- Taiwan higher education offers high value and high-quality programs for relatively low tuition rates.
- The government of Taiwan offers a generous program of scholarships and strongly promotes study by international students at its institutions of higher learning.
- Taiwan is a democracy with political and religious freedom; it is a place where the real issues facing the global Chinese-speaking community can be freely discussed.
- Good public safety.
- Excellent National Health Insurance program.
- Tainan is famous throughout Taiwan for its generous citizens and its renqing wei (“personal affection,” i.e., warm hospitality).
- Tainan is a center of traditional culture but also the site of cutting-edge technological development. The companies in the Southern Taiwan Science Park are expanding; according to a 2011 report of the National Science Council, the STSP is expected to create 18,000-20,000 new jobs over the next three years.
- The cost of living is lower than it is in Taipei.
- The weather is better than northern part of Taiwan.
Higher Education in Tainan
National University of Tainan
NUTN used to be the Institute of Teachers’ In-service Education in 1988, promoted and renamed National Tainan Teachers College in 1991. In 2004, it was established as National University of Tainan until now. The motto of NUTN includes benevolence, intelligence, sincerity and uprightness.
National Cheng Kung University
NCKU, one of the leading universities in Taiwan, is located in the East District. It is famous for its engineering programs.
National Cheng Kung University was established under Japanese occupation in January 1931 as Tainan Technical College. After the end of Japanese occupation, the school name was changed to Taiwan Provincial Tainan Junior College of Technology , and then Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering .When the central government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan in 1949, it was one of the three existing colleges in Taiwan. As the number of colleges expanded, it was upgraded to a provincial university in 1956, and then a national university in 1971. Former Minister for Education Wu Jin served as the first president of the new National Cheng Kung University.
Today, with a total area of 183,000 square metres, National Cheng Kung University serves nearly 21,000 students through 9 colleges, 39 departments, and 49 graduate institutes.
Tainan National University of the Arts
TNNUA exists to prepare talented individuals for careers in visual and performing arts, sound and image design, building arts, conservation arts, and art history and critique. The university emphasizes learning through individual attention and independent work creation. It is a public institution first established in 1996.
Tainan Theological College and Seminary
Tainan Theological College and Seminary (TTCS) is the oldest theological institution in Taiwan, established in 1876 by Thomas Barclay. For most of its history it was a small highly regarded college. Since World War II the faculty and student body have grown in size and the school has earned an international reputation for its undergraduate and graduate programmes in theology, music and social service. With the exception of offerings for international students, all courses are conducted in local languages.
Chang Jung Christian University
Chang Jung Christian University is a private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. CJU offers masters and doctoral degree programs and aims to promote fraternity, justice, and service for Taiwan. It is located south of the city, in Gueiren.
Southern Taiwan University
Southern Taiwan University (STUT), founded in 1969, is located near the northeastern border of Tainan City, within a 30-minute driving distance from the Tainan Airport.
The Tainan University of Technology
The Tainan University of Technology (TUT) is a private university founded in 1964. The university offers graduate degrees in music, visual art, and applied sciences. Programs offered: graduate institutes, four-year college, two-year college, seven-year coherent college. TUT has 4 Colleges, 5 graduate institutes, 19 departments, and 5 bachelor’s degree programs.