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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: Chinese, English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class: Junior, Senior, Graduate Program Type: Exchange
SUNY Code: 458 Program Coordinator: Kelsey Gillett -
Program Description:

SHNU Logo    Shanghai Normal

The University   |   Courses   |   Housing   |   Flight and Arrival Info  |   Visa Info |   Costs   |   Program Dates   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Scholarships   |   Applications 

The University
Shanghai Normal University (SNU), founded in 1954, has developed into a comprehensive university over the last fifty years, after beginning as a teachers college. SNU has two beautiful campuses: Xuhui and Fengxian. SNU has a student population of over 40,000 students.

This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing courses in Chinese language and culture. Previous knowledge of Chinese language is not required to participate in the program. Students with a sufficient command of Chinese may take courses in a broad area of academic disciplines in the regularly scheduled classes of SNU. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken each semester.

This program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in Business, Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Management. Undergraduate students will take a total of 12 credit hours. Some of the courses include: 

Marketing in China Chinese Trading & Investment Chinese Financial Markets & Institutions
Chinese Law and Politics Chinese Business Law Strategic Management
Intercultural Negotiation & Management Chinese Language Chinese Culture

Students will stay in shared dorms on the SHNU downtown campus (courses will be held there as well). 

Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangments to Shanghai. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date, time, and location. 

Visa Information
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a student visa. More details and instructions on obtaining the Chinese visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring

Program Dates
Fall semester: September - December
Spring Semester: March - June

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Scholarship Opportunities
Here are some great opportunities especially for students studying in China. View more opportunities on our Scholarships page.

US - China Cultural Exchange Scholarship (see program specialist)
Benjamin A. Gilman International
David L. Boren Scholarship

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.

Updated: 01/30/2017