The National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) was established in 1971 in the northern part of Changhua County, Taiwan, as the Provincial Taiwan College of Education although it roots back to 1745. It became a university in 1989.
Located in an important transport interchange, where mountain and coastal rail routes converge, Changhua City (known for its seated Buddha statue and for Taiwan’s oldest Confucius Temple, among other tourist attractions) is an hour away from Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, and Taoyuan International Airport - and only 30 minutes away from several industrial and science parks.
NCUE’s 8,000 students study over seven colleges and 21 departments. The seven colleges are: education; arts; science; technology; engineering; management and social science and physical education. Among the departments, the department of guidance and counselling, the department of special education, the department of industrial education and technology, and the department of finance are the first of their kind in Taiwan. There are 43 master's programmes and 15 doctoral programmes.
Research activities in NCUE take place across the community counselling centre, the special education centre, the science education centre, the technical and vocational education centre, the environmental education centre, and the science and technology research centre.
The university has about 170 international partner universities, nearly half of which are in China, but also across countries including: Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Germany, France, UK, Canada, India, Australia, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand, Russia, Czech Republic, Turkey, and Bulgaria.
Course Details & Entry Requirements
There are seven colleges at NCUE consisting of 21 departments, 43 Master's programs, and 15 doctoral programs that accept international students’ application for admission. Some programs require that the applicants take a Chinese assessment test before application. If unable to pass the test, applicants may still be admitted with the consent of the evaluation committee, but need to take the Chinese language courses provided by the School at their own expenses when necessary.
NCUE facilities include: libraries, computer centres, outdoor athletic areas, gymnasiums, a healthcare centre, student psychological counselling and guidance centre, language centre. Meanwhile, student activities are wide in scope and are grouped under headings of autonomous clubs (attached to faculties); community service clubs (eg volunteering); recreational clubs (eg music, dance and sign language); academic clubs (eg astronomy, ecology; Buddhism, magic; handicrafts); fitness clubs (eg billiards, baseball, extreme skating and softball) and fellowship clubs where contacts are made within various communities eg a transfer students association.
Fees & Accommodation
Undergraduate: Estimated tuition fees per semester range from $1,319 to $1,653 depending on the program of study.
Postgraduate: Tuition fees range from $1,541 to $1,781 depending on the program of study. (based on the 2019 Spring semester)
There are six on-campus dormitories that can accommodate up to 2,652 students. Each dormitory is controlled by a card-swipe access system to ensure security for the students. Each bedroom, which is equipped with outside facing windows, is well ventilated and bright. The 24-hour campus security and self-governance officials composed of resident students and instructors provide a safe and secure environment. We give priority for dormitories to international students, who are also qualified for free accommodation during the first year.
Brief information about accommodation:
Room type: Mostly 4-bed room
Space: 16-23m square meter per room
Equipment & facilities: the Internet, air conditioners, coin-operated washing machines, dryers, vending machines, bicycle sheds, saloons and reading rooms