Off-campus housing alternatives are available in the neighborhoods surrounding Academia Sinica or elsewhere in Taipei City. Housing ranges from shared accommodation to apartments suitable for families. Rents vary depending on your needs, however, tenants can expect to pay anywhere from NTD7,000 to NTD15,000 per month, with a security deposit of one to two months' rent usually required.
Off-campus private housing is generally more expensive than living in the student dormitory, and options are limited in areas close to the campus. Students who wish to live in private housing are, therefore, advised to arrive a few weeks early in order to have sufficient time to find housing.