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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Asia Exchange 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 6-other
Housing Options: Student responsibility Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Business, Business Design, Chinese, Culture, Culture,, Economics, Government, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Management, Mandarin, Political Science, Politics
Program Type: study abroad Click here for a definition of this term Program: Exchange
Program Description:
Studying in Shanghai, China

Study abroad in China and experience living in one of the most dynamic countries in the world! The importance of China is growing at an extraordinary rate. A study abroad semester in China is a sound investment into your future! It’s easy to apply and your placement will be confirmed within a week. Asia Exchange strives to maintain the accuracy of information on this page, but the most up to date information is always available on Asia Exchange's website.

Highlights of Studying Abroad in Shanghai
  • Explore life in the fast-paced commercial hub of China with an intriguing history
  • Study at the highly acclaimed Shanghai University which ranks among the top 100 both in China and Asia
  • Get an overview of Chinese language and culture as well an understanding of China’s place in the modern world. There are also courses in business and engineering available
  • The credits are issued directly as ECTS. It is possible to earn up to 30 credits
  • Take in the highly international environment both on- and off-campus  and expand your network

About Shanghai University

Shanghai University, established in 1922, is a public, research-driven university at the heart of the city of Shanghai. The university gained its current form in 1994 after four different universities in Shanghai, all leaders in their fields of expertise, merged. Coincidentally, the current Shanghai University enjoys a reputation of having an excellent curriculum across different fields of studies. Shanghai is one of the most important finance centers in Asia and hosts dozens of international corporations’ Asian headquarters. Shanghai is a great choice for students interested in a career in international business.

Shanghai University

Courses and Studying

Study abroad programs at Shanghai University last 3 months and are taught in English. They are arranged from September to December and from March to May each year. Shanghai University is responsible for teaching and transcripts of records.

The aim of the study program is to acquaint students with Chinese language (Mandarin), culture, legislation and international trade from a Chinese perspective, and to deepen students’ knowledge of China and Asia in general. Students have time for free time activities and traveling in addition to their studies.

Students will be able to interact with both locals and other international students. International students mainly come from Scandinavia and German speaking countries. Other international students come from e.g. France, USA and Iceland.

The credits in the program are issued directly in ECTS. Remember to ask your home institution about transferring credits. There isn’t a learning agreement transit via Asia Exchange. Please take the copies with you when you go to Shanghai.

Tuition Fee

The fee for non-European students is 3500 USD per semester. The registration fee is 97 USD.

The tuition fee covers:
  • Guaranteed placement in the program within a week of sending in the application
  • Application process
  • Tuition
  • AE’s guidance and services before, during and after the program
  • An official acceptance letter and an official transcript from the Asian university
  • A local contact person at the Asian university
  • Orientation at the destination
  • Travelling to and from the destination and the accommodation are not included in the program fee. This gives students the possibility to organize their travels as they wish and explore Asia before and after the semester.

Asia Exchange helps with all the accommodation arrangements. If students don’t stay at prebooked dorms on campus, there is a large number of off-campus accommodation options available which cater to different budgets and preferences.

When paying the tuition fee, please notice that your bank may charge a service fee for an international bank transfer.

For whom is this program intended?

China is the most important country in the realpolitik of Asia. Experience and knowledge of China is therefore a way to get hold of a wide variety of job opportunities in the future, whether it is in business, urban planning, linguistics, communications, public health or national security.

Even though more and more people in the West have grown familiar with China over the past few decades, the supply of people who can demonstrate concrete know-how on China is still not by far meeting the demand.

A study abroad semester is increasingly seen as an essential part of a university degree – make yours count even more and study in China!

Are you interested? Please find more information, including the application form and feedback from former students, on Asia Exchange's website. Questions can be sent to