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Higher Education Administration Program in China

About the Program

As China’s impact on the global economy expands, so has the influence of its universities.  This 15-day study tour examines China’s higher education institutions by visiting five of its leading universities in the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Xi'an.  By combining university information sessions and lectures on Chinese history and educational philosophy with excursions to major cultural attractions, participants will acquire knowledge and an appreciation for the historical and traditional significance of higher education in China while enriching their knowledge of the contemporary Chinese student. 
Language proficiency in Mandarin is not required.

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Course of Study

All students will enroll in HEA 560 Comparative University Systems: Higher Education in China. Satisfactory completion of the course grants three credits towards the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration.


  • All matriculated students enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program who are in good academic standing. 
  • Transfer students from other graduate programs may apply for non-matriculated status.
  • Mandarin proficiency is not required.

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Course Information

Location Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Xi'an, Tai An, Qufu
Language of Instruction English
Language Proficiency N/A
Program Type Group experience led by SBU faculty
Program Dates May 19 - June 2, 2018
Living Arrangements Hotel accommodations


GPA 3.0 GPA or higher
Other Requirements

All matriculated students enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program who are in good academic standing.
Transfer students from other graduate programs may apply for non-matriculated status.

Application Deadline January 1st, 2018
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$432 per credit for NY residents


$841 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$2,140*: Program fee will include: double room, meals (all breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 7 dinners), excursions, entry fees, luxury coach bus/train tickets, ground travel, tour guides, international health insurance coverage and gratuities.

*2018 rates TBD

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

Estimated at $575 for Passport (if applicable), Visa (if applicable)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,800.  

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Program Highlights

  • Visit five universities, including the 3 premier institutions of Tsinghua U., Peking U. and Nanjing U.
  • Attend lectures by local professors and administrators about modern Chinese history and the administrative structures of their universities.
  • Lunch with individual Chinese students at their favorite campus eatery.
  • Tour major cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, and Xi'an.
  • Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and other major cultural attractions of China, including six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Stay in hotel accommodations.
  • Travel on China’s bullet trains at 190 mph.

More Information

Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

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Contact Information

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Dr. Frank H. Shih
Program Director, China Study Abroad
Faculty, School of Professional Development
Stony Brook University
N 201 Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Tel: (631) 632-9484
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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