Apply NCCU IMBA as a TaiwanICDF Applicant

Apply NCCU IMBA as a TaiwanICDF Applicant

Apply for the IMBA with a grant of TaiwanICDF Higher Education Scholarship Program


Eligibility to apply for TaiwanICDF Scholarship

To apply for the TaiwanICDF scholarship program, please check the TaiwanICDF Higher Education Scholarship Program first to see if you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


Entry Requirements for NCCU IMBA Program

  1. Minimum of two years of full-time post-baccalaureate work experience.
  2. Completion of or the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Satisfactory previous academic achievement.
  4. Competitive GMAT scores preferable
  5. TOEFL score or other evidence of English proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English.
  6. Any other materials that will help the Admissions Committee assess the applicant’s potential.


How to apply?

To apply for the IMBA with a grant of TaiwanICDF Higher Education Scholarship Program, applicants MUST successfully complete two application procedures – One for IMBA and the other for TaiwanICDF scholarship.

Step 1. For IMBA application, please use this IMBA online application system.  The online system allows candidates to access and submit the required application documents. The system will be open between January 4, 2018 and 5PM, March 23, 2018 (UTC+8). IMBA Online Application Deadline: 5PM, March 23, 2018 (UTC +8).

Step 2. For TaiwanICDF scholarship application, please access the Scholarship Online Application System at to fill the application form between January 1, 2018 and March 16, 2018 (UTC+8). Confirm the information you have entered and print out the application form. Please submit the application form, together with your other scholarship application documents, to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/Consulate (General)/ Representative Office in your country before March 16, 2018.  Full information about TaiwanICDF Higher Education Scholarship Program and the application procedure will be available on the pages of the website. Please be advised that Scholarship Online Application System will be closed on March 16, 2018 (UTC+8).

A joint review of qualified applicants is conducted by an academic committee at IMBA in joint cooperation with TaiwanICDF representatives. Admission results will be posted online at IMBA website on May 11, 2018 (UTC +8). Later on, the TaiwanICDF will announce its list of scholarship recipients, in principle, no later than June 30 each year. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter through the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy/ Consulate (General)/ Representative Office to whom they originally applied.

Please note: Gaining admission from the university does not necessarily mean that the applicant has also been given a TaiwanICDF scholarship. Only the applicant who receives the acceptance letter issued by the TaiwanICDF is the scholarship recipient.


Documents Required

Applicants are required to submit the following application documents to IMBA Online Application System before 5PM, March 23, 2018 (UTC +8).

  1. Personal Data Form

This is an online form in our application system containing your personal details (name, address, academic history, language proficiency, employment history, etc.). If you change your address after the application period is over, please make sure that you notify the IMBA Program office so we can contact you.

In the Employment History area, please include descriptions of your 3 most recent full-time post-baccalaureate positions.

  1. Essays

The required Essays allow the Admissions Committee to learn about you, your accomplishments and your professional aspirations. You will be asked some questions and type them in the application system. Your essay should not be written or edited by anyone other than yourself. Please prepare these essays carefully and candidly, follow the instructions in the system for each essay.

Required Essays
1. Describe your short-term and long-term career goals and explain how your past experience together with an IMBA from the NCCU will contribute to your achieving them. (750 words maximum)
2. Answer any 2 questions from the 4 choices below:
a. Describe a time when you were part of a team in a professional environment that worked well. Also, describe a time when you were part of a team that did not work well. (500 words maximum)
b. Reflect on a time when your efforts resulted in a change within an organization. Please discuss your role in these changes. (500 words)
c. Describe a situation where you were able to use your leadership skills to create a better outcome. (500words)
d. Discuss a risk you took that proved to be successful. Also describe a time when a risk you took was not successful. (500 words)

Optional Essay
Please include any other information that you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in considering your application. (250 word maximum)

  1. Two recommendation letters

Two recommendations are required and should be completed by individuals who are well acquainted with you and your managerial capabilities. Preferably, they should be completed by employers or supervisors. You are advised to request recommendations well in advance of the application deadline to ensure your application package is complete when submitted.

As part of the online application process you will be asked to provide email addresses for your recommenders; the system will then send them a link they can use to access the system and fill the recommendation letter online or upload a letter of their own.

  1. Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  2. A copy of most recent university/college diploma

We require one copy of your transcript and one copy of the diploma or other documentation indicating the date and conferral of your degree. If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English or Chinese, a certified English translation must accompany original documents. Official copies of credentials must be certified by a school administrative officer from whom the degree was received. Please scan and upload these documents to the online application system.

  1. Evidence of English Proficiency

We ask all applicants to provide their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or other evidence of English proficiency (other test scores, i.e. IELTS, TOEIC, etc.) if their native language is not English.

If you hold a degree from an English speaking country or a program taught in English, you do not have to submit the evidence of English proficiency. Please mark the check box “I do not need an English Proficiency test score” in the online system.

  1. Evidence of Management Study Aptitude

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement for admittance to the program. Applicants are however strongly advised to take the test and submit their scores as additional support to their application. GMAT is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the USA as evidence of management aptitude. The GMAT can be forwarded through National Chengchi University’s GMAT code 9993. Include a photocopy of the score report in your application package. For more information or to request that your scores be sent to us, contact the GMAT, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541-6103, USA, or visit the GMAT web site at
Please allow 3-4 weeks for our office to receive your scores from ETS.

  1. Proof of Nationality (e.g. passport)
  2. Declaration of foreign citizenship
    This is a declaration form in which you confirm that you do not hold ROC citizenship and that you are eligible to apply as an international student. Please download and print the document from the application system, sign your name and upload a scanned copy to the system.



Timetable for International Applicants who apply for TaiwanICDF Scholarship (Fall 2018 Intake)

Date Schedule of Events
January 4, 2018 – 5PM, March 23, 2018 IMBA Application Period
March 16, 2018 TaiwanICDF Scholarship Online Application System Closed
May 11, 2018 IMBA Admission Results (posted online)
May 17, 2018 IMBA Mailing of Status Letters
(Offer of Admission, Waiting List, Declined)
June 20, 2018 IMBA Acceptance Confirmation Decision Deadline
June 27, 2018 – August 24, 2018 Acceptance Confirmation for applicants on the waiting list (based on available spots)
Early September 2018 Start of Fall Semester, 2018