Courses Information

 

Academic Calendar

There are two semesters in an academic year. The first semester(Fall) begins around the middle of September until the middle of January; the second semester (Spring) begins around the middle of February until the end of June. In between semesters are the summer and winter vacations.

Length of Study

Undergraduate programs require four years of study; however, students who are unable to fulfill their requirements within the designated time may be granted extensions of up to two years. Specialized undergraduate programs, such as the Program of Medicine, require six years, including internship.

Graduate programs leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree require one to four years and two to seven years, respectively. Students who enter graduate school are required to complete their thesis/dissertation on time.

The length of study and graduation requirements are different according to each institute/department’s rules, further information is available at the Office of International Affairs website and Department websites or NCKU course information. If any revisions occur, please give priority to the announcement from the department/institute.

Language Requirements

Most courses in undergraduate programs are taught in Chinese, but course materials could be in Chinese or English depending on the professor. Students are expected to have an adequate level of Chinese and applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in the Chinese language.

Most courses in graduate programs are instructed in Chinese, and partially in English. Applicants are expected to have sufficient listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability in the Chinese language. For the language requirements for each department, please refer to “Admission Requirements of Departments/Institutes”.

Please refer to categories including “A. Program taught in English”, “B. Sufficient English courses to satisfy graduation requirements”, "C. Provide English courses but not satisfy graduation requirements" and “D. No courses taught in English” on the “Current Programs- Degree Programs Open to the International Students”.