Tuition & Fees, Meal Costs, Accommodation Fees, and Other Expenses

Tuition & Fees per Semester, 2022 - 2023

Department/Institute

Tuition NT$

Fees NT$

Total NT$

Undergraduate

Medicine

45,024

16,951

61,975

Laboratory Medicine and Biotechnology

33,975

14,874

48,849

Public Health

33,975

14,874

48,849

Nursing

33,975

14,874

48,849

Medical Informatics

33,975

14,874

48,849

Physical Therapy

33,975

14,874

48,849

Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine

45,024

16,951

61,975

Life Sciences

33,975

14,874

48,849

Molecular Biology and Human Genetics

33,975

14,874

48,849

Social Work

36,718

7,407

46,831

Oriental Languages and Literature

38,023

8,808

46,831

English Language and Literature

38,023

8,808

46,831

Human Development and Psychology

38,023

8,808

46,831

Communications Studies

39,264

14,966

54,230

Child Development and Family Studies

38,023

8,808

46,831

Bachelor Program in Management of Service Industries

36,000

11,800

47,800

Bachelor Program in Digital Media and Technology

39,264

14,966

54,230

Master’s

Biomedical Science

26,461

16,276

42,737

Pharmacology and Toxicology

26,461

16,276

42,737

Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy

26,461

16,276

42,737

Medical Biotechnology

26,461

16,276

42,737

Public Health

26,461

16,276

42,737

Nursing

26,461

16,276

42,737

Department of Nursing

26,461

16,276

42,737

Medical Informatics

26,461

16,276

42,737

Physical Therapy

26,461

16,276

42,737

Life Sciences

26,461

16,276

42,737

Molecular Biology and Human Genetics

26,461

16,276

42,737

Social Work

32,263

8,961

41,224

Human Development and Psychology

32,263

8,961

41,224

Religion and Humanity

32,263

8,961

41,224

Oriental Languages and Literature

32,263

8,961

41,224

Education

32,263

8,961

41,224

Institute of Education

12,240

18,500

30,740

Communication Studies

37,302

14,218

51,520

Ph.D.

Medical Sciences

26,473

17,309

43,782

Translational Medicine

26,473

17,309

43,782

Pharmacology and Toxicology

26,473

17,309

43,782

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Pay Tuition & Fees, Housing Fees, etc.

There are several ways to pay your tuition and fees:

  1. Pay in Your Country, by transferring funds to the University’s bank account:
    1. The fees associated with a fund transfer will be paid by the student. Please instruct your bank before making your fund transfer.
    2. Due to exchange rate differences on the fund transfer day and fund reception day, if there is an excessive amount, the University will refund it; if there is an insufficient amount, the University will ask the student to pay.
    3. Please write “Your student ID number + tuition fees” on the Remittance Information Sheet (e.g., 109512*** + tuition fees).
    4. After making the payment, please send a copy of your remittance slip to the University
      Cashier by email: cashier@mail.tcu.edu.tw

The following information is needed for making a fund transfer:

Bank Information

Note

  • Bank: MEGA INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK, HUALIEN BRANCH
  • Swift Code: ICBCTWTP023
  • TEL: +886 (3) 835-0191
  • FAX: +886 (3) 836-0442
  • Bank Address: 26, KONG YUAN ROAD, HUALIEN TAIWAN

Please note there may be bank service charges or exchange rate differences.

Account Information

  • Account Name: TZU CHI UNIVERSITY
  • Account Number: 023-10-63000-5

All payments should be made in New Taiwan Dollars (NT$).

2. Pay at a Convenience Store or Bank in Taiwan, and your study buddy will assist you.

  1. Pay at any convenience storeIf the total amount is less than NT$60,000, you can pay at any nearby 7-11 or Family Mart.
  2. Pay at banks listed below:
    CTBC Bank
    376 Zhongshan Road, Hualien (03) 834-0566
    Taiwan Cooperative Bank
    371 Zhongshan Road, Hualien (03) 835-0151

Housing Fees

A standard suite with air-conditioner (A/C) occupies 391 square feet, accommodates 4 students, and costs NT$8,200 per student per semester. The A/C charges are extra.


Remarks:

  1. For hygienic considerations, please purchase the daily necessaries on the day you arrive at the University (please refer to page 20 for details).
  2. For the considerations of personal hygiene, you need to purchase daily necessities, while moving into school housing (see page 20 for details).

Meal Costs

The University cafeterias serve vegetarian food only. With student discount, breakfast costs NT$15 (Main Campus) or NT$25 (Jieren Campus), while lunch and dinner cost NT$25 (Main Campus) or NT$33 (Jieren Campus). Please remember to deposit money into your ID card ahead of time to enjoy the student discount. Also, remember to bring your own eating utensils.


Insurance Expenses

Item

Cost

Student Group Insurance

NT$332 per semester (The actual amount on the University’s bill may be different.)

Private Accident and Health Insurance

Students who are unable to apply for National Health Insurance must pay NT$500 per month for health insurance coverage.

According to provisions of the Ministry of Education, before enrollment, new students need to buy medical and accident insurance. Note that overseas insurance certificates need to be verified by the overseas Taiwan representative office. Otherwise, the OIA will assist students to obtain health insurance for 6 months (180 days), and the insurance premium is NT$3,000.

After receiving their ARC, students staying in Taiwan continuously for 180 days can acquire a National Health Insurance policy. If you travel overseas only once, do not exceed 30 days and stay in Taiwan for a total of 180 days after subtracting the days abroad, you can also buy this policy.

National Health Insurance (staying in Taiwan for 180 days after receiving ARC)

 NT$826 per month and pay NT$4,956 every six months.

The University will collect insurance premiums along with the tuition. Please refer to the website for more details:

https://www.nhi.gov.tw/english/


Other Expenses

Item

NT$ Cost

Living Expenses (Includes Three Meals A Day)

  1. Living expenses vary with each individual, ranging from NT$6,000 to NT$10,000 per month
  2. You need to buy bedding supplies and personal items on the day you move into the housing. They cost around NT$3,000.

Textbooks

Prices vary, from around NT$500 to NT$1,000 per textbook. The total amount is around NT$3,000.

Alien Resident Certificate Process Fee

NT$1,000 (international students) or NT$500 (overseas Chinese students)

Health Examination Fees

NT$1,000 (The actual amount on the University’s bill may be different.)

Lodging and meal fees associated with your quarantine hotel and self-health management

International students are required to undergo a 3-day hotel quarantine and 4 day self-health management period:

The hotel charge ranges from NT$1,200 to NT$1,500 per day and the meal expense is around NT$300 per day (the hotel will order meals for you).

From the day you check into the hotel until you check out, the total quarantine-related lodging and meal expenses are around NT$12,000 to NT$14,400.

Transportation fees

  • It costs around NT$1,750 from Taoyuan International Airport to the quarantine hotel in Hualien.
  • The taxi fare from the hotel to University housing is about NT$500. The total amount is around NT$2,250.

SIM Card

Before going through Immigration, purchase a Taiwan SIM card. The validity period must be one month or longer, and the cost is about NT$2,000.

Note:

The total amount of expenses for an international student to study at Tzu Chi University during the first year is about NT$220,000 to NT$240,000 (including quarantine-related expenses of NT$40,000).