Masters Courses Offered by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) | Top Universities

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As a prestigious, leading research university in Taiwan, NCKU began its internationalisation early because it realised that an international environment is conducive to the cultivation of global citizens. Currently, NCKU offers 33 programmes comprising 694 courses taught in English. In 2019, there were 1,899 international students at NCKU, accounting for more than 8.8 per cent of the student body, and 846 international scholars have visited the institution for teaching, research and exchange.

NCKU exerts its global impact through 486 international cooperation agreements with 294 foreign universities and institutions across 38 countries. Currently, the agreements include 53 dual-degree programmes and 144 active exchange student programmes that greatly enrich the international experience of students. In 2019, 815 local students were able to study abroad, and 70 per cent of the departments at NCKU have been involved in study abroad programmes.

 

Face up to all of the world

Mingling culture

NCKU has firm relationships with universities in South-east Asia – the number of students from ASEAN and South Asian countries in 2018 was 1,011, ranking first among universities in Taiwan. Currently, there are more than 200 Muslim students studying on campus. To meet their religious needs, several prayer rooms have been built at different campuses for their daily use. In addition, 13 international student associations for Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, among others, and the United International Student Alliance are supported by NCKU to help international students overcome their assimilation problems and deepen their degree of interaction with local students.

 

A wonderful Chinese learning environment

Traditional Chinese characters are a treasured cultural legacy and the product of thousands of years of linguistic evolution. The Chinese Language Center (CLC) at NCKU is the only one in Taiwan selected by the US Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Programme for American undergraduate and graduate students. It is also the second-largest among all national universities in Taiwan offering a complete Chinese language training programme to promote international cultural exchange. Each year, more than 1,100 foreign students from over 50 countries come to study Mandarin Chinese at the CLC. The students are of all ages, ranging from the early teens to retired seniors. 

 

TU Darmstadt Asia Office

In order to strengthen academic cooperation between Germany and Taiwan, NCKU and Technische Universität Darmstadt have established an Asia Office at NCKU as the basis of a long-term partnership. There will be a German scholar stationed at the office – the first time a German university has had on-site representation in Taiwan. Both parties will benefit from cooperation, student exchange, short-term lecturing, academic exchange, scientific research and cultural exchange.

 

First inter-college, international programme among Taiwanese universities 

The Circular Economy Programme is the first inter-college, international programme among Taiwanese universities targeted at a mixed student body composed of working professionals, mid-career students and continuing university students who are enrolled in at least one of the master’s degree programmes offered at NCKU. Created in 2018, this programme provides students with professional skills that are linked with each other but distributed throughout the existing departments at NCKU.

 

NCKU-Purdue dual-degree programme

NCKU and Purdue University have entered into a collaboration for a 3+1+1 dual-degree programme and 2+2 doctoral dual-degree programme in engineering. A scholarship will be offered by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) of Taiwan to selected students in the 3+1+1 dual-degree programme, with summer intern opportunities and job vacancies at AIDC Taiwan or AIDC US.

 

A great world with no boundaries

In 2019, the World Universities Network invited students from its member schools to the WUN Conference for the first time. As the only student representative team from Asia, NCKU assigned three students with backgrounds in international exchange, student government and genetic engineering. At this conference, the three student representatives exerted tremendous effort. It is helpful that faculty members and students from different universities are able to meet and discuss action in the face of humanitarian crises.

About

International Network

As a prestigious, leading research university in Taiwan, NCKU began its internationalisation early because it realised that an international environment is conducive to the cultivation of global citizens. Currently, NCKU offers 33 programmes comprising 694 courses taught in English. In 2019, there were 1,899 international students at NCKU, accounting for more than 8.8 per cent of the student body, and 846 international scholars have visited the institution for teaching, research and exchange.

NCKU exerts its global impact through 486 international cooperation agreements with 294 foreign universities and institutions across 38 countries. Currently, the agreements include 53 dual-degree programmes and 144 active exchange student programmes that greatly enrich the international experience of students. In 2019, 815 local students were able to study abroad, and 70 per cent of the departments at NCKU have been involved in study abroad programmes.

 

Face up to all of the world

Mingling culture

NCKU has firm relationships with universities in South-east Asia – the number of students from ASEAN and South Asian countries in 2018 was 1,011, ranking first among universities in Taiwan. Currently, there are more than 200 Muslim students studying on campus. To meet their religious needs, several prayer rooms have been built at different campuses for their daily use. In addition, 13 international student associations for Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, among others, and the United International Student Alliance are supported by NCKU to help international students overcome their assimilation problems and deepen their degree of interaction with local students.

 

A wonderful Chinese learning environment

Traditional Chinese characters are a treasured cultural legacy and the product of thousands of years of linguistic evolution. The Chinese Language Center (CLC) at NCKU is the only one in Taiwan selected by the US Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Programme for American undergraduate and graduate students. It is also the second-largest among all national universities in Taiwan offering a complete Chinese language training programme to promote international cultural exchange. Each year, more than 1,100 foreign students from over 50 countries come to study Mandarin Chinese at the CLC. The students are of all ages, ranging from the early teens to retired seniors. 

 

TU Darmstadt Asia Office

In order to strengthen academic cooperation between Germany and Taiwan, NCKU and Technische Universität Darmstadt have established an Asia Office at NCKU as the basis of a long-term partnership. There will be a German scholar stationed at the office – the first time a German university has had on-site representation in Taiwan. Both parties will benefit from cooperation, student exchange, short-term lecturing, academic exchange, scientific research and cultural exchange.

 

First inter-college, international programme among Taiwanese universities 

The Circular Economy Programme is the first inter-college, international programme among Taiwanese universities targeted at a mixed student body composed of working professionals, mid-career students and continuing university students who are enrolled in at least one of the master’s degree programmes offered at NCKU. Created in 2018, this programme provides students with professional skills that are linked with each other but distributed throughout the existing departments at NCKU.

 

NCKU-Purdue dual-degree programme

NCKU and Purdue University have entered into a collaboration for a 3+1+1 dual-degree programme and 2+2 doctoral dual-degree programme in engineering. A scholarship will be offered by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) of Taiwan to selected students in the 3+1+1 dual-degree programme, with summer intern opportunities and job vacancies at AIDC Taiwan or AIDC US.

 

A great world with no boundaries

In 2019, the World Universities Network invited students from its member schools to the WUN Conference for the first time. As the only student representative team from Asia, NCKU assigned three students with backgrounds in international exchange, student government and genetic engineering. At this conference, the three student representatives exerted tremendous effort. It is helpful that faculty members and students from different universities are able to meet and discuss action in the face of humanitarian crises.

University highlights

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is one of the top Public universities in Tainan City, Taiwan. It is ranked #=252 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #=271
  • 2014
    #247
  • 2015
    #232
  • 2016
    #224
  • 2017
    #=241
  • 2018
    #222
  • 2019
    #234
  • 2020
    #225
  • 2021
    #234
  • 2022
    #=252

Ranking criteria

38.4
Overall
43.9
Academic Reputation
25.2
Citations per Faculty
61.9
Employer Reputation
39.4
Faculty Student Ratio
7.2
International Faculty Ratio
24.2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
20,215

43%
57%

International students
2,656

44%
56%

Total faculty staff
2,079

220
1859

Total students
20,215

43%
57%

International students
2,656

44%
56%

Total faculty staff
2,079

1859
220
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