Taipei Tech is located in the center of Taipei city and near many business areas, providing easy access to restaurants, shopping malls, cultural scenes, and the bustling night life. Students have many economical choices of dining on the campus and the university's health clinic offers simple medical treatments to students free of charge.
The housing options for exchange students include on-campus dormitories and off-campus housing. If you'd like finding housing in Taipei city, you may choose to stay in a hostel for a few days and look for a long-term accommodation. We advise you to come a little earlier before the beginning of the term, allowing sufficient time to settle in. Most students stay in short-term accommodation (Inn Cube, Taipei Hostel, Holo Family Hostel, etc) for a few days while looking for a long-term option.
On-campus dormitory is available; however, not all requests will be guaranteed due to limited space.
* Currency Exchange Rate: 1 USD = 32 NTD
Off-campus dormitory is available; however, not all requests will be guaranteed due to limited space.
Tips for finding an accommodation
(1) Use the MRT (subway) route map as a Reference
Taipei's subway system, MRT, is the backbone of Taipei's public transportation. Mandarin Traning Center is located near (1) Guting Station; (2) Taipower Building Station; (3) Dongmen Station. Choosing a location close to one of the three MRT stations is a quick way to find an accommodation at a close distance to the MTC. For the route map of MRT, please click here.
(2) Types of accommodation & Price Ranges
Please see the following table for the three common types of accommodation and their price ranges per month around Taipei city :
Note : The average rent is an estimate based on leases with at least one year's length.
(3) Where to find rental ads
The following websites provide rental ads in English and Chinese
Disclaimer : The above links are referrals only. Taipei Tech is not liable for any future conflicts that might arise between the tenants and the owners (landlords/landladies). Rental decisions should be made at the tenant’s own discretion.
(4) A few reminders for signing a lease
When you sign the lease, in addition to the first month's rent, the landlord will generally ask for two months' rent as a deposit. The deposit will be returned in full or deducted based on the condition of the accommodation at the time of departure.
As photos are not always reliable, we strongly suggest you not to sign a long-term lease before you arrive in Taiwan and inspect the accommodation in person. Please click here for what you must keep in mind when you sign a lease.
Cost of Living
Roughly speaking, the cost of living in Taipei is about NT$18,000 to NT$28,000 per month (tuition excluded). The figure varies depending on each individual's living style. Please prepare sufficient funds to finance your stay in Taipei before arriving.
Cash & Credit Cards
Most Taiwan banks are connected to the Cirrus or Plus network, which generally accept foreign bank cards aligned with these systems. Credit cards are accepted by most chained stores and some restaurants. However, the daily withdrawal limit at ATMs for foreign bank cards is NT$20,000 or even less. It is recommended that exchange students bring some cash or traveler's checks of major world currency because some large amount payments must be paid in cash, such as rents or Taipei Tech tuition. Cash or traveler's checks in the currencies of USD, Euro or Yen can be exchanged in most banks.
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