SHIH CHIEN UNIVERSITY
Study Business, Management & Chinese, in Taipei for 1 or 2 Semesters
Study business, management, Mandarin Chinese or human ecology at an esteemed university in the heart of the magnificent Taipei! Live for a semester or two in one of the safest and most open-minded countries in the world and learn more about Taiwan’s unique mix of ancient traditions and modern progress. Apply now and get accepted even in one day!
You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
*) Dates still tentative
- Get to know one of the four Asian Tigers known for its hi-tech landscape and high standards of living
- Dive into Mandarin Chinese and Taiwan’s unique variety of Chinese culture
- Choose among a variety of courses in business, management, communication and human ecology
- Meet with people from all over the world and improve your English and intercultural communication skills
- Explore the stunning variety of free-time activities in Taipei and the wonders of Taiwanese nature
- Experience one of the safest countries and the most open-minded societies in the world
STUDYING IN SHIH CHIEN UNIVERSITY
Choose among courses in Chinese language and culture, business, economics, management and human ecology. All the courses are part of the regular degree programs of the university. Build an international network of friends, get to know the local culture firsthand and improve your intercultural communication skills.
Studying abroad at Shih Chien University is for you if…
- You’re a university student or similar
- You’re interested in getting to know Taiwan and the unique Taiwanese variety of Chinese culture
- You want to learn Mandarin Chinese
- You want to improve your intercultural communication skills
- You want to live in one of the safest, most modern and fascinating cities in East Asia
Available courses are mostly found in the College of Management (English Taught Program in International Business), the School of Liberal Education and Chinese Language Center.
Although you can make a preliminary study plan, actual course selection takes place during the orientation day. The final course list will be announced in the beginning of each semester.
You can choose Master’s level (graduate) courses even if you’re a Bachelor (undergraduate) student and vice versa. You can choose courses worth 25 local credits at maximum. At minimum, you must complete courses worth 9 credits (Bachelor / undergraduate level students) or 6 credits (Master / graduate level students) in total. To find out more about credits, see the section Credits below.
List of courses taught in English
See the below exemplary list for courses that have been taught in English in previous semesters. You can use this list is for reference when creating your study plan. An up-to-date list of the available courses for the upcoming semester will be available 2-3 months before the semester starts. List of courses taught in English at USC
- College of Management
- College of Human Ecology (coming soon)
- Chinese language (coming soon)
Q: How do I select my courses for my semester? A: You will select your courses at the orientation in the beginning of the semester.
Q: What study level are the courses at Shih Chien University? A: There are both Bachelor and Master level courses available.
Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying in Taiwan? A: Depending on whether you have applied for one or two semesters, the correct visa type is either Visitor Visa or 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 either before or after the study abroad semester. Read our general visa instructions here.
Q: Does Shih Chien University offer accommodation? A: Yes. There is an off-campus dormitory available 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.
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 most friendliest and 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 iphtheria-tetanus should be in effect. Additionally, Shih Chien University will ask for a 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 travellers. For other individual recommendations, please consult your physician.
Q: Do I need to have an insurance? You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance either from your home country or an insurance recommended by Shih Chien University for the whole duration of the program. See our recommended travel insurance providers. You can also purchase a 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 visa, flights, accommodation 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 here. Read more about budgeting your study abroad semester.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do? A: Please fill out the document and send it to [email protected]
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 in order 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 as well as different social media platforms. Therefore, there is no need for a VPN in Taiwan.