Group of students smiling at the camera holding a sign in Chinese (translation: "National Tsing Hua University")
Duke students at NTHU Summer 2022

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), a top-ranked comprehensive university based in Hsinchu, is offering full scholarships to students from select universities to study Chinese language in Taiwan. The scholarship program, titled the Huayu Bilingual Exchange of Selected Talents—or simply Huayu BEST—provides opportunities for students to enhance their language proficiency and cultural understanding by attending 15 hours of formal language classes at NTHU each week while also participating in up to 3 hours of weekly service-learning activities, such as teaching English to local youths. 

Eligible students can apply for funding to cover study for up to eight weeks. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of monthly stipends of NT$25,000 (appx. $890 USD) that should be sufficient to cover tuition, room and board on campus, required insurance and miscellaneous fees. Duke students may also apply for an APSI Language Scholarship to help cover the cost of airfare, if needed.

Students are encourage to consult the program fact sheet; further details can be found on the NTHU Office of Global Affairs webpage. Duke students interested in applying should submit the application form directly to Application deadlines are listed below (all dates are subject to change; program dates may be flexible).

Please note: Duke students seeking to receive Duke credit for this program must submit a formal petition to the Global Education Office (GEO). Details and the petition deadlines can be found on the GEO website.

Program TermApplication DeadlineCourse DateWeeks of StudyTuition*
Summer Intensive February 15th June 1 - August 2412$1,135

Tuition is shown in USD; amounts are valid for 2023 and are subject to change for 2024.

*The Huayu BEST scholarship may be applied to this amount.