Welcome on board! Office of Doctoral Programs at College of Commerce are delighted to have you join us.

We have prepared this pages full of resources to make sure that your arrival at National Chengchi University is quick and easy. As a new student there will be number of requirements and procedures you must fulfill to complete your enrollment and start your academic journey.

We want your experience at College of Commerce (NCCUC) to be a fulfilling one and are here to help you achieve your goals. Please read through each page in this section with attention and if you still have any questions be sure to get in touch with us. We’ll make this a fun and fruitful time, so be prepared to make new friends and join the big family at NCCU!

Orientation for Incoming Students

The new student orientation is a great occasion where you can meet your future cohorts and get to be introduced with a wide arrange of academic, cultural, and social experiences. You will attend several sessions of seminars during the orientation, where you can get yourself ready for future studies and know the ropes about your program and the university regulations for the time ahead of you as a student. Orientation is all about getting yourself settled before you embark on the new journey here in Taiwan. We’ll make this a fun time, so be prepared to make new friends and join the big family at National Chengchi University!

Save the Date!

September 15. 2019 14:00 – 18:00 1st floor of the College of Commerce

Office of International Cooperation

If you would like to know more and be very well-prepared before the semester begins, here are some useful web resources from University’s Office of International Cooperation (OIC) for more information:

  1. What to do after being accepted?
  2. Document Verification
  3. New Students To-Do List
  4. Regulation and Downloads
  5. Campus Life

Work Permit

As an international student there are regulations that you need to comply with to live, study and work in Taiwan.

All students that wish to take jobs while studying in Taiwan must apply for a Work Permit from the Ministry of Labor. Failing to do so could cause you problems and fines. Please verify that you are allowed to take jobs before doing so. These procedures must be done through the program office and the university. Please consider that scholarship recipient students must meet additional criteria before applying for a work permit.

If you decide to work while studying in Taiwan then you must meet certain criteria. Please read through this information carefully and contact us if you still have any questions.

Workforce Development Agency

Course Selection Guidance

The International Doctoral Programs in NCCUC offer a wide selection of high-quality, English-taught courses from which you must select each semester to craft your study plan and meet your program’s requirements.

The course enrollment process consists of five (5) phases: Online Course Selection I, Online Course Selection II, Online Course Add/Drop, System Manual Add/Drop with Instructor’s Approval, Course Withdrawal. Please refer to the Class Selection Schedule for 2019 First Semester for relevant dates concerning course enrollment. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment or courses (ex. the courses needed to fulfill your degree requirements), please consult your academic department or program office.

NCCU Course Search Engine

The NCCU website allows you to browse quickly through all NCCU classes offered and to search for a course of your preference. (In order to switch to the English webpage, click the “English” button on the right upper corner)


Online Course Selection System

The NCCU website further allows you to execute your course selection online during the abovementioned phases: Online Course Selection I, Online Course Selection II.


Video Guidance

Step-by-step Guide

We have also prepared a step-by-step guide in English that you can follow to find, select and add the courses to your course selection system. Please download the guide from the following link for your convenience.


Student Housing

As a new student of NCCUC doctoral programs, you may choose to live in-campus or off-campus. Whatever your choice is, we have compiled some information to make it easier for you to find your new housing in Taiwan.

National Chengchi University dormitories are a modern and well-equipped affordable housing option for international students. New graduate students are guaranteed a room for their first year, during their second year they must go through a lottery process.

If you choose to live off-campus, there is a number of websites and communities where you will find many options to suit your needs and budget. Please go through this information and let us know if we can do anything else to help you settle in!

NCCU Dormitories

National Chengchi University dormitories are non-coed. Smoking and cooking are both prohibited in all dormitories. All rooms are furnished with bed frame, reading desk with drawers, bookshelf, wardrobe, air conditioner, and cable Internet. Mattress, sheets, pillows, blankets, and toiletries are not included. There are information desks, TV rooms, laundry facilities in the dormitories. Pease refer to the website of the Housing Service Section for additional information of the dormitories, such as available room type, fees, bed size, facility, and etc.

Dormitory Application for Graduate Students

Dormitory for new international students: Late June (the same as the acceptance reply deadline)

Dormitory for Current International Students
Dormitory for Summer Break

Dormitory for summer break: Apply online May



The Housing Service Section provides the information of the off-campus housing available in the nearby neighborhoods as well as the sample of the lease. Besides, students also can search for the off-campus housing information in the greater Taipei area via the websites of the NPO. The rent of single room with the public bathroom in Wenshan District ranges from NT4,000 -9,000 per person per month (about USD$150-USD$300). The rent of the single room with the private bathroom in Wenshan District ranges from NT6,000 -12,000 per person per month (about USD$200-USD$400).

Alien Resident Certificate

International students should be aware of the regulations that you need to comply while you live, study and work in Taiwan.

All foreigners taking residence in Taiwan must apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) within 15 days of their arrival in the country. This process is done with the National Immigration Agency and you may do it yourself or ask the university to handle it in your name. Your ARC will be your main form of identification while living in Taiwan and will allow you to re-enter the country without applying for visas during its validity.

Please read through this information carefully and contact us if you still have any questions.

Applying for an ARC

Before Arrival – Apply for Resident Visa

Depending on your nationality, you may be required to apply for a visa before entering Taiwan. It is recommended that you apply for a resident visa type. This are the documents you will be required in order to apply for one:

  1. Application form
  2. Two passport photos
  3. Passport & 1 copy of your passport
  4. Original health certificate and 1 copy of it
  5. Original and 1 copy of admission permit
  6. Highest education diploma and transcripts
  7. Original and 1 copy of financial statement
  8. Fees: NTD 2,200

Applicants outside of Taiwan are advised to apply for the visa from an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas representative office.

Applicants who enter Taiwan on a Visitor Visa must apply for a Resident Visa 7 work days before the duration of stay expires. Go to Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for the application.

After Arrival – Transfer Resident Visa to ARC

After arriving in Taiwan with your resident visa, you are required to visit the National Immigration Agency to apply for an ARC within 15 days. The process is fast and simple and you will require the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. Two passport photos
  3. Passport & Resident Visa (Original & 1 copy each)
  4. Admission Letter & Enrollment Slip (with University Stamp) or Student ID
  5. Original and 1 copy of admission permit
  6. Fees: NTD 1,000 for 1 year validity

10 working days required for the issuing of a new ARC. Once you have it, please provide a copy to the OIC.

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