The Department of Economics at National Dong Hwa University offers a thorough range of programs from Bachelor of Economics (since 1997), along with an innovative range of postgraduate degrees, including Masters of Economics (since 1994) and Ph.D. degree (since 2001). In this department, there are currently 12 teaching staff members with Ph.D. degree from renowned universities in Taiwan and the United States. All staff members dedicate themselves to both research and lecturing. The diversity of their expertise fosters collaboration in research and enhances overall contributions to academic performance.

Lecturers offer various courses with study areas including advanced microeconomics and macroeconomics, finance management, mathematical economics, health economics, labor economics, environmental economics and many others. Through the courses offered in this department, students gain an in-depth understanding of the issues regarding the performance of real-world economy, financial environment and the effects of government’s economic policies.



The goals of Department of Economics are to educate students about what economics is really about, develop their skills in applying analytical and empirical techniques on economic issues, adopt to this fickle world-wide economic environment, and establish students’ capability in economic analyses if they want to pursue further studies.



The undergraduate programs at National Dong Hwa University are designed in a modular format, offering students a flexible way to pursue knowledge. Besides the compulsory courses (basic courses for first-year students, core courses for sophomores and junior students), a student has to take one elective program. Moreover, under the module format, many basic courses offered in College of Management are identical to those in the Department of Economics; therefore, if a student takes eight elective courses conducted by School of Finance, he (she) is eligible to complete dual degrees within four years. The course design is beneficial to students who want to enter job market right after graduation. The postgraduate Masters and PhD programs are scheduled to focus both on economic theories and on economic empirical applications.


Prospective Career Opportunities

Our programs equip graduates with the essential skills and techniques for thriving careers in dynamic fields such as banking, finance, academia, government, and beyond.


Programs and requirement For further details, please contact the Department of Economics.

Bachelor Program

To  earn a Bachelor degree, a student must complete three module programs and relevant required general courses. The credits of all the courses must be at least 128.

Master Program

To obtain a Master degree, a student must complete at least compulsory courses (23 credits) and elective courses (16 credits). The total credits of this degree must be at least 39.

PhD Program

In this program, a student must complete at least compulsory courses (17 credits) and elective courses (13 credits). The total credits of this degree must be at least 30. To  obtain this degree, a student must complete a PhD thesis, and satisfy one of the following requirements: (1) pass the examinations of qualification in microeconomics and macroeconomics, or (2) publish paper(s) in  selected journals.

Academic scholarship

Master program:

     Awarded to applicants whose academic performance ranks at the top three places in each semester.

 PhD program:

     PhD applicants will be awarded for the first three years of this program. The award value will be adjusted, depending on the number of the subject examinations that an applicant has passed.

Scholarships (for international students ONLY)

1.Taiwan government scholarships

2.Taiwan Elite Scholarship of Ministry of Education
Current university lecturers or professors from the South and east Asia, South Asia,  Africa are highly encouraged to apply.

3. NSTC Graduate Research Fellowship Pilot Program

4. NDHU Scholarship



1.Grant of Teaching Assistant (TA)

  Each academic staff has several TA units, which will be awarded to Bachelor/ Master/PhD students who can offer assistance in teaching.

2.Grant of National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)

  Academic staff with the grants of NSTC project may hire Master/PhD students for research assistance.