National Cheng Kung University

  • Year Founded :1931
  • Faculty :4451
  • Students :21154
  • International Students :862

"Seek for truth; Toil for good" is NCKU’s motto, and the school therefore features a very down-to-earth academic climate conducive to steadfast pursuit of knowledge and truth. Since its inception, NCKU has undergone tremendous transformation and growth. Today the school comprises nine colleges, making the school the most academically comprehensive research university in Taiwan.

About the University:
NCKU, established in 1931, is located in Tainan, a city known for cultural heritage and cutting-edge technology. Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan. It has the greatest number and density of historical sites, which are not only the treasure of the “Capital City”, but also invaluable cultural assets to National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). Near to the campus is Sicao Wetlands, one of the best ecological parks in Asia. Various technology companies in Tainan Science Park set up the stage for NCKU graduates to put what they have learned in school into practice. The geological location of NCKU, Southern Taiwan Science Park and Industrial Technology Research Institute-Southern Region Campus, to some extent reiterates the connection of Berkeley University, Stanford University and Silicon Valley.
NCKU, one of the spotlight universities promoted by MOE in the international arena. As one of the spotlight schools endorsed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), NCKU has demonstrated excellent academic achievements and accumulated valuable results in several research areas. NCKU has been aiming for eminence in international academia, in the hopes of developing leaders of next generation with cultural literacy, civic literacy, social compassion and global vision.

Distinguishing Features:
 NCKU graduates have earned the reputation of “the first choice among hiring managers” and “the industry’s favorites” each year since 1993, according to the magazines surveyed.
 35th in the world (QS Asia University Rankings 2018)
 222th in the world (QS 2018)

Degree Programs:
56 English Programs:

Research & Development:
In 2016 World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education, NCKU took top 10% in university-industry cooperation indicator, showing that the school’s reputation of university-industry cooperation was internationally validated.


Contact (Telephone number, Email):
International Student Affairs Division

Year Founded : 1931

Type of institution : National University

Feature areas :

Engineering, manufacturing and construction, Information and communication technologies, Health and social welfare, Arts and humanities, Business, administration and law, Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Contact : Office of International Affairs

TEL : +886-6-2085608

Email :

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

Faculty : 4451

Student : 21154

Undergraduate : 11109

Graduate : 9183

International Students : 862

Academics : 90

College : 9

Department : 43

Grad. Inst. : 38

Campus features

School Features

  • Sports facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Wifi on campus
  • International student service
  • Homestay placement service
  • Chinese language support
  • Career guidance
  • Banking facilities
  • Accommodation advisory service

Accommodation Options

  • Onsite apartments
  • Homestay
  • Halls of residence
  • Boarding hostel

Religious Facilities

  • Temple
  • Muslim Prayer Space
  • Chapel