I-Shou University

  • Year Founded :1986
  • Faculty :990
  • Students :15831
  • International Students :1480

I-Shou University (ISU) has been ranked by Times Higher Education (THE) University ranking among the top 250 young universities globally and the top 300 universities in Asia in 2018.
The International College, College of Management, College of Tourism and Hospitality received AACSB accreditation simultaneously on their first attempt, the only recorded instance of this in AACSB’s 100-year history.
I-Shou University aims to be an international comprehensive university that champions Intellectual innovation, Social engagement, and Universal sustainability.

I-Shou University (ISU) is situated in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. Founded in 1986 by Mr. I-Shou Lin in memory of his mother, its initial goal was to bring benefit to the villages and towns in the area where he started his business. The first student intake was in 1990, and over the years, the university has developed to its current size of 9 colleges, 45 departments, 20 master’s programs, and 7 doctoral programs.
Among 9 colleges at ISU, International College is the college that uses English as a medium of instruction. There are approximately 16,000 students. About 1.500 students are overseas students from 49 nationalities. In total, there are 500 full-time faculty members.
ISU has two campuses, Dashu and Yan-chao campuses; both are in Northern part of Kaohsiung. The main campus is located on Guan-yin Mountain which is about 30 minutes away from Kaohsiung downtown. The campus has been certified as a Green Campus by the Ministry of Education, an honor only presented to a few universities in Taiwan.
The E-United Group, to which ISU is affiliated, conducts business in the sectors of manufacturing, medical services,
education, as well as real estate and leisure development. In addition to Yieh Phui Enterprise Co., Ltd and Yieh Unitedm Steel Corporation (ranked third in stainless steel production worldwide), E-United Group also owns Yieh Phui Polyester
Pre-Painted Steel Sheets Company, E-DA Hospital, Eliter International Corp., E-DA Royal Hotel and Kaohsiung E-DA
World. With financial support from the E-United Group, our university has equipment and facilities that are unparalleled
among other universities in Taiwan. Its special relationship with local and international industries enables ISU one of the few
universities that integrates theory into practice and is cognizant of and responsive to the needs of industries.

Year Founded : 1986

Type of institution : Privates University

Contact : Office of International & Cross-strait Affairs (OICA)

TEL : +886 7 657-7711 ext.2082~2086, 2095~2098

Email : oia@isu.edu.tw

Contact : Mr. Mark Lin

TEL : 886-7-6577711 #2085

Email : chienliang@isu.edu.tw

Contact : Ms. Tina Wu

TEL : 886-7-6577711 #2094

Email : hsinjung@isu.edu.tw

Address : No.1, Sec. 1, Syuecheng Rd., Dashu Dist., Kaohsiung City 840, Taiwan, R.O.C.




Faculty : 990

Students : 15831

Undergraduate : 13476

Graduate : 875

International Students : 1480

Academics : 69

Colleges : 9

Departments : 43

Graduate Institutes : 17

Campus features

School Features

  • Sports facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Wifi on campus
  • International student service
  • Homestay placement service
  • Chinese language support
  • Career guidance
  • Banking facilities
  • Accommodation advisory service

Accommodation Options

  • Onsite apartments
  • Homestay
  • Halls of residence
  • Boarding hostel

Religious Facilities

  • Temple
  • Muslim Prayer Space
  • Chapel