In order to help newly arrived enrolling students with their transportation, airport pick up service is offered to students who reserve and complete the airport pick-up application form. The airport pick-up application form should be submitted at least two weeks before the flight schedule. The service is only available to students commencing their first semester.
All international students will be provided with on-campus or off-campus dorms through application. All accommodations require a one-year contract. There is no refund if you move out during the year. Please note that the school is not able to arrange accommodation for couples or families.
According to university regulations, for undergraduate students the duration of residency for both on-campus and off-campus dorms is limited to a maximum of two academic years. For graduate students the duration of residency for on-campus and off-campus dorms is limited to a maximum of one academic year.
On-Campus Dorm: There are 2,400 dormitory units available for students on campus and off campus. Female students can choose a 4-person room with a bathroom to live. Beds, desks, book shelves, closet, wash basin, shower rooms, bathroom, air conditioners and Internet are available as well. There are laundry rooms, common lounges, clothes drying rooms for residents on each floor.
Deming Dorm (Off-Campus): It is a 3-person room (with mini fridge) at Taihsin. There are about 510 units. Beds, desks, book shelves, closets, air conditioners and Internet are provided. Coin-operated washing machine, dryers, and clothes drying rooms are available for students as well. The location is close to Datung park, 10-min walking distance to school.
Jixian Dorm(Off-Campus): There are about 710 units available at Jixian dormitory. The room type is 4-person rooms with bathroom inside; and with small refrigerators in each room. This dormitory is not far from parks; Carrefour, Starbucks and 7-11 are all nearby. There are bus stops at the Wuhua Street intersection, Fenziwei and New Taipei Senior High School (Take bus No. 816 to the university gate or “Red 9” to MRT Jiantan Station.). St. Ignatius High School MRT station is nearby and several Ubike stations are located on Ruyi Street. These accommodations have convenient transportation and quality living environment.
Taipei Campus (On-Campus): There are about 830 units available in Taipei on-campus dorms. There are two types of rooms: 6-person rooms (no bathroom inside) and 4-person rooms (with bathroom). Beds, desks, book shelves, closet, air conditioner and Internet are provided in every room. Common room and TV and newspaper are provided on each floor.
In all dormitories, on- and off-campus, curfew will be implemented from 23:00pm to 6:00am of the next morning. Dormitory supervisor will call the roll at 23:00pm to maintain safety. Dormitories for couples or families are not available.
1.Students must sign an academic year contract. Residents who wish to move out from the dormitory must file a student report and refunds will be dealt in accordance with MOE regulations after the report is approved. Residents who have filed and received approval on applications for continuing tenancy, do not have to vacate their luggage and personal belongings during summer vacation.(The resident of Jixian dorm and Deming dorms need to move to on-campus dorms during the summer and winter vocations.)
2.Students should prepare a bed quilt, pillow, and mattress on their own, or students may purchase a new set from Carrefour and Deming dormitory.
3. Cash deposit for keys is required when a resident checks in to the dorm. On-Campus dorm is NTD 1,000 per person; off-campus dorm is NTD 2,000 per person.
4.Please indicate the campus, dorm, and recipient clearly if you need to send your luggage to the dorm by post.
5. Due to university regulations, for undergraduate students the duration of residency for both on-campus and off-campus dorms is limited two academic years(Only the resident of Shuiyuan dorm has to move to on-campus Taipei dorm in the second academic year). For graduate students the duration of residency for on-campus and off-campus dorms is limited one academic year (Do not offer the stay in the second academic year).
6. The university has the final decision on dormitory assignment
Private Apartment or Studio
A room with a private toilet and bath usually costs around NT$6,000-8,000 a month in Taoyuan and costs around NT$12,000-15,000 a month in Taipei. A studio has a table, closet and bed. (Utilities such as water and electricity are not included.) You can also visit the housing service website for early reference. TEALIT Website: http://www.tealit.com/ 4 search for Apts. & Roommates Tsuel Ma Ma website: http://rent.tmm.org.tw/ Private apartments or studios usually require a one-year contract. Getting to campus may take 15-30 minutes of walking from a neighboring area.
MCU Student Affairs office also provides information and assistance for international students looking for private apartments upon arrival. Here is the Chinese website: http://housing.mcu.edu.tw/. Unfortunately, the English website is under construction at the moment. On the left column, "縣市" select 01 option for Taipei city, and "地區" select 08 for Shilin district. "租屋格局" select the middle option "套房", and price range "套房租金(元/月)" is possibly between NT$6,000 ~ 10,000. And, finally click on "搜尋" to start search. Download freshman brochure for the updated dorm info via http://iee.mcu.edu.tw/en/content/information-download-0
Before classes start, university will hold an orientation for all freshmen. On the orientation day, freshmen will be given a brief introduction of what they will experience in their years of study at Ming Chuan.
Ming Chuan University has canteens, convenience stores, and several restaurants on campus. Beside these, there are plenty of food stores and restaurants near campus. The estimation of spending for food is 150-200 NT dollars per day.
From Taoyuan Airport to Ming Chuan University International flights arrive at Taoyuan Airport, which is about 30 minutes from the Taoyuan campus (about NT$800 by taxi) and 60 minutes from the Taipei campus (about NT$1,200 by taxi). http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/index.jsp﹥transportation
From Taoyuan Campus to Taoyuan City (downtown) Taoyuan campus is about 20 minutes from the Taoyuan Train Station. Public bus No.137 runs a round trip from Taoyuan campus to Taoyuan Train Station. It costs NT$18 one way. A taxi from Taoyuan Train Station to the Taoyuan campus costs around NT$150. Taoyuan city (the nearest city from Taoyuan campus) is a business area. There are lots of restaurants, markets, and department stores there.
Around Taipei Campus Taipei campus is a 5-minute walk from the Shihlin or Chientan Mass Rapid Transit station (MRT) of Taipei. Moreover, this campus is located on a main road, Zhong-Shan North Road, which is served by numerous bus lines. There are several bus stops in front of Taipei Campus’ main gate. http://english.trtc.com.tw﹥Company Information﹥Network and System
Between Taoyuan Campus and Taipei Campus Buses from Taipei Campus to Taoyuan Campus cost NT$60 for a one-way ticket. Bus schedules are available on line. http://www.mcu.edu.tw﹥click on English﹥Traffic Map Information﹥School Bus Schedule (Student)