Life at National Chung Hsing University
Extracurricular activities play an important role in students' lives at an university. There are more than 120 student clubs and societies at NCHU, including clubs involving social service, sports, social science studies, art, music, literature, humanities, philosophy, religion, and language learning.
Visa & Immigration
Navigating through a foreign country’s immigration system can be challenging! It is your responsibility to maintain your immigration status and obey immigration regulations while studying in Taiwan. Check your immigration documents (Resident / Visitor Visa) to make sure that they are accurate and valid, and note when they need to be renewed. You are not allowed to stay in Taiwan and will be penalized if you fail to extend your immigration documents during the stipulated period. Clicking here provides five categories of immigration and visa-related status and documents information in Taiwan: Resident Visa, Alien Residence Certification (ARC), Visitor Visa Extension, ROC united ID Number and Change Visitor Visa to Resident Visa.
Health care can be expensive if you do not have health insurance in Taiwan. For this reason, it is important for you to understand the insurance policies and the Taiwan health care system. The Immigration Authorities in Taiwan requires that all foreigners need to apply basic insurance for the duration of their study.
As an NCHU foreign student, you may qualify for varied insurances which are based on your status. Students will pay the insurance fee of their own in registration process.
- Foreign Student Insurance (FSI) - applicable to Degree-seeking Students and Exchange Students
- National Health Insurance (NHI) - applicable to Degree-seeking Students and Exchange Students
- Student Safety Insurance (SSI) - applicable to Degree-seeking Students only
The school's library, computer service center, language center, art center, athletic and recreational facilities, as well as bookstores provide various services and activities for faculty members and students alike. There are Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at the Student Activity Center and the Post Office just beside the university. A sports complex comprising of swimming pool, gymnasium (badminton, volleyball, table tennis, etc.), tennis courts, basketball courts, and an all-weather athletic track are available for all NCHU students' use.
The Taichung Railway Station and the Taichung Bus Station are about 15-minute drive away from NCHU, and the Taiwan High Speed Railway Station is about 25-minute drive from NCHU. It is convenient to go anywhere in Taichung or other places in Taiwan by taxi, bus or train. There is a bus stop just in front of the main gate of the NCHU campus, which can also take students to the Taichung Railway Station.
On campus, there are 5 dormitory buildings providing accommodation for male students and 4 buildings for female students. Generally, four students share a room. The dormitory provides common toilets, shower room, laundry room, recreational room, etc. Fees required for living in NCHU dormitory per semester (about five months): Basic fee for once semester, including electricity, public cleaning, etc. around NT$12,000 (US$400) In addition to on-campus accommodation, there are many apartments and rental houses close to NCHU. The rent for off-campus accommodation ranges from NT$3,000 to 10,000 (US$100 to 330) per month depending on housing conditions. The university will help students to find affordable accommodation available in Taichung and its suburbs. For students NOT entitled to a dormitory (receive only benefit 1-2), the Division of Foreign Students Affairs may find volunteers to help you make housing arrangements.
Male Dormitory Female Dormitory
There are on-campus canteens and cafeterias that offer good food at reasonable prices ranging from NT$35 to NT$200 (US$1~6) per meal. The cost for a meal is around NT$50 (US$1.50). There are also many restaurants, fast-food places, bakeries, cafes and convenient stores around the university and in downtown Taichung. Restaurants serve delicacies from many different countries such as India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand just to name a few. Prices vary greatly depending on where you dine.