Living at NCCU
Each year IMICS accepts students from around the world, which includes international students, domestic students, and overseas Chinese students. Applications are accepted through different admission approaches: International Admission is applied for international students, Overseas Chinese Admission is for students of Chinese descendants living outside Mainland China and Taiwan, Cross-strait Admission is for students from Mainland China, and Domestic Admission is for Taiwanese students.
Please select one of the below admission approaches which matches your background to learn more how to apply.
2. Tuition and financing
IMICS is a two year program which requires 32 credit hours for completion.
Please refer to the following links for information about tuition and fees
* IMICS tuition is calculated under the college of communication
* Local Students, Overseas Compatriot Students (including Hong Kong and Macau), please refer to the non-highlighted area
* For International Students and Cross-strait Chinese Students enrolled after the 2011-2012 Academic Year, please refer to the blue-highlighted area
For more details about fees for international students, please refer to here
Each year, Taiwan (R.O.C.) government offers scholarships to international students coming to Taiwan to study through Taiwan Embassies and Taipei Representative Offices around the world. Government scholarships are often generous and can cover awardees’ both tuition fees and living costs in Taiwan. Please visit here to check with Taiwan’s representative office in your country to learn which scholarship is applicable for your case. The most popular scholarships that IMICS students received are MOE Taiwan Scholarships.
You can also check if your country’s government has any scholarship program to send students to study abroad.
Please note that, Taiwan government scholarship programs are separate from university admission, thus you have to apply for both separately at the same time. If you get the scholarship but fail to obtain university admission, your scholarship will be cancelled. And recipients of government scholarship cannot at the same time receive other scholarships.
For your reference, please visit NCCU OIC website to learn about different possible types of Taiwan government scholarships
U.S. Fulbright Student Grants
IMICS is one of the 12 programs that host Fulbright students in Taiwan. More information on U.S Fulbright Student Grants can be found at Fulbright Taiwan website.
According to NCCU’s policy, colleges and departments will nominate qualified newly enrolled students to receive New International Student Scholarship (NT$80,000 for Master student) and New International Student Tuition Waiver.
After finishing at least one semester at NCCU, students can apply for NCCU Academic Excellence Scholarship for International Students, of which amount depends on funding availability.
More information regarding NCCU scholarship can be found at OIC website.
College of Communication Scholarship
Depending on available funding each year, College of Communication can offer current students with scholarships based on academic performance, research contribution and participation to the college and the department’s activities.
4. Living at NCCU
NCCU campus, surrounded by hills and beautiful Jingmei River, is the second largest university in Taipei. It offers one of the best ecologically friendly experiences to students, especially ones living in campus.
Students enrolling will have guaranteed priority to stay in dorm in the first year and second-year students who wish to continue staying in the dorm will have to go through a lottery drawing with other students. Master students will be offered 2-person shared rooms at Zih Ciang Dorm 10 located in the uphill and being the university’s best equipped dormitory. It contains of 4 blocks A-B-C-D, of which B and D are for female, A and C are for male. The dorm is about 15 minutes walking distance from NCCU main gate. Students can also take campus buses to access to dorm and other buildings inside the campus.
Since dorm room placements are based on random basis, if you’re lucky you may have a room with view of Taipei 101. Each floor has a shared kitchen where you can fill your bottle with hot and cold drinking water, stock your foods in refrigerator and warm up your foods in microwave or baking oven as cooking is not allowed inside the room. Each room is equipped with separate toilet and shower room. Each student will be provided with one bookshelf, one studying table and one chair, one bed, and one closet. Due to hygienic issue, the dorm will not provide mattress and bedding sets to students. Students will be in charge of purchasing his/her own bedding sets, however, those and basic utensils can be found in underground convenience store in Dorm 9 (opposite to Dorm 10) and NCCU club - International Association usually hosts an IKEA trip for new students in early September.
There’s multiple choice of foods for dorm inhabitants. Hi-Life Convenience store located in Dorm 10 has a variety of food choices from rice balls, mini oden hot pot to microwave foods. Eco Café in dorm 10 offers a wide range of Western dishes and breakfast as well as hot drinks. Whereas An-jeou canteen in the underground of Dorm 9 not only offers students with very low prices, it also has different food stalls with different styles of traditional Taiwanese foods. Otherwise you can walk 15 minutes to main gate or to back gate (near Chiang Kai-Shek bronze status) and enjoy plentiful options of restaurants and street foods. Another option which is more and more popular among students is to order foods through apps such as FoodPanda and Uber Eats. Online shopping is also very convenient as you can pay upon pick-up at Hi-Life or 7-11.
The university have different facilities including athletic fields, tennis courts, swimming pools and gymnasiums where you can practise different kinds of sports and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The campus environment is very supportive for studying. Not only can you borrow a reading room in each floor of Dorm 10, you can also access to 24/7 public self-study room and activity room downstairs. College of Communication also provides seats at research rooms for students in Dayong building where you can spend time studying together with classmates. You can also bring your laptops to work at one of the 5 NCCU libraries, of which main library has a 24/7 access self-study room in the underground. College of Communication’s Library has a wide range of book collections in Communications as well as a nice view of Taipei. The university’s newest and most beautiful library Dah Hsian Seetoo Library offers different functioned rooms and equipment specialized for communication and media students that can bring your experiment to the next level.
The university and College of Communication regularly invite speakers, scholars, and researchers from different parts of the world to share experiences with students, and motivate them in researching and reaching their goals. Each year the university organizes a big event gathering all the university clubs enhancing social interaction for students of different interests. Students can choose a wide range of activities such as university radio, classical music, traditional opera, martial arts, calligraphy, international exchanges, etc. These clubs organizes regular classes or activities for students to learn new arts and skills, as well as connect with others of same interests.
NCCU also cares about student mental health, students are welcome to visit NCCU Physical and Mental Health Center to discuss their issues and to seek help from experienced counselors.
With your student ID card, not only can you access to dorm, buildings and facilities at NCCU, the card can also be used as a student EasyCard to access to campus bus, MRT, bus and coach, Ubike, and even Taipei Zoo and Maokong Gondola with special discounts for students. It is very convenient to charge your card at any convenience stores (such as Hi-Life, 7-11) or at MRT stations. You can also use the card to pay at convenience stores and once registered you can easily manage your payment online without printing out the receipts. Uber is also very convenient to use in Taiwan, especially to students who can’t speak Chinese language.
Taiwan as a naturally gifted country has diverse ecosystems with beautiful and varied natural landscapes. You can expect to see snow in high mountains such as Hehuan and Guanshan, or head down south to enjoy sunny beach, surf the waves and dive the ocean in Kenting.
If you’re a fan of museums, arts and culture, Taiwan is the right place for you: you can enjoy one of the largest and finest collections of Chinese ancient arts in National Palace Museum or learn about the history of Taiwan at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall’s museum. Many more lovely museums of all topics from ecology to ethnicity await you to come and discover.
Taiwan as the origin of the world’s well-known bubble tea will keep on impressing you on the diversity and quality of this national drink. New and unique experience with Taiwanese foods and drinks will deepen your understanding and closeness to Taiwanese culture and heritage. No matter if it’s a day trip to lovely old town Jiu-fen with traditional Chinese architecture or an afternoon tea with friends enjoying spectacular 360 degree view from the world’s once tallest skyscraper Taipei 101, all will make you fall in love with Taiwan.