As a rule, the academic year starts in September and finishes end of June the following year. For some courses however, the starting date is different. A course schedule is enclosed with the study guide or will be sent to you upon request. The length of the program can be found at the course description.
As a student of SOU some rules concerning behavior, classroom, coffee breaks, tea breaks and lunch break are listed.
There is a written and/or an oral examination at the end of every study year. A sufficient score of 60 percent for the practical and for the theoretical parts each is needed for promotion to a further year.
Our 1 year training course Foundations of Chinese Medicine provides the fundamental knowledge for further study in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Tuina. The Western Medicine education can be followed before or parallel to the TCM courses.
This complaints procedure applies to all courses and refresher courses of Shenzhou Open University of TCM (SOU). Registration of the complaints and method of handling will be registered according to the determined retention period.
Students who are admitted to the courses receive an invoice. The tuition and registration cost must be paid before the start of the courses. Partial payment is NOT possible. Cancellation of a registration by the student should be done in writing. Cancellation up to 30 days before the course starts: no cancellation cost.