The Campus Student life in Wenzao

The campus of Wenzao is situated in Kaohsiung, a thriving harbor city in the south of Taiwan and a great place to live, work and study. The buildings on campus are rich in their architectural styles. From the Chinese Palace style of Zhengqui Hall and the Tang Dynasty college style of Mingyuan to the Noah's Ark shape of Yumei Gymnasium and the high-rise modern style of Zhishan Hall , visitors to our campus are impressed by the humanistic and historic aspects of our university.


I. Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

In total, there are now 25 student associations and 54 student clubs at Wenzao. The student clubs are basically divided into 5 categories: academic, skill, service/synthesis, PE/entertainment, and others. Wenzao student clubs have received awards year after year from the Work Committee of the Evaluation of National College Clubs. The notable achievements of the Torch-Light Club, Share-Our-Spirit Club, and Tzuchi Teenager Association of Wenzao Club are highly esteemed for promoting social services. In addition, beginning with academic year 2001, the College began organizing a Wenzao Festival. During the festival, teachers and students demonstrate the results of their learning. Scores of activities take place, including graduation performances, designated topic speeches, speech contests, seminars, themed exhibitions, dancing, and food tasting. The teachers and students in Wenzao all have opportunities to demonstrate not only creativity and talent, but also to create closer bonds with the local community.


II. Internship and Employment Counseling

Foreign students may practice and apply what they have learned at school in the marketplace through many opportunities for on-campus and off-campus internships. Moreover, the Placement Section organizes off-campus internships during winter and summer vacations on a regular basis in order to provide students with chances to get involved in the job market before they are graduated. In addition, Wenzao cooperates in organizing an annual employment exhibition with the National Youth Commission every March or April to help graduates search for job openings. We also arrange a variety of activities including résumé writing, techniques for interviews, analyses of the trends in the workforce, and on-site job openings. All these services to actively help both the enterprises and our students reach a win-win working relationship.


III. Student Health Care & Accident Insurance

Once foreign students register in Wenzao, they may benefit from the insurance coverage of Wenzao Student Group that offers insurance fees related to the accidental medical costs of injuries, outpatients, and inpatients. Furthermore, if foreign students who have registered in Wenzao wish to have more insurance coverage of non-accidental medical costs, they may pay an extra fee (about NT$604 or US$18 per month) to benefit from the National Health Insurance in Taiwan.


IV. Estimated Tuition, Fees, & Living Expenses

School system


The 4-year College The 2-year College The 5-year Junior College

NT $ 51,559/semeter
US $ 1,719/semester

NT $ 50,559/semester
US $ 1,685/semester

NT $ 37,000/semester
US $ 1,233/semester



NT $ 13,000(about US $ 433)/semester


NT $ 3,000(about US $ 100)/semester

Food and Beverages

NT $ 6,000(about US $ 200)/month

Public Transportation

NT $ 1,000(about US $ 33)/month


NT $ 3,000(about US $ 100)/month

Total estimated costs

*NT$ 235,118
(About US $ 7,837)

*NT $ 233,118
(About US $ 7,770)

*NT$ 206,000
(About US $6,867)


  1. Currency Exchange Rate: NT$30 almost US$1 (subject to change)
  2. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  3. All the estimated expenses in the table are subject to the fluctuations of the price index and currency exchange rates.
  4. Public transportation:
    Bus fare: NT$12 (About US$0.35)
    Taxi fare: NT$150 or US$4.3 (to most destinations downtown)
  5. Total estimated costs are calculated in NT and US dollars for one student per academic year (10 months); estimated costs vary depending on individual spending habits.


I. Weather

Kaohsiung is located beneath the Tropic of Cancer, so the weather in all four seasons is similar. The temperature reaches a low of 10?C when a cold current comes in winter. Summer is very long, and the temperature is around 32"C to 35"C almost from June to October. One sweater and one heavy coat are enough to go through a cold winter.

"How is the weather today?" Please consult the Central Weather Bureau about the latest weather report on the website: Before going out to work or to school, make sure to bring an umbrella in case of rain. Check out the weather before making a journey. Have a nice day.


II. Food

Right in Kaohsiung, you can taste all kinds of foods and snacks, including those from the different areas of Mainland China, as well as cuisines from the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and India.

Students spend approximately US$2 for lunch in the cafeteria on campus or in a variety of Taiwanese food stores and from vendors near the campus. In addition, there are a fast food restaurants such as McDonald's just 200 meters away from the campus and some 24-hour convenient stores, such as 7-ELEVEN, Family, and O.K. around the school, too. Thus, it is quite convenient for students to shop the food or snacks nearby.

Here are some different websites about Taiwanese and foreign cuisines in Kaohsiung provided for students:

1. Restaurants

(1) Amy's

(2) APEULS Coffee

(3) Bombay

(4) Jogoya

(5) Ktown Dinner

(6) Ma vie à moi

(7) Outback Steak

(8) Old Taiwan

(9) Rose Hous

(10) Thai Town Cuisine

(11) Tasty Steak

(12) Sufood

(13) Yikiniku BBQ

2. Accommodation


III. Lodging

Student dormitory space totals about 14,400 square meters to house 736 students. Each room is fully equipped with four beds, desks, closets, central air conditioner and a private bath to be shared by four students. There is a common recreation room and a laundry room on every floor. The dormitory fee is NT$13,000 per semester. (The charge does NOT cover stay during summer vacation and winter vacation.) A deposit of NT$5,000 will be collected and will be refunded provided that no damage to dormitory facilities and equipment is reported upon check-out.

Students may also locate houses or rooms near the campus by surfing for housing information; included are single-bed and double-bed rooms or suites, of which monthly rent fees are around US$150 to US$300. Use the "Housing Rent" on the homepage of Wenzao. Here are other related housing websites provided for students to search for information about housing:

1. 591 Rent

2. TSUEI MA MA Foundation for Housing and Community Services

3. Kijiji Rent

IV. Transportation
The school is located along the Kao-nan Provincial Road between downtown Kaohsiung and Nan-Zih District. The Kaohsiung City Bus lines 28, 38, 72, 77, 91, and 92 stop at Wenzao. Moreover, Kaohsiung Transportation Shuttles, Pingtung Transportation Shuttles, and Binhai Transportation Shuttles also have stops near Wenzao. For information about other means of public transportation and timetables, search the following websites:

1. Kaohsiung City Bus Service Administration

2. Taiwan Railway Administration

3. Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation

4. Kaohsiung International Airport

5. Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit

V. Recreation

Kaohsiung is the largest commercial harbor and the second biggest city in Taiwan. Kaohsiung is a city with culture. More than 1,000 activities of arts are held in the Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center. The Museum of Fine Arts arranges exhibitions of both domestic and international high-standard art for the visitors. Kaohsiung is also a city with beauty. There are green mountains, blue rivers, and historical sites. The climate is delightful, the citizens are passionate, and the roads are wide and smooth. Moreover, Kaohsiung is more than a city with department stores in shopping centers, movie theaters, tourism sites, fast food restaurants, convenient stores, night markets, and Internet cafes for visitors from different countries all over the world. It suits both the youth and elders. Kaohsiung, the center of Taiwan's development in the future, is a brilliant star in the Asia-Pacific district for the 21st century.

1. Kaohsiung Taiwan's Maritime Capital

2. Travel In Taiwan: Kaohsiung

3. Taiwanese Travel Information Web

4. The Republic of China Yearbook-Tourism

5. Travel Information in the Southern Taiwan

6. Taiwanese News


VI. In Case of Emergencies

1. Kaohsiung City Police Department

2. Hospitals:

(1) Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital

(2) Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital

(3) Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital

(4) E-Da Hospital

(5) Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital

(6) YUAN'S General Hospital

(7) Chi Mei Hospital


VII. Places of Worship in Kaohsiung

1. New Views: Religious Centers

2. Christian Churches in Taiwan

3. St. Timothy's Church, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4. Kaohsiung Mosque


VIII. Other Useful Websites

1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2. Ministry of Education

3. Kaohsiung City Government

4. Kaohsiung Culture Bureau

5. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

6. National Science and Technology Museum

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