● First university in China to offer an accredited American degree (FHSU)

 ● The largest American owned university in China

 ● Nominated as “Modeling University” in China By Ministry of Education

 ● “East meets West”: true international education with curriculum, professors and students



Sias International University is the first solely American-owned University in Central China. Affiliated with Zhengzhou University and in cooperation with Fort Hays State University of Kansas, it is a new type of university designed in response to current educational demands. The establishment of Sias has been approved by the State Council and licensed by the Henan Provincial Education Commission to carry out higher institutional education. It is the first university that has been permitted by the State Degree Office to offer core classes such as Western Civilization, Sociology and Government.

The aim of Sias International University is to develop diligent and innovative professionals to meet the urgent demands of trans-national corporations and enterprises. Combining both Chinese educational philosophies with a Western model of education, Chinese students have the benefit of a fresh learning perspective while having access to alternative ways of thinking about business and liberal arts.

Since its first graduating class in 2002, Sias graduates have been in a position to gain employment by American and Chinese corporations. Due to their well-rounded international education, a wide range of unique experiences through service organizations and clubs, and a variety of hands-on activities, Sias graduates are expected to grow into the civic and community leaders of tomorrow.




Situated in the heartland of central China near the Yellow River in Henan province, the town of XinZheng houses the Sias campus and is the birthplace of Chinese history dating back over 5,000 years.  Numerous archeological sites are in close proximity to the Sias campus including the dynastic ruins of several ancient Chinese capitals such as ZhengZhou, Luoyang, Kaifeng, and others. 

Unlike many of the other international programs in China, the location and environment surrounding Sias retains much of traditional Chinese culture, allowing the student to experience the “real” China.  Just outside the campus, students can still see ‘rural’ China and village farm life, while also witnessing in the same panoramic view the current industrialization of modern China in nearby cities and the emerging middle class urban neighborhoods. 




Sias is located in rural, central China but offers the latest in Western style amenities and creature comforts such as fully furnished modern housing, airport pickups and transfers upon arrival and departure, and a Western food cafeteria with meals prepared by an American chef.  Many other services and benefits are available including a state of the art gymnasium and swimming pool, an on-campus health clinic, help in establishing a local bank account, and numerous other recreational activities including historical and cultural field trips.  Sias is able to offer these services because of its experience in dealing with large numbers of foreigners over the last decade including the presence of one hundred foreign faculty who are always available to assist and befriend international students, making the Sias experience not only educational and fun, but nearly hassle free.


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