Welcome to Taiwan
Congratulations, and welcome to Tzu Chi University! I am pleased that you have chosen to pursue your college studies in Taiwan, and I believe you will soon discover this is one of the smartest choices you have made in your life.
Tzu Chi University has just celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Though a comparatively young academic institution, we have steadily developed a decent and humanistic academic tradition. Our history may be relatively short; nevertheless, we have already made remarkable achievements that mean we can stand tall, shoulder to shoulder with Taiwan’s most esteemed higher education institutions.
We have received approval and accreditation from various national higher education evaluation programs and specialist associations. Tzu Chi University’s students have the highest rate of professional certification in Taiwan. Our Medical Simulation Center is regarded by The Wall Street Journal as the best model for the medical profession and humanistic education. We provide professional development programs, like those of our Multimedia Production Center and Teacher Preparation Center, which equip students with necessary professional skills, gaining our graduates the highest employment rate among all private universities in Taiwan.
In the context of the journey of your life as a whole, your time at university may seem like a small step; but it is a giant step in the cultivation of your wisdom and knowledge, the development of a sound personality, and the fostering of a decent way of life. We know how every student treasures their time at college, so we have prepared a solid curriculum for you to pursue balanced development not only in your character and intelligence, but also in your aesthetic, and kinesthetic aspects. Along with all of this, the university also offers a wide range of extracurricular programs to enrich your life on your journey to success.
Tzu Chi University provides accommodation for all students, so you can study and live on campus in a safe and family-like environment which relieves you of unnecessary hustle and bustle. To strengthen a sense of identity within the big university family, our students are also encouraged to wear uniforms. We hope this sense of identity will be your pride, just like it is for every one of us.
Once again, welcome to Tzu Chi University! I will look forward to seeing you soon.
Welcome on board!
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) handles matters related to international education and international exchange. If you encounter any problems or have any questions during your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. The OIA staff members are here to assist you to settle in and provide timely support for the duration of your studies.
We are looking forward to seeing you very soon!
You may reach us by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 701 Zhongyang Road, Section 3, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
- Phone: +886-3-856-5301 #1014 – 1018
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tcuoia/ or scan the QR code above
You may also surf the following websites:
- OIA Website: http://www.oia.tcu.edu.tw/
- Tzu Chi University (TCU) English Website: http://eng.tcu.edu.tw/
TCU International Student Union (ISU)
International Student Union (ISU) is a self-governing student organization that attends to the welfare of all international students. It embraces cultural differences, promotes individuality and facilitates student bonding. To do so, the student union hosts a variety of activities throughout the year open to international students. Those activities provide ISU members the opportunity to demonstrate their talents, to work with each other toward a common goal, and to introduce their respective cultures to local students, faculty and staff members. The ISU also works closely with the OIA to assist new international students with their accommodations, as well as other issues that may arise during their studies
|Description||Summit to OIA||Note|
|1||Passport||v||Apply for ARC, a new cell phone number, etc.|
|2||Diploma and Transcript(Foreign students must be verified)||v|
|3||4~6 passport-size photos||Apply for
|4||Health Certificate for Residence Application||v||
|7||Contact information of relative(s) or friend(s) living in Taiwan|
|8||Open a joint account in your country||You might want to open a joint account with your parent(s) in your country, and apply for an ATM card for convenience in paying expenses in Taiwan.|
|9||Cash to buy bedding supplies and personal necessities|
|10||Cash to pay tuition & fees, school housing, insurance, buy books, etc|
|11||Cash for living expenses before opening a bank account in Taiwan|
|Student Information System login||
|2/1−2/26||Apply for school housing||
|2/21−2/22||Fly to Taiwan, and come to TCU||OIA will pick you up at Taoyuan International Airport around noon on 2/21 and 2/22. Please plan your arrival at that time.|
|2/23||International Students’ Orientation Meeting|
Main Campus: During 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jieren Campus: During 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
|Uniform (recreation wear) pick up & uniform (full dress) measurement||Go to the Office of Student Affairs (Main Campus) during 9
a.m. to 12 noon, or Administrative Office (Jieren Campus) during 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
New Students’ Health Examinations
|2/26||Spring Semester classes start|
|2/26−3/9||Enrollment for Spring Semester courses||Your advisor or study buddy will help out with your course selection.|
|2/9||Pay tuition & fees||Pay at CTBC Bank, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, or any convenience store. (see page 24)|
|3/20||Due date to submit the Health Examination Form|