Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.34 / 4.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
15.07

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
91.76

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
1.06

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
68.36

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

NTHU offers "Rising Sun Scholarship" similar to the need-based financial support to admit students with financial needs. In addition to independent admissions channels, it reduces the performance screening gene and uses a comprehensive review and rigorous interviews to select adversity students to enroll, so as to provide for every student from economically disadvantaged and impoverished families. During the four-year study period, each student will be offered a scholarship up to US$3,300 per academic year (from September to June of the following year, up to US$330 per month), so that students can study without spending time on a part-time job to earn living expenditure, so that they may participate in various activities on campus. In the 2018 academic year, 140 students won the Rising Sun Scholarship, and a scholarship of US$ 454,333 was awarded; 152 students received the Rising Sun Scholarship in 2019 academic year, with a scholarship of NT$486,167; 184 students received the Rising Sun Scholarship in 2020 academic year, and a scholarship of US$588,167 was awarded to help economically disadvantaged students.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

NTHU creates a channel for admitting students with special talents who may not be able to be admitted to the university through the typical admission criteria, such as GPA and entry exam scores. (http://admission.nthu.edu.tw/p/412-1207-9786.php?Lang=zh-tw)


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
25.15

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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