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Shanghai University

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    Shanghai University is a comprehensive university under the jurisdiction of Shanghai and the national "211 Project". SHU was jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. The university  has a full range of disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, science, engineering, management, art and other disciplines.

    Location Shanghai, China
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Language of Instruction Chinese and English
    Budget Available upon request
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Newly admitted SBU students are eligible to apply for the Spring 2021 SBU Home Abroad Program.

    Chinese citizens currently in China are eligible to apply for the Spring 2021 SBU Home Abroad Program.

    Spaces for this program are limited. Students that are not selected will be placed in their second program choice.

    Application Deadline November 10 - Spaces are limited. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information


    Please use this link to view the fall 2020 courses offered at this university that were approved for Stony Brook Equivalency (direct course equivalency and/or SBC). For courses not on the list, IAP will request department approval and evaluate for SBC at a student's request.

    Fall 2020 Approved Courses

    Information below will be added soon:

    - Course Catalogue (This information will be sent to program nominees via email)

    - Academic Calendar 

    Shanghai University Campus Locations:  The majority of undergraduate programs are offered at the main Baoshan campus, with the Film & Media programs located at the downtown Yanchang campus.

    Please note:
    The course review and SBU equivalency credit approval process will be facilitated via the IAP Office. This is a time consuming process which can take weeks and even continue on to the beginning of the semester abroad. We thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility. More information will be shared as part of the nomination process.

    Academic Policies

    • Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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