** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Language of Instruction:
Minimum Grade Point Average:
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, Finance, International Business, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies
KU Program Type:
Taiwan is known as the bridge between Eastern and Western culture and is located southeast of mainland China. Study computer science, business, professional writing, or communications and explore China and southeast Asia from this convenient location!
Taiwan is an island nation located just east of China. It is known as a bridge between Eastern and Western Cultures. The region boasts of friendly people, delicious food, casual lifestyle, and pleasant weather.
Student Population: 18,000 International Students: 2,000 international students from 60 countries Campus Locations: Taipei and Taoyuan Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English Degrees Offered: Bachelor's and Master's
Ming Chuan University is the first university in Asia to be accredited by a U.S. education accreditation commission and happens to be recognized by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same one that accredits KU. Students studying abroad at Ming Chuan will be immersed in a Mandarin-speaking environment and cultural experience.
Eligible Majors: Business, Professional Writing, Communication Studies, Computer Science, and Information Technology Majors
Must have 24 credits by time of exchange program
Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to apply
Good disciplinary standing
Students will work with their KU academic advisor to select courses that best fit their course of study. All courses will be submitted to the Registrar's Office and pre-approved for transfer credit prior to the beginning of the student's study abroad program.
Please review the Ming Chuan Fact Sheet for instructions about how to access course offerings and course descriptions on the Ming Chuan University website.
Academic year details
The academic year is divided into two 18-week semesters
Single-semester exchanges are best taken in the spring semester due to differences in the academic calendar
Approximate program dates
Fall semester: mid-September to mid-January
Spring semester: Mid-February to late June
Ming Chuan University uses the U.S. credit system
Most courses are 2-3 credits
KU students must enroll in a full-time course load while abroad (12 credits minimum)
The equivalent of the U.S. grade of C- or higher is required for course credit to transfer to KU
Grades do not transfer, only credits
GradingScale: Review the grading scale for Taiwan on the WES website to see how the grades translate to the U.S. grading system.
Dormitories are available to exchange students. On and off-campus housing is available and the International Office at Ming Chuan will assist with housing after the student's application is approved.
Students must prepare their own meals; a meal plan is not available.
Additional Program Details
Visa: A visa is required to enter Taiwan and study for longer than 90 days. More information is available on the Taiwan Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Buddy Program: Ming Chuan University offers a buddy program and Mandarin student tutor program for exchange students Airport Pick-up: Airport pick-up is available for students who complete the Service Booking Form by the published deadlines Activities: Cultural activities and outings are offered to international students
Program Cost: Students pay KU tuition and fees for the semester(s) they study abroad Processing Fee: $30.00 Housing: The cost of housing is approximately $500-700 USD per semester Insurance: KU students are required to purchase GeoBlue study abroad insurance for the entire length of their program at a cost of $13 per week. Living Expenses: Reasonable living expenses in Taiwan are about $300 USD per month, including meals and personal expenses Other Expenses: Airfare, local travel, books and supplies