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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange - True Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type: Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Semester/Summer Banner 
Founded in 1950 as the Tamkang Junior College of English by Mr. Chang Ching-sheng and his son Dr. Clement C. P. Chang, TKU was Taiwan's first private college. It became the Tamkang College of Arts and Sciences in 1958, before being elevated to Tamkang University in 1980. From its humble beginnings as one of the first schools of higher education in Taiwan, TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus; comprised of eight colleges, with a total of over 25,000 students, more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, and more than 260,000 alumni.

Tamkang is a university of ideas, vision, and creativity. It sees the pursuit of excellence and ongoing innovation as characterizing sustaining its fundamental management philosophy. 

Tamkang's administrative teams have applied innovative strategies to promote the Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education. The "Three Circles" refer to Tamkang's professional curriculum, general curriculum, and extracurricular curriculum, while the "Five Disciplines of Education" include conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty. TKU has nurtured academic growth through its "Triple Objectives of Education," which refers to globalization (the spatial pattern of the future), information-oriented education (the life pattern of the future), and future-oriented education (the time frame of the future). 

Tamkang is an exchange partner, which means students pay Winona State University tuition and the host university’s room and board. Acceptance under the exchange may depend on the balance of incoming and outgoing students.

Tamkang University is a private university in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. New Taipei City is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, the city includes a substantial stretch of the island's northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin, making it the second-largest special municipality by area, behind Kaohsiung. New Taipei City is bordered by Keelung to the northeast, Yilan County to the southeast, and Taoyuan to the southwest. It completely surrounds Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Banqiao District is its municipal seat and biggest commercial area. Until 2010, the area that roughly corresponds to the present New Taipei City was known as Taipei County. The estimated population of Taipei is 2,704,810.  The estimated population of New Taipei City is 3.9 million. This area is a major hub of East Asia. 

VISA required

Fall semester: 
 Early September to Early January
Spring semester:  Mid February to Mid June

Academic Calendar

Click HERE for course offerings.  Keep in mind, courses for the semester you are abroad may not be available until closer to departure time.  Refer to current or previous semesters for courses that are typically offered. 
  • Click "Course Search"
  • Click on II. Category, then click on "All English Instruction" in the drop-down menu
  • Click on Control Number to see syllabi 

Costs will range from approximately $450 to $550 per semester
Private or shared apartments - cost: approximately $1500 per semester
Accommodations are paid to TKU or to a landlord if renting an apartment.

Sample cost estimate: 
Tamkang 20-21.xlsx 
Tamkang 21-22.xlsx

Fact Sheet (to be updated) - Information Sheet 2020.pdf
IMPORTANT Information
Conduct Abroad 

TKU Incoming Exchange Students Scholarship Guidelines.docx


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** 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.