National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC)

Year founded
Student population
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Male : female student ratio
65 : 35
February, September
Local : international
92 : 8

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No.1, University Road,
Tainan City 701, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC)

Why choose NCKU?

Industry Favorites

According to annual surveys conducted by prestigious Taiwanese magazines: Common Wealth, Global Views, and Cheers - NCKU graduates have been ranked as “industry favorites” each year since 1993.

No. 1 in Academia-Industry Collaboration Nationwide

The evaluation done by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Taiwan, NCKU has ranked the first in terms of its active involvement with academia- industry collaboration for 3 consecutive years since 2008 and also in terms of its efficient fund raising.

Partnership/International Dual-Degree Program

NCKU agreed to a dual-degree program with the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Ohio, USA. They have been sending students to CWRU since 1997.

No. 1 in Engineering, Materials Science Research Paper

NCKU has published 18,333 papers and thus ranked the 170th worldwide. Papers published by NCKU’s engineering and materials science fields have respectively ranked the 14th and the 26th worldwide.

Reviews of National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC)

About National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC) (Summary, Fees, Scholarship, Campus Life, etc.)

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is a research-led comprehensive university in Tainan City, Taiwan. It offers an open learning environment characterized by both classical Western as well as modern Eastern landscape. So far, NCKU has managed to attract thousands of students from all corners of the world for its rich and and welcoming campuses. In addition to two off-university campuses, An-Nan and Gueiren, the main campus of NCKU consists of 7 satellite campuses adjacent to one another. Each of the campuses is closely interlinked and tightly developed as a city within the university. Currently, NCKU covers a total of more than 180 hectares of land which makes it the biggest university in Taiwan.

With a high reputation in fields like science, medicine, engineering, management, design and planning, NCKU is known to be one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan and was ranked by the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings and Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities as second or third among all universities in Taiwan. NCKU was also chosen as one of the top two main schools for "promoting toptier universities" in 2005 and in 2011, the university was again recognized as one of the best universities in Taiwan. Outstanding faculty, abundant educational resource, and excellent research achievements are the foundation for NCKU  to become a world-class university. Furthermore, NCKU students’ intellectual curiosity can be satisfied by the school’s  diverse, dynamic, creative, and solid curricula.

NCKU has 9 colleges, 40 departments, 82 graduate institutes, and 54 research centers. NCKU also offers dozens of programs as minor specialties to provide various learning opportunities for interdisciplinary curricula. With a global vision, NCKU is developing diverse programs which are characterized by creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, such as the “Thinkers Salon”, to foster students’ accomplishments in the humanities and to develop their spirit of caring for others around the world. In addition to the reputation of industry’s favorites, graduates from NCKU have also performed superiorly in academia. Many surveys throughout the years have shown that its students are most desired by Taiwanese companies. There are over 60 NCKU alumni who are currently incumbent or retired presidents of universities in Taiwan. NCKU, as such, seems to be a cradle for future university presidents.  

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