study abroad at Shih Chien University in taipei
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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!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Semesters

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

Max. Credits

38 ECTS /
23 US credits

Program Content

Lectures and assignments

Levels of Study

Bachelor and Master

Fees

1890 EUR tuition fee / semester
+ 75 EUR application fee

Study Fields

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

SEMESTER DATES

AUTUMN 2021

SPRING 2022*

AUTUMN 2022*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Dates still tentative

Program Highlights

  • 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

MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

STUDIES & SCHEDULES

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.

VISA & TRAVEL

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.

ACCOMODATION

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.

HEALTH & SAFETY

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).

COSTS

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.

DOCUMENTS

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

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