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Tamkang University, Taiwan

Tamkang University was founded in 1950 and is the oldest private university in Taiwan. Of the four campuses, Sacramento State’s study abroad program is with the Tamsui campus, which lies on the outskirts of the city in Taipei County. The Tamsui campus is the university’s main campus and serves as the academic home to the majority of Tamkang’s 28,500 students. Participants in this program have the opportunity to take courses taught in English, mostly in the fields of Business and Engineering, while studying the Mandarin Chinese language and immersing themselves in the Taiwanese culture. Many additional courses are available to students with Mandarin language proficiency.

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Academic Eligibility

  • 2.75 GPA or higher at the time of application
  • One semester completed at Sacramento State
  • Junior or Senior standing (60+ units completed)

Course Information

Available Courses

  • Business Administration
  • Chinese Language
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • General Education (Areas B, C, D)

The Chinese language program at the Tamsui Campus offers courses for all levels of learners, as well as thematic courses such as Chinese Art and Cross-cultural Learning.


Estimated Costs

*Indicates fees paid directly to CSUS – tuition and insurance rates subject to change.

Estimated cost of Tamkang University
Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition and Fees* $3,684 $7,364
Insurance* $300 $500
Airfare $1,000 $1,000
Housing $1,000 $2,500
Personal Expenses $3,000 $6,000
Total $8,984 $17,364

Housing Options

On Campus

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 $11,400, plus an additional maintenance fee of NT $2,000.

Off Campus

Given that over half of Tamsui's population is made up of students, it goes without saying that there's plenty of suitableaccommodation all around Tamsui. This includes both studio apartments for one person and larger apartments to be shared. The amount of rent you'll pay will vary based on: how close you are to the Tamsui Campus or Tamsui MRT Station, the size of your apartment, how modern your apartment complex is or how recently is was renovated, the number of amenities, convenience of public transportation, the floor you live on, and whether or not it is a security building.