International short programs offer a great way to spend your university break while gaining overseas experience without disrupting your course structure. Additionally, you may be able to earn credit toward your degree. Soochow University International Programs provides opportunities for students to gain important international experience through our virtual and on-campus programs with students and faculty worldwide. By taking advantage of these programs, you can develop practical career-learning and intercultural experiences.

SCU International Programs courses are full-time, intensive programs that last three to fours weeks. They typically involve 54 hours of lectures, tutorials, or seminar-based classes.


We offer three sessions, including two in-person programs and one online program, for students who want to join our December to January sessions. Our courses cover a range of fields of study, including business, computer science, finance, management, and marketing. Every course we offer is guaranteed to be at the international college level and comes with credits.


Session One - Soochow University Joint International Programs with Kansai University
Dates: Dec 2 - Dec 22, 2023
Mode of Attendance: Face to face
Location: Osaka, Japan
Session Two - Soochow University International Program
Dates: Dec 11 - Jan 5, 2023
Mode of Attendance: Face to face
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Session Three - Soochow University International Program
Dates: Jan 2 - Jan 20, 2024
Mode of Attendance: Online

Application Deadline

Session One - November 17, 2023
Session Two - October 31, 2023
Session Three - December 22, 2023

Academic Policy

Course Enrollment
> Maximum 2 courses per student to enroll during the program.
Typical Credit
> Each course confers one SCU Credit Unit, equivalent to 6 - 7.5 ECTS, 10 - 12 CATS, 3 - 4 US credits.
*Please consult your university administrators on the transfer of the course credits before sending in your application.

Course list

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Cultural Events / Extracurricular Activities

Cultural Events
We offer Chinese and Japanese language courses, along with specialized courses that delve into the cultural aspects of both countries. These include "Comparative Analysis of Japanese and Chinese Cultures" and "Exploring the Aesthetics of Chinese and Japanese Poetry, Painting, and Calligraphy."
Asian Insights
Asia is a dynamic region that is home to culturally diverse societies at varying stages of transformation. As a cosmopolitan city-state with a thriving entrepreneurship and innovation scene, we offer myriad opportunities for all.
Industry Visits in Osaka
During our program in Osaka, we will visit renowned companies such as Asahi Breweries Suita, Meiji Yogurt, Asahi Newspaper, Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, and Daiwa House Industry Central Research Laboratory, providing students with unique opportunities to gain insights into various industries and witness firsthand the operations and innovations of these organizations.

Program Support

Teaching Assistant and Student Service
Our teaching assistants are fluent in both Chinese and English. We provide a teaching assistant for each class and offer student support throughout the program.
Student Support
We will provide student service support throughout the program, with designated teaching assistants available to answer academic questions students may encounter during their courses. Academic advisors will also be available for education counseling, and additional staff members will assist students with any difficulties they may face during the program.
Full Insurance Coverage
Our insurance plan offers full coverage for a range of unforeseen circumstances, including unexpected medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation. Our priority is to prioritize your safety and security, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the program experience without worrying about potential setbacks.
The university will provide off-campus accommodation. Please contact our administrator for more information. Once you receive the program admission offer, you can begin the housing application process. Please note that accommodation is subject to availability.
Please feel free to reach out to our university administration for assistance with visa support.