National Cheng Kung University

Program Details

Program Location Tainan, Taiwan
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20281
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2024 02/12/24 to 06/21/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


National Cheng Kung University

Computer Science Building

Established in 1931 as Tainan Technical College, NCKU has grown into a comprehensive university serving 21,000 students through nine colleges.  The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE) emphasizes teaching, research and development in computing software and hardware engineering and works closely with the industrial, business and government sectors in Tainan.

Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan and was the capital during imperial times. It is famous for its temples, historic buildings and snack food. The city is currently the fourth largest city on the island with a population over 760,000.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


National Cheng Kung University

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study 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: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science]
Specifically from: AAE, CHE, ECE, ME (ENGR), CS (SCI), SLC (CLA), IDIS (CLA)

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

Click here for more information on courses.

Courses offered previously at NCKU can be reviewed by selecting a semester of a certain year. Please note that the most recent academic year is represented by the highest number on the list. Semester 1 means fall semester and semester 2 is spring semester.

One may narrow down the search with various conditions available on the page. Courses taught in English can be found with the “Courses Taught in English” button.

Students are allowed to take courses offered by other departments/institutes, in addition to those of their own departments/institutes. Also, they can take courses of different program years and levels. Undergraduate students may take graduate courses, and vice versa.


Although on-campus housing is not guaranteed, there are double rooms available in a residence hall for exchange students.

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 2023

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.
Program Specific Insurance $10.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $1,200.00
Local Transportation $250.00
Visa $150.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,200.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

The Purdue Global Engineering Program may offer modest financial assistance for students approved for this program.  Interested students should inquire at GEP:

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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure 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 Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

National Cheng Kung University

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