National Central University, NCU, is located in Jhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan and it has become a home to more than 12,000 students. Currently NCU has 8 colleges, 22 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. NCU is also one of the members of the University System of Taiwan (UST), sharing resources with National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, and National Yang Ming University.
We have been selected twice in “The Aim for the Top University Project”, receiving grants from the Ministry of Education. The University has consistently been evaluated as “Excellent”. We are ranked as No. 3 in Taiwan by Google Scholar Citations (267 in World), No. 4 in Taiwan in 2017 U.S. News & World Report (427 in Best Global Universities Rankings) and ranked 351-400 in QS World University Rankings. We endeavor to cultivate more brilliant minds and more leading pioneers with global vision, setting up NCU as a piloting academic establishment in the 21st century.
Please make sure that you are eligible to apply as an international student and read the instructions carefully.
The prospective applicant could refer to the link below “MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan”.
* Applications that do not meet any of the above-mentioned criteria will not be processed.
1. Official Degree Certificate.
When the original diploma issued by the institution is neither in Chinese nor English, an English or Chinese translation verified copy is required.
+ Undergraduate program applicants: High school (or above) graduation certificate;
+ Master’s program applicants: Bachelor’s degree (or above) graduation certificate; PhD program applicants: Master’s degree (or above) graduation certificate Applicants graduating in the current year should submit a certificate issued by the school/university for the forth-coming graduation.
Applicants who submitted Provisional Certificate should also upload a statement letter issued by the University graduated from to state the time to obtain the official degree certificate while applying. Once the applicant is offered admission, all official academic documents and their translations should be notarized by the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Embassy or R.O.C. (Taiwan) Representative Office in or near the country where the documents are issued. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the admission offer.
2. Full original official transcript of records (with the grading system, GPA and the rank in class). If you have attended more than one institution, separate official transcripts are required. When the original transcript issued by the institution is neither in Chinese nor English, an English or Chinese verified copy is required.
+ Undergraduate program applicants: Both Junior and Senior High school (or above) transcript; Master’s program applicants: Bachelor’s degree (or above) transcript;
+ PhD program applicants: Master’s degree (or above) transcript. If the duration of the study is not stated in the official transcript, please hand in either every transcript every semester or the proof of applicant’s duration of study from a secondary school or a college/university. When the original transcript issued by the institution is neither in Chinese nor English, an English or Chinese translation verified copy is required. Once the applicant is offered admission, all official academic documents and their translations should be notarized by the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Embassy or R.O.C. (Taiwan) Representative Office in or near the country where the documents are issued. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the admission offer.
3. Proof of nationality: Passport (if applicable). If the applicant does not have the passport, the national ID or related identity certificate should be submitted.
4. Taiwan Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) (if applicable)
6. Study Plan
7. Reasearch Proposal
8. One letter of Recommendation or Two letters of Recommendation
9. TOEFL or IELTS or Other Evidence of English Proficiency (No Minimum Score Requirement)
10. Evidence of Chinese Proficiency
11. Related Academic Publications
12. Other additional documents requested by the department/institute you intend to apply.
|Intake||Application Deadlines||Course Begins||Announcement|
|Fall||Feb 10 - Mar 15||Mid-September||2020/5/14 0:00|
|Spring||Aug 15 - Oct 31||February||2020/12/6 0:00|
Online Application Only. Before the application deadline, please fill out the online application form, upload all the required documents and additional documents required by
department/Institutes to NCU Application System for International Degree Students (http://admissions.oia.ncu.edu.tw/) and submit. For detailed information about application
documents, please refer to Application Documents above.
※ Spring Admission opens for graduate program only.
※ Each applicant may only register for one account only. Each account can apply for 3 programs at most. Applicants with multiple accounts will be disqualified from application.
※ The application must be UPLOADED to the online application website. We do not accept application documents sent by email, post or fax.
※ We only accept recommendation letters completed via NCU Online Recommendation System. We do not accept application documents sent by uploading, email, post or fax.
※ Application which is received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.