East China Normal University (华东师范大学)

About the university

Location: Shanghai, China

East-China Normal University, also known as East-China Normal University, began its educational activities in 1951. Over the years of its existence, it has achieved considerable success and is deservedly considered one of the most dynamically developing universities in China. Through the efforts of the leadership, many cooperation agreements have recently been concluded with the largest universities in the world, including the University of New York, from where at least two hundred students come to Shanghai every year.

The university has an experienced team of teachers, which includes many holders of state awards and holders of academic degrees at various levels. Much attention is paid to educational and educational work. Foreign students who come to this educational institution to get acquainted with the local language get an amazing chance to get acquainted with the diversity of one of the world’s oldest cultures in an ancient and at the same time modern city.

University ranking and benefits

The institute is one of the most popular among Chinese and foreign students. It is included in the top 500 best universities in the world and is ranked 30th in the list of “The Chinese university ranking by the Chinese Academy of Management Science”.

The main advantages of studying at this university include:

  • The ability to learn Chinese at a high level and at the same time not overpay for the program.
  • A chance to participate in exchange programs with the University of New York.
  • The institute allows you to get education in one of the largest and most distinctive cities not only in China, but throughout the world.

By enrolling in any program at East China Normal University, students can be sure that they will receive the proper level of education and meet many interesting people.

Composition and infrastructure

The local campus is considered one of the most picturesque in the entire country. On its territory there is a large park and a lake. In the immediate vicinity of the campus is Changfeng Park, where you can ride numerous attractions, boats, bicycles and play sports.

Students have access to practical activities on the basis of their own research centers and scientific offices and laboratories. Teachers provide active support for international students by participating in conferences, seminars, etc.

The library, which has been functioning for over 60 years, is considered to be a special pride of the university. At the moment it contains more than 3.5 million books, and this does not include electronic resources!

Admission and tuition fees

Tuition fees are approximately the following:

Program type Cost
Intensive (accelerated) Chinese language program 15,000 yuan / semester ($ 2,580)
Standard Chinese Language Study Program 9800 yuan / semester ($ 1685)
Bilingual program (English + Chinese) 15,000 yuan / semester ($ 2,585)
Business Chinese 15,000 yuan / semester ($ 2,585)
Undergraduate from 20,000 yuan / year ($ 3445)
Master’s degree from 21,800 yuan / year ($ 3755)

The following documents are required for applicants:

  • a copy of the diploma of the existing level of education with translation;
  • copy of your foreign passport;
  • photos;
  • health certificate;
  • for minors – documents from a guardian in the PRC.

Having the results of the Chinese proficiency test will be a big plus. However, those who did not pass the test can take it immediately on the spot in order to be assigned to one group or another.

Studying programs

The following programs are available for foreign applicants this year:

  • Business Chinese (from 1 semester).
  • Intensive (accelerated) program of studying the Chinese language (from 1 semester).
  • Standard program for studying the Chinese language (from 1 semester).
  • Bilingual program: English + Chinese (from 1 semester).
  • Undergraduate (4 years): over 60 majors including Chinese, Physics, Social Work, Physical Education, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Japanese, Finance, Communication Engineering and many others.
  • Master’s (3 years): continuation of undergraduate programs.

Local teachers are not only first-class specialists in their field of specialization, but also actively participate in working with international youth, imparting practical skills to them.


Among the leading faculties functioning at the University are:

  • Faculty of Business and Management.
  • Faculty of Science and Technology.
  • Faculty of Engineering.
  • Faculty of Languages ​​and Literature.
  • Faculty of Economics.
  • Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Art and Design.
  • Faculty of Law.

All of the above areas of study are available, including for foreign students, provided that they pass the initial stage of learning the Chinese language. After graduating from the bachelor’s degree, students can continue their education in the master’s degree and at higher levels.


The total area of ​​the campus includes about 220 hectares of land, and all parts of it are open to students. They can freely visit shops, cafes, sports grounds and other parts of the town. Citizens of other states are offered accommodation in Zhongshang Campus on the basis of four comfortable hostels:

Accommodation type Amenities Cost
Double (International Exchange Service Center) Internet, air conditioning, telephone, TV, shared bathroom. 80 RMB / day ($ 13)
Single room (International Exchange Service Center) Internet, air conditioning, telephone, TV, personal bathroom 145 yuan / day ($ 24)
Double occupancy (№1,2 International Students Residence Hall) Интернет, кондиционер, телефон, телевидение, санузел общий. Internet, air conditioning, telephone, TV, shared bathroom.
Double occupancy (№12 International Students Residence Hall) Internet, air conditioning, telephone, TV, shared bathroom. 60 RMB / day ($ 10)

Check-in at the hostel is possible only after paying a deposit (from 400 to 1000 yuan, i.e. from $ 68 to $ 172). Those wishing to rent an apartment can find a suitable property near the University at a price of 2500-4500 yuan per month (approximately $ 430 -775 $).

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