Study abroad in Taipei at Shih Chien University

Study abroad in the heart of Taipei at a university known for its high-quality programs in design! You can study abroad at Shih Chien University for one or two semesters. It’s easy to apply and your study placement can be confirmed already in one day.

On this page you can find out more about studies, semester dates, application deadlines and fees at Shih Chien University as well as instructions on how to apply.

Semester dates and application deadlines

2018

Spring Semester Autumn Semester
Semester dates  – September 10th – January 12th
Orientation (mandatory)  – September 7th
*Registration period (mandatory)  – September 5th – 6th
Application deadline  –  May 31, 2018

 

2019 (all dates still tentative)

Spring semester Autumn semester
Semester dates February 18th  – June 22nd September 16th – January 17th
Orientation February 18th September 16th
*Registration period (mandatory) February  14th – 15th September 12th  – 13th
Application deadline November 30th, 2018
(November 15th for the College of Design)
May 31, 2019

*There will be a mandatory registration period for all students a couple of days before the official start of the semester. All students must present themselves at the university on the announced registration dates.  

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Key facts about Shih Chien University

Shih Chien University, formerly known as Shih Chien College of Home Economics, is a private university located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan. Over the years, the institution evolved from a junior college to an institution with the power to grant Bachelor’s degrees and was renamed Shih Chien College of Design and Management in 1991. In 1997, the institution was promoted to university status.

Address

Shih Chien University
Taipei Campus
No.70, Dazhi St., Zhongshan Dist.,
Taipei City 104, Taiwan

University’s website

http://www.usc.edu.tw

Studying abroad at Shih Chien University

You can apply to study abroad at Shih Chien University for one or two semesters. As an Asia Exchange student, you will study at the main campus located in central Taipei. You can study Chinese language and culture, business, economics, management, human ecology and design. There are both Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses available.

Who is the program for?

Shih Chien University’s study abroad program is ideal for you if you’re looking to study abroad semester in an environment that is a unique blend of tradition and modernity.

While students of design will find their natural match in this program, more business-oriented students can equally benefit from the large course offering in the fields business, economics and management.

Even if your study background doesn’t exactly match any of the fields offered, you can pick and choose courses from the different Colleges in line with your interests or take a deeper dive into Chinese language and culture.

Many of the courses have both international and local students participating in them. This means you’ll be able to build an international network of friends, get to know the local culture firsthand and improve your intercultural communication skills. These are valuable assets no matter what your future career will be.

Find out more about studies, available courses and credits at Shih Chien University below. Please note that the College of Design is unavailable in autumn 2018. You can however apply to study design courses in any semester from 2019 onwards.

  • Studies

    In the application form, you’re asked to choose your preferred College among the three different Colleges: College of Management, College of Design and College of Human Ecology. You can take courses from several colleges, however,  including the School of Liberal Education. Although you can make a preliminary study plan, actual course selection takes place only after you’ve arrived in Taiwan.

    Note! the College of Design is unavailable in autumn 2018. You can however apply to study design courses in any semester from 2019 onwards.

    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.

    Obligatory courses for all exchange students

    There are two Chinese language courses are obligatory for all students:

    Chinese language (Basic) (2 credits)
    Chinese language (Beginner) (2 credits)

    When making your study plan and calculating the total number of credits, please take the above obligatory courses into account.

    List of courses taught in English (all Colleges & Language Center)

    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

    Course descriptions

     

  • Credits

    The courses at Shih Chien University are worth between 2-4 Taiwanese credits. One Taiwanese credit corresponds to 2 ECTS credits. One course is therefore worth 4-8 ECTS.

    The minimum number of credits to complete is 9 local credits (18 ECTS) for Bachelor’s level students and 6 local credits (12 ECTS) for Master’s level students.

    All students can earn a maximum of 25 Taiwanese credits during one semester.

    Read more about converting Taiwanese credits.

  • Activities outside class

    The university organizes day-long excursions in Taipei and longer, two-day excursions elsewhere in Taiwan. The cost for the day trip is ca. 50 USD and the cost for the two-day trip is 240 USD. You are also free to organize your own trips. You can find tips for places to visit in Lonely Planet:

    Taiwan in Lonely Planet

    The campus has many facilities for different kinds of sports (including a pool, a gym and sports fields), which are at your disposal with your local student card.

    If you’re up for picking up a new hobby, you can try Chinese opera, calligraphy, painting and martial arts.

  • Student visa

    All international students in Taiwan need to apply for a student visa at their local Taipei Representative Office, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office or Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). There are two different visa types depending on whether you apply to study abroad for one or two semesters at Shih Chien University.

    Find out more about the Taiwanese student visa.

  • Shih Chien University accreditation
    • Accredited by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)
    • Among the 60 top design schools in the world (BusinessWeek 2006)
    • Master in Industrial Design program was ranked as one of the best 30 design programs in the world (BusinessWeek 2009)
    • Ranked 18th in a list of top 100 design schools of the world by International Design Forum (iF)
  • Accommodation

    The university provides two dormitory options, which are both located within a 15-30 minute drive from campus.

    Many international students choose to rent an apartment on the private market. If you wish to do so, there are many options available.

    You can choose your preferred accommodation option in the application form for Shih Chien University. If you choose to stay in a dormitory, you’ll have to fill out a separate accommodation booking form later on.

    Find out more about accommodation options in Taipei.

  • Fees

    Tuition fee: 1790 EUR / semester

    Application fee: 75 EUR.

    See what’s included in the fees.

    Are you from outside of Europe? Find out more about fees.

    Benefits when applying via Asia Exchange

    • Confirmation even in one day
    • Orientation days
    • No English proficiency test required
    • 100 EUR discount when applying for two semesters.

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Applying to study abroad at Shih Chien University

  • Applying to study abroad at Shih Chien University is easy and quick. You only have to fill out and submit the online application form below with a few attachments.
  • If you wish, you can also apply for two semesters right away. You can study for two semesters at either Shih Chien University or combine any two destinations, as long as the semesters don’t overlap. When you apply for two semesters, you get a 100 EUR / 120 USD discount on the tuition fee for the second semester.
  • You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement already within 1-7 days. After this, you can already start planning your study abroad semester.

Find the application instructions and the application form below. Please read the instructions carefully before you apply. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  • Who can apply

    Minimum requirements

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • You must be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (university, university of applied sciences or similar)
    • You should have sufficient English skills (at least B2 level). No language test is required.

    See the additional requirements.

  • Required documents
    • An official transcript of records in English (stamped and signed by your home institution)
    • A copy of the identification page of your passport (please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your trip starts)
    • Electronic passport-sized color photo
    • CV (in English)
    • Applicants for the College of Design only: Work portfolio (Please note that the College of Design is unavailable in autumn 2018. You can apply to study design courses in any semester in 2019 and beyond, however)
  • Application instructions
    • Get the other required documents in PDF format and the electronic passport photo in JPG format.
    • Fill out the online application form below and submit it with the required attachments.

    Uploading and submitting the attachments

    • Please upload the attachments in PDF format (electronic passport photo in JPG format).
    • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later. However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
    • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

    Confirmation and official acceptance letter

    You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents.

    You’ll receive the official acceptance letter 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.

    You need the official acceptance letter to apply for a student visa.

    Student visa for Taiwan

    All students need to get a student visa before departing for Taiwan at their local Taipei Representative Office, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office or Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). There are two different visa types depending on whether you apply to study abroad for one or two semesters at Shih Chien University. Find out more about student visa for Taiwan.

    Fees

    The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below). You’ll receive the invoice for the tuition fee about 2.5 months before the semester starts.

    Cancellation

    If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at]asiaexchange.org. Cancellations notified via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation.

    We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

    Travel 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).

     

Note! After submitting the form, you will be redirected to a confirmation page and will receive a confirmation email. Check your inbox for the mail and if you don’t find it there, check your spam folder. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, please contact us immediately.


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Quick facts

 Fields of study
Chinese language, communication, design, business, economics, management and human ecology

 Next application deadline
November 30th, 2018
November 15th (College of Design)

 Semester duration
4 months

Max. credits
ca. 38 ECTS
ca. 23 US credits

Fees
Tuition fee: 1790 EUR
Application fee: 75 EUR

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Reasons to choose Shih Chien University

Study abroad at a university famous for its programs in Design. There is also a large number of courses available in Business, Management, Economics and Human Ecology, both on Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

The program gives you a solid introduction to Chinese language and culture. You’ll also be able to mingle with locals in the many courses taught in English.

The university is centrally located in Taipei, a city with excellent public transportation networks and bicycle paths.

 

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