First-Year Enrollment Checklist

Resident Visa / ARC

Resident Visa

A visa is an entry permit into a country. Foreign students enrolling in degree programs at NCCU should apply for a resident visa with the purpose of pursuing studies at their local Taiwan Overseas Representative Office in order to enter Taiwan

Visa Application Linkage:外交部領事局(MOFA)


The “Alien Resident Certificate” (ARC) is your identification card in Taiwan. Foreigners holding a resident visa or changing to a resident visa after being in Taiwan, have to go to the service center of the National Immigration Agency within 30 days* of arriving in Taiwan in order to apply for an ARC. The National Immigration Agency (NIA) encourages foreign students to utilize the “Students Online Application System” website which allows foreign students to access various administrative applications including the application for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC). The count for the 30 days’ time limit starts from the day after the student’s arrival in Taiwan or the next day after having received the resident visa in Taiwan.. Failure to do so may result in a penalty of $2,000-10,000 NT/$ (roughly 60-300 USD).

ARC Application Linkage:內政部移民署(MOI)

Overseas Medical & Injury Insurance

Having an adequate medical insurance is very important to ensure you stay healthy and experience an overall pleasant stay here at NCCU. All new degree students are therefore required by Taiwan regulations to carry overseas medical and injury insurance covering for at least 6 months starting from the date of arrival in Taiwan. You are asked to show your proof of insurance (which must be issued in English) or your National Health Insurance (NHI) card (if you are already insured under the Taiwanese insurance scheme) during the OIC One-Stop Registration on Sep 3. If you do not have overseas medical and injury insurance or the insurance is found to be invalid, you will need to purchase the group medical insurance during the OIC One-Stop Registration at Station B or with Ms. Alison Ho at OIC office by Sep. 8.

For more information on Overseas Medical Insurance:中央健康保險局(NHS)


Certifying Foreign Degrees & Diplomas

You should have your foreign diplomas and transcripts verified by the Taiwan Embassy/Representative Office in the country of the institution that has issued the official document and present them during OIC One-Stop Registration. If the transcripts and diplomas (or graduation certificates) are not in Chinese or English, you will have to verify the original documents and the translation of the documents before you arrive in Taiwan. Please note that you will not be able to complete the registration procedure, unless you present all verified documents. Diplomas and transcripts received in Taiwan are not required to be verified.

Health Examination

For the protection of you and your fellow peers, you are required to complete a health examination within one month of the start of the semester. We strongly recommend you to undergo the health examination offered on-campus to save time and money.

Linkage:連結 (Click to Fill out the form)

Dormitory & Housings

All dormitories are open to move-in starting from Friday, September 04, 2020. Please note the move-in information below in order to manage your arrival time accordingly. New students are also required to present a check-in approval notice and to borrow a temporary pass. You need to deposit 1000 NT/$ (roughly 30 USD) to borrow a temporary pass. However, your deposit will be refunded during the OIC One-Stop Registration (September 08) or at OIC office afterwards.

Course Selection Guidance

The course enrollment process consists of five (5) phases: Online Course Selection I, Online Course Selection II, Online Course Add/Drop, System Manual Add/Drop with Instructor’s Approval, Course Withdrawal. Please refer to the Class Selection Schedule for 2020 First Semester for relevant dates concerning course enrollment. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment or courses (ex. the courses needed to fulfill your degree requirements), please consult your academic department or program office.

Course Selection Dates:109 選課日程表 (Course Selection Schedule)

Course Selection Manual:下載連結(Click to download)

Course Selection Guidance Videos:

Tuitions & Miscellaneous Fees

The deadline for the payment of tuition fees for the Fall Semester of 2020 is Friday, September 18, 2020. Students must make the payment according to the steps stated on the payment slip before the deadline. The bank will no longer process the payment after the deadline, and late payments will be dealt with according to Article 13 of NCCU Academic Regulations.

First Bank On-line Portal for Tuition Payments:列印繳費單(Click to Print out Payment Slip)
On-site First Bank Cashier Counter:Mon. – Fri. 10:30-13:00 Cashier’s Office in Administration Building.