Affirmative Action for Aboriginal Students
  1. In order to increase opportunities for aboriginal students, the Department of Ethnic Language and Communications, Department of Ethnic Cultures, and Graduate Institute of Ethnic Development will follow the principle of accepting at least 50% aboriginal students.
  2. Aboriginal identity will be established according to the current"Aboriginal Identity Law" open to students who use maternity to establish aboriginal status, but will require documentary proof of identity.
  3. Aboriginal students will have tuition and fees waived by the appropriate government units, and will enjoy housing subsidies. After graduation, a placement service will be offered to help students find employment.
Let's Be Together: How to Join Us

Number of Graduate Students to be Admitted 10 graduate students will be admitted, including 7 regular graduate students and 3 working graduate students. Those seeking to register as working students, such as those working in public or private organizations dealing with aboriginal affairs, should present documentary proof.

Preference will be given to aboriginal students who have reached the minimum entrance qualifications. In principle, at least half of the students accepted will be aborigines.

Test Subjects

General Subjects: Linguistic ability (English)
Specialized subjects: 1. Cultural Anthropology; 2. Political Science or Economics (select one),
3. Sociology, Education, or Communications (select one).

  1. In specialized subjects, the full score is 100 points.
  2. In linguistic ability, the full score is 60 points.
  3. Candidates who meet minimum entrance qualifications based on written exam scores will be notified and invited to a second exam.
  4. The area of the second exam is "Culture and Development of Aboriginal Society."Candidates should prepare written materials such as presented papers, journal articles, future research and study plans, etc., in order to allow the examining committee to better understand the candidates.
  5. Scores on the written exam account for 70%, scores of the secondary exam for 30%.

Dates for registering for the exam

  • Registration: March 5-9, 2001
  • Written Exam: May 12, 2001
  • Interview: May 26-27, 2001

Number of Undergraduate Students to be Admitted:

  • Department of Language and Communications: 50
  • Department of Ethnic Culture: 50

Admission Process:
In this academic year 2001, the Aboriginal School of Ethnology will recruit students independently, and will do so on an application basis. The admission process will consist of two stages:

Stage 1: Application review 30% (transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and special accomplishments or performance)
Stage 2: short written report 40%, interview 30%

Dates for Registering for the Exam
Registration: April 17-20, 2001

Stage 1: Preliminary Review: notification will be made before May 8
Stage 2: Interview: May 19-20

Institute Handbook of Procedures: NT$50
Distribution Dates:
Graduate School: Starting February 9
Undergraduate Division: Starting March 20
Place of purchase:

  1. Security Gate, Donghua University, #1 University Road, Section 2, Chih-hsue Village, Shou-feng Township, Hualien County 974-01 (03) 8662500 # 13702
  2. 10F, #45 Fu-hsing South Road, Section 2, Taipei (02) 27037757
  • To order by post:
    Please include a cheque for NT$50 made payable to Donghua University Enclose a self-addressed A3 envelope, franked with NT$10 postage.
    Send it to: Admissions Committee, Aboriginal School of Ethnology, Donghua University, #1 University Road, Section 2, Chih-hsue Village, Shou-feng Township, Hualien County 974-01
  • For information call:
    1. Aboriginal School of Ethnology Preparatory Office (03) 8662500 #31504~7
    2. Educational Office (03) 8662500 #11503, 11502