity and quality of English-taught courses and programs at NCCU, creating an international learning environment, and expanding student and faculty exchange, this office and its dedicated and kind staff members will assist you on your path to your degree in Taiwan or through your exchange semester.

Studying and living in a foreign country can certainly be challenging. Yet, the OIC staff is here to support your transition in multiple ways. First of all, this office can serve as your entity to talk to in case you do have any questions about adjusting or living in Taiwan (that is apart from any program specific questions which should still be handled by your department’s secretary). The Office of International Cooperation also encourages a truly international community on campus by aiming to build a bridge between international and local students through cultural or sporting events, for example. That is, under the guidance of the OIC, various student clubs and associations (such as the International Association, International Youth, and Student Ambassadors) are operating in order to ensure that your time at NCCU will be an awesome one. Activities include an IKEA trip to make sure your new room/apartment is not completely empty after you have just arrived, events targeting cultural exchange, trips to iconic sights in Taiwan such as Soon Moon Lake, and even Student Olympics.

The OIC can be found on the 8th floor of the Administration Building, opening times are from 9am to 5pm (Lunch break from 12pm to 1.30pm). More information on the Office of International Cooperation is also available here. Especially the “latest news” section of the official OIC website should be checked on a regular basis as it represents a vital source for you to know what is happening on campus. Of course, also don’t miss out on the OIC Facebook page

Free Mandarin Tutoring Class – Campus Caring Group

UPDATED: November 16, 2017:
Do you want to improve your Chinese language skills, but you do not have loads of money to spend on a private Chinese tutor? Are you also interested in learning more about Taiwanese culture? If so, then the NCCU Campus Caring Group might be exactly what you are looking for. Join their regular group meetings, enjoy having a lively chat, and come to their free mandarin tutoring sessions on the Second Floor of the Administration Building (Room 160213).

A regular tutoring session will last between 1,5 and 2 hours, usually consists of one to three international students and a tutor, and is customized to the students’ Chinese proficiency levels. Apart from teaching you Chinese, the tutors (the spouses of NCCU faculty members) may also serve as advisers or “motherly figures”. You may discuss cross-cultural issues that you have encountered with them or seek their support with questions regarding living in Taiwan in general.

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Please note that the tutoring sessions will only be provided to degree students. Exchange students, due to their limited time at NCCU, are usually not taken into consideration.  If you are interested in joining the Campus Caring Group or would like to get more information, you are advised to contact them via email first before stopping by the office (see poster for contact information below). That is, since there is not always someone available in the office to discuss matters with you at all times. Hence, making an appointment is preferred.

Also, students may ideally register for the Chinese tutoring sessions by the beginning of each semester (or by the start of the summer and winter break, respectively). That is, since the group’s capacity is limited (in terms of space and number of available tutors).

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However, if there is currently no vacancy available, you can always sign up on the waiting list and still feel free to join the other events and workshops hosted by the group throughout the semester. Information regarding these events can regularly be found on various bulletin boards on campus (the bulletin boards located at the Chinese Learning Center, the one at the campus side gate near the MCD, and the one in the Administration Building). For contact information, please refer to the following poster below.

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