Established in 1956. Upgraded in 1991. Renamed in 1997.
The University has an undergraduate day program, an undergraduate night program, along with master's and doctoral programs. To meet the needs of people who are already working but wish to continue their education, the University offers continuing education programs leading to bachelor, master's, and doctoral degrees, along with a special undergraduate program for graduates of three-year vocational colleges.
An overview of the University's colleges and departments:
1. College of Journalism and Communications
Ph.D. Program of Communications; Department of Journalism (including master's program); Department of Radio, Television and Film (radio track, television track, and film track; including master's program); Department of Public Relations and Advertising (including master's program); Department of Graphic Communications and Publishing (including master's program); Department of Speech Communications (including master's program); Department of Information and Communications (including master's program); Department of Digital Multimedia Arts; Department of Communications Management (including master's program).
2. College of Management
Department of Information Management (including master's program); Department of Tourism (hospitality management track, travel and recreation planning track; including master's program); Department of Economics (including master's program); Department of Finance (including master's program); Department of Public Policy and Management (including doctoral and master's programs); Department of Business Administration(including master's program).
3. College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies (master's program); Graduate Institute for Gender Studies (master's program); Department of Social Psychology (including master's program); Department of English (including master's program); Department of Chinese Literature (including master's program); Department of Japanese Language and Literature.
4. School of Law
Graduate Institute for Intellectual Property Rights Program;
Department of Law (including master's program).
In order to cultivate a broad worldview and up-to-date skills in students, the University is working hard to develop cooperative arrangements and exchanges with international academic and research institutions. It has already established sister school relationships with more than one hundred schools in Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and China; academic cooperation and student exchanges with these institutions are ongoing. The wide variety of exciting extracurricular activities that Shih Hsin students throw themselves into is another distinctive feature of the University. Besides seventeen departmental associations, extracurricular student organizations include academic, service-oriented, recreational, and social groups - a total of more than ninety to suit just about any interest. To encourage and help students in pursuing their education, the University provides a number of academic and need-based scholarships for which students can apply.
1. Academic scholarships
Students can apply for a range of nearly two hundred types of grants and scholarships, including those provided by the University itself - such as a scholarship offered to the top scorer on the entrance examination, overseas summer study scholarships, the She-Wo Scholarships honoring the University's founder (awarded to the students with the four top academic records in each class) - as well as those offered by individuals, private organizations and public institutions, for sums ranging from NT$3,000 to NT$150,000.
2. Financial Assistance
In accordance with regulations set forth by the Ministry of Education, the University offers financial assistance for students who need such support. The amount of this assistance covers tuition, textbook purchases, training (lab) fees, pension funds, insurance, dormitory rental, and miscellaneous expenses.
(1) Scholarships for financially constrained students (offering educational grants to children in low-income families).
(2) Emergency grants (providing assistance for families experiencing sudden, unforeseen financial difficulties).