Located in Taoyuan, 40 minutes by train from downtown Taipei, and founded in 1989, Yuan Ze University (YZU) is the youngest and most energetic of Taiwan's top universities. There are around 9,000 students and over 700 faculty and staff. YZU has rapidly grown into the top private university in Taiwan, and is ranked in the top 400 in Times Higher Education 2011-2012 World University Rankings. It is the first bilingual university in Taiwan, and attracts 250 international students. Yuan Ze has five colleges - Engineering, Informatics, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Electrical and Communication Engineering - all of which offer courses in English. The curriculum of the School of Management is AACSB accredited. The curriculums of the engineering departments are IEET accredited.
One semester or a year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, traditional Chinese and Taiwan Study are also offered. See the full course offering here.
You will have an opportunity to apply for internships with local corporations, which will enhance your studies and your resume. YZU can arrange internships with its founder, Far Eastern Group, which has over 180 affiliated companies spanning ten major industries, as well as other companies. Social service opportunities with local NGO's will also be available.
There are two types of housing options. On-campus dormitories house 4 students per room. For students needing more privacy, there is an off-campus single or double room with private bath option. These accommodations are within a 5-minute walk from campus.
$7,800 per semester. Click here for what is included, and additional expenses, including meals, airfare and miscellaneous.
November 1st for Spring 2014.
Often referred to as a part of Greater China Region that also includes Hong Kong and Macau, Taiwan is a sub-tropical island known for its natural beauty, with towering mountains and beautiful coastal scenery. It has eight National Parks. Taipei is a major regional city mixing the modern and traditional. Incense-veiled temples dating back to Chinese dynastic times blend with neon-lit streets. Taipei has dozens of world-class restaurants where you can sample the best regional Chinese cuisine and bustling night markets serving snacks. Just a few minutes from downtown, you can soak in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in lush mountain foothills. Taiwan also has many leading industries, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, communications and networks, laptops and other computers, shipping, semiconductor device fabrication, smartphones and solar. President Ma Yin Jiou, who was re-elected in January, 2012, is committed to continue to improve cross-strait relations with Mainland China.
To learn more about living and excursions in Taipei, visit: eng.taiwan.net.tw.
* We will help you apply for a Taiwan visa as well.
Near Taipei, you can visit the National Palace Museum, home to perhaps the finest collections of Chinese art in the world. You can see atmospheric old streets and temples in towns like Lugang and Tainan. Opportunities for outdoor activities include visits to the Taroko National Park, a narrow ravine created by a river which has cut through the mountains, Yu Mountain National Park, with the highest peak in Northeast Asia, Yangming Mountain National Park, with volcanic craters and lakes, Kending National Park, Taiwan's tropical area, and Dongsha Marine National Park, with white coral and shell beaches. You will also spend one week visiting cities on the China Mainland.
Spring 2014: Late January through May. Dates are approximate, as Chinese universities may not confirm semester dates until shortly before the term starts. There will be an on-site orientation after the start of classes.