📖 Introduction

The Taipei Language Institute was founded in 1956 by a group of missionaries who wished to provide training in Mandarin Chinese for Taiwan-bound missionaries. Originally named Missionary Language Institute, the founder Dr. Marvin Ho created the institute as a means of educating these foreigners in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

🏫 About Taipei Language Institute (TLI)

TLI (Taipei Language Institute) was founded in New Jersey, USA, in 1956 as Missionary Language Institute, and the Taipei center was also established in the same year as the first school in the world to teach foreigners Chinese. The faculty comprised of linguists, Chinese and foreign instructors, and experienced Chinese teachers.

They are proud to have many exceptional alumni, many of which are icons of current TLI students. They have become key government officials in different countries, Chinese diplomats, senators, or leaders in fields like academic education, media, religion, etc., most notably, The Pulitzer Prize winner, Nicholas Kristof, American sinologist from Harvard University, John King Fairbank, Former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Former President of The Johns Hopkins University, William Brody, and Former President of the Republic of China, Ma Ying-jeou, to name a few.

With over 60 years in the industry, TLI has laid a solid foundation as a sustainable brand, and it infused its experience into the online learning platform and formed the TLI Park Online Chinese Learning Platform.

🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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