National Chengchi University

Exchange Programs in Asia

About Chengchi

Established in 1927, National Chengchi University (NCCU) is noted for its humanities and social sciences disciplines and currently houses nine colleges, including liberal arts, science, social sciences, law, commerce, foreign languages & literature, communication, international affairs, and education. Similar in size to GW, NCCU has just over 15,000 students total and 9,000 undergraduates.

Learning at Chengchi

Exchange students have three tracks to choose from at Chengchi:

  • Full-time Mandarin study: Students take 15 hours of Chinese language courses per week and no other coursework.
  • Full-time Academic Study: Students take 15-18 credits of coursework taught in English or Mandarin in various disciplines.
  • Academic Courses and Part-Time Mandarin Study: Students take academic courses in various disciplines in English or Mandarin, while continuing to learn Chinese by enrolling in a 3-credit Chinese language course.

Courses taught in English are regularly available in a variety of disciplines at Chengchi.

Life at Chengchi

NCCU is conveniently located in Taipei City with quick access to transit lines, the Taipei Zoo, and Maokong area. On campus, students can become involved in the various activities organized by the International Office such as language partners and International Students Associations.


Exchange students can apply to live in NCCU's International House. The International House is just outside the main gates of Chengchi and allows students to live in either single or double rooms with other international students.

GW students may apply for accommodation upon acceptance to NCCU.  All housing fees are paid directly to NCCU.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester:                   Late August to mid-January
Spring semester:              Late February to late June
Academic year:                Late August to late June

*Please note that National Chengchi University is not open for applications for the spring 2016 semester.*

How to Apply for a GW Exchange Program

Students can begin a GW Exchange program application at anytime by searching for their program of choice on GW Passport. Students must meet with their study abroad advisor prior to the GW Exchange program deadline for their applications to be considered.  Please refer to our Advising Services page to find the appropriate study abroad advisor for your school.

National Chengchi University Deadlines

Fall/Academic Year: March 15th
Spring: October 1st