Shanghai University (上海大学)

About the university

Location: Shanghai, China

Shanghai State University (official name – Shanghai University, Chinese traditional – 上海 大学, abbreviated – SNU) is one of the five largest institutions of higher education in Shanghai, which differ in the variety of disciplines provided. Shanghai SNU is a permanent participant in international research programs for the active development of domestic and foreign economic base. In China itself, the institution is better known as “Shanda”.

National University Shanghai University was founded back in 1922 and already then acquired a reputation as one of the strongest educational institutions in China in the field of humanities and economic sciences. Some of the strengths of SNU University are such areas as: “Natural Sciences”, “Arts and Humanities”, “Social Sciences and International Management”, “Engineering and Technology”.

Shanghai University is famous for the highest teaching quality among many developed countries, so a large number of citizens from other countries study here. SNU has managed to professionally combine traditional education and technical modern technologies, providing the world with various advanced developments in a wide variety of fields.

University ranking and its advantages

Shanghai SNU Shanghai University actively cooperates with the world’s leading educational institutions. Thanks to this cooperation, SNU is successfully developing an international student exchange program, which gives students the right to choose any country for internship.

The main advantages of SNU University:

  • ranked in the top 10 institutions in China;
  • providing foreign students with a special MBA training program in English;
  • cooperation with large companies in China and other countries whose activities are related to the international economy and the management of world business;
  • increased support of the educational process from the state.

SNU is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in China, along with the state economy. The rector of SNU is the renowned Chinese scientist Qian Wei Chang, who has become famous for his pioneering discoveries in the field of high technology.

Composition and infrastructure of the university

The SNU educational institution is located on a large territory (2 million sq. Km), where there are several campuses, more than 100 research centers, a modern library and equipped laboratories. For the active life of students, several tennis and volleyball courts, gyms and stadiums, fitness centers and swimming pools are provided. In addition, there are 3 huge football fields on the campus, thanks to which teams are formed here to participate in various tournaments.

Full staff of SNU University:

  • more than 2,500 teachers, of which half are professors, academicians and associate professors;
  • about 43,000 students, of whom there are more than 3,000 foreign students.

Shanghai University Shanghai University is part of the program PROJECT 211, which indicates the active funding by government and commercial structures of China, as well as the Ministry of Education and Science.

Admission and tuition fees

Admission to the University of Shanghai Shanghai University is carried out on the general basis provided for by the legislation of China. The student must provide the admissions committee with a Certificate based on 11 grades, which is translated into Chinese or English in advance and notarized, and an international standard passport. Successful students who have high scores in subjects are automatically enrolled in SNU preparatory courses or undergraduate MBA programs.

Shanghai University Tuition Fees:

  • comprehensive preparatory language courses – 8,000 to 16,500 yuan;
  • summer preparatory Chinese courses – 2,600 yuan / month;
  • Undergraduate studies – from 19,000 to 30,000 yuan / year;
  • Master’s degree – from 24,000 to 37,000 yuan / year;
  • Doctorate – from 27,000 to 29,000 yuan;
  • registration fee is 600 yuan.

SNU provides undergraduate studies in English for international students in the direction of “International Programs” and some Master’s programs. At the same time, the total cost of training increases by about 20-25%, depending on the chosen specialty.


Shanghai SNU National University provides legislative grants for international students. The grants provided give the right to receive a discount of 20%, 50% or 100% on the total cost of comprehensive training, including free accommodation in a hostel. At the same time, the average score must be at least 85. Those students on the grant program who have a high subject score receive a scholarship established in China, on an equal basis with other students.

Studying programs

State University Shanghai University offers students from different countries to undergo professional training in specialized areas that are appreciated all over the world.

List of directions in the multidisciplinary Shanghai University:

  • Economics and Management
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Languages ​​and Literature
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Cinema and TV
  • Art and design
  • History
  • Materials Science
  • Computer science

The duration of study for the Bachelor’s degree is 4 academic years, for the Master’s degree – 3 years, for the Doctorate degree – 2-3 years. At the same time, it is necessary to have an HSK-4 license for the Master’s program, and HSK-5 for the Doctoral program, which indicates the successful passing of the state exam with the assigned level of knowledge of the Chinese language and culture of China.


The multidisciplinary university SNU offers to study in a variety of areas for citizens who have reached the age of 18 and have a great desire and potential.

List of Special Destinations for International Students at SNU:

  • Business and International Management;
  • Economy;
  • Education and social sciences;
  • Engineering;
  • Science and Technology;
  • Law;
  • Art and Design;
  • Cinema;
  • Telecommunications and information systems;
  • Electronic information development;
  • Architecture.

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor’s course can apply for further studies at the Master’s degree, subject to the availability of a language certificate with a level of knowledge of 4.


Shanghai SNU Shanghai University provides nonresident and foreign citizens with accommodation on campus, that is, in a specialized hostel. The student can choose any room he likes with all the necessary furniture. The cost of paid accommodation in the rooms is from 30 to 120 yuan per day for each student. The new campus is organized according to the principle of cozy apartments, with round-the-clock security and the necessary staff.

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