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National Chengchi University (NCCU)

64, Chih-nan Rd., Sec. 2, Wenshan, Taipei 11623, Taiwan, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
3.90 / 5 based on 36 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
70% of students recommend
36 reviews
Housing
3.3/5
All experiences (36)
Student life
4.2/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (24)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.5/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Buy the Lonely Planet guidebook. Very good. Read Review
Pogop, Sweden

National Chengchi University review by Ulf

Review by Ulf, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, University Agreement
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Campus far from city. More interesting and engrossing to live off-campus.
Personal comments:
Campus good way to get to know local students. Boring campus, nothing to do in the local suburbs.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
There are only a few good nightclubs in Taipei. Everyone knows about them. The same with bars, there are a few that everyone knows about.
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ACADEMIC       2.0 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
We missed the promised MBA courses by a year. Therefore we had limited choice in number of courses. Probably better now.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Good Mandarin courses on university.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Somewhat cheaper food. As expensive nightlife, did more of it.
Travel, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Overall: was the same price as at home.
Food, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Bad info about courses. Probably due to confused administration at Chengchi Uni.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
If you can, go to Taida.



FINAL COMMENTS

Buy the Lonely Planet guidebook. Very good.
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