WHY TAIWAN

Academically Rigorous

Safe & Friendly

High Living Standards at Reasonable Cost

Rich Culture & Chinese Learning

“EVERY so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask.

Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel from China for construction — yet it has the fourth-largest financial reserves in the world. Because rather than digging in the ground and mining whatever comes up, Taiwan has mined its 23 million people, their talent, energy and intelligence — men and women.

Thomas L. Friedman

Advantage

English Instruction
in all Disciplines

Full curriculum in all majors

Customized placement

Students matched with the university and location that best meet their academic requirements, professional goals, and personal preferences

Credit Translation

  • Full range of courses taught under similar titles as in the U.S.
  • Pre-approval of credits
  • Transcript assessment

Finance

No hidden cost for students to study abroad

Best Study Abroad Experience Ever!

PROGRAM

Semester Program

We will place students of all majors in the universities that best meet their demands and preferences as well as offer assistance for course selection to fulfill their degree requirements.

Short-term & Customized Program

Faculty-led and customized short-term programs (1 to 3 weeks) are also provided, based on the theme of your needs.

Teaching Practicum

English is a mandatory subject of K-12 education in Taiwan. Teachers are well-respected and looked up to. Want a fullfilling teaching practicum experience? Taiwan is the right place!

Internship

Ready to solve real-world problems? CSAT’s partner universities will place you at a non-profit, local business, social enterprise, STEM business, or science lab.

Chinese Language & Culture

As a repository of traditional Chinese culture, we offer great Chinese language programs. Students can immerse in an authentic Chinese-speaking environment to sharpen their language skills!

You can find English-taught programs in ALL FIELDS.

Taiwan is especially prominent in the following disciplines:

  • East Asian Arts
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Asian Politics
  • Sociology and International Studies
  • Austronesian Studies
  • Marine Biology

Sample 1: Semester Program

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering

Required Courses: Thermodynamics, Materials, Manufacturing Processes, Circuits, Fluid Mechanics

Match Up: Chung Yuan Christian University (Taoyuan), National Cheng Kung University (Tainan), National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung)

Final Decision: National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is one of the best research universities in Southern Taiwan which has been prominent especially in the field of engineering. They also offer various English-taught bachelor and master programs in relevant fields, which is why we believe Student A will be able to find suitable courses in this school.

1. Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics: 3 credits/ hours per week
Advanced Thermodynamics: 3 credits/ hours per week

2. Materials
Mechanics of Materials (I): 3 credits/ hours per week
Advanced Materials and Devices for Energy: 3 credits/ hours per week
Science of Applied Materials (I): 3 credits/ hours per week
Combinatorial Materials Synthesis and Application: 3 credits/ hours per week

3. Manufacturing Processes
Polymer Processing: 3 credits/ hours per week

4. Circuits
Electronic Circuits: 3 credits/ hours per week

5. Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics: 4 credits/ hours per week
Fluid Mechanics: 3 credits/ hours per week

We encourage students to participate in elective general education courses that are related to Asian or Taiwanese culture, politics and history as well as those related to their disciplines. This way, students will not only be able to receive authentic cross-cultural exchanges but also attain interdisciplinary training. 

History of Western Science and Technology: From 19th Century to Present: 2 credits/ hours per week

Contemporary Issues in Global Health: 2 credits/ hours per week

Taiwanese Traditional Drama Appreciation: 2 credits/ hours per week

Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking: 2 credits/ hours per week

Humans, Animals and Ethics: 2 credits/ hours per week

Generally the semester length in Taiwan is 18 weeks. We understand students who attend the fall semester will probably hope to return home before Christmas. We will negotiate with host institution to handle individual needs case by case.

Sample 2: Short-term Program

Featured Themes 
Chinese Language & Culture
Taiwanese Politics & Society

Partner
National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan

Length
2 weeks

Program Fee Covers
Tuition
Residence (student dormitory)
Cultural Enrichment Activity

 

Subject-based Lecture
Conducted by Fulbright Alumni/NCCU professors on selected topics. NCCU specializes in Social Sciences, so we strongly recommend topics on International Relations, Ethnic Studies and so on.

Subject-based Learning Tour
Tutor will accompany students to learning tours. The goal of the tour is to allow students to practice Chinese in an authentic setting.

Cultural Workshop
Workshop on Chinese cultures ranging from calligraphies, art crafts and so on.

Weekend Field Trip in Taipei
These optional day trips will allow students to visit historical and cultural sites in Students can choose to explore Taipei on their own without joining the group tours.

Week 3 Educational Tour
The length of educational tours outside of Taipei can be up to 5 days, including historical and ecological sites & museums visits. The purpose of such tour is to allow students to experience authentic Taiwanese culture and environment, and help them get better understanding of Taiwanese history and society. The total cost based on the length and contents of the tour.

Sample 3: Internship

Discipline: International Business

Goal: Taking Courses + Business Internship Opportunity

Required Courses: No specific requirement, but expect to take courses from business school

Match Up: National Chengchi University (Taipei), Feng Chia University International School of Technology and Management (Taichung), National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung)

Final Decision: Feng Chia University (FCU), Taichung, Taiwan

The International School of Technology and Management of Feng Chia University (FCU) provides both business program and internship opportunities. It is also one of the business schools in Taiwan that is by AACSB. In other words, their curriculum design and requirements are generally recognized globally, so students will face less difficulty in transferring credits when they return to their home institutions. Taichung, where FCU locates is also a vibrant city. It has a science park and is rapidly developing creative industry, which all mean that students will be able to partake in exciting internships in some of the most top-notch companies.FCU provides both business program and internship opportunities. It is also one of the business schools in Taiwan that is by AACSB. In other words, their curriculum design and requirements are generally recognized globally, so students will face less difficulty in transferring credits when they return to their home institutions. Taichung, where FCU locates is also a vibrant city. It has a science park and is rapidly developing creative industry, which all mean that students will be able to partake in exciting internships in some of the most top-notch companies.

Innovation Management: 4 credits/ hours per week

Business Information Management: 4 credits/ hours per week

Introduction to MATLAB Programming: 2 credits/ hours per week

Managerial Accounting: 3 credits/ hours per week

Business Application of Statistics: 4 credits/ hours per week

We encourage students to participate in elective general education courses that are related to Asian or Taiwanese culture, politics and history as well as those related to their disciplines. This way, students will not only be able to receive authentic cross-cultural exchanges but also attain interdisciplinary training. 

Arts of Asia: 3 credits/ hours per week

International Etiquette and Professional Image: 2 credits/ hours per week

Taiwan Literature: 2 credits/ hours per week

Folk Beliefs in Taiwan: 2 credits/ hours per week

Generally the semester length in Taiwan is 18 weeks. We understand students who attend the fall semester will probably hope to return home before Christmas. We will negotiate with host institution to handle individual needs case by case.

Sample 4: Chinese Language & Culture

Goal: Learning Chinese and Asian Culture

Required Courses: No specific requirement, but expect to take courses related to Asian/Taiwanese culture, ethnic studies, history, politics and so on

Match Up: National Chengchi University (Taipei), Tunghai University (Taichung), National Cheng Kung University (Tainan)

Final Decision: National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan

National Chengchi University (NCCU) is one of the best universities in Taipei that emphasize humanities and social science training. We match students up with this institution because they not only offer a lot of English-taught courses across disciplines, but also possess a strong Chinese Learning Center is one of the best universities in Taipei that emphasize humanities and social science training. We match students up with this institution because they not only offer a lot of English-taught courses across disciplines, but also possess a strong Chinese Learning Center.

English Program in Chinese Culture: Art in Taiwan: 3 credits/ hours per week

Western Images of China and Taiwan: 2 credits/ hours per week

Asian Economic Integration: 3 credits/ hours per week

 

Generally the semester length in Taiwan is 18 weeks. We understand students who attend the fall semester will probably hope to return home before Christmas. We will negotiate with host institution to handle individual needs case by case.

FAQ

A: Not at all! Some Chinese will surely help you adapt to the life here, but our goal is to help you find English-taught classes that will fit your degree requirements or academic pursuit. We hope you will also want to study Chinese.

A: Your home institution always holds the discretion about whether they will accept the credits you earn in Taiwan. However, we work closely with both your home and host institutions to help facilitate the process. The plan is for it to be seamless. Before you come to Taiwan, we will provide a list of tentative courses that you can take, so you can provide their syllabi and other information to your advisors or your home institutions’ academic offices for review. After the completion of your study here, we will facilitate translating your transcripts so you can report to your home institution for credit transfer. If your home institution is a Consortium member, it probably is automatic.

A: Upon receiving your application, we will review your preferences, and then provide several schools that will best match your academic interest. Of course you get to make the final decision and you are also welcome to raise your concerns anytime during the process.

A: Don’t worry! CSAT is sponsored by both Fulbright Taiwan, recognized by the Department of State, and FICHET, recognized by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. These are all credible official agencies promoting international higher education, so you do not have to worry about our reputation! The purpose is to get more undergraduates to study in Taiwan!

A: Please refer to the Student Finances for the detailed items covered by our service fee, including tuition, accommodation and etc. Briefly, you still need to pay for the flight tickets as well as daily living expenses , just like in the U.S. However, Taiwan is a place enjoying high living standard at a reasonable cost. Specifically good food is inexpensive; so don’t worry about hidden charges. There are none!

Student Finance

Semester program costs

The CSAT program fee  of $7,950 will be taken out of student’s normal U.S. tuition*. The fee covers:

All Academic Programs

$ 7,950
  • TUITION

    Equivalent to 12 to 18 hours of coursework
  • HOUSING

    Typical dormitory in host university
  • LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION EXPENSES

    Equivalent to 3-6 hours of the U.S. semester credit within the 18 hours; often comes with a language partner
  • CULTURE ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

    Events organized by SCAT and/or the Taiwan partner institution

Teaching Practicum Program

$ 7,950
  • TUITION

    Enrolled in regular semester program
  • HOUSING

    Typical dormitory in host university
  • TEACHING PRACTICUM (2 credits)

    Teaching practicum at local elementary or middle school, including host university faculty supervision & local teacher advising
  • ACCESS TO ON-CAMPUS SERVICES

Business Internship Program

$ 7,950
  • TUITION

    Equivalent to 6 to 9 hours of coursework
  • HOUSING

    Typical dormitory in host university
  • SPECIAL PROJECT

    3 hours a week
  • PRACTICUM

    4 to 14 hours a week
  • LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INSTRUCTIONS

    3 hours a week

* Financial aid is the decision of each institution

Short-term Program Costs

2 Weeks Chinese Learning

$ 1,350*
  • TUITION

    2 weeks of intensive Chinese learning courses
  • HOUSING

    Typical dormitory in host university
  • GROUP INSURANCE
  • AIRPORT PICK UP AND DROP OFF
  • HALF-DAY CULTURAL TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

8 Weeks Teaching Practicum

$ 2,850
  • TEACHING PRACTICUM

    2 credits of practicum at elementary or middle school
  • HOUSING

    Typical dormitory in host university
  • HOST UNIVERSITY FACULTY SUPERVISION
  • LOCAL TEACHER ADVISING
  • ACCESS TO ON-CAMPUS SERVICES**

*The cost listed is for groups of at least 6 students. Airfare, weekend tours and other customized special activities are not included. Please consult our advisor for more detials.

**On-campus services include course auditing, medical services at university clinic and so on. Please consult our advisor for more details.

LIVING EXPENSES

Estimate Cost 
Students need to prepare the following on their own:

  • MEALS: $200-300 /month
  • International Airfare: To/from Taiwan university
  • Miscellaneous: $100-200 /month
  • Health Insurance**

**After 6 months of being in Taiwan, students are enrolled in Taiwan’s modern and comprehensive healthcare system; otherwise students must provide their own.

Additional Financial Support

Taiwan Scholarships

To offset tuition, student can apply for scholarships from the Taiwan government!

  • MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
  • MOE Short Term Research Award
  • MOFA Taiwan Scholarship (non-degree)
  • MOFA Taiwan Fellowship

*The Taiwan Scholarships are competitive and limited.

U.S. Scholarships

To offset tuition, student can apply for scholarships from the U.S. government!

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
  • The Language Flagship
  • The Boren Award for International Study

Globalization INITIATIVE​​

For a U.S. institution enrolls twelve or more (12+) students, over a three (3) year period, one U.S. faculty member will be eligible for a fellowship. The benefits & responsibility include:

1. $15,000 + housing
2. Teach one semester at a CSAT Taiwan partner university (selected by FSE & the U.S. institution)
3. Normal teaching commitment: 2-3 courses
4. Home institution encouraged to provide sabbatical  or supplement

CSAT PARTNER SCHOOL LIST

No.School Name (English)School Name (Chinese)
1Tatung University大同大學
2Chung Yuan Christian University中原大學
3Chinese Culture University文化大學
4Soochow University
東吳大學
5National Taipei University of Technology
國立台北科技大學
6National Chiao Tung University
國立交通大學
7National Ilan University
國立宜蘭大學
8National Chengchi University
國立政治大學
9National Yang-Ming University
國立陽明大學
10National Taipei University
國立臺北大學
11National Taiwan University
國立臺灣大學
12National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
國立臺灣科技大學
13National Taiwan University
國立臺灣師範大學
14Tamkang University
淡江大學
15University of Taipei
臺北市立大學
16Taipei Medical University
臺北醫學大學
17Takming University of Science and Technology
德明財經科大
18Tunghai University
東海大學
19National Changhua University of Education
國立彰化師範大學
20National United University
國立聯合大學
21Feng Chia University
逢甲大學
22Chaoyang University of Technology
朝陽科技大學
23Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
文藻外語大學
24Chang Jung Christian University
長榮大學
25Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology南臺科技大學
26Kaohsiung Medical University
高雄醫學大學
27National Sun Yat-sen University
國立中山大學
28National Chung Cheng University
國立中正大學
29National Cheng Kung University
國立成功大學
30National Kaohsiung Normal University
國立高雄師範大學
31Kun Shan University
崑山科技大學
32I-Shou University
義守大學
33Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science嘉南藥理大學

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BACKGROUND

CSAT: a Creative Solution to Long-term Issues

U.S. Issues

  • Too few students for Taiwan at any school
  • Variety of majors at each school
  • No one partner in Taiwan can provide all
  • Limited institutional resources
  • Need placements for all interested students
  • Curriculum Committees review each program

Taiwan Issues

  • America: too big, diverse, and decentralized
  • Limited administrative resources

MISSION

Consortium for Study Abroad in Taiwan (CSAT) aims at promoting academic exchanges between the U.S. and Taiwan by introducing American students to Taiwan via following means:
  1. Streamlining the administrative process by providing direct contacts and efficient service,
  2. Matching students’ preferences & schools’ requirements,
  3. Nurturing future talents with international & Asian experience, and 
  4. Bringing “a world with a little more knowledge & a little less conflict.”

CONTACT

Corissa Lin
EMAIL: clin@fulbright.org.tw
TEL: +886-2-2388-2100 ext. 133
ADD: 3F, NO. 45, Yangping S. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

  • CONSORTIUM FOR STUDY ABROAD IN TAIWAN
    臺美高教聯盟
  • Phone: +886-2-2388-2100 ext. 133
    Address: 3F, No. 45, Yangping S. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan