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  • Locations: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: Accountancy, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chinese Language, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Envirnomental Science and Policy, Finance, Food Science, History, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, International Business, International Studies, Japanese Language and Culture, Linguistics, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology
Program Description:
Button - Overview Tunghai University
2 Button - Fast Facts
3 Button - Academics
4 Button - Housing
5 Button - Financing
Button - Overview      
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.
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Tunghai University
  • 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

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Academic Offerings:
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.  Academic Notes:
  • Calendar -
    • Fall Semester (mid September to mid January)
    • Spring Semester (mid February to mid June)
Chinese Language Center:
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. 

Chinese Courses
  1. Four-skill integrated (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) Chinese classes are offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.
  2. Course contents range from daily conversation, reading, writing, business Chinese, newspaper and media to literature classes.
  3. A variety of teaching materials and methods are used to concurrently develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

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Visa Information:
Students studying for one semester should apply for a Visitor Visa.
Students studying for one year should apply for the Resident Visa

Arrival Information: 
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.

Taiwan - Tunghai Dorm 1
Taiwan - Tunghai Dorm 2
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:
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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.

ASI Scholarship

•   I took Chinese watercolor and calligraphy in Tunghai university. Both classes required lots of time practicing. They are both art classes, but understanding the instructor’s words does help.
•    I also took my GE courses, such as Chinese Modern History and Logic. Most of the classes would require advanced Chinese ability. However, there are some limited English speaking courses in the school that some of you might be interested in.
•   (Sp. 2012) I only took Chinese. The classes are much more intense than CSULB Chinese classes. Teachers only speak Chinese in class. It’s harder to do well on their exams, because there may be many characters on the exam you don’t know. However, you learn so much more in the end because of the rigor.
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/07/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/07/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/03/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.