Tunghai University was established in 1955 and it is located on the level plateau of Taichung’s Tatu Mountain. Tunghai University, a liberal institution is full of scholarly elites and abundant resources and is well-known for its beautiful campus. Tunghai is the first private university in Taiwan and the first and only educational institution with a complete education program from kindergarten to Ph.D program. Also, Tunghai University is the first to establish and introduce General Education and Student Labor Program system in Taiwan. The pioneering programs have served as role models for other universities in Taiwan.
Note: Exchange students should have a minimum of one year of Chinese language before departure.
- Student population: 17,000
- Faculty: 500
- Colleges: 8
- Masters programs: 35
- PhD programs: 14
- Geography: Taiwan is an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. It is located off the southeastern coast of Mainland China. To the north lies Japan and to the south is the Philippines.
- Climate: Taiwan has a humid subtropical climate, with long hot summers and moderate winters. Summers are very hot (temperatures range from 26 to 35 degrees Celsius.) Winters are relatively short (mid December through February), the temperature rarely drops to 10 degrees Celsius.
- Population: Taiwan’s population is around 23 million. The ethnic groups may be roughly divided among the Taiwanese (84%, descendants of early Han Chinese immigrants who arrived in Taiwan starting in the 17th century), mainland Chinese (14%, Chinese immigrants who arrived in Taiwan after 1945), and indigenous peoples (2%).
- Language: Languages spoken in Taiwan include Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, and aboriginal languages
You can see a list of the courses offered in English by Tunghai University at this link
. Click on the appropriate semester to download a list of offerings.
Chinese Language Center:
- Calendar -
- Fall Semester (mid September to mid January)
- Spring Semester (mid February to mid June)
The Chinese Language Center (CLC) at Tunghai University was established in 1970. The CLC is reputable for its small-class size, friendly learning environment, and satisfactory learning outcomes. In addition, the CLC is nestled among beautiful trees, flowers, and bird chirping, making it an excellent place for studying Chinese. Each year the center offers three semesters of study, including fall (late September to mid January), spring (late February to mid June), and summer (mid July to early September) semester. Fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks long, and the summer semester is 8 weeks long.
- Four-skill integrated (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) Chinese classes are offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.
- Course contents range from daily conversation, reading, writing, business Chinese, newspaper and media to literature classes.
- A variety of teaching materials and methods are used to concurrently develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Students studying for one semester should apply for a Visitor Visa
Students studying for one year should apply for the Resident Visa
There are four international airports in Taiwan: Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Taichung Airport, and Kaohsiung International Airport. The majority of international flights arrive at Taoyuan International Airport. Pick-up services are provided at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Taichung Airport (TXG).
On Campus Housing:
All exchange students are arranged to stay at Building 30 on campus. The fee is NT$9,600 per semester for the academic year 2016. Each room is shared among four students, and each student is provided with a set of bed, desk, chair, closet, and bookshelf. Living rooms, shower rooms, toilets, and launderettes are shared. There is a supermarket nearby campus where you can purchase your groceries. Internet LAN is available in every room (limited by 8G/day, Wi-Fi is not available). Internet cords are not included. Families or friends are not allowed to stay at dorms. Visitors may stay at the Alumni House on campus. Advance reservation is required.
Off Campus Housing:
International exchange students who choose to live off-campus have to arrange the accommodations by themselves. Please make sure to inform the office of International Education and Programs of your correct address. Potential accommodation options include:
The estimated living costs as outlined by Tunghai University are as follows:
- Meals: NT$ 7,500-10,000
- Transportation: NT$ 200-500 (by bus)
- Air-conditioning: NT$ 500- 1,500
- Books: NT$ 500-3,000
- Entertainment: NT$ 1,000-5,000
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).
Additional financing information can be found at this webpage