International Students

Important Dates for Enrollment of International Students

Item Date
Enrollment Guide Announcement February (The contents will be displayed online, paper copies will not be available)
Online Application From March 10 to April 30
Online Application Website http://foreigner.sys.scu.edu.tw/exam/index.aspx
Announcement of Acceptance May 30 (Announced online)
Enrollment By June 30 (Please follow the regulations on the acceptance announcements)
   

◎ The Enrollment Guide and forms can be downloaded from the school website. For any
    inquiries please contact the Admissions Division.
    Website: http://web-ch.scu.edu.tw/entrance/web_page/6442

    Campus address:
     No.70, Linxi Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 11102, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
     Soochow University
     For Inquiries: Admission Division, 3rd floor, A Building, Waishuangxi Campus
     Telephone: 886-2-28819471 ext. 6062~6069
     Email: entrance@scu.edu.tw

◎ Scholarship information and admission counseling for international students:
     Telephone: 886-2-28819471 ext. 5369 (Office of International and Cross-Strait
     Academic Exchanges)
     Email: icae@scu.edu.tw

◎ Enrollment and school status information for international students:
     Telephone: 886-2-28819471 ext. 6012~6018
     Email: regcurr@scu.edu.tw (Registration and Curriculum Division)

◎ Information on learning Chinese for international students:
     Telephone: 886-2-28819471 ext. 5922-5924 (Chinese Language Center)
     Email: mandarin@scu.edu.tw

◎ Other Information:
     National Immigration Agency
     Department of Internaional and Corss-strait Education
     Information for Foreigners in Taiwan

Eligible Students:

Eligible students are those who hold foreign citizenships, who do not have the citizenship of the Republic of China as defined in Article 2 of the Citizenship Act and whose student status does not fall into the category of Overseas Chinese. Students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Mainland China are thus not eligible.

Years of Study:
Bachelor's Degree: 4 years. A further extension is no more than 2 years.
Master's Degree: 1-4 years

Application Procedures
A. Application Method and Dates: After finishing the forms online, please apply by mail.

  1. Dates: Applications must be submitted between March 10 and April 30, as indicated by postal date stamp. Late applications will not be processed.
  2. Application method: Please follow the procedure below.
    1. Please finish filling out the application form (attachment 2) online and print out the paper copy to mail with other designated documents.
    2. After completing payment please have all application material ready, and send by post to “Soochow University Admissions Committee”, when the documents are reviewed and payment is done, a notification will be sent by e-mail (which is not an admission notice)
  3. Mailing Address:
    Soochow University Admissions Committee No. 70, Linxi Rd., Shilin District, Taipei City 11102, Taiwan (R.O.C)
    ※ Applicants wishing to submit an application in person should seal the documents in the specified envelope for mail-in applications and bring it to the Admissions Division at the Waishuanghsi Campus in Shilin during working hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) within the application period. Late applications will not be processed.

B. Application Fees and Methods of Payment: (For International DEGREE Admission only)

  1. Application fees: For Bachelor and Master degrees: NT$1,500 (US$60);
  2. Methods of Payment: A copy of bank money transfer or wire transfer record should be attached with the application. (The applicant’s name must be shown as the remitter on the remittance form even if the payment was not made by the applicant.) Please do not send the fee by mail.
    • Payment by money (or wire) transfer through banks in Taiwan to the NT-dollar account of Soochow University
      • Beneficiary's Bank: 合作金庫銀行西門分行
      • Beneficiary:東吳大學招生委員會
      • Account Number:0030765112300
    • Payment by money (or wire) transfer from a foreign bank to the US-Dollar account of Soochow University
      • Beneficiary's Bank:TAIWAN COOPERATIVE BANK, SI-MEN BRANCH No.77 Kunming St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan, R.O.C.
      • Swift Code:TACBTWTPXXX
      • Account Number:0030765112300
      • Beneficiary:Soochow University Admissions Committee

C. Application Materials to be submitted:
    Please submit the following documents (in chronological order):

     Application materials must be submitted between March 10 and April 30, as indicated by postal date stamp. Late applications will not be processed.

Items Note
A list of submitted documents Applicants are to make a √ for each included application material on the list (see attachment 1)
1 copy of the application form (please fill out online and print out the paper copy) Please provide a 2-inch photo. (see attachment 2)
1 photo copy each for a valid passport 1 photo copy of a valid passport (if an ARC is in possession, please include a photo copy)
Payment Documentary Proof 1 photo copy of bank or wire transfer receipt (please state the applicant’s name and the applying department plus year)
Declaration Please fill out the attached form. (refer to attachment 3)
Financial documents (If the certificate of deposit is not issued by financial institutes of the R.O.C., it also needs to be notarized by an overseas representative office of the R.O.C.) Please provide proof of sufficient financial means to study in Taiwan issued by a financial institute (if the certificate of deposit is not the applicant’s account, please turn in the form from the enrollment guide attachment 4) or proof of scholarship money from the government, other schools, or institutes. (please see note 3) All documents are to be sent to the school in a sealed envelope
【New Student】
1 printed copy of the certificate or diploma of the highest degree (authentication stickers must be provided)
 
【Transfer Student】
  • 1 printed copy of documentary proof for degrees obtained abroad (authentication stickers must be provided)
  • 1 printed copy of student identity card for degrees obtained in Taiwan (must have registration stamp)
  • Foreign certificates or diplomas should be authenticated by a representative office of the R.O.C. (please see note 1 and note 2 for more information)
  • If the original documents are not in Chinese or English, an English or Chinese translation should be provided.
  • Please print out as A4.
  • A xeroxed copy of the graduation certificate is acceptable. However, once officially enrolled, you must turn in an original copy authenticated by an oversea office of Taiwan at registration for checking. Failing to comply with the rule of authenticated copy will lead to your disqualification of enrollment at your own responsibility.
【New Student】
1 original copy of the transcripts from the highest degree (authentication stickers must be provided)
 
【Transfer Student】
1 original copy of the transcripts from the previous university in Taiwan or from abroad
  • Foreign transcript should be authenticated by a representative office of the R.O.C. (please see note 1 and note 2 for more information)
  • If the original documents are not in Chinese or English, an English or Chinese translation should be provided.
  • Please print out as A4.
1 copies of the applicant’s study plan or research plan Please fill out the attached forms attachment 5 in English or Chinese (M.A or Ph.D. program applicants of the Japanese Language and Culture Department are to write in Japanese)
2 sealed recommendation letters The sealed recommendation letters must be from 2 teachers or senior officials (Every applicant needs to submit at least 1 recommendation letter from a Chinese teaching teacher except those who are applying for Master Program: Department of English Language and Literature and Global Business Program.
1 copies of their master’s degree thesis or published works Ph.D. program applicants are required to hand in the original copy and an additional copy of their M.A. thesis, while the rest of the applicants are not required.
Other documents required by the department Please refer to item IV of this guide.
Other Information Form Please follow the form provided by the enrollment guide (please refer to attachment 6)
Soochow University Privacy Statement Please follow the form provided by the enrollment guide (please refer to attachment 7)
Checklist and Declaration for International Applicants Undertaking Studies in Taiwan Please follow the form provided by the enrollment guide (please refer to attachment 8)
   

【Once an application is submitted, neither the submitted documents nor fees will be returned regardless of whether an applicant is admitted. Please double check all materials before mailing.】

【Note 1】To ensure the enforcement of checking overseas student enrollment qualification and authentication of oversea highest degree documents, the applicant’s certificate or diploma of their highest degree and transcripts must be the authenticated academic credentials notarized by an overseas representative office of the R.O.C., the issuing college, or any other institutes (if documents are not presented in Chinese or English, a translation copy of either language is needed). The following regulations must be followed:

  1. Mainland China certificates/diplomas: must be according to the regulations in Mainland China
  2. Hong Kong or Macau certificates/diplomas: must be according to the regulations in Hong Kong or Macau.
  3. Certificates/diplomas from other countries:
    1. Overseas Chinese Taipei Schools or Chinese International Schools in Mainland China have the same system of academic degree as our country.
    2. Schools of countries not mentioned above should be handled according to the regulations for colleges to acknowledge foreign academic degrees. Foreign schools with campuses in Mainland China should be according to regulations of the Mainland China notary office, and to be notarized by institutes appointed by the government.

When there are difficulties notarizing the documents, the school may request for assistance. (Article 8 of the enrollment regulations)

【Note 2】International students that have completed an academic degree of Bachelor or above and applying for M.A. programs or above may provide the graduation certificate and transcripts of the school in Taiwan and proceed with the application. International Students that graduated from Schools for International Residents in Taiwan, the bilingual division in Taiwan high schools, or the international classes in private high schools may present the certificates and transcripts from the above mentioned schools and apply for the bachelor’s degree program of Soochow University. (According to article 9 of the enrollment regulations)

【Note 3】Please choose one of the following methods to provide financial documents indicating sufficient financial means to study in Taiwan. 1. A copy of financial documents from the most recent 3 months notarized by an overseas representative office of R.O.C. 14 2. A copy of financial documents from the most recent 3 months issued by financial institutes of R.O.C. 3. If the certificate of deposit is not under the applicant’s name, please enclose the guarantor’s financial affidavit (see Attachment 5). In addition, if the certificate of deposit is not issued by financial institutes of the R.O.C., it also needs to be notarized by an overseas representative office of the R.O.C. 4. Full scholarship certificates.