I Shou University


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I Shou University History

I Shou University was previously known as Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute or KPI and based in Dashu District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The university was founded in 1986 by I-Shou Lin in memory of his mother and provide education to students in nearby villages and towns. The university adopted its present name in 1997 and enrols over 15,000 students.

I Shou University Programs, Courses and Schools

I Shou University comprises of 9 colleges and 1 research centre which are subdivided into 42 departments. These departments offer 17 graduate degrees, 7 research degrees, 4 undergraduate degrees aimed at indigenous people, 2 international degrees, 19 evening undergraduate degrees, and 13 in-service master’s degrees.

I Shou University offers these programs in subjects like Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, Business and Management, Communication, Design, Tourism, Hospitality, Languages, Medicine, Indigenous Studies, and General Education.

I Shou University Campuses

I Shou University has its primary campus located in Dashu District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan which houses all the faculties except Medicine. The Medical campus is located in Yanchao District and is situated near E-DA Hospital.

I Shou University offers all the basic amenities to its students such as classrooms, lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and counseling services in addition to leisure and recreational options.

I Shou University Achievements

I Shou University is ranked amongst 350 best universities in Asia in the Asia University Rankings 2019 compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Times also ranks the university in 301+ bracket in Young University rankings 2019.

I Shou University was also recently awarded the Best Progress Award in Taiwan by Global Views Monthly and top 20 universities in Taiwan by the same publication.

I Shou University USP

I Shou University has a high acceptance rate and the university also helps the students with tuition fee and living costs through many scholarships and grants it offers.

I Shou University also attracts a number of international students to study at the university. Over 14% of students at the university are international.

I Shou University Notable Alumni

Wu Kuang-Hsun (Taiwanese Politician), Sam Ta-Cheng Yang (Musical Composer), and Yu Cheng-Hsien (Taiwanese Politician).

I Shou University Application Requirements


I Shou University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: TWD 78,700

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

I Shou University Deadlines

Bachelors: Fall Semester- July 22, Spring Semester- December 23

Masters: Fall Semester- July 22, Spring Semester- December 23

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

I Shou University Rankings


US News
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


Times Higher Education


US News
401 -450
301 -350
Times Higher Education


Emerging Economies
301 -350
Times Higher Education
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