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International Elite Scholarship

International Elite Scholarship is a work-study program. It aims to attract more international students to pursue their studies at Shih Hsin University and get internship opportunities before they graduate. The scholarship is available for all international students. 

Work Study Program
(Mass Communication related departments only)

Fully Funded Scholarship
(up to 4 years)

Full Support on Application for
Working Permit

Internship Matching

Free Chinese Language Courses

Joining the National Health Insurance Plan as local students

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Application Information

Important Date


Schedule of the Application Date
Online Application December 2022 ~
Deadline of Application ~ April 2023
Notification of acceptance on the SHU Website April 2023
Beginning of the semester September 2023


*Application Fee: Free

Online Application for Admission

Department List

Application instruction

  1. Online Application Deadline: April, 2023.
  2. Please make sure that you are eligible to apply as an international student.
  3. Please fill out the international student application form via SHU’s online system, ensuring that all of the
    information is correct, then click “send off” to complete the online procedure. Print out the application form,
    checklist and declaration for international students, authorization, affidavit of admissions documents to be verified(if applicable), financial statement (if applicable) and application cover sheet, and you must sign your name on all documents.
  4. Online applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail from Shih Hsin University.
  5. Prepare all required documents. Applicants should check if any additional documents are required from
    departments you apply for.
  6. The application package must be submitted in person or mailed by registered mail to Shih Hsin University by
    April 7, 2022. Please attach the Application Cover Sheet on the registration envelope in your application package.
  7. International students may apply for up to three departments. Up to three programs are allowed for each
    application. Notably, only one division is allowed in the case that a department offers more than one division(e.g. Department of Radio, Television and Film). Applicants should rank their chosen programs among the choices.
  8. Applicants should separate their application material and put each package into envelop with respective
    application cover sheet in the case of applying for more than one program.

The application qualifications are based on Ministry of Education (MOE)'s “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan”. Any updates or changes on regulations from MOE, all applicants must follow. For the latest information regarding MOE regulations, please check the following website.

a.An individual of foreign nationality is defined as one who has never held nationality status from the Republic of China (ROC) (Note 1) and who does not possess overseas Chinese student status at the time of his/her application.
b.Students with foreign nationalities and meet the following requirements have recently stayed overseas (Note 2) for more than six years (Note 3), their application must comply with the Ministry of Education's "Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan".
(a)An individual who has nationality status from the ROC at the time of his/her birth but does not hold residence registration must state this on his/her college application.
(b)An individual who had had nationality status from the ROC but has no ROC nationality at the time of his/her application must have had an annulled status regarding his/her ROC nationality for less than 8 years after an annulment of his/her ROC nationality by the Ministry of the Interior Affair.
(c)Regarding individuals in two aforementioned paragraphs, they must never have studied in Taiwan under the status of an overseas Chinese nor received placement permission for an academic school year by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.

According to the Education Cooperation Framework Agreement, foreign nationals who were selected by a foreign government, organization, or school, and have not held a Taiwanese residence registration since the time of their birth are not subject to the limitations as prescribed in the preceding two paragraphs after receiving the approval from the MOE.
c. An applicant has foreign nationality, and holds a permanent residence status in Hong Kong or Macao, but has no history of a residence registration record in Taiwan, who, at the time of application has resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or another foreign country for no less than 6 years, is qualified to apply for admission under these regulations.
d. An applicant of foreign nationality who has been a former citizen of Mainland China and has no history of household registration record in Taiwan, and at the time of application, has resided overseas continuously for no less than 6 years, is qualified to apply for admission under these regulations.

Note 1: The aforementioned ROC nationality is defined in accordance with Article 2 of the Nationality Act:
Any individual who meets one of the following conditions shall be considered to hold ROC nationality:
i. At birth, the individual’s father or mother was a citizen of the ROC.
ii. An individual who was born after the death of his/her father or mother who was a citizen of the ROC.
iii. An individual was born in the ROC though his/her parents were unknown or no nationality.
iv. A naturalized ROC citizen.
Preceding Subparagraph 1 and Subparagraph 2 shall also apply to the persons who were minors at the time of the amendment and promulgation of this Act.

Note 2:The term “overseas” is prescribed to countries or regions other than Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao; the term “reside overseas continuously” means that an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than 120 days per calendar year. If the period of calculated calendar year is not one complete year, their stay in Taiwan should not exceed 120 days within the calculated calendar year.

Note 3:The period of six year is calculated based on the starting date of the semester (February 1 or August 1).

International students should submit their relevant academic credentials subject to the “Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education,” the “Regulations Governing the Accreditation of Schools in Mainland China,” and “Academic Credential Verification and Accreditation Methods” adopted in Hong Kong and Macao. Students with a high-school diploma are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs, with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications equivalent to the Taiwan academic system, and with Master’s degree holders, or equivalent qualifications equivalent to the Taiwan academic system, are eligible to apply for Master programs or Ph.D. programs respectively.

Those having graduated from a foreign high school or junior college in a period of time less than that required by Taiwan counterpart may take the entrance examination in the undergraduate program with their equivalent qualifications equivalent to the Taiwan academic system. However, the school requires 12 or more additional credits to gain the degree.


Bachelor’s program: 4-6 years
Master’s program: 1-4 years
Ph.D. program: 2-7 years

(1)A recent photo of the applicant (1”×2” in size) must be attached to each application form. The application form  an ONLY be completed and printed out online.
    On the application form, applicants are required to provide their passport number, and date of birth for identity verification by SHU. Applicants are also required to provide a valid mailing address that will be used by SHU to mail the notification of admission once their applications are approved.
    In addition, applicants need to provide their contact information, including a telephone number and an email  address, in case they need to be reached by SHU for any reason during the application process. Please be sure to log in the valid and accurate information so as not to miss important information and notifications.

(2)The highest-level academic certificate or equivalent academic qualifications and transcript issued by an overseas academic institution. These documents must be authenticated by an overseas mission, or verified by an institute established or appointed by, or through a private agency commissioned by, the Executive Yuan (a copy of the  translation in Chinese or English is necessary if the original diploma is in a language other than Chinese or English).

a.Academic credentials from Mainland China: The Regulations Governing the Accreditation of Schools in Mainland      China shall apply.

b. Academic credentials from Hong Kong or Macao: Academic Credential Verification and Accreditation Methods          adopted in Hong Kong and Macao, applicants shall apply.

c.Academic credentials from other areas:
(a)Academic credentials earned at overseas Taiwanese schools or Taiwanese schools in Mainland China shall be regarded as the same as those at domestic schools with equivalent levels.
(b)Academic credentials of other foreign countries other than the preceding two items shall be subject to the Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education. However, academic credentials earned from schools or branches established in Mainland China by foreign institutions shall require public notarization in Mainland China and be verified by an institute established or appointed by, or through a private agency commissioned by the Executive Yuan.

Applicants’ transcripts must show grades for every semester of the study while the applicants were enrolled at that institution.

Recent graduates do not need to hand in their diploma with their application. The diploma must be submitted at the time of registration, otherwise, the admissions offer will be revoked.

Applicants without authenticated diploma certificates and/or authenticated official transcripts before the admissions deadline should submit the Affidavit indicating that these documents will be verified before registration.
(This form if available will be printed out automatically by the system after completing the online application form.)

(3)A financial statement in a sealed envelope issued from a financial institution showing a minimum balance of US$3,300 or NT$100,000, or a copy of a scholarship award notification.
If the financial statement is from parents’ account, a statement of financial guarantee is also required from the sponsor. If applicable, the form will be displayed automatically after completing the online application form.

(4)Signed the Checklist & Declaration for International Students. The form will be displayed automatically after completing the online application form.

(5)Authorized verification. This form will be printed out automatically by the system after completing the online application form.

(6)A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other equivalent supporting document.

(7)An applicant who has former ROC nationality must attach the Certificate of the Renouncement of ROC Citizenship.

(8)Any additional documents required by particular departments or institutes.

(9)Application fees: None.

※No application documents will be returned, so please make copies if needed

(1) The Recruiting Committee shall announce the admissions and send out admission notices on April, 2023.
(2) The admissions will be posted on the SHU website (Department, Name, and Nationality). Please use the Internet to check your admission status.

(1) The acceptance letter or admission notice does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. A visa can be approved only by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Taiwan Overseas Representative Office. Some Taiwan Overseas Representative Offices may require the applicants to submit the proof of Chinese Language Proficiency (for those enrolling in Chinese-taught programs) or proof of English Language Proficiency (for those enrolling in English-taught programs) for visa application. For information related to visa application requirements, please contact the Taiwan Overseas Representative Office in/near your country.

(2) According to regulations of the Centers for Disease, ROC (Taiwan), since January 2009 applicants applying for a resident visa to stay in Taiwan have to submit a medical report showing immunity to measles and rubella or proof of vaccination against measles and rubella. Please refer to the BOCA website (Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC [Taiwan]): for details.

(1) Please follow the schedule on the admission letter to complete the process.

(2) Applicants who have been accepted for admission should submit one copy of the diploma and transcripts verified (with official stamp/seal) by a Taiwanese government representative office in the country of their original schools when they reply the acceptance letter. After this, an applicant is ready for enrollment. Any forged documents will result in the denial of admission.

(3)Admitted students who are unable to register by the registration deadline must apply for an admission status extension before the first day of class. With an approved extension, the student may begin procedures for entering the University in the following academic year.

(4)When students register at SHU, they should have their own medical and injury insurance that can be used in Taiwan for at least 6 months. After 6 months, students can enroll in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program. Overseas insurance should be certified by a Taiwanese government representative office.

Please check with SHU’s Overseas Student Service Center, Office of International Affairs for
information about health insurance.

(1) According to the regulations of the MOE, those who have been approved for Initial Household Registration, Moving-in Registration, Acquisition or Restoration of Nationality during their study in Taiwan and have thus ceased to possess the status as foreign students will be expelled from any attending school. Moreover, those who withdraw or are expelled from any attending school in the ROC due to misbehavior, academic failure or conviction of a penal crime may not thereafter apply again for admission under “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan.” Anyone violating this regulation, once verified, will result in the denial of admission.

(2) An international student submitting forged, fabricated, or altered papers for the purpose of their school application shall be subject to the cancellation of enrollment qualification, or a revocation of enrollment and denial to the request for any certificate pertaining to study if the said student is already enrolled, or revocation of graduation qualifications and cancellation of the diploma by the student’s school if the said student has already graduated.

(3) According to the “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” issued by the MOE, international students can only apply once. Upon completion of the course of study at a school in Taiwan to which an international student has applied, the student’s admission to another school’s academic program shall be handled in a manner identical to the admission procedures for local students. An exception is where a student is applying for a master’s degree or higher level of graduate studies. If they continue to be a student in Taiwan, the admission should be the same as that of the domestic general students.

(4) In addition to the required credits of the program, an undergraduate student must complete the following requirements before graduation: “English Core Competence,” “Chinese Core Competence,” “Information organization Core Competence,” “Cognition and Communication Core Competence,” and “Self-Management Core Competence”.

(5) International students’ applications for admission are based on “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” formulated by the MOE, “SHU Study Regulations,” and “SHU Admissions Regulations for International Students.” If the MOE regulations are revised, the latest MOE regulations shall prevail.

(6) Instruction in this university is mainly given in Mandarin Chinese; applicants for undergraduate programs must be proficient in the Chinese language, particularly in speaking and listening.

(7) All personal information provided by the applicant shall be used to facilitate the processing of the
application, registration and research only as governed by the Personal Information Protection Act.