School Regulation & Form

 I. Admission
  • International students should follow “NCU International Students Entrance Regulations” to apply for NCU.
  • Every accepted student should be present at the university on stated date for further admission procedure. Qualification will be cancelled for non-attendance.
  • Freshmen students can apply for deferred admission to Section of Registration for one year at most if they can’t register in the first semester.


 II. Tuition, Enrollment , and Course
  • Students are required to pay the enrollment fee before each semester. The amount will be announced prior to the enrollment of each semester.
  • Students should pay for tuition within the period stated. The qualification of those who can’t pay on time will be forfeited unless the application for postponement from Section of Registration. The postponement is at most two weeks; otherwise, the student will be considered as dropout.
  • Graduate students should follow the department requirement for taking courses. For undergraduate students, the courses taken for the first three academic years should not be less than 16 credits. In the forth academic year, the credits taken should be no less than 9 credits.


 III. Period of Study, Credit, and Academic Performance
  • For undergraduate students

The credits they should take in four years should be at least 128 credits in order to graduate. Students can apply for an extension of study for at most 2 academic years.

  • For graduate students

The period of study for MA Program is from 1 to 4 academic yeas, while the Doctoral Program is from 2 to 7 academic years. The credit requirement for MA degree is 24 credits, 18 for Doctoral degree.

  • For undergraduate students

NCU adopts a hundred points, system, with 100 being the highest and 60 being the pass mark. The marks are divided into the following levels.
A+ 90 points and above
A 80 to 89 points
B 70 to 79 points
C 60 to 69 points
D 50 to 59 points
E below 50 points
If a failing grade is obtained, no make-up test can be made, students should repeat the failing required course.

  • For graduate students, the pass mark is 70, and if a failing grade is obtained, no make-up test can be made, students should repeat the failing course.
  • When students fail more than 3/2 of the credits taken in a semester, they will be asked to withdraw study from NCU.
 IV. Suspension, Resumption, and Discontinuation
  • Students who need to apply for suspension because of illness or other emergent situation, should propose a letter of consent signed by parents or guardians, or letters from NHI to Section of Registration before the final exam.
  • The period of suspension can be one semester, one academic year or two academic years.
  • The application of resumption should be approved by the department and the academic dean. Students have to continue their study in the original department.
  • The application of discontinuation should be approved by parents, guardians and academic dean.


 V. Graduation and Degree
  • Undergraduate students are allowed to graduate upon completion of all course and credit requirements and obtain a satisfactory performance during the stay in NCU. Students will then be issued with a diploma and conferred a BA degree by NCU.
  • Graduate students will be conferred a MA or Doctoral degree upon the completion of all course an credit requirements.


 VI. Leave of Absence

Types of leave of absence

  • Sick leave

Sick leave within three days requires diagnosis proof from the
school doctor or hospital diagnosis proof, if it exceeds three days,
hospital diagnosis proof is definitely required.

  • Personal leave

Papers from your parents or guardian are required to explain the reason of your absence.

  • Official leave

Approval from the administration units is required to attend activities on behalf of the school. (Club activities are not included.)

  • Funeral leave

Application for funeral leave is required under the following conditions:

  1. Death of student’s direct relatives or siblings. 
  2. Death of the direct relatives of the student’s spouse

Authority of the Approval of Leave of Absence
Within one day: approved by the homeroom teacher.
Within three days: approved by the chair of the department.
Within five days: approved by the dean of the college.
Within a week: approved by the dean of Student Affairs .
Exceeds a week: approved by the president.
Approval by the teacher is needed if asking for a leave of absence on examination day.

If asking a leave of absence on exam or registration day, approval by Student Affairs Division and Academic Affairs Division is required.

Official leave requires the official documentation from the sponsor, otherwise, it’d be considered as a compensatory leave. Besides, if student’s studies are affected, the Division of Academic Affairs can inform the teacher to have a make up class for the student if necessary.

3.  Application Process

  • Get an application form from the Student Advising Section and submit papers or proof if needed.
  • Refer to the rule No. 2.
  • Once the application is approved, signature from the Student 

Advising Section is required to make the application valid.


International Affairs National Central University No.300, Zhongda Rd., Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 320

TEL:+886-3-425-4945 (International Students Affairs)/+886-3-425-4959 (Internatioal Cooperation)