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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Program Description:


Founded in 1954, Shanghai Normal University began as a teachers training college. From its inception, SHNU has gone through multiple changes to enhance and develop improved educational opportunities. Between 1997 and 2003, SHNU took the following colleges to further enhance the institution including; Shanghai Teacher Training College, Department of Human Sanitation and Health of Huangling Teacher School, Shanghai Xingzhi Art School, and Shanghai Tourism Institute.

As a key university in Shanghai, SHNU is a comprehensive local university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts. SHNU is abundant in teaching resources. While Xuhui features antique atmosphere, Fengxian is comparatively of modern tint. SHNU claims its unique lab center, gymnasium, and library of 3 million books for students' amenities.

With a global view, SHNU has established communications with over 170 universities and academic institutions from 28 countries. Moreover, a few Confucius Institutes have been established in Asia, Africa and America. Every year, more than 2,000 foreign students choose to study in SHNU, and SHNU teachers visit and study in universities abroad. SHNU students do internship overseas.


Shanghai is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China, on the west bank of the East China Sea and in the middle of China's coastline. Through its coastal position Shanghai acts as a link between China’s inland regions and the outside world, and it is comfortable with both eastern and western cultures.


Students will be enrolled in Chinese language and culture courses with some possibility of other course options.

Students please choose your course by following the link before the second week of July.
Course offerings

     Chinese Language 127hours,10credits,15weeks
     Chinese Culture  36hours,3credits,15weeks,
     Chinese Marketing 36hours,3credits,15weeks,
     Chinese Trading and Investment 36hours,3credits,15weeks,
     Chinese Finance Market 36hours,3credits,15weeks,
     Chinese Law and Politics 36hours,3credits,15weeks,
     China Law and Practice 36hours,3credits,15weeks,
     Cross-culture on-field Study, 12hours,1credit,3times,
     Industry Tour 12hours,1credits,3times.
Note: Please choose no more than 20 credits.

For more information about their business program in English, please click here.


Students will be arranged accommodations through Building of Academic Exchanges Center. Students are allowed to rent off campus at their own will, however, living on campus costs less than living off campus. Single or double accommodations are available. Accommodations include private bathroom, TV, refrigerator, A/C, telephone, 24-hour hot water as well as public washing-machine and kitchen.

More information about the housing options for this program can be found on their website


The language of instruction is English with limited Chinese options.


Periods under 6 months require an F Visa (student/under 6 months) and need no residence permit. Periods 6 or more months require an X Visa (entry visa) and then the obtaining of a residence permit within 30 days of arrival. More information can be acquired by speaking with the program coordinator, Mrs. Jessica Halchak.