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  • Locations: Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 02/13/2019 06/23/2019
NOTE: NCU has later deadline but ISU needs to process registration and financial aid prior to students leaving campus.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Program Director: Chang, Carl
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Off Campus Cumulative GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Host Country Language: Chinese
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: EXPRO Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
National Central University
Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Academic Program
National Central University was founded in 1902 with roots from 258 CE in mainland China. After NCU in Nanking was renamed Nanjing University in 1949, NCU was re-established in Taiwan in 1962. The departments included in this student exchange include: Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology and Atmospheric Science (Earth Sciences), Mathematics, Statistics, and Software Engineering.

Students should have completed at least their freshman year prior to study at NCU in Taiwan. Programs in each of the areas above are open to undergraduate and graduate students in good standing at Iowa State. Examples of courses available in Fall 2015 in English for each department are listed here.

Chemistry: Special Topics in Organometallic Chemistry; Computational Chemistry; Principle and Use of Powder XRD in Chemistry; Advanced Physical Chemistry; Advanced Organic Chemistry; Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Computer Science: Intelligent Surveillance; Cognitive Speech Processing; Intro to Bayesian Data Analysis; Information Retrieval and Extraction

Earth Sciences/Astronomy: Astrophysics of Galaxies; Binary Stars System; Quasar Astronomy; Space Astronomy; Applied Groundwater Modeling; Groundwater Hydrology; Principles of Space Remote Sensing; Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Change

Mathematics/Statistics: Numerical Analysis I; Theory of Stochastic Processes I; Regression Analysis; Quality Control

Program Fee

This is an exchange program. Students will pay their normal Iowa State University tuition and fees.

Click on the “budget sheets” link above at the top of the page just under the program name for more details. Each term has a separate link.

Housing Information

Students are provided assistance in locating an apartment off-campus. Dormitory space is NOT available to exchange students.