UniversityTamkang University (TKU)

Contact Person : 李靜宜(Ms. Eva Lee)
TEL : 886-2-2621-5656 ext. 2015
FAX : 886-2-2620-9505
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Lastest release date: Oct 27, 2016

Founded in 1950, Tamkang University (TKU) is an elite private university with an extensive history that includes 4 campuses, 8 colleges, more than 2,100 faculty and staff members and over 26,000 students (including over 2,000 overseas degree students.) TKU continually pursues excellence and innovation. It is the first university in Taiwan to carry out a Total Quality Management Plan, which emphasizes advancement of the quality of academics, research, administration and services. The successful implementation of this objective has been met with countless awards, praise and recognition from every field in Taiwan. For 19 years in a row it is listed in Cheers Magazine as the top private university which nurtures “Most Desired University Graduates for Business and Industrial Sectors”. TKU has promoted the concept of the Triple Objectives of Education: Globalization, Information-oriented Education and Future-oriented Education. TKU built complete English-taught Lanyang Campus, and has 12 English-taught degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students in addition to 800 English-taught courses. It was the first university in Taiwan to establish the “Junior Year Study Abroad Program”, every year select and send over 500 junior students to abroad for one-year study. TKU was honored with the Exceptional Quality International Programs Award and recognized as a model university for international education by Ministry of Education in Taiwan.


As one of the first-established schools of higher education, TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus (the main campus), the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus; as well as nine colleges, with a total of over 26,000 students, more than 2,200 faculty and staff members, and over 220,000 alumni.

The Tamsui Campus was built with the goal of establishing a comprehensive research university, one that “creates knowledge.” It now comprises 7 colleges, 43 departments, 46 masters programs, 23 Executive Masterʼs Programs, 18 doctoral programs, and 22 research centers. The Tamsui Campus aims to become a “City of Intellect” by taking pioneering steps to advance the frontiers of scholarship and research.

The Taipei Campus focuses on continuing education. Instruction is oriented toward the practical and emphasizes both theory and practice in order to cultivate professional with a unique education background. The mission of the Taipei Campus is to enhance the quality of society's human resorces through continuing education.

The TKu Lanyang Campus is located at Mt. Linmei, Chiao-Hsi County, Yilan. Stretching across 40 acres of picturesque mountain scenery, the campus offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Turtle Island in the distance, as well as a breathtaking panorama.

The Cyber Campus offers a learning environment that connects the Tamsui, Taipei, and Lanyang campuses to the rest of the world through the latest technology.

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While studying at TKU, you can choose from a variety of student housing options, both on and off campus. Alternatively, you may want to rent or share an apartment off campus.

Student Housing

a) Sung-tao Hall

Sung-tao Hall is an on-campus female dormitory that accommodates close to 2000 students, with four students to a room. The rooms are air-conditioned, and come with bed frames (without mattress), desks, chairs, bookshelves, lights, wardrobes, and telephone and internet. Shared amenities include pay phones, a common lounge, a study room, a coin-operated laundry, simple cooking equipment, and refrigerators. Downstairs from the dorm is a food court, which boasts a variety of restaurants, a convenience store, a hairdresser, and a beauty salon. The rent per semester is NT $8,800, which is much cheaper than the average rent for nearby apartments.

b) Dan Jiang Hall

The Dan Jiang Hall is an off-campus, co-ed student dormitory located about five to ten minutes (on foot) from the TKU Tamsui Campus. It is a new, 14-story building that comprises a wide range of amenities, including a gym and the latest entertainment facilities. For this reason, it is more expensive than Sung-tao Hall. The rent is NT $19,250 per semester, with an additional semesterly maintenance fee of NT $3,000. Although you are allowed to pay per semester, students who stay at Dan Jiang Hall must do so for an entire academic year, from the beginning of September to mid-July the following year. At Dan Jiang Hall, there are 3 to 4 students to each room. Rooms are air-conditioned, and include bed frames (without mattress), desks, chairs, bookshelves, lights, wardrobes, a sink, a simple bath room (with shower and toilet), and internet and telephone. The dorm is located in a bustling area with plenty of restaurants. And although more pricey than Sung-tao Hall, the rent at Dan Jiang Hall is still cheaper than the average studio apartment in Tamsui.

c) Reitaku International House

Reitaku International House is a modern on-campus dormitory built for international students from Reitaku University (Japan) and exchange students from Tamkang’s sister universities worldwide. It also houses local Taiwanese students. Student distribution is approximately one-third Japanese students, one-third (non-Japanese) exchange students, and one third local students. Recently refurbished, the Reitaku International House features spacious rooms equipped with the latest amenities. The cost of accommodation for one semester is NT $11,000, plus an additional maintenance fee of NT $2,000.

Getting Here

By Bus:

1. Getting from the Airport to the Tamsui Campus
By Taxi:
Taxis are available at the Taoyuan International Airport 24 hours a day, and there are taxi queues outside the arrival halls of both terminals. Make sure you get a taxi from the taxi stand outside, and not with a hawker standing inside the arrival hall. A typical taxi fare from Taoyuan International Airport to Danshui is around NT $1,000 - 1,500. It takes about one hour to reach the Tamsui Campus from the airport (recommended if you are carrying heavy luggage).

First, find the ticketing stand inside the arrival hall, and by a bus ticket to Taipei Main Station (in Chinese, this station is pronounced “Taibei Chezhan”). This should cost about NT $120 - $160 and take about 45 minutes to an hour. Once you arrive at Main Station, go downstairs and enter the ‘Taipei Main Station’ MRT station. Take the MRT to Danshui, which is the final stop on the Red Line (18 stations in total). This should take about 35 minutes. Then, take an R27 or R28 bus (about 10 minutes, NT $15) or a taxi (about 5 minutes, NT $100) from the Danshui MRT station to the TKU Tamsui Campus.

For enquiries related to the Taoyuan International Airport, refer to the website

By Car:

Enter Taipei via the Provincial Highway 2 until you reach Guandu. Take Da Du Rd until you reach Tamsui, then go along Zhongzheng E. Rd right through to Xuefu.Rd. Xue fu Rd leads to the main entrance of TKU.

151 Ying-chuan Road,Tamsui, Taipei County,Taiwan 25137, R.O.C.

Research Output

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Academic Information

Management Concepts of Tamkang University


to carry on the heritage and pave the way for the future, to establish a new culture for society and nurture spirit and talent;


to realize educational ideals in private schooling and create an exquisite and prominent academic kingdom;


to pursue simplicity, truthfulness, firmness, perseverance, and fulfillment in the areas of education, academic freedom and institutional autonomy.


Initiating wave-by-wave developments and building up four campuses

Since TKU’s founding in 1950, it has completed 4 “wave developments.” The “first wave” was initiated in 1950 and continued till 1980. This period of development adopted a policy of equal emphasis upon both quality and quantity education. From the 1980s to 1996, the “second wave” sought as its goal the emphasis upon quality over quantity. From 1996 to 2005, the “third wave” sought to internationalize TKU’s academic pursuits. Since 2005, TKU has been in its “fourth wave” of development, which has been a period of transformation. TKU’s four campuses reflect both unity and diversity: the Tamsui Campus as “The City of Intellect,” The Taipei Campus as “The Sea of Knowledge Navigator,” The Lanyang Campus as “The Garden of Wisdom,” and The Cyber Campus as “The Space of Knowledge Explorer,” manifesting a unity in diversity. Because they share the educational resources, these four campuses can cooperate both to accomplish the ideal of diversity in unity and strive toward its future “fifth wave” of development.

Realizing the three dimensions and the five aspects of education and nurturing great talents

"Three dimensions"refers to three kinds of courses: professional, core and extracurricular. The “five goals”—morality, knowledge, physical fitness, cooperativeness and beauty—are the inner values of education. The educational principle of TKU aims at achieving an integration of these three dimensions and five goals to cultivate professional talents with spiritual excellence. Professional courses are designed by the colleges and departments. The Center for General Education and Core Curriculum is responsible for the core courses. Outstanding results of these courses have been achieved. The extracurricular courses designated by the Office of Student Affairs help foster the spirit of teamwork among the students. The emphasis upon the cultivation of three dimensions and five goals has taught students how to discover problems and how to solve them. In this way, TKU students can develop the characteristics favored by both entrepreneurs and employers.

Implementing the triple objectives and creating an academic kingdom

The triple objectives—globalization, information-oriented education and future-oriented education—are the solid foundations upon which Tamkang University develops its sustainable management and development. Globalization: TKU believes that the earth is shared by all mankind, and that a global symbiosis is shaped by better understanding and communication through an easy access to languages, literatures and cultures. This objective helps TKU students develop an international thinking model.

Information-oriented education: At TKU, a most advanced network has been constructed to assist with teaching and research and to equip students with not only an education but also with a respect and love for humanity. Future-oriented education: this objective envisions the future for TKU, as educating students to know the future, adapt themselves to the future and thus create the future through interdisciplinary studies in science, technology and the Future.

Setting up the Sigmoid Curve and activating the Second Curve

The development of any organization is composed of several S curves. The initiation phase is slow in coming into being. It then evolves rapidly into the maturity phase at the climax of its development. Inevitably, it will enter into a phase of decline. Therefore, before the organizations on campus reach maturity, a new S curve should be adopted to avoid the eventual phase of decline. TKU’s wave developments consist of many series of S curves.

Promoting the Matthew Effect and vying for social resources

Private universities are always confronted with the disadvantage of limited resources. The Matthew Effect indicates that the strong will become stronger. Therefore, TKU should focus on the university’s strengths and become more competitive and outstanding in its specialties. The reputation of the school will be enhanced through increased grants from the government and public recognition for the university’s accomplishments

Fully utilizing the Blue Ocean Strategy and generating competitive advantages

To make progress, a school cannot adopt a “let it be” policy. Instead, it needs to be watchful of the changing environment and acknowledge its advantages and weaknesses. It needs to set up different levels of targets and make every effort to accomplish them. Higher education has entered a time of keen competition. In rapid development, it needs to cooperate with universities both at home and abroad to share resources and compete positively to achieve a “win-win” so-called “Blue Sea Strategy.”


TKU’s leadership system

The management team of TKU is headed by the President who leads three Vice Presidents responsible for academic, administrative, and international affairs respectively. The Director of the Lanyang Campus and each dean and chairperson play a critical role in the management team, which fully implements the four management models—collegial, bureaucratic, political and market.

Four management models

The four management models—collegial, bureaucratic, political and market—are applied to the teaching, administrative and leadership levels. Differentiated, individualized, holistic, and globalized thinking models are also adopted to attend to the problems of cost, efficiency, production and effectiveness. TKU implements these four management models for governance so as to adapt to the changing environment in a timely manner, and achieve the goal of sustainable management.

Total Quality Management

The concept of TQM was introduced to TKU in 1992. Then the President served as Chair of the Teaching TQM Committee and pushed for the total TQM on campus. Each year, a TQM Seminar and Teaching and Administrative Work Reform Seminar are held to help all the chiefs of the teaching faculty and staff to improve teaching, administrative work and service quality. In 2006, the Tamkang Quality Award was introduced and awarded to offices and departments which achieved excellent TQM performance.

Organization activation

When confronted with challenges, TKU is able to adjust its organization structures and reorganize rapidly to its advantage. Responding in 2002 to the drive for multiple channels of admission recommended by the Ministry of Education and a more competitive educational environment, TKU established an Office of Admissions. In 2004, the Office of Student Housing was set up to manage students housing both on and off campus. In 2006, the Center for Learning and Teaching was inaugurated to improve teaching quality and help students learn more effectively. Finally in 2007, the Vice President for International Affairs was introduced to push for the integration of international exchanges and education. Obviously, TKU is always ready to face any change and make a rapid response accordingly.

Office of International Affairs

Lastest release date: Oct 27, 2016

The ‘International Office’, as it is commonly called, helps foreign students with all aspects of their life at Tamkang. It assists students in applying for scholarships and organizing accommodation; it offers counseling services, and plans orientation events for international and exchange students. It is also in charge of welcoming visitors and scholars to the TKU Tamsui Campus, as well as forging partnerships with overseas universities. The International Office is supervised by the Committee of Globalization and International Exchange, which is chaired by the Vice President for International Affairs.







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Chinese Learning Center Information

Lastest release date: Oct 27, 2016







The chinese Language Program is offered by the Division of Continuing Education,Tamkang University. To enhance the learning program provides:

Instruction through the year Nine levels of proficiency
Professional teachers who are native speakers of standard Mandarin
Small classes
Individual attention from instructors
Activities to facilitate communication with chinese students

Promgram List

NO Class Class Size Hours Tuition


General Course 15 people 225 hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-05-05


General Course 15 people 225hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-06-05


General Course 15 people 225 hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-07-05


General Course 15 people 225 hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-08-05


General Course 15 people 225 hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-09-05


General Course 15 people 225 hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-09-05


General Course 15 people 225 hrs NTD 25000 USD 800 2011-11-05


The Summer Camp 15 people 100 hrs NTD36,000~61,000 USD 1200~2000 2011-05-31


You can apply for scholarships from Ministry of Education or Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They offer NT$25,000 –NT$30,000 per month of one to five years for students who learn in Taiwan.


YMCA 19 Hsu Chang St.
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C

YWCA 7 Tsing Tao West Rd.,
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C

Intemational House of Taipei 102,Hsin Pao 1 st.,Hsin-tien
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C

Location & Facilities

Chinese Language Program Division of Continuing Education Tamkang University 5,Lane.199,Kinhwa Street,Taipei,Taiwan 10650,R.O.C
Taipei campus of Tamkang is equipped with a library study rooms, lounges and classrooms with multimedia devices and the Internet.

Local Attractions

1.National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Yongkang St.
Go to DanShui Campus by MRT to experience a nice harbor

Popular Course

Regular Courses
A.Beginning level
B.Intermediate level
C.Advanced level (3 hrs per day,15 hrs per week)

Programs for international students

Lastest release date: Oct 27, 2016

Hit Program Title Field of Study Level Language
star Bachelor’s Program in Global Financial Management(English-Taught Program) Management, Commerce (including Accounting) BA 90% ↑ in English
star Department of Diplomacy and International Relations Political Science BA 90% ↑ in English
star Department of English Language and Culture Foreign Lanugages & Literatures BA 90% ↑ in English
star Department of Global Politics and Economics Economics, Commerce (including Accounting) BA 90% ↑ in English
star Division of Global Commerce, Department of International Business Management, Commerce (including Accounting) BA 90% ↑ in English
star Master's Program in Business and Management (English-Taught Program) Management MA 90% ↑ in English
star Master's Program, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering(English-taught Program) Computer Science MA 90% ↑ in English
star Master’s Program in Taiwan and Asia-Pacific Studies (English-taught Program) Political Science, Regional Studies MA 90% ↑ in English
star Tku-QUT Dual Master Degree Program In Finance(English-taught Program) Commerce (including Accounting) MA 90% ↑ in English
Department of Inovative Information and Technology Electrical & Elecronics Egnineering BA 90% ↑ in English

Alumni List

Lastest release date: Oct 27, 2016

  • Southern California TamKang University Alumni Association

    Country: United States
    Chair Person: Christine Chia
    Other Contact Person: 黃慶文 02-2351-5123; 02-2621-5656 ext:8111~8113
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  • Tamkang University Alumni Association of Costa Rica

    Country: Costa Rica
    Chair Person: 會長:李學成
    Other Contact Person: 黃慶文 02-2351-5123; 02-2621-5656 ext:8111~8113
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  • TamKang University Alumni Association Of In Thailand

    Country: Thailand
    Chair Person: Lai,Min-Tze
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  • Tamkang University Alumni Association of North America(TKUNA)

    Country: Armenia
    Chair Person: Gloria Ho
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  • Tamkang University Alumni Association of Tampa Florida

    Country: United States
    Chair Person: David Kim
    Other Contact Person: 黃慶文 02-2351-5123; 02-2621-5656 ext:8111~8113
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  • TamKang University Association of Northern California

    Country: United States
    Chair Person: Yih-Ming Liao
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  • The Alumni Association Of TamKang University In Australia

    Country: Australia
    Chair Person: 王金海
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  • The Alumni Association Of TamKang University In Austria

    Country: Austria
    Chair Person: Po-Ting Lin
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  • The Alumni Association Of TamKang University In Brazil

    Country: Brazil
    Chair Person: 李瓊玉
    Other Contact Person: 黃慶文 02-2351-5123; 02-2621-5656 ext:8111~8113

  • The Alumni Association Of TamKang University In Chile

    Country: Chile
    Chair Person: 毛首崙
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