Soochow University


University Soochow University
Type of School Private University
Location Taipei City
Students 15,000 to 20,000
(For Intl. Students)

Contact Person

Contact Person Steffie Tsai (Ms.)
Tel +886(0)2 2881 9471 ext. 6068

Other Ranking Information

QS University Rankling: Asia 2016 According to the QS University Rankling: Asia 2016, Soochow University was placed as 22th in Taiwan, 6th among Taiwanese private universities, and 231st in Asia.
Soochow University
Soochow University
Soochow University
Soochow University

Basic Info

Soochow University (SU), founded in 1900 in Suzhou, was the first western-style university in China. After it was re-established in Taiwan in 1951, SU became the first private university on the island.

After 60 years of hard work in Taiwan, the university has grown and become fully accredited, turning into one of the most prestigious private universities in Taiwan, complete with six schools, 22 departments, and 54 full-time degree programs.

SU adheres to the best of the university’s traditions while sticking to the motto “Unto a Full Grown Man” when steadfastly carrying out our education 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 is also well-recognized in many other aspects. It has gained recognition as a “Teaching Excellence Program” by the Ministry of Education for 12 consecutive years and for producing “Enterprises’ Favorite Graduates” among private comprehensive universities in a survey conducted by Global Views Monthly in 2016. SU also received the “Top Comprehensive Private University Award” from the 1111 Job Bank job-search site in 2017 and was ranked sixth among private comprehensive universities in Taiwan by the 2016 QS Asia Rankings.

SU has two campuses: the Waishuanghsi campus in Shilin District and the Downtown campus in Zhongzheng District. Transportation between the two campuses is convenient. 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, among lush green hills and a clear stream flowing by, the Waishuanghsi Campus presents a spectacular view of the surrounding hills and offers students a superior study environment. The School of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, School of Science, and School of Big-Data Management are located on this campus.

The School of Law, School of Business, and the School of Extension Education are located at the Downtown Campus in the administrative and commercial center of Taipei. The faculty and students can perform their academic work using the rich resources offered by adjacent administrative and commercial institutions as well as libraries.


1. Establishes Taiwan’s first “School of Big Data Management” to cultivate big data specialists for today’s business world. The school has Bachelor’s Degree program and Master’s Degree program for professionals.

2. Has partnered up with more than 240 higher education and research institutes in over 30 countries.

3. Received "Teaching Excellence Program" award from Ministry of Education for eleven consecutive years since 2005.

4. Rated as "The Enterprise’s Most Favorite Comprehensive Private Universities for their Graduates” in the survey of 2015 Global Views Monthly and 1111 Job Bank; received “Top Comprehensive Private University Award" in the survey of 2014 University Guide, Global Views Monthly and 1111 Job Bank.


The information is supported by Study in Taiwan.

Scholarship Title Background
SCU Scholarship for Foreign Students (SCU) MA


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Program Title Field of Study Level English
Global Business Program(GBP) - Management and administration
- Accounting and taxation
MA > 90%
Human Rights Program - Social work
- Sociology and related disciplines
MA 50%
Department of Accounting - Accounting and taxation BA, MA <50%
Department of Business Administration - Business and administration not elsewhere classified BA, MA <50%
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry BA, MA <50%
Department of Chinese Literature - Local language and literature studies BA, MA, PHD Chinese
Department of Computer Science and Information Management - Computer use BA, MA <50%
Department of Economics - Economics BA, MA <50%
Department of English Language and Literature - Foreign language and literature studies BA, MA 50%
Department of German Language and Culture - Foreign language and literature studies
- Physics
BA, MA 50%
Department of History - History and archaeology BA, MA <50%
Department of International Business - Accounting and taxation
- Sociology and related disciplines
BA, MA > 90%
Department of Japanese Language and Culture - Foreign language and literature studies BA, MA <50%
Department of Law - Law BA, MA, PHD <50%
Department of Mathematics - Mathematics BA, MA <50%
Department of Microbiology - Biochemistry and related sciences
- Biology
BA, MA, PHD <50%
Department of Music - Art BA, MA <50%
Department of Philosophy - Philosophy BA, MA <50%
Department of Physics - Physics BA <50%
Department of Political Science - Political science and related disciplines BA, MA, PHD <50%
Department of Social Work - Social work BA, MA <50%
Department of Sociology BA, MA <50%
Department of Psychology - Psychology BA, MA <50%
Department of Financial Engineering and Actuarial Mathematics - Finance, banking and insurance BA, MA <50%
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