National Cheng Kung University

A Research-Oriented Comprehensive University

NCKU is one of Taiwan’s leading integrated research universities, and has nine colleges covering the important fields.

Excellent Support For International Students

NCKU provides free Chinese language courses for international students in order to have an in-depth understanding of the local life and culture.

An International Top-Tier University In Taiwan

The government has once again recognized NCKU as the best university in southern Taiwan.

Highly Qualified Faculty And Modern Facilities

NCKU is committed to enhancing its reputation through plentiful resources, strong alumni support, and cooperative ventures with the Southern Taiwan Science Park.

University

University National Cheng Kung University
Type of School Public University
Location Tainan City
Students 20,000 & Above
Programs
(For Intl. Students)
148

Contact Person

Contact Person 林玠妤
Tel 886-6-2085608
Mail em50951@email.ncku.edu.tw
Website web.ncku.edu.tw

World University Rankings

222 QS World University Rankings
401-500 Times Higher Education Top Universities by Reputation
301-400 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Basic Info

National Cheng Kung University is named after “Cheng Kung Cheng”, the national hero of the Ming Dynasty, and who is known as Koxinga in Taiwan. “Cheng Kung” means success(成功)in Chinese.

NCKU offers a borderless learning environment for students in its campuses, which are characterized by classical western and modern eastern landscaping. NCKU has 9 colleges (College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Planning and Design, College of Management, College of Medicine, College of Social Science, and College of Bioscience and Biotechnology), 45 undergraduate programs, 78 master degree programs, 55 doctoral programs and 18 master degree programs for working professionals."

Performance

- NCKU was ranked 16th in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities in Asia by Shanghai Jiaotong University.
- NCKU was ranked 14th and 26th in the engineering and materials science fields by 2011 Essential Science Indicators (ESI). NCKU has been listed within the top 1% of all research institutes based on the number of citations in 13 out of 22 academic fields over the past 10 years.
- NCKU was ranked 239th according to Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings in 2014, and 36th in Asia.
- Research & Innovation: NCKU has a national-level medical center and established the Research and Service Headquarters (RSH) in 1996, the first of its kind in the country, which features nearly 80 research centers.
- Industry-University Cooperation: NCKU is No.1 in academia-industry collaboration in Taiwan.
Internationalization: NCKU has the second largest number of international degree-seeking students in Taiwan. NCKU currently has 2,573 international students spanning five continents, including 1,258 degree students (573 overseas Chinese students), 535 exchange students and 780 Chinese Language Center students."

Scholarship

The information is supported by Study in Taiwan.

Scholarship Title Background
NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship for Master Students (school level) MA
NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship for Doctoral Students (school level) PHD

Program

The information is supported by Study in Taiwan.

Program Title Field of Study Level English
International Master Program on Natural Hazards Mitigation and Management(自然災害減災及管理國際碩士學位學程) - Environmental protection technology
- Earth sciences
MA > 90%
International Graduate Program of Civil Engineering and Management (ICEM) (土木工程學系) (PhD) - Construction and civil engineering PHD > 90%
The International Curriculum for Advanced Materials Program (iCAMP) (尖端材料國際碩士學位學程) (Master) - Mining and extraction MA > 90%
International Advanced Program in Nursing (IAPN, MSc) (護理系 碩士班學程) (Master) - Nursing and midwifery MA > 90%
Inst. of Finance (財務金融研究所) (Master) - Finance, banking and insurance MA 50%
International Bachelor Degree Program on Energy(能源國際學士學位學程) (Bachelor) - Mechanical engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
BA > 90%
Inst. of Information Management (資訊管理研究所) (Master) - Management and administration
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
MA > 90%
Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics (航空太空工程學系) (PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Mechanical engineering
PHD > 90%
Inst. of Tropical Plant Sciences (熱帶植物科學研究所) (Master) - Crop and livestock production
- Biology
MA > 90%
Dept. of Environmental Engineering (環境工程學系) (PhD) - Environmental protection technology PHD > 90%
Dept. of Environmental Engineering (環境工程學系) (Master) - Environmental protection technology MA > 90%
Dept. of Material Science & Engineering (材料科學及工程學系) (PhD) - Mining and extraction PHD > 90%
Inst. of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences(生物科技與產業研究所) (PhD) - Crop and livestock production
- Biology
PHD > 90%
Inst. of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences(生物科技與產業研究所)(Master) - Crop and livestock production
- Biology
MA > 90%
Inst. of International Management (IIMBA) (國際經營管理研究所) (PhD) - Management and administration
- Accounting and taxation
PHD > 90%
Dept. of Life Sciences (生命科學系) (Master) - Biology MA > 90%
Dept. of Life Sciences (生命科學系) (PhD) - Biology PHD > 90%
Inst. of Allied Health Science (健康照護科學研究所) (PhD) - Nursing and midwifery
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
PHD > 90%
Inst. of Clinical Medicine (臨床醫學研究所) (Master) - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Medicine
MA Chinese
Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics (航空太空工程學系) (Bachelor) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Mechanical engineering
BA Chinese
Inst. of Molecular Medicine (分子醫學研究所) (Master) - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
MA Chinese
Inst. of Basic Medical Sciences (基礎醫學研究所) (PhD) - Medicine PHD 50%
Dept. of Physical Therapy (物理治療學系) (Bachelor) - Medicine and health not elsewhere classified BA Chinese
Dept. of Nursing (護理學系) (Master) - Nursing and midwifery MA > 90%
Dept. of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology (醫學檢驗生物技術學系) (Master) - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Medical laboratory and technology
MA 50%
Inst. of Oral Medicine (口腔醫學研究所) (Master) - Dentistry
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
MA Chinese
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health (環境醫學研究所) (Master) - Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
MA Chinese
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health (環境醫學研究所) (PhD) - Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
PHD Chinese
Dept. of Pharmacology (藥理研究所) (Master) - Pharmacy MA 50%
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (生物化學暨分子生物學研究所) (Master) - Biochemistry and related sciences MA Chinese
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology (微生物及免疫學研究所) (Master) - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Medicine
MA Chinese
School of Medicine (醫學系) (Bachelor) - Medicine BA Chinese
Inst. of Physical Education, Health and Leisure Studies (體育健康與休閒研究所 ) (Master) - Teacher education for specific subject area
- Travel, tourism and leisure
MA Chinese
Inst. of International Business (國際企業研究所) (Master) - International trade MA 50%
Dept. of Business Administration (企業管理學系) (Bachelor) - Management and administration
- Accounting and taxation
BA Chinese
Dept. of Business Administration (企業管理學系) (Master) - Management and administration
- Accounting and taxation
MA Chinese
Inst. of Telecommunications Management (電信管理研究所) (Master) - Management and administration MA Chinese
Dept. of Transportation and Communication Management Sciences (交通管理科學系) (Bachelor) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified BA Chinese
Dept. of Transportation and Communication Management Sciences (交通管理科學系) (Master) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified MA Chinese
Dept. of Transportation and Communication Management Sciences (交通管理科學系) (PhD) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified PHD Chinese
Dept. of Industrial and Information Management (工業與資訊管理學系) (Bachelor) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified BA Chinese
Inst. of Creative Industries Design (創意產業設計研究所) (Master) - Fashion, interior and industrial design MA > 90%
Inst. of Creative Industries Design (創意產業設計研究所) (PhD) - Fashion, interior and industrial design PHD > 90%
Inst. of Information Management (資訊管理研究所) (PhD) - Management and administration
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
PHD > 90%
Dept. of Industrial and Information Management (工業與資訊管理學系) (Master) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified MA > 90%
Dept. of Industrial and Information Management (工業與資訊管理學系) (PhD) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified PHD > 90%
Dept. of Industrial Design (工業設計學系) (Bachelor) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Fashion, interior and industrial design
BA Chinese
Dept. of Industrial Design (工業設計學系) (Master) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Fashion, interior and industrial design
MA 50%
Dept. of Industrial Design (工業設計學系) (PhD) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Fashion, interior and industrial design
PHD 50%
Dept. of Urban Planning (都市計劃學系) (Bachelor) - Sociology and related disciplines
- Architecture and urban planning
BA Chinese
Dept. of Urban Planning (都市計劃學系) (Master) - Sociology and related disciplines
- Architecture and urban planning
MA Chinese
Dept. of Urban Planning (都市計劃學系) (PhD) - Sociology and related disciplines
- Architecture and urban planning
PHD 50%
Dept. of Architecture (建築學系) (Master) - Architecture and urban planning
- Fashion, interior and industrial design
MA Chinese
Dept. of Architecture (建築學系) (PhD) - Architecture and urban planning
- Fashion, interior and industrial design
PHD Chinese
Inst. of Computer and Communication Engineering (電腦與通信工程研究所) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Computer use
MA > 90%
Inst. of Computer and Communication Engineering (電腦與通信工程研究所) (PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Computer use
PHD > 90%
Inst. of Microelectronics (微電子工程研究所) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering MA > 90%
Inst. of Microelectronics (微電子工程研究所) (PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering PHD > 90%
Inst. of Medical Information (醫學資訊研究所) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
MA 50%
Dept. of Computer Science and Imformation Engineering (資訊工程學系) (Bachelor) - Electrical and electronic engineering BA Chinese
Dept. of Computer Science and Imformation Engineering (資訊工程學系) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering MA 50%
Dept. of Computer Science and Imformation Engineering (資訊工程學系) (PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering PHD 50%
Dept. of Electrical Engineering (電機工程學系 )(Bachelor) - Electrical and electronic engineering BA Chinese
Dept. of Electrical Engineering (電機工程學系)(Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering MA > 90%
Dept. of Electrical Engineering (電機工程學系)(PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering PHD > 90%
Inst. of Manufacturing Information and Systems(製造資訊與系統工程研究所)(Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
MA > 90%
Inst. of Manufacturing Information and Systems(製造資訊與系統工程研究所)(PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
PHD > 90%
Dept. of Geomatics (測量及空間資訊學系) (PhD) - Construction and civil engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
PHD > 90%
International Graduate Program of Civil Engineering and Management (ICEM) (土木工程學系) (Master) - Construction and civil engineering MA > 90%
Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics (航空太空工程學系) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Mechanical engineering
MA > 90%
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (生物醫學工程學系) (Master) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
MA 50%
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (生物醫學工程學系) (Bachelor) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
BA Chinese
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (生物醫學工程學系) (PhD) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
PHD 50%
Dept. of Engineering Science (工程科學系) (Bachelor) - Electrical and electronic engineering BA Chinese
Dept. of Engineering Science (工程科學系) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Mathematics
MA Chinese
Dept. of Engineering Science (工程科學系) (PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Mathematics
PHD Chinese
Dept. of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering (水利及海洋工程學系) (Master) - Construction and civil engineering
- Earth sciences
MA 50%
Dept. of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering (水利及海洋工程學系) (PhD) - Construction and civil engineering
- Earth sciences
PHD 50%
Dept. of Civil Engineering (土木工程學系) (Master) - Construction and civil engineering MA > 90%
Dept. of Civil Engineering (土木工程學系) (PhD) - Construction and civil engineering PHD > 90%
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering (材料科學及工程學系) (Master) - Mining and extraction MA > 90%
Dept. of Chemical Engineering (化學工程學系) (Master) - Chemical engineering and processes MA 50%
Dept. of Chemical Engineering (化學工程學系) (PhD) - Chemical engineering and processes PHD 50%
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (機械工程學系) (Master) - Mechanical engineering MA 50%
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (機械工程學系) (PhD) - Mechanical engineering PHD 50%
Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences (太空與電漿科學研究所) (Master) - Physics MA Chinese
Dept. of Earth Science (地球科學系) (Master) - Earth sciences MA 50%
Dept. of Earth Science (地球科學系) (PhD) - Earth sciences PHD 50%
Dept. of Chemistry (化學系) (Master) - Chemistry MA Chinese
Dept. of Chemistry (化學系)(PhD) - Chemistry PHD Chinese
Dept. of Photonics (光電科學與工程學系) (Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
MA Chinese
Dept. of Photonics (光電科學與工程學系) (PhD) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
PHD Chinese
Dept. of Physics (物理學系) (Master) - Physics MA > 90%
Dept. of Physics (物理學系) (PhD) - Physics PHD > 90%
Dept. of Mathematics (數學系) (Master) - Mathematics MA 50%
Dept. of Mathematics (數學系) (PhD) - Mathematics PHD 50%
Dept. of Taiwanese Literature (臺灣文學系) (Bachelor) - Local language and literature studies BA Chinese
Dept. of Taiwanese Literature (臺灣文學系) (Master) - Local language and literature studies MA Chinese
Dept. of Taiwanese Literature (臺灣文學系) (PhD) - Local language and literature studies PHD Chinese
Dept. of History (歷史學系) (Bachelor) - History and archaeology BA Chinese
Dept. of History (歷史學系) (Master) - History and archaeology MA Chinese
Dept. of History (歷史學系) (PhD) - History and archaeology PHD Chinese
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures (外國語文學系) (Bachelor) - Foreign language and literature studies BA 75%
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures (外國語文學系) (Master) - Foreign language and literature studies MA > 90%
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures (外國語文學系) (PhD) - Foreign language and literature studies PHD > 90%
Dept. of Chinese Literature (中國文學系) (Bachelor) - Local language and literature studies BA Chinese
Dept. of Chinese Literature (中國文學系) (Master) - Local language and literature studies MA Chinese
Dept. of Chinese Literature (中國文學系) (PhD) - Local language and literature studies PHD Chinese
Dept. of Resources Engineering (資源工程學系) (PhD) - Mining and extraction
- Environmental protection technology
PHD Chinese
MS Degree Program on Nano-Integrated-Circuit Engineering(奈米積體電路工程碩士學位學程)(Master) - Electrical and electronic engineering MA > 90%
Dept. of Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering (系統及船舶機電工程學系) (PhD) - Mechanical engineering
- Earth sciences
PHD > 90%
Nano-Micro Engineering Ph.D. Degree Program of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering(材料科學及工程學系奈微科技博士班)(PhD) - Mining and extraction PHD > 90%
Dept. of Chemical Engineering (化學工程學系) (Bachelor) - Chemical engineering and processes BA Chinese
Dept. of Life Sciences (生命科學系) (Bachelor) - Biology BA Chinese
Dept. of Mathematics (數學系) (Bachelor) - Mathematics BA Chinese
Department of Physiology(生理學研究所)(Master) - Medicine and health not elsewhere classified
- Medicine
MA Chinese
Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences (太空與電漿科學研究所) (PhD) - Physics PHD Chinese
Dept. of Photonics (光電科學與工程學系) (Bachelor) - Electrical and electronic engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
BA Chinese
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (機械工程學系) (Bachelor) - Mechanical engineering BA Chinese
Dept. of Resources Engineering (資源工程學系) (Master) - Mining and extraction
- Environmental protection technology
MA Chinese
Dept. of Resources Engineering (資源工程學系) (Bachelor) - Mining and extraction
- Environmental protection technology
BA Chinese
Dept. of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering (水利及海洋工程學系) (Bachelor) - Construction and civil engineering
- Earth sciences
BA Chinese
Dept. of Civil Engineering (土木工程學系) (Bachelor) - Construction and civil engineering BA Chinese
Inst. of Ocean Technology & Marine Affairs(海洋科技與事務研究所)(Master) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Earth sciences
MA 50%
Inst. of Ocean Technology & Marine Affairs(海洋科技與事務研究所) (PhD) - Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
- Earth sciences
PHD 50%
Dept. of Systems & Naval Mechatronic Engineering (系統及船舶機電工程學系) (Bachelor) - Mechanical engineering
- Earth sciences
BA Chinese
Dept. of Geomatics (測量及空間資訊學系) (Master) - Construction and civil engineering
- Engineering and engineering trades not elsewhere classified
MA > 90%
Department of Statistics(統計學系)(Master) - Mathematics MA Chinese
Department of Statistics(統計學系)(PhD) - Mathematics PHD Chinese
Dept. of Systems & Naval Mechatronic Engineering (系統及船舶機電工程學系) (Master) - Mechanical engineering
- Earth sciences
MA > 90%
Inst. of International Business (國際企業研究所) (Phd) - Management and administration
- Accounting and taxation
PHD 50%
Dept. of Physics (物理學系) (Bachelor) - Physics BA Chinese
Dept. of Material Science & Engineering (材料科學及工程學系) (Bachelor) - Mining and extraction BA Chinese
Inst. of Archaeology (考古學研究所) - History and archaeology MA Chinese
Depart. of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences (生物科技與產業科學系) - Biology
- Biological and related sciences not elsewhere classified
BA <50%
Dept. of Environmental Engineering (環境工程學系) - Environmental protection technology BA <50%
International Master Degree Program on Energy Engineering (能源工程國際碩士學位學程) - Electricity and energy
- Electrical and electronic engineering
MA > 90%
International Doctoral Degree Program on Energy Engineering (能源工程國際博士學位學程) - Electricity and energy
- Electrical and electronic engineering
PHD > 90%
Doctoral Degree Program on Nano-Integrated-Circuit Engineering(奈米積體電路工程博士學位學程) - Electrical and electronic engineering PHD > 90%
Dept. of Accountancy (會計學系) - Accounting and taxation MA 75%
Dept. of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology (醫學檢驗生物技術學系) - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Medical laboratory and technology
BA <50%
Dept. of Physical Therapy (物理治療學系) - Medicine and health not elsewhere classified MA <50%
Inst. of Clinical Medicine (臨床醫學研究所) - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Medicine
MA, PHD <50%
Dept. of Public Health (公共衛生學科暨研究所) - Medicine and health not elsewhere classified PHD <50%
Dept. of Cell Biology and Anatomy (細胞生物與解剖學研究所) - Biology MA <50%
Inst. of Gerontology (老年學研究所) - Psychology
- Sociology and related disciplines
- Education science
- Social work
MA <50%
Dept. of Pharmacy (藥學系) - Pharmacy BA <50%
Dept. of Food Safety/Hygiene and Risk Management (食品安全衛生暨風險管理所) - Medical laboratory and technology MA <50%
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