Application Procedures

Application Materials

Materials for Application vary among departments, but documents required in general will the followings. For more details, please check on the NCCU’s latest admission brochure for full guidance. Alternatively, you may also contact us for any inquiries during the process.

PhD Degree Applicant
Applicable Degree MA, MSc, or MBA
Work Experience
Conditions for Admission
  1. Passport
  2. Certified Master’s degree diploma (Before admission)
  3. Full academic transcript, CV, study plan, 2 recommendation letter, master’s thesis (for full details on application material, please refer admission brochure)
  4. Good command of English

You may also contact NCCUC’s Office of PhD Programs for further info:

Contact Ms. Lin at or +886-2939-3091 (ext. 88622)

Application Procedure

Application Procedure Chart

Chinese Language Center

Chinese Language Center (CLC), NCCU

Taiwan is an ideal place for international students who want to learn Mandarin Chinese. Environment certainly is essential for students who wish to gain full immersion to target language and fasten the speed to pick up a new language. There is a rising trend of Chinese teaching in China, but Taiwan has more than half of the century long history of teaching Chinese. Basing on the statistics provided by the Ministry of Education, more than 18 thousand foreigners come to Taiwan for learning Chinese yearly.

If you are aspired to become a translator, or wish to upgrade your language skill sets, there are several opportunities to learn Chinese at National Chengchi University and off-campus to fully appreciate the Chinese language, across the centuries.


NCCU Part-Time Mandarin Courses

If you wish to study Chinese but have limited budget plan, NCCU do offer a much cheaper Chinese learning scheme (3 hours * 18 weeks) for all NCCU international students. A special arrangement of weekly courses totaling 54 hours a semester has been arranged for beginners and students in intermediate level including the listening, speaking, reading and writing. Please download course application form from here.

NCCU Regular and Elective Chinese Courses

If you wish to study mandarin more intensively, the Chinese Language Center offers a variety of regular courses and elective courses. Regular courses are designed to enhance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at different levels, while elective courses are available for those who already know the language and would like to sharpen their skills in listening and speaking or to learn Classical Chinese, Business Chinese, and Taiwanese. Workshops, activities and field trips are organized to provide students with opportunities to integrate culturally and socially with local students. Instructors in the program are highly qualified professionals with years of experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language to individuals with various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. For more information, please visit our Chinese Language Center website.

Learning Chinese Elsewhere

There are some other well-acclaimed Chinese learning centers at various Universities. Please refer to the followings for more information from the following websites:


Prospective applicants to NCCUC’s doctoral Programs are offered different scholarships by the Taiwan Government, National Chengchi University, and College of Commerce (NCCUC). These may help cover some of your expenses while studying in Taiwan.

Taiwan Scholarship

Taiwan scholarships cover most of your expenses while studying in Taiwan. In summary, these scholarships:

Should you wish to apply for the Taiwan Scholarship, you should apply for it at the Taiwan Trade Representative’s Office or Embassy in your home country. You will need to do so concurrent with your application NCCUC’s doctoral programs.

Many students on Taiwan Scholarships find that they need only a little more, such as for entertainment, visits to home, and travel to conferences.

For the latest information about this scholarship, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website for more details. Please note that students on Taiwan Scholarship are not eligible for receiving other sources of Taiwan government support.

International New Student Scholarship

New incoming international students who are not recipients of other government scholarships such as Taiwan Scholarship are eligible for the Scholarship for New International Students.

For more details on this scholarship, please visit the OIC’s New International Student Scholarship Application Q&A page.

NCCUC Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and reward individuals who have achieved academic excellence. It encourages students to apply to and remain in the programs. The number and amount of awards varies from year to year. We usually give about 2-3 awards each year. Scholarship recipients will be awarded with monthly stipends worth up to NTD 30,000 (Max.) for 3 years (Max.). For further information, please download our guidance for full details.

Additionally, our students have also successfully applied to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) for doctoral research expenses and travel awards to international conferences. See the section below for information about Travel Grants for students.

Travel Grants for NCCUC Students

NCCUC’s Doctoral students can also apply for a travel grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) if they wish to attend an international conference outside of Taiwan. For more information, you can download this file about the NSC Application Process. Our university’s Office of Research & Development also offers generous travel stipends for students as well. Additionally, NCCUC encourage those who received funding from MOST or NCCU’s Office of Research and Development to apply for extra funding to cover their tickets or registration fees. For more information, please refer to NCCUC’s Travel Grant Guidance.

Additionally, our students have also successfully applied to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) for doctoral research expenses and travel awards to international conferences. See the section below for information about Travel Grants for students.

Tuition Fees

The tuition costs the PhD Programs of the College of Commerce at National Chengchi University offer prospective students the chance to study a high-quality international program in a very affordable manner.

Academic Costs

Tuition fees are paid per semester and consist of a registration fee that must be paid each semester a student enrolls for school. Additionally, graduate students pay credit fees based on the number of courses/credits taken each semester. The following chart is an example of a recommended study plan and its associated costs by semester and year. Local and international students are subject to the same academic costs.

College Local students, overseas compatriot students (including Hong Kong and Macau) and international students enrolled before the
2010-2011 Academic Year
Foreign students and Chinese students enrolled after the
2011-2012 Academic Year
Other Fees
Tuition per credit hour
Other Fees
Tuition per credit hour
College of Commerce【except for the Department of Management Information Systems, Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management】 NT$8,250 (US$275.00) NT$4,850 (US$161.67) NT$13,100 (US$436.67) NT$1,655 (US$55.17) NT$16,500 (US$550.00) NT$9,700 (US$323.33) NT$26,200 (US$873.33)  
International English-Taught Master of Business Administration Program     NT$13,100 (US$436.67) NT$8,800 (US$293.33)     NT$13,100 (US$436.67) NT$8,800 (US$293.33)
Department of Business Administration、Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property Management、 Department of Management Information Systems) DBA     NT$14,990 (US$499.67) NT$30,000 (US$666.67)        
The above rates are calculated on a per-semester basis.
Reference rate is NT$30=US$1.
Since the 2013 Academic Year, Graduate Institute of Intellectual Property merged with Graduate Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, while the tuition fees remain the same.
Master and Ph.D. students taking master/doctoral/undergraduate courses that require course fees are all required to pay credit fees

Other Costs

In addition to the academic costs, the following table shows the living expenses students will incur while studying at National Chengchi University. These are estimates designed to help you plan your studies in Taiwan.

Fees & Expenses Semester Year
Insurance NT$121 NT$242
Information Appliance Fee NT$1,000 NT$2,000
National Health Insurance NT$4,494 NT$8,988
Living Expenses NT$60,000 NT$120,000
Campus Housing NT$22,150 NT$44,300
Off-campus Housing NT$54,000 NT$108,000
Sub-total in-campus NT$87,765 NT$175,530
Sub-total off-campus NT$119,615 NT$239,23

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