National Chengchi University
|Term:||Spring, Academic Year|
|Website:||National Chengchi University|
UofSC's exchange program at National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan is designed to expose students to the life and culture of the Taiwanese people. Taipei is the commercial, governmental, and cultural center of Taiwan. Characterized by its friendly people, Taipei is a modern, high-tech city with a bustling nightlife, museums, ancient temples, and exquisite cuisine. With a total population of six million people, greater Taipei will offer students a unique experience while allowing easy access to other parts of Asia. National Chengchi University hosts over 14,000 students every year, and over 780 of those students are international. The university offers courses from 9 different college and 34 departments, and is known for its focus on the research and teaching of humanities and social sciences. National Chengchi University offers over 500 courses taught in English every year. Courses are taught by professors from Taiwan as well as other parts of the world.
Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs
Requirements: 3.0 GPA
Students on exchange pay in-state tuition directly to USC and do not pay tuition to NCCU. All housing, food, and personal expenses are paid by the student in Taipei. NCCU suggests that students budget approximately NTD$ 10,000 per month for meals, NTD$ 3,000 per month for transportation, NTD$ 5,000-8,000 per semester for textbooks and supplies, and between NTD$ 8,000-20,000 per month for off-campus housing. The actual cost can differ depending on the student’s lifestyle and housing choices. To get an idea of life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Taiwan compared to other countries in the world.
Students typically take four courses and earn 15 U.S. credit hours per semester. To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table.
This program does not offer organized excursions, however a student-run group, the NCCU International Association, plans events and activities for both international and local students. Students do have the opportunity for individual travel. There are over 80 student run clubs for students to get involved in at National Chengchi University. Clubs range from tennis, yoga, meditation, debate, philanthropy, and tea appreciation to name just a few.
Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.
Student accommodations include on-campus dormitories and off-campus residence halls and independent housing. Student volunteers from the Buddy Program assist students who are interested in off-campus independent housing. Students apply through an online system, and placements are first come first served.
The Fall semester begins in mid-September and runs through mid-January. There is a five-week break before the Spring semester begins mid-February and runs through the end of June. UofSC students can attend National Chengchi University during the spring semester or academic year.
There will be an orientation for all exchange students prior to the start of classes. During orientation, students will be given a brief introduction to student life at National Chengchi University as well as register for their pre-approved courses.