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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission


Taipei, Taiwan

University Profile

NCCU was founded in 1927 in China and relocated to Taiwan in 1954. It’s located in southern side of Taipei City, and only 20 minutes away from metropolitan districts. It is a leading university in Taiwan in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, International Relations, and Business. NCCU currently has 247 partner schools at the university level from 5 continents. It is a university with global visions and provides top international environment to foreign students.


NCCU endeavors to promote Mandarin Chinese Language learning by providing reputable courses at all levels. The Chinese Language Center equips students with knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and art. 

Taiwan is situated in a key position of Asia, which has attracted global attention and studies in its political, economic, and cultural aspects. NCCU has perceived the importance of Asian studies, therefore, its China Studies Center is known as the largest resource center in Taiwan; it also offers Master’s and Doctorate programs in Asia-Pacific Studies.hing Chinese as Second Language.



Students have 4 types of class modules to choose from when coming to exchange at NCCU:

1. Full-Time Mandarin Class ONLY: students who choose this will have 3 hours of Mandarin class every day from Monday ~ Friday for 12 weeks each term. Students of this choice won't be able to register academic courses at any department except for auditing (sitting-in), but as "auditing students," they won't receive any credits nor grades. Full-time Mandarin class available in Fall, Winter and Spring term.

2. Academic classes ONLY: students who choose this domain will only focus on their academic classes, and most of them will take up to 15~18 credits (5~6 subjects) per semester.

3. Academic classes + Part-Time Mandarin Class: this will be an ideal choice for students who need to take credit-given academic courses but also want to learn some Mandarin during their study at NCCU. The Mandarin class will have a 3-hour class twice a week. Part-time Mandarin class available in Fall and Spring term.

4. Full-Time Mandarin Class ONLY (first 6 months) + Academic Class ONLY (last 6 months): this is only available for student exchanging for 1 year.

Click HERE for more information on NCCU courses. 


NCCU has limited on-campus dormatory and off-campus international house options. For those who do not take advantage of these options, they have student volunteers (Buddy Program) to assist students in finding suitable off-campus housing.

More information can be found on their website at:

Reflection Paper

All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read.


Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

How to Apply

To apply for Spring 2019, please email the Exchange Program Coordinator, Pernell Whitfield, at to have your exchange application generated.

The application for admission has a number of parts. See the outline below and make certain you have completed all steps in the application process.
Spaces are limited.

A completed Exchange Program application consists of the following components:

  • Online application 
  • Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit Form
    Available from the Registrar's Office or downloadable here in Adobe Acrobat format.
    Required of ALL students studying abroad on an External program.
  • Exchange University's application (upon acceptance from JMU)

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.


Fall 2018: Sep 17 - Jan 5
Spring 2019: Feb 25 - Jun 27

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)


Exchange programs charge only regular JMU tuition, based on residency, while room and board are paid to the host institution. Students are responsible for airfare and personal expenses.

Sample Program Budget:












Student visa



Health Insurance






Personal Expenses



Airfare, transportation



Total Estimated Costs



(all fees are tentative and subject to change)

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