NHU / Nanhua University
Chiayi County Taiwan
Program A/B
2022 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 62.8% (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 the 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:08/Oct/2021
2nd cycle: 08/Oct/2021
Contact information


Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $2200

Local currencyTWD

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒28.5

Update date 28/Oct/2021 22:02:41
Outline ID 830

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Nanhua University (NHU) was founded in 1996 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. NHU is a member of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Associations International University Consortium, which includes Fo Guang Univ. in Taiwan, Univ. of the West in the USA, Nan Tien Institute in Australia, and Guang Ming College in the Philippines.

NHU is located in central Taiwan with more than 5,600 students and 468 academic staff. Over 95% of the faculty hold doctorate degrees and 99.5% of the faculty are assistant professors or above. NHU has a thriving international student community with over 400 international students from 23 countries/regions, making us a truly global university. NHU was ranked 400-600 in the Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2021.

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Teaching Language Chinese/English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 14/Feb/2022 To: 27/Jun/2022
2nd Semester
From: 11/Sep/2022 To: 15/Jan/2023
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

The actual exchange duration is TBD.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEIC: 500 - 545, TOEFL ITP: 485 - 525, TOEFL iBT: 52 - 56, IELTS: 4.5 or
HSK(Chinese Proficiency Test): 4(Prerequisite)

At least applicants can communicate in English/Chinese.

Academic Field
--Environmental Design/Architecture, --Landscape Architecture,
Area Studies
--Area Studies, Other, --Asian Studies, --Chinese Studies, --European Studies, --Pacific Rim Studies,
--Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, --Botany/Plant Biology,
--Accounting, --Business Management, --Economics, --Finance, --International Business/Trade/Commerce,
--Digital Communication and Media, --Journalism, --Mass Communication/Media Studies, --Speech Communication and Rhetoric,
Computer and Information Sciences
--Computer and IT Support Services, --Computer Applications Programming, --Informatics,
--Early Childhood Education,
English Language and Literature
--American Literature (United States), --English Literature (British and Commonwealth), --General Literature,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other,
Hospitality and Tourism
--Tourism Management,
International/Global Studies
--International Relations and Affairs,
Philosophy and Religious Studies
--Buddhist Studies, --Religious Studies,
Social Sciences
--Political Science and Government, --Sociology,
Visual and Performing Arts
--Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, --Design and Visual Communications, --Digital Arts, --Industrial and Product Design, --Musicology and Ethnomusicology,
GPA 2.7 / 4.3 (62.8%)(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 $90 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (Instuation offers)
USD 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/2021To:17/Jan/2022(4 months)
Second Semester
From:14/Feb/2022To:27/Jun/2022(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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