About the university
Location: Shanghai, China
Shanghai Normal University, known to international students as Shanghai Normal University, has been operating since 1954. Today, it is considered a classical institution of higher education in China and regularly opens a set of applicants who wish to become teachers or study in other humanitarian fields.
This university is considered the main one in the city, which indicates its high status, because a huge number of institutions of a very different nature are based in Shanghai. The main emphasis is placed on training professionals in the field of applied sciences who will be able to successfully implement the acquired knowledge in practice.
University ranking and benefits
If you want to enter a world-renowned university, then Shanghai Normal University is the best fit for this purpose. After all, he annually enters the list of seventy best institutions of the Celestial Empire. In addition, you can find the name of this university in the list of 5% of the most popular higher education institutions in the world!
The main advantages of the local education will be:
- a diploma that is quoted in many foreign countries;
- experienced teachers (both Chinese and foreigners) with extensive research experience;
- many unique programs that are not found anywhere else in China;
- an active educational process, during which not only theoretical knowledge is given, but also attention is paid to practical activities;
- two huge campuses with a diverse student life.
Composition and infrastructure
Today, the university has about 29 thousand students, which is quite a lot even for China. In addition to local youth, many residents of foreign countries, including those from the CIS countries, receive education here.
Students can enjoy all the benefits located on the territory of the institute. The physical development of students is especially closely monitored here. The campus has several sports grounds, and exercise machines and other equipment are installed in many places. The educational process will facilitate the use of books from the local library, which is also free to visit.
For those interested in scientific experimentation and research, there are two research centers equipped with equipment from the best manufacturers. One of them, specializing in the analysis of urban culture, is recognized as important by the state and receives support from the Ministry of Education of China.
Admission and tuition fees
The approximate cost of training programs is:
|Chinese (long-term program)||6 months – 2 years||9000 rmb (1550 $) / semester|
|Chinese (short-term program)||6 months – 2 years||17000 rmb (2930 $) / semester|
|Business Chinese||6 months – 2 years||9000 rmb (1550 $) / semester|
|Undergraduate||4 years||19800 rmb (3410 $) / year|
|Master||3 years||23000 rmb (3965 $) / year|
|Doctorate||3 years||28000 rmb (4825 $) / year|
All foreigners entering the university must meet the following requirements:
- Be of legal age but not older than 60 years.
- Have a complete school education (for undergraduate programs and above).
- Be in good health.
- Pass the Chinese language at a level not lower than HSK-3 (for undergraduate programs).
Since the university is of the budgetary type, students entering there are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Government of China. In addition, the best foreign students constantly receive grants from the university itself, which allow them to cover part of the education costs.
Among the programs available to international students are the following:
- Chinese (long term);
- “Chinese” (intensive);
- Business Chinese;
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Master’s degree;
- Postgraduate education: doctoral studies.
All disciplines are taught in Chinese only.
Education at the university is carried out in ten main areas, including Pedagogy, Philosophy, Science, History, Economics and others. Separately, it is worth highlighting the specialty “Chinese language and literature”: it is here that many young talents of the Middle Kingdom study, and the profile “Literature of Ancient China” cannot be studied so thoroughly practically anywhere else.
The university offers a huge number of specialties at various levels: from bachelor’s to doctoral degree, etc. A total of 76 programs are taught, among which there is definitely something that is right for you.
On request, students from other countries are provided with a hostel. Rooms are available in several buildings, which differ from each other in terms of living conditions and cost:
|Building type||Room type||Price|
|Wai Bin Lou||
||from 100 to 140 yuan / day (from $ 17 to $ 24)|
|Xue Si Yuan||
||from 75 to 100 yuan / day (from $ 13 to $ 17)|
||from 90 to 130 yuan / day (from $ 15 to $ 22)|
Guests can also rent an apartment from the university, but it will be quite expensive there and will cost from 2,500 to 4,500 yuan (i.e. from $ 430 to $ 770), depending on conditions and location.
Attention! Prices are relevant only for students planning to spend 6 months or longer at the university.