Apply through Asia Exchange and benefit from the fastest, easiest, and most affordable application process including a secure study placement. Join the International Business Program (IBP) at Shih Chien University, an undergraduate degree program taught in English. Learn more about Taiwan’s distinctive fusion of ancient traditions and advancement by living in one of the world’s safest and most tolerant nations.

The IBP program is recognized as one of Taiwan’s most prestigious Business Programs. You can complete the full degree program (4 years) or join it as an exchange student for one or two semesters. With various courses taught in effective learning and highly connected with students’ future career development in global business, you will have the opportunity to learn how to become innovative and entrepreneurial. Book a Zoom meeting with us to find out more!



Spring (Feb – June),
Autumn (Sep – Jan)


4 Years

Program Content

Lectures and assignments

Levels of Study



tuition fee / semester + application fee


Business, economics, management, Chinese language, and human ecology


Shih Chien University

#1 Place in young pin award ranking

ranked #7

ranked #7

ranking #60

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#2 rank most awarded university in apac area


AUTUMN 2024*

SPRING 2025*

AUTUMN 2025*

SPRING 2026*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Dates still tentative

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  • Discover one of the four Asian Tigers and its advanced technology and high quality of life

  • Explore Mandarin Chinese and the distinctive variety of Chinese culture in Taiwan.

  • Learn during your Bachelor about business, management, communication, and human ecology.

  • Meet individuals from around the world, work on your English, and develop your cross-cultural communication

  • Discover Taipei's breathtaking range of leisure activities and Taiwan’s diverse nature

  • Discover one of the world's safest nations and most tolerant communities


Join the International Business Program and take business, economics, management, human ecology, and Chinese language and culture courses. All courses in this undergraduate program are a part of the university’s regular curriculum. Create a global network of friends, immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture, and build an international mindset.

The Bachelor’s degree program in Taiwan is for you if…

  • You’re a university student, a high school graduate, or in between degrees
  • You want to boost your business knowledge and skills
  • You want to improve your English, Mandarin, and intercultural communication skills
  • You want to get to know people from all over the world
  • You want to live in the dynamic city of Taipei and explore Taiwan in your free time


Q: How do I select my courses for my semester? A: You will select your courses at the orientation at the beginning of the semester.

Q: What study level are the courses of the full degree at Shih Chien University? A: The full degree consists of Bachelor’s level courses.

Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying in Taiwan? A: The correct visa type is a Resident Visa.

Q: When can I start my visa application? A: You can start your visa application process after receiving the official acceptance letter from the university. The letter will be sent to you at the latest one month before the start of the semester.

Q: Can I travel outside of Taiwan during the semester? A: Travelling outside of Taiwan is possible with a multiple-entry visa. If you have a single-entry visa, you should apply for a separate re-entry permit before exiting Taiwan. However, you are recommended to travel before or after the study abroad semester. Read our general visa instructions here.

Q: Does Shih Chien University offer accommodation?

A: You can apply for the on-campus or off-campus dorms through the Office of Student Affairs. On-campus dorms are only available for female students, while off-campus dorms are male only. The off-campus dormitory is 10-15 minutes away from campus by public transport.  You can read more about the room options here.

Q: I want to find my own accommodation. Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Taipei? A: As you wish. However, it is recommended to sign a lease only after arriving in Taipei and seeing the place with your own eyes first. You can get more information from the Office of Student Affairs. Click here for rental information.

Q: Is Taipei a safe city? A: Yes! According to Global Peace Index, Taipei is one of the safest cities in the world, with very low exposure to crime. The Taiwanese people are also considered among the friendliest and most open-minded people in Asia, and they are known for their welcoming attitude towards foreigners.

Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take? A: The Taiwanese government requires that all international students are vaccinated against measles and rubella. In general, your basic MMR and diphtheria-tetanus should be in effect. Additionally, Shih Chien University will ask for proof (e.g., vaccination report or a chest x-ray) that you don’t suffer from tuberculosis. In addition to these, Hepatitis A and B vaccines are recommended for all travelers. For other individual recommendations, please consult your physician.

Q: Do I need to have insurance? You are required to have valid accident and health insurance either from your home country or insurance recommended by Shih Chien University for the whole duration of the program. See our recommended travel insurance providers. You can also purchase health and accident insurance at the university after arrival (cost max. 5000 NTD).

Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for? A: In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visaflightsaccommodation and other living costs. The costs of living in Taipei are somewhat lower than in many Western cities, but the real costs will depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs hereRead more about budgeting your study abroad semester.

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records? A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records, usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester.

Q: Do I need to know any Chinese beforehand? A: It is not mandatory to know any Chinese (Mandarin) beforehand. However, knowing only a few basic words and phrases in advance will already help you a lot!

Q: Do I need a VPN in Taiwan to access sites like Google and Facebook since I know that they are blocked in mainland China? A: No, you don’t. Unlike mainland China, Taiwan allows full access to all Google sites and apps and different social media platforms. Therefore, there is no need for a VPN in Taiwan.

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