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NKUHT, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism

No. 1 Songhe Road Xiaogang District Kaohsiung City,
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 Founded in 1995, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT), is the only public university in Taiwan that has a distinguished reputation for hospitality and tourism education.
Located in Kaohsiung City in the Xiaogang District, the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism has consistently endeavored to pursue excellence in teaching and vocational research for over ten years.

Its wide range of degree programs include associate bachelor’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees in the following schools:

  • School of Hospitality Management
  • School of Tourism
  • School of Culinary Arts
  • International College

In addition to the training of culinary, hospitality service and tourism techniques, the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism emphasizes its degree programs integration with internships, skill competition championships as well as prestige chef demonstrations. It is also the only school in Taiwan that collaborates with Le Cordon Bleu London.

Most of the degree programs at National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism are taught in Mandarin. However, there are several English-taught programs, including the International Bachelor’s Program in Tourism Management, International Bachelor’s Program in Culinary Arts, The International Master’s Program of Tourism and Hospitality, and most courses in the department of Applied English. In the department of Applied Japanese, some course are taught by Japanese.

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National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism’s sole campus offers a wide range of outstanding services and facilities, including its pioneering professional classrooms where students can put theory into practice:

  • Boeing B747-400 aircraft mock-up room
  • B747-400 first class/business class cabin service trainer
  • Boeing 737-NG fixed flight simulator
  • Resort club and casino classroom
  • Culinary culture education exhibit 
  • High-tech research and development laboratory
  • Chocolate/sugar pulling classroom and appreciation bakery
  • 3D situational navigation system professional classroom
  • Production and learning travel agency
  • Professional wine tasting classroom
  • Global tourism distribution and sale system education center
  • Aroma training classroom/wine cellar

Other services and facilities include:

Academic Affairs Office
General Affairs Office
Student Affairs Office
Physical Education and Health Center
Language Center

General English and Mandarin courses are taught according to student’s language level

International Affairs Office

  • Provides international students with new entrant handbooks and assistant staff contact information
  • Aides international students with visa applications
  • Assists other offices and departments to accommodate international students and enrolment of new entrants
  • Picks up and provides guidance to international students from the airport, bus/MRT stations
  • International Student Club helps new international students settle in
  • Assists new international students with completing the enrolment procedure

Organizes a bilingual seminar in Mandarin and English for new international students

Counselling and assistance

National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism has its very own professional student counselling team who provide mental health education classes, offer professional counselling, as well as several other services.
In addition, the university closely monitors students’ attendance and grades in order to assist with their learning progress. There is an advisor supervision system where teaching staff can review students’ academic performance and develop a teaching plan to help with the students’ learning and offer additional support should they need it.
In addition, students who undertake an internship out of school will receive visits from academic advisors to monitor their progress. Students will need to keep weekly journals and submit a report after they complete their internship.

Special services are also available for international students.

Kaohsiung City itself is a vibrant metropolis, characterized by its friendly people and safe society. With its fancy malls, restaurants and cultural events, Kaohsiung is a fascinating place to both visit and live whilst it also offers a wide range of opportunities and activities for students to enjoy.

The city offers excellent public transport links and is only a 10 minute drive from Kaohsiung international airport.   

Due to the regulating effects of the marine climate, Kaohsiung is generally sunny and enjoys pleasant weather year-round.

When it comes to student life at NKUGT, it’s a truly international experience. Approximately 5 percent of students are international, representing a multitude of countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Australia, France, Paraguay, the US, Thailand, Czech, Vietnam, Philippines, and Singapore.

Students have access to over 50 student clubs, such as:

  • Community Service Club
  • Association of Campus Ambassador
  • ISA International Student Club
  • Buddhists Club
  • Tea Arts Club
  • Handcraft Club
  • Board Game Club
  • Outstanding Leadership Club
  • Dance Club
  • Music Club
  • Street Dance Club
  • Ukulele Club
  • Guitar Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Jogging Club
  • Basketball Club

    … and many more! There are also other popular activities such as parties for homestay families or multi-cultural experience and training courses, celebration events for international days on campus, as well as the first-year student volleyball game.

Student accommodation

Students have the option to live either on- or off-campus. The National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism has its very own on-campus student accommodation which offers safe, convenient and comfortable living. Plus, it’s only a five minute walk from the university campus, so there’s no need to worry about being late!

All first-year students are required to live on-campus during the first year of their studies, allowing them to become more easily acquainted with the campus and the city. It’s also a good way of making new friends!

Students who live in the NKUHT student accommodation have access to a number of amenities, including freshwater dispensers, a laundry room, and a local convenient store that’s located on the ground floor.

Cost: NT$13,000 (~US$414) per semester.

Find out more about student life at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism here.

If you’re an international student who’s interested in studying at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, you will need to submit the following documents:

  •  Two copies of the completed admission application form
  • Photocopy of educational qualification, verified by a ROC overseas representative office or local authentication agencies
  •   One photocopy of the official transcript, verified by a ROC overseas representative office or local authentication agencies
  • Financial statement and financial guarantee statement, verified by a ROC representative office
  • Photocopy of passport or other proof of nationality
  • Study plan
  • TOCFL test, SAT Subject Test in Chinese with listening result
  • Photocopy of supporting proof of English proficiency

Please note, you will be required to pay a fee to obtain the Alien Resident Certificate. For more information about this and the application process, please visit the NKUHT website.

Scholarships are also available for home and international students across all degree levels. These can be awarded for outstanding academic performance and financial-need. For more information about scholarships at NKUHT, click here.

Within 12 months of graduating, 85.9 percent of 2016-2017 NKUHT graduates were in employment. The other 14.1 percent were enrolled in further education, or in military service.

To prepare for the international job market as talented and qualified graduates, the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism offers students the opportunity to attend/take part in career fairs, as well as domestic and overseas internships which provide students with real-life work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Career seminars

The National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism regularly organizes career expositions and industrial recruitment seminars for graduating students in order to support students in their career development.
In addition to career support and employment seminars, industrial lecturers, experts and alumni are invited to share their experiences with current students. Students will then receive support to help build their own careers.

e-Portfolio platform

The university has established the e-Portfolio platform, on which every student can keep a record of personal learning until graduation. From the personal portfolio, students can review their strength and weakness, and gradually work to find their career position. This platform will help them easily write up resumes, and create and market their personal image.

Alumni network

Students can be part of a truly international alumni network that can take them to all four corners of the globe.  

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