National Cheng Kung University

  • Year Founded :1931
  • Faculty :4451
  • Students :22833
  • International Students :1060

"Seek for truth; Toil for good" is the motto of NCKU, and the school 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 ten 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). There is a Sicao Wetlands near the campus, which is 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.
 42nd in the world (QS Asia University Rankings 2021)
 235th in the world (QS 2021)

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
[email protected]

Year Founded : 1931

Type of institution : National University

Contact : Office of International Affairs

TEL : +886-6-2085608

Email : [email protected]

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




Faculty : 4451

Students : 22833

Undergraduate : 11441

Graduate : 10332

International Students : 1060

Academics : 92

Colleges : 11

Departments : 44

Graduate Institutes : 37

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