NCKU, established in 1931, is located in Tainan, a city known for cultural heritage and cutting-edge technology. Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan. It has the greatest number and density of historical sites, which are not only the treasure of the “Capital City”, but also invaluable cultural assets to National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). Near to the campus is Sicao Wetlands, one of the best ecological parks in Asia. Various technology companies in Tainan Science Park set up the stage for NCKU graduates to put what they have learned in school into practice.
The geological location of NCKU, Southern Taiwan Science Park and Industrial Technology Research Institute-Southern Region Campus, to some extent reiterates the connection of Berkeley University, Stanford University and Silicon Valley. NCKU, one of the spotlight universities promoted by MOE in the international arena. As one of the spotlight schools endorsed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), NCKU has demonstrated excellent academic achievements and accumulated valuable results in several research areas. NCKU has been aiming for eminence in international academia, in the hopes of developing leaders of next generation with cultural literacy, civic literacy, social compassion and global vision.
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. Complete the online application form
• Applicants should register online (http://admissions.oia.ncku.edu.tw/en) first, and the form “Application for Admission of National Cheng Kung University” can be completed online.
• In case of missing information, please provide a valid contact telephone number and email address, provide a correct address for mailing notification use, as well as passport ID number and birthday for confirmation use.
• Applicants should download and print the “Declaration” form from our website; sign and upload the scanned file to complete the application.
3. The highest degree diploma verified with official stamps by the R.O.C. embassies, consulates, or missions abroad or by other notary institutes authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. • Undergraduate program applicants: High school diploma (or above)
• Master’s program applicants: Bachelor’s degree diploma (or above)
• Ph.D. program applicants: Master’s degree diploma (or above)
• If the diploma is not in Chinese or English, a notarized copy of a translation in English or Chinese is required; if the degree diploma is notarized from a university in Taiwan, it doesn’t have to be verified.
• For those expecting to graduate this year and are yet to obtain their diplomas, submit a copy of the student ID card showing the year of study; graduating students admitted to NCKU must submit their diploma, verified by R.O.C. overseas institutes at the time of registration, or admission will be cancelled.
4. The official transcripts by years verified with official stamps by the R.O.C. embassies, consulates, or missions abroad or by other notary institutes authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
• Undergraduate program applicants: High school transcript (or above) by year
• Master’s program applicants: Bachelor’s degree transcript (or above) by year
• Ph.D. program applicants: Master’s and Bachelor’s degree transcripts (or above) by year
• If the transcript is not in Chinese or English, a notarized copy of a translation in English or Chinese is required; transcripts from universities in Taiwan do not need verification.
※ Applicants may directly contact the relevant R.O.C. Embassy or Representative Office/Institutes regarding verification/authentication procedures. See MOFA website (http://www.taiwanembassy.org/) for the nearest embassy or representative office.
5. A financial statement verified with official stamps by the R.O.C. embassies, consulates, or missions abroad or by other notary institutes authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
• Bank deposit statement of at least NT$150,000 (US$4,935) or more must be provided, showing sufficient financial support for the applicant’s entire stay during the time of study.
• Financial statements from banks or institutes in Taiwan do not require verification.
• Scholarship recipients may submit proof of award in lieu of a financial statement.
• If the financial statement is not in the name of the applicant, a declaration with signature from the sponsor must be included, stating the relationshipwith the applicant and guaranteeing responsibility for all of applicant's expenses in Taiwan.( Download declaration format )
6. Two recommendation letters
• Applicants should register online and also provide the recommender’s contact information. The recommender will receive an email through the application system (http://admissions.oia.ncku.edu.tw/en) and then go through the recommendation process online by the following methods:
i. Fill out the recommendation letter online by the recommender
ii. Upload the recommendation letter online by the recommender
• Recommenders may use a private letter format, or use the format downloaded from our website.
7. Identity card and(/or) passport, the ROC alien resident certificate (if available), and the Certificate of the R.O.C. Non-Household Registration, or other credentials ( if applicable)
• Please upload the scanned document(s) of national identity card and(/or) the passport with the personal information page mentioned in the application form.
• Applicants who are qualified pursuant to Section II, Article Two of the Ministry of Education’s “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” will need to submit the aforementioned documents. For more details, please contact the Office of International Affairs, NCKU.
8. Study plan
• All applicants are required to submit a study plan which contains details regarding his or her education background, research interest, motivations for further study, etc.
9. English(/Chinese) autobiography
• Applicants should follow the departmental requirements of each department to provide a Chinese or English autobiography.
10. Academic thesis or relevant publications (for Ph.D. program applicants)
• Applicants for Ph.D. programs should submit a copy of their Master’s thesis or relevant academic publications.
11. Additional requirements by the intended department/institute (if applicable)
Detailed information regarding additional admission requirements of different departments/institutes can be obtained from “Admission Requirements of Departments/ Institutes”. e.g. Chinese autobiography, document proof of work experience, proof of Chinese/English language proficiency. • Please note that some departments/institutes require additional oral or written exams
• The Cross-Reference of English Proficiency: Cross-Reference.pdf • The GRE Code for NCKU is :3697、the TOEFL Code or NCKU is 2450 .
• The Cross-Reference of Chinese Proficiency: Chinese%20proficiency.pdf
12. Other reference documents (if applicable)
• Applicants are welcome to attach any additional documents which may favor their application.
13. Application fee (NOT REFUNDABLE) Each applicant will be charged NT$1,600 / US$60 (this will cover the postage costs for the Acceptance/ Non-acceptance letter). Each applicant pay the application fee (NT$1,600 / US$60 ) can apply for 2 departments. We will process each application after we receive payment of the application fee.
|Intake||Application Deadlines||Course Begins||Announcement|
|Fall Semester||Jan 10 - Mar 30||Mid-September||Wednesday, May 20, 2020|
|Spring Semester||Jul 10 - Oct 10||Mid-February||Friday, November 20, 2020|
NCKU welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all over the world. Please visit http://admissions.oia.ncku.edu.tw for admission details and contact information. For a step-by-step guide to the application procedure for admissions, please see the instructions below:
Step 1： Please make sure that you are eligible to apply as an international student.
→ Please refer to "Applicant's Eligibility"
Step 2： Check that the departments/institutes and the programs you intend to apply for are open to international students.
→ Please refer to “Current Programs”
Step 3： Prepare all required documents.
→Please refer both to "Application Requirements- Required Documents" and "Current Programs- Admission Requirements of Dept./ Inst.
Step 4： Checkif the intended departments/institutes require additional documents, interviews and/or tests. Interview details and schedules will be announced.
Step 5： Complete the application online at http://admissions.oia.ncku.edu.twbefore the deadline.
(1) Applicants can apply for only one account in the online application system (http://admissions.oia.ncku.edu.tw/). Applicants with more than one account would be taken as invalid.
(2) Once the online application is confirmed and submitted, applicants cannot change the application information or the departments/institutes to which they applied.
(3) Applicants may apply for at most two departments/institutes, and at most only one group within a/an department/institute.
(4) Applicants may choose only one program to study if he/she is admitted.
(5) Late, ineligible, or incomplete applications will not be processed. Moreover, no application documents will be returned for any reason. Please make copies for yourself if needed. The application fee is nonrefundable.