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Study Environment

On-campus services

TIGP students have access to resources, offices, and services on campus. Major items include:

  1. Library
  2. Academia Sinica ID card holders have access to a host of libraries located in various home institutes and centers on campus. For detailed information on locations, hours and library specific services, please visit Academia Sinica Library Service

  3. Dining on Campus
  4. A few restaurants are conveniently located on the Academia Sinica campus:

    • Chinese restaurant located on the first floor of the Activities Center, serves Chinese-style breakfast, lunch buffet, quick meals, noodles, and snacks. Banquet catering is also available.
    • Opening hours are:

      • breakfast: 07.30 am - 09.00 am
      • lunch(vegetarian fare available): 11.30 am - 01.30 pm
      • dinner: 05.00 pm – 10.30 pm

    • Coffee shop located on the first floor of the Activities Center, offers hot and cold beverages, cakes, and a variety of set meal items (rice, noodles, sandwiches, seafood, steaks, etc.). Opening hours are from 09.00 am to 10.00 pm.
    • European-style restaurant is located behind the Activities Center. It features a salad bar, soup, and entrées for both lunch and dinner.
    • Opening hours are:

      • lunch: 11.30 am – 02.00 pm
      • dinner:05.30 pm - 08.30 pm

  5. Gymnasium
  6. an on-campus sports center hosts facilities for a variety of athletic activities:

    • indoor swimming pool
    • fitness room with weights and exercise equipment
    • indoor jogging track
    • badminton courts
    • tennis courts
    • basketball court
    • volleyball court
    • aerobics & dance studios

    The gymnasium is open daily from 07.00 am – 10.00 pm, except Mondays. Mondays and holiday hours are 12.00 pm - 10.00 pm. The swimming pool is open daily from 07.00 am - 09.30 pm. It closes for cleaning from 11.30 am - noon; 04.30 pm - 05.30 pm. Tel.: 2785-2717 ext. 7328, 7329

  7. General Store
  8. There is an on campus general store located upstairs and to the right of the campus post office. To protect the environment, shoppers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags. This store is open: Mon - Fri 09.30 am - 04.30 pm Tel.: 2789-9716

  9. Medical Services
  10. The medical clinic is located on the 1st floor of the gymnasium building. The clinic offers general practitioner medical consultations and treatments. The service is available Monday - Friday from 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm.For information and appointments call: Tel.: 2789-9437

  11. Guest Rooms in the Activities Center
  12. The on-campus Activities Center offers four types of guest accommodation:

    • standard single room,
    • standard double room,
    • superior single room,
    • superior double room

    For information and reservations, please call: Tel.: 2785-2717 or 2789-9736-40 Web:

  13. Post Office & Banking Services
  14. Chunghwa Post is Taiwan's national postal service. It provides both a full range of postal services and basic banking. All TIGP students need to open a bank account with Chunghwa Post to receive their monthly stipend, which is paid directly into this account. Accounts can be opened at any branch of Chunghwa Post. The service is government owned and all branches can be recognized by the following signage:

    There is a Chunghwa Post office conveniently located on the Academia Sinica campus, close to the Central Administration Building.

    Hours of service are:
    postal service (1st floor): Mon - Fri 08.00 am - 05.30 pm; Sat 08.30 am - 12.00 pm
    banking services (2nd floor): Mon - Fri 08.00 am - 05.00 pm; Sat 08.30 am - 12.00 pm

    To open a Chunghwa Post bank account, please bring the following items:

    • Alien Resident Certificate (ARC);
    • passport;
    • stamp (chop) with your official Chinese name on it

    When applying, fill out 2 copies of the bank account application form, and 1 copy of the ATM card application. You also need to fill out a cash deposit form and make an initial deposit of at least NT$100 to open the account.

  15. Sifen Bookstore
  16. The Sifen Bookstore is located in the basement of the Activities Center on campus. The store offers a 15% discount for Academia Sinica employees, including students with Academia Sinica ID. Its hours are Mon - Sat 10.30 am - 9.00 pm. For more information, please call: Tel.: 2783-9605

  17. Academia Sinica Kindergarten
  18. The Academia Sinica Kindergarten was founded in 1969. It has a long history of excellent early childhood education and a strong reputation as a peerless service provider. It accepts enrolments of children aged from 3 to 6 years. The kindergarten is located on campus, behind the Institute of Zoology. For more information, please call: Tel.: (02) 2787-1451-52 Web (in Chinese):