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About NDHU


National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) is one of Taiwan’s seven comprehensive universities and at the same time a leading center of education and research in East Taiwan. With distinguished and outstanding achievements by our faculty members and students from the University’s eight academic colleges, NDHU has entered into the major rankings for the world’s top universities. In 2018, NDHU was chosen as one of the best young universities in the world in the Times Higher Education’s rankings, tying for 5th among the eleven listed universities in Taiwan.


We strive to create an international environment at NDHU and currently have over 800 international students enrolled on the campus. Moreover, located between mountains and the Pacific Ocean and embraced by nature’s grand beauty and rich diversity, NDHU is proud to own a vast and tranquil campus that encourages and inspires intellectual rigor and innovative knowledge.


About the Int’l TCSL PhD Program


The PhD Program in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) for International Students is administered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Dong Hwa University. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college of NDHU, has a strong faculty support in both Humanities and Social Sciences and integrates excellence in teaching and research resources. Particularly, Social Sciences at NDHU was ranked among the world’s top 1% most cited research field by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI).


One of the unique features of our International TCSL PhD Program is that it is the only one of its kind in Taiwan that is exclusively for international students. Since then, the courses in the Program, designed and tailored based on the learning conditions and needs of international students, are country-specific in contents and teaching formats.


Program Features


The design of its curriculum emphasizes "Teaching & Practice" and "Country-specific differences". It will combine the language, culture and teaching scenes of different countries to cultivate talents in Chinese language teaching research and practice, including different phenomena in language acquisition, cultural differences and practice among students from different countries. 



This program will take into account the different needs of students. Students who already have teaching experience will have practical teaching opportunities. Students without teaching experience will have sufficient internship courses to develop a flexible, free and diverse learning environment.