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Shih Chien University

Shih Chien University

Shih Chien University


Shih Chien University, formerly known as Shih Chien College of Home Economics, was founded in 1958 by Mr. Tung-Min Shieh. The name “Shih Chien,” which in Chinese means “practice”, was originated from the belief of Wang Yangming, a great Chinese philosopher: “Knowledge is the beginning of practice. Doing is the completion of knowing” (1498). Shih Chien University kept this motto in mind while implementing and expanding its educational vision.

Over the years, the institution evolved from a junior college to a bachelor’s degree granting institution and was renamed Shih Chien College of Design and Management in 1991. In 1997, the institution was promoted to university status. Today, the University is made up of the College of Human Ecology, the College of Design, the College of Management, the College of Business and Information, and the College of Culture and Creativity. The University has one campus in Taipei and another in Kaohsiung and is home to approximately 12,000 students and 620 faculty and staff.

Founding Principles

Purposes of Establishment

To promote families to be ethical, scientific, artistic, and economically reasonable, so that our society will be harmonious, while the country will be wealthy and powerful.

Pedagogical Goals

To do research and render promotion on the technology of the applied science of living, and to enhance the welfare and meaning of life.

Principles of Rendering Educational Services

Practice and realization; cultivation, regulation, governance, and peace; promoting worldwide unity

Educational Priorities

School Disciplines

One belief and Three virtuesOne belief is “diligence makes happiness” and three virtues are “being courteous”, “being neat and tidy”, and “being orderly”.

Considering both traditional and modern trends

  • Integrating humanities and technology.
  • Teaching general and specialist knowledge.
  • Cultivating students’local and international perspectives.
  • Providing software and hardware facilities.
  • Combining the University with the community.
  • Coordinating Taipei Ta-Chin Campus and Kaohsiung Campus.

Visa Requirements

All exchange students, whose total length of stay in Taiwan exceeds 90 days but not 180 days, must apply for a Visitor Visa at a Taipei Representative Office. The required visa application documents and application and payment methods may vary between different countries, so make sure to get the latest instructions from your nearest office location.

Students whose stay in Taiwan exceeds 180 days must apply for a Resident Visa at a Taipei Representative Office. Resident Visa holders must apply for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Re-entry Permit at the National Immigration Agency in Taipei within 15 days from the next day of their arrival. Students may stay in Taiwan as long as the Alien Resident Certificate remains valid.

Resident Visa applicants must also undergo a medical exam before applying for the visa and have this Health Certificate form filled out by the examining doctor.

The Health Certificate must first be legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the applicant’s home country before submitting it to the Taipei Representative Office with other visa application documents.

A police certificate (Non-Criminal Record) may be requested from certain applicants upon reviewing an application for a resident visa.

You can start the visa application process after receiving the official acceptance letter from Shih Chien University. You will receive more information on the visa process after the application period for your semester has ended.

More visa-related information is also found on Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website.


  • Taipei

    No. 70, Dazhi St, Zhongshan District, 104, Taipei

    • Kaohsiung

      No. 200 Daxue Road, Neimen District, 84550, Kaohsiung