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Semester in Taiwan

Soochow University

About the Program

Soochow University (SU), founded in 1900, is one of the most prestigious private universities in Taiwan. SU has two campuses: the Waishuanghsi campus and the Downtown campus. Both campuses have their own unique cultural and academic resources and distinctive learning environments. The Waishuanghsi campus is located at the cultural axis of Taipei City. Near the National Palace Museum, and the Downtown Campus is located in the administrative and commercial center of Taipei.

SU has six schools, 23 departments, and 54 full-time degree programs. The first and only School of Big Data Management in Taiwan was established at SU in 2015. In February 2017, the School of Business acquired AACSB accreditation. SU has also gained recognition as a “Teaching Excellence Program” by the Ministry of Education for 12 consecutive years and was ranked among the top five for private comprehensive universities in Taiwan by the 2018 QS Asia Rankings.

Quick Facts

• Total enrollment: 16,000

• The university has 442 full-time faculty, 845 part-time faculty, and 354 staff members

• Soochow has two campuses in Taipei, one in the more traditional, older part of the city and one in the downtown, business hub of the city.

• Soochow is a private, Methodist university. It was the first Western-style university in the country.

Due to Soochow's academic calendar, students may choose to spend an academic year or the spring semester at Soochow.

Dates/TermAcademic Year 2018-19Spring 2019
Arrival Date 2nd week of September 2018Early February, 2019
Classes Begin mid-September, 2018 Late February, 2019
Classes End mid-January, 2019Mid July, 2019
Final Exams mid- to late-January, 2019Late June, 2019
Departure Date Break until mid-FebruaryLate June to early July, 2019
Deadline to Apply May 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
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Credits/Courses

Students earn 12 to 15 credits per semester.

Students may earn 5 credits of Mandarin language per semester on campus. For additional language courses, students may enroll in classes through the Chinese Language Center on the Waishuanghsi campus.

Courses taught in English include the following:

  • Asian History and Culture
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Gender Studies
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Statistics

See courses taught in English in fall 2018: http://www.scu-icae.tw/eng/ewe...

Accommodations

Students may live in dormitories or apartments. Space in the on-campus dormitories are limited and therefore not guaranteed. Students will be assisted in locating an apartment off campus.

Fees

Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU tuition and fees; most scholarships and financial aid apply
  • Student Housing: $1500 to $2500 per semester (6 months)
  • Medical Insurance: not provided by Soochow University
  • Airport pick-up is provided by Soochow University
  • Other local transportation: $175 per semester
  • Passport and visa fees

Spring 2019

  • Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU tuition and fees; most scholarships and financial aid apply
  • Student Housing: $1500 to $2500 per semester (5 months)
  • Meals: $2000 per semester
  • Medical Insurance: not provided by Soochow University
  • Airport pick-up is provided by Soochow University
  • Other local transportation: $175 per semester
  • Passport and visa fees

Download budget template to determine what a semester at Soochow University will cost you.

Eligibility
  • Must be 18 years of age at start of program abroad
  • 3.0 GPA (2.5 to 2.99 considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Sophomore standing or higher at start of program abroad
  • Good standing at OKCU
Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply

Download budget template to determine what a semester at Soochow will cost you.

Contacts at Soochow University

Primary student contact: Ms. Elaine Liu

elaineliu631@gmail.com

Website for study abroad students: http://www.scu-icae.tw/eng/exc...

Phone: +886-2-28819471 ext.5366

  • Soochow Campus
  • Soochow Recital Hall
  • Soochow Campus


Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5259 or 405-208-5270

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438