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National Chengchi University

Program Location Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20280
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

National Chengchi University
The world's tallest building: Taipei 10

Taiwan is a modern industrialised megalopolis clinging to the fringes of an ancient culture; a string of teeming cities at the feet of a glorious mountain range. It is traditional noodles from a 7-Eleven, aboriginal tribes in mini-skirts and a day of temple rituals followed by waterslide rides. The human tide of Taipei will sweep you off your feet, but if you step outside the city limits you'll discover why Taiwan is known as Ilha Formosa, 'the beautiful island'. Mountain peaks puncture a sea of clouds, slick black volcanic rock wraps the coastlines and waterfalls shroud themselves in mist: Taiwan is a computer-generated Chinese watercolour.

Taipei is a boisterous and expensive city, and it lets you know it. About 6 million people live in and around Taiwan's capital, lured by the excitment of a bustling city on the move. And for the most part, they're not disappointed. Real estate is virtually unobtainable - Taipei residents have long dispensed with the dream of home-ownership - and the government is encouraging businesses to set up elsewhere in Taiwan. Despite this, the notion still prevails that to make it big in Taiwan, you have to set up in the heart of the capital - even if the air is perpetually toxic. Taiwan's capital is packed full of people, cars and smog - a real hotbed of renao, or liveliness. It's not a relaxing stopover, but the food is excellent, the people are friendly and there are some top-notch sights.

Since its foundation in 1927, the National Chengchi University has enjoyed 75 years of history. The founding principle was the late President Chang Kai-shek. After the retreat of the ROC government to Taiwan, there used to be a resolution of not considering the re-opening of any public university formerly based on the mainland on the island. However, Cheng-chi University was such a distinguished example of loyalty to the country in the times of wars that the Ministry of Education voluntarily made the proposal in 1954 to allow the university to be restored in Taipei. After more than four decades, the university has become an all-purpose academic institution consisting of eight colleges: Colleges of Literature, Natural Science, Law, Business, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Communication, and International Affairs (the founding of the College of Education is scheduled in 2002). There are in all 33 departments and 38 graduate institutes (master programs), with 27 of the graduate institutes also offering doctoral programs.Additionally, there are 10 special master's degree programs for at-job students. The number of students totals over 14,000, including over 10,000 undergraduates, over 3,500 in the master programs, and over 700 in the doctoral programs.

The College of Commerce was founded in the fall of 1957 with the aim of cultivating business management research and entrepreneurial excellence, as well as enhancing frontier research in all areas of business. With eight departments (International Trade, Money & Banking, Accounting, Statistics, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Finance, Risk Management & Insurance, and the Graduate Institute of Technology & Innovation Management) the College of Commerce provides the most comprehensive program for research and education in business.

With the inauguration of the new College of Commerce Building in May 1997, many collegiate level research centers were established to promote academic research, internships with leading corporations, and interdisciplinary integration. The EMBA (Executive MBA), and IMBA (International MBA, an English track program, all of its courses are taught in English) are among the many projects which demand interdepartmental resources integration and cooperation.

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National Chengchi University
Pavilion at the Memorial Peace Park

The program is open to all undergraduate students majoring in Management, CSR, and HTM who have reached at least sophomore standing (completed 2 semesters of college) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HTM (HHS),

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students may participate in this program for a semester or a year. The fall semester begins in September to January, while the second semester is from February to July. Students who participate in the fall semester only may be late returning back to Purdue for the start of the spring semester.

The business curriculum consists of Economics, Money and Banking, Accounting I & II, Statistics, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management Information System, Product Management, Finance Management, International Financial Market, Investment, International Business Law, International Business Management and Insurance.


Students will live in university residence halls. Hall reservations will be made for exchange students automatically. Rooms on campus are furnished. Students must bring or purchase their own towels, sheets, blankets, pillow, and tissue paper. These items are available at nearby stores. The rooms will be provided with a single bed, desk and chair, closet storage space, and internet connection. All residence halls have laundry rooms, study lounges, and recreation areas. Cooking is prohibited in the residence halls.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Local Transportation$500.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,000.00 -$3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
National Chengchi University
A colorful dragon boat

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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