UniversityNational Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (NKFUST)

Contact Person : Valerie Hsiao
TEL : +886-7-6011000 ext.1622
FAX : +886-7-6011801
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Lastest release date: Jun 29, 2015

1993. 7. Under the leadership of the former president, Dr. Chia-Hung Ku, a group of scholars overcame many difficulties and established a brand-new, energetic and young campus.

1995. 7. In response to the demand of talents for nation-building, National Institute of Technology of Kaohsiung bearing a reputation for being an aggregation of talents and its expertise in technology was founded. The campus covers 75 hectares and stretches over Nanzih, Yanchao, and Qiaotou District.

1998. 7. In accord with our motto, “Dedication, Damaraderie, Excellence, and Innovation”, we have achieved a record of academic excellence. In 1998, we gained the consent of the Ministry of Education and changed our name to National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech) which is also the first technological university in southern Taiwan.

2004. 8. The fourth president was Dr. I-Chang Jou, who was later reappointed the fifth president in August, 2007. Base on his principle of being pragmatic and being useful, Dr. Jou was devoted to Internationalization and Industry-Academy Cooperation during his 5-year term. The school administration stably made advance under his leadership.

2010. 5. Dr. Roger C. Y. Chen took over as the sixth president. In pursuit of instituting the first “entrepreneurial university” in Taiwan, the president guided the professional administrative and academic team, aggressive teachers and staff, and hard-working students to set up a new milestone of First Tech.

The National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech) is a leading institution of higher education committed to academic excellence. At present, the University consists of 5 colleges (Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Management, Finance and Banking, and Foreign Languages), 24 graduate institutes (including an IMBA program), 16 departments and one undergraduate honors program, one Post Baccalaureate Bachelor Degree Program, plus three doctoral programs, with 248 faculty and a student population of 7,600.

The award of the prestigious Teaching Excellence Project granted by the Ministry of Education for nine consecutive years since 2006 stands testimony to its excellence and commitment to enhancing teaching, learning environment, and a global outlook. We won recognition of Ministry of Education and gained four-year (2013~2016) subsidization of Technological University Paradigm Program. The amount of subsidization in the four years is 240 million NT dollars. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) recently announced World University Rankings for 2013 and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (FIRST TECH) was able to be top 300 in the last two years. This year FIRST TECH wins recognition once again for its outstanding performance and is the only technical and vocational university to be top 300 in southern Taiwan.

In order to catch up with the world, we established a special office aiming at promoting entrepreneurship in August, 2010. Based on two main ideas -- “innovation and entrepreneurship education” and “innovation and entrepreneurial development” -- we hope to equip our students with the characteristics of innovation and the core value of entrepreneurship, such as passion, willingness to share, and devote themselves. We have further reached four goals: “the combination of theory, practice, and innovation,” “innovation and the development of entrepreneurs,” “innovation and the development of entrepreneurial environment,” and “the practice of research and development.” By doing so, we hope to transform this university into the first entrepreneurial university in Taiwan, enhancing the overall competitiveness of students in the professional field and their entrepreneurial ability in the near future.


The university promotes various sports activities in hope of fostering students’ life-long interest in sports, and to promote students' mental and physical fitness. Every year, the university holds such campus-wide sports activities as cheering competition, jogging on campus, and anniversary sport competitions

The university fosters students' ability to both think independently, and to lead and work in teams. It encourages students to set up various clubs according to their own interests. At present there are 74 clubs at the university, which fall into seven categories: academic learning; music and drama; friendship; service; entertainment; sports; and others.

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The student dormitory provides 1660 beds (four beds in one room) and the fee is NT$5700~8400 each semester. The dorm staff works 24 hours a day to offer assistance. There are a variety of facilities such as Internet access, cafeterias, washing machines, reading rooms, grocery shops, and recreation rooms to satisfy students’ daily needs.

The living expense for undergraduate students is around NT$4000~6000 a month; the living expense for graduate students is around NT$5000~8000 a month. International students must buy compulsory health insurance of NT$9000 a year while studying in Taiwan.

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Getting Here

By Bus:

1.KaohsiungCity Bus
Visitors should take Kaohsiung MRT from R11 (Kaohsiung Main Station) to R21 (Metropolitan Park), which takes about 20 minutes. At R21, visitors should take the transit bus, No. Red 58, to the university, and information on the bus service is available at or No. 99 Bus It takes another 15 minutes to the university. Visitors should get off at the bus stop near the entrance of the West Campus.
2.No. 99 Bus
Eight Buses are available everyday (services in weekdays and weekends may vary). The bus stops are located at the entrance of the East Campus and West Campus, and information of bus service is available at: .
3.Intercity Buses (King Bus, Ubus, Ho-Hsin Bus or Aloha Bus)
Please get off at the bus stations near the Nanzih Intersection of the National No.1 Freeway, and take the taxi to the university. The taxi fare is around 100 NT dollars.

By Car:

Northbound or southbound, please get off the train at the Nanzih Rail Station, and take the No. 99 bus (please see Item 2 for No. 99 Bus service) or No. Red 58 bus or No. 99 Bus to reach us, which takes around 10 minutes. Visitors may take taxi, and the fare is around 120 NT dollars.
2.Car or Mini-bus
Visitors should get off the National No. 1 Freeway at the Nanzih Intersection and reach the university through the entrance of the West Campus (Jhuoyue Road, Nanzih). For a guide to the West Campus, please see .

1 University road, Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City 824, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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Office of International Affairs

Lastest release date: Jun 29, 2015

To conduct international cooperation as well as provide assistance to international students, First Tech established the Center for International Affairs and Language Learning in August, 2013. To better promote international affairs, First Tech carries out an organizational reshuffle, and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) is officially established in August, 2014 to carry out international exchange, international academic activities, and assistance to international students and visitors. Currently OIA consists of Academic Exchange Section and Overseas Students Section.

By striving to pursue excellence and innovation, First Tech aims to serve as a bridge of international academic exchange, actively strengthens relations with partnership universities, promotes faculty/student international exchange, and improves international visibility and reputation. First Tech also endeavors to promote an international-friendly campus, enhance the level of internationalization of all colleges, as well as strengthen communication among different units.


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