NHU / Nanhua University
Chiayi County Taiwan
Program A/B
2021 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 58.1% (Prerequisite)

General Information

Host Institution

Nanhua University (NHU) was founded in 1996 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Funded through the support of millions of Fo Guang Shan followers, NHU is the first comprehensive and multidisciplinary university established by Fo Guang Shan. NHU is a member of the Fo Guang Shan International University Consortium, the country’s first cross-nation university system.

Our educational philosophy is based on the principles of diligence, honesty, and humility. These principles are the defining qualities and driving force at NHU to cultivate students to realize their goals, make a leading contribution to society, and serve the disadvantaged and underprivileged. The curricula and programs offered at NHU center around Life Education, Environmental Sustainability, Intellectual Innovation, and the Three Acts of Goodness initiative. 

NHU has approximately 5,500 students: 78% undergraduates and 22% postgraduates. There are five colleges: College of Management, College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Design, and College of Science and Technology, with a total of 20 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs, and 1 doctoral program.

With three dormitories surrounded by nature that can accommodate over 2,000 students on campus, it is a peaceful and relaxing environment for students to dedicate their time to academic and leisure activities. Together with convenient transportation and friendly locals, NHU is the ideal institution for students seeking higher education.

Academic and cultural exchanges are key drivers for students to advance their studies beyond the classroom. NHU’s guiding endeavor is to cultivate students to seek knowledge and enjoy learning by experiencing, interacting, and engaging with different cultures and people. NHU has numerous partner universities worldwide, and we continue to initiate collaborative programs across all disciplines with the aim of providing more opportunities for students to expand their outlook on the world.

Mailing Address
No.55, Sec. 1, Nanhua Rd., Dalin Township , Chiayi County , Chiayi County



Study Abroad Year
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:03/Jul/2020
2nd cycle: 22/Sep/2020
Contact information


Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $2000

Local currencyNTD

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒30.5

Update date 25/May/2020 07:06:30
Outline ID 676

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content NHU has about 800 int’l students from 22 countries and regions every year, accounting for 16% of all students. Studying at NHU is like studying in an international university where you may hear students from four continents talking in different languages.

NHU has 202 sister schools (excluding mainland China), including 97 in Asia and Southeast Asian countries. There are many well-known universities, for instance, Kindai University in Japan, Dongguk University in South Korea, and Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam.

NHU welcomes students from all over the world. Beyond actively developing markets in India, Vietnam, and Mongolia, and we have special classes for students from these countries.

In the post covid-19 era, student recruitment will be in the face of great challenges, and epidemic prevention is a significantly important issue. Taiwan has been very successful in the epidemic prevention.

The International Office of our university has made its own recruitment videos in diversified languages in an effort to open up the market for young people by impressing them with interesting aspects of daily life, such as food, clothing, education, entertainment and cultural experience. Besides, we actively participate in national education exhibitions and virtual exhibitions, which are fully in line with the preferences of young generation mobile phone users. You may follow our Facebook to get more information: https://www.facebook.com/NHU.IICA/
Teaching Language Chinese/English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 07/Feb/2021 To: 26/Jun/2021
2nd Semester
From: 12/Sep/2021 To: 15/Jan/2022
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

The actual exchange duration is TBD.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEIC: 400 - 495, IELTS: 4.5, TOEFL iBT: 52 - 56, TOEFL ITP: 470 - 484 or
HSK(Chinese Proficiency Test): 3, CHUKEN(Test of Chinese Proficiency): 4(Prerequisite)

At least applicants can communicate in English/Chinese.

Academic Field
--Environmental Design/Architecture, --Landscape Architecture,
Area Studies
--Area Studies, Other, --Asian Studies, --European Studies, --Pacific Rim Studies,
--Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, --Botany/Plant Biology,
--Accounting, --Business Management, --Economics, --Finance, --International Business/Trade/Commerce,
--Advertising, --Digital Communication and Media, --Journalism, --Mass Communication/Media Studies, --Radio and Television,
Computer and Information Sciences
--Computer Applications Programming, --Informatics,
--Early Childhood Education,
English Language and Literature
--American Literature (United States), --English Literature (British and Commonwealth), --General Literature, --Professional/Technical Writing, --Rhetoric and Composition, --Writing,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other,
Hospitality and Tourism
--Hospitality Management,
International/Global Studies
--International Relations and Affairs,
Philosophy and Religious Studies
--Buddhist Studies, --Religious Studies,
--Counseling Psychology,
Social Sciences
--Political Science and Government,
Visual and Performing Arts
--Art Studies, --Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, --Design and Visual Communications, --Digital Arts, --Industrial and Product Design, --Interior Design, --Musicology and Ethnomusicology, --Painting,
GPA 2.5 / 4.3 (58.1%)(Prerequisite)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports *school buddy
*accommodation arrangement
*international students activities
*airport pick up service
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Dormitory
  • Off Campus accommodation

Housing charge
Local currency
  • NTD
  • USD $100 per month
Off Campus accommodation
  • USD $80 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (Instuation offers)
150/ per semester
Visa Process Please apply for a “Visitor Visa” before entering Taiwan.
Find the closest Taipei Representative Office to you using the following website: http://www.mofa.gov.tw/Official/Home/Index

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:14/Sep/2020To:15/Jan/2021(4 months)
Second Semester
From:15/Feb/2021To:25/Jun/2021(4 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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