Would you like to spend a semester abroad in a booming commercial and hi-tech hub surrounded by a rich culture, natural wonders, great outdoors opportunities and some of the friendliest people on the planet? Well, now is your chance because we at Asia Exchange are thrilled to introduce our brand new and long-awaited study abroad destination, Shih Chien University in Taipei Taiwan!

In recent years, Taiwan has become a sought-after destination among international students and expats and you don’t have to look far to see why. As one of the four Asian Tigers, Taiwan is one of the most important technological and economic centers of East Asia offering great job prospects for anyone aiming for a career in international business or technology. Compared to many other Asian nations, the living standards and the quality of education in Taiwan are considerably high. Taiwan is also ranked as the 2nd safest country in the whole world, surpassing even countries like Germany, Finland and Sweden. The Taiwanese are also among the most liberal nations in Asia thanks to their successful efforts in advancing minority and human rights and gender equality.

Despite its modern and Western-like atmosphere, Taiwan still has a rich and complex cultural heritage that is strongly influenced especially by the Chinese along with the Japanese, the Spanish, the Dutch and the indigenous cultures. The ancient traditions and values blend in seamlessly in the modern, developed society.

Taiwan also has an exceptionally diverse landscape and nature ranging from majestic mountains and national parks to beautiful beaches and hot springs. Environmental issues receive also a lot of attention in Taiwan. In Taipei alone, there are thousands of beautiful and safe bike routes providing you an easy and environmentally-friendly way to explore the city.

Read more about reasons to choose Taipei as a study abroad destination here.


Shih Chien University is a private university located in the heart of Taipei offering both Bachelor and Master level studies in various fields. The university is especially well-known for its cutting-edge design programs that rank among the best in the world. It is also recognized as one of the pioneer schools in Taiwan for its English Taught Programme (ETP) in International Business. Courses are also offered for example in human ecology, and all students will get an introduction to Chinese language and culture as well. Find out more about available studies here.

During one semester, you can obtain up to 25 local credits (ca. 38 ECTS). All courses are organized within the university’s own curricula. Therefore, most courses also have a large local student body, which allows you to build up your international network, improve your intercultural communication skills and gain first-hand cultural knowledge that will be a great asset if you are aiming for an international career.

You also have the possibility to participate in various excursions in Taipei and elsewhere in Taiwan. The campus area holds several sports and free time facilities which are at the disposal of all students free of charge.

The price of one semester at Shih Chien University is 1690 EUR. The application fee is 75 EUR. You can also apply for two semesters, in which case you will receive a 100 EUR discount on the fees of the second semester.

Semester dates and application deadlines:

Autumn 2018: September 17th, 2018 – January 18th, 2019 (dates still tentative)
Spring 2019: February 25th, 2019 – June 14th, 2019 (dates still tentative)

The application period for the upcoming semesters is currently open. The application deadline for the next autumn semester is May 31st, 2018.

Students applying to Shih Chien University are required to be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education. Detailed application instructions and requirements are found on our website. All you need to do, is to submit us your application online with a few required attachments, and your study abroad placement at Shih Chien University is guaranteed.

For more information on studying in Taipei and on Shih Chien University, please contact us at info@asiaexchange.org or visit .

Study in East Asia webinar

You are also welcome to join us for a free webinar on studying in East Asia (Taiwan, China and Korea) on Wednesday, March 21st, 10 am (CET). The webinar lasts for 1 hour, during which you will find out more about how to study also in Taipei easily and affordably. During the webinar, you will also have a chance to ask us any questions you have regarding studies in East Asia. You can register for the webinar and read more about it here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to study in Taiwan with us!

Best regards,

Nina Kärki

NINA KÄRKI (Mrs) | International Coordinator nina@asiaexchange.org | Tel. +358 50 5909 222