Tzu Chi University

country rank  53
world rank  3615

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University Overview

Established in 1994, Tzu Chi University is a private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Hualien (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Hualien County. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan), Tzu Chi University (TCU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Buddhist religion. Tzu Chi University (TCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 25 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 慈濟大學
Acronym TCU
Founded 1994
Motto Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Unselfish Giving
Colours Green and silver

University Location

Address No. 701, Section 3, Zhongyang Road
Hualien (population range: 50,000-249,999)
97004 Hualien County
T +886 (3) 856 5301
F +886 (3) 856 2500

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Buddhist Buddhist

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Tzu Chi University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Joint Private Medical Universities Admissions System (JPMAS)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019