Other Preparations Before Coming to Taiwan

Open a Joint Bank Account

You can’t open a bank account in Taiwan right away, so for the convenience of  paying tuition, fees, and personal expenses in Taiwan, you  might  want  to open a joint account with  your  parent(s)  in  your  country,  and  apply for  an ATM card to withdraw cash in Taiwan.


Shipping Personal Items to Tzu Chi University

You can ship them to your school housing from home or Taoyuan International Airport:

Campus College Male Dormitory Female Dormitory
Main Campus
  1. Medicine
  2. Education & Communication
188, Lane 3, Zhongshan Road, Sec. 1, Hualien, Taiwan 97004 190, Lane 3, Zhongshan Road, Sec. 1, Hualien, Taiwan 97004
Jieren Campus
  1. Humanities & Social Sciences
  2. International College
67 Jieren Street, Hualien, Taiwan 97074 67 Jieren Street, Hualien, Taiwan 97074

Applying for a New Cellular Phone Number

Purchase a SIM card at the arrival hall of Taoyuan International Airport, before presenting your passport to an immigration officer. You may consider buying a one-month plan.