Fu Jen Catholic University, a comprehensive, pontifical university founded by the Holy See in
Beijing in 1925, was rebuilt in Taiwan in 1961 and is celebrating her 90 anniversary.
Fu Jen comprises 11 colleges (Liberal Arts, Education, Communication, Arts, Medicine, Science and Engineering, Foreign Languages, Human Ecology, Law, Management, Social Sciences), offering 48 undergraduate programs, 47 master’s programs and 11 doctoral programs. Fu Jen has 26,000 students and over 160 student associations and clubs. There are 2,000 international students at Fu Jen. Fu Jen has established partnership with more than 300 universities worldwide, promoting international academic cooperation and activities, such as exchange programs, dual degree programs and “International Faculty and Student Teaching and Learning” program.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan, which makes up
over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands.
Neighboring states include the People’s Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and
northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei is the seat of the central government. New
Taipei, encompassing the metropolitan area surrounding Taipei proper, is the most populous city.
New Taipei City was known as Taipei County before its upgrade in 2010. After the county’s population overtook that of Taipei City, it was decided that the county should be upgraded to city status but could not be renamed “Taipei City”. New Taipei City is located at the northern tip of Taiwan Island. It covers a vast territory with a varied topology, including mountains, hills, plains and basins. In the northern part lies 120 km of coastline with gorgeous shorelines and beaches. The Tamsui River is the main river flowing through New Taipei City. The climate of the city is characterized as a humid subtropical climate with seasonal monsoons with ample rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year. New Taipei City has an estimated population of around 3.9 million. Due to its strategic location, New Taipei is the second major city of business industries after Taipei. Theme parks and resorts in the city include Formosa Fun Coast, Yehliu Ocean World, Yun Hsien Resort etc. New Taipei City regularly hosts around 5,000 annual art, music and cultural festivals, such as the Hohaiyan Rock Festival in Gongliao
District. New Taipei City has been developed towards a Green Future City. The city government also actively promoting green energy industries and smart electric vehicles. Famous bridge in New Taipei is the Taipei Bridge, connecting New Taipei City and Taipei City over Tamsui River. Another famous bridge is the New Taipei Bridge. The area is served by Taiwan High Speed Rail through the Banqiao Station, which is an intermodal station with Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) and Taipei Metro.
There are 10 residence halls with more than 4,000 beds. The dormitory fee is about NT$8,000 to NT$25,000. The University provides dormitories for those who complete an application during the time specified. However, rooms cannot be provided for spouses and other family members. The dormitory and room number are to be decided by the school. During winter and summer vacation, if a student wishes to continue using the dormitory, he/she must pay additional fees.
New Taipei has a wide range of historical, natural and cultural attractions for tourists. Tourism-related industries in the city are governed by the Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government. The most famous temple is the Zushi Temple in Sanxia District. Jinshan District houses the Dharma Drum Mountain. However if you want to travel outside the city, there are six domestic airlines providing services between major cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Hualien. Prior reservations are always required. If you would like to save time, THSR is another choice. While traveling from Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 5 hours by train and 6 hours by car, the THSR(Taiwan High Speed Rail takes only 1.5 hours. Advanced reservations are recommended.