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National Central University

Program Terms:

Spring Semester, Academic Year


National Central University (NCU) has long-standing traditions in Taiwan. Founded in Nanjing in 1915, NCU was the leading academic center in the Southeast China. NCU was later re-established in Taiwan in 1962 and started  development on the basis of Geophysics. During the course of 50 years, NCU has expanded its school size and had great achievements in both academic and research development. NCU is now one of the leading universities in Taiwan.

Located in Zhongli, NCU covers an area of 62 hectares. There are approximately 12,000 students, 8 colleges, 23 departments, 20 graduate institutes, 8 university-level research centers, and 1 united research center, the Office of Teaching Centers (OTC) and the affiliated Zhongli Senior High School. NCU is truly a comprehensive university of rich scientific and humanistic facilities. NCU is ranked 456th in the world and 4th in Taiwan by Best Global Universities Rankings, with the indicator “International Collaboration” ranked 22 in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report. (Source: NCU Website)

Academic Details:

NCU offers a wide range of courses in English. The full list of different academic areas of study can be found here. (Source: NCU Website)

Housing Details:

There are 16 student dormitories with more than 1,900 rooms, which can accommodate up to 6,000 students. Approximately 59 percent of students have the opportunity to lodge at the dorms. Telephone facilities and internet access are available in every room. There are also public spaces such as lounges, reading rooms, gyms,  and table tennis rooms for recreation, entertainment, and study. Capacity is limited and the results are usually released at the beginning of each semester. If students are unable to secure a placement, the Office of International Affairs has Student Buddies that can assist international students in finding off-campus accommodation. Off-campus accommodation (1 person/room) is typically 3,000 -6,000 NTD/month (Source: NCU Website)


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate students only

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