Shanghai, China

Shanghai University, established in 1922, is a public, research-driven university at the heart of the city of Shanghai. The university gained its current form in 1994 after four different universities in Shanghai, all leaders in their fields of expertise, merged. Coincidentally, the current Shanghai University enjoys a reputation of having an excellent curriculum across different fields of studies. Shanghai is one of the most important finance centers in Asia and hosts dozens of international corporations’ Asian headquarters. Shanghai is a great choice for students interested in a career in international business.



The University offers Chinese (Mandarin) language courses, in addition to courses on Business and Economics, International Relations and Culture with a Chinese focus.

Study abroad programs at Shanghai University last 3 months and are taught in English. They are arranged from September to December and from March to May each year. Shanghai University is responsible for teaching and transcripts of records.

The aim of the study program is to acquaint students with Chinese language (Mandarin), culture, legislation and international trade from a Chinese perspective, and to deepen students’ knowledge of China and Asia in general. Students have time for free time activities and traveling in addition to their studies.


The following 10 courses are available for exchange students. You can choose 4-6 courses out of the following.

  • China and Globalization (5 ECTS)
  • Chinese Business and Enterprise (5 ECTS)
  • Chinese Culture (5 ECTS)
  • Foreign Relations of China (5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Business Communication (5 ECTS)
  • Chinese Foreign Trade (5 ECTS)
  • Pop Culture in Contemporary China (5 ECTS)
  • Social Changes in Contemporary China (5 ECTS)
  • The Arts of China (5 ECTS)
  • Chinese Language (5 ECTS) (Beginner and Intermediate levels available)

The courses will be arranged if a minimum of 10 students enroll. All courses are Bachelor level courses.

Students will be able to interact with both locals and other international students. International students mainly come from Scandinavian countries, Germany, France, USA and Iceland.

The credits in the program are issued directly in ECTS. Remember to ask your home institution about transferring credits. There isn’t a learning agreement transit via Asia Exchange. Please take the copies with you when you go to Shanghai.


A study abroad semester at Shanghai University costs €1,790.
Application fee is €75.

The tuition fee covers all course and study fees. In addition, you will be given guidance before, during and after the semester. On arrival you will have an orientation to help you settle, as well as comprehensive support services and academic services throughout your course.

Students who complete two semester in Asia, either in the same destination or in two different destinations, will get a €100 discount on the second semester’s tuition fee. 


It’s easy to apply and you will get a confirmation within a week of applying. After that you can start preparing for the upcoming semester.


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China is the most important country in the realpolitik of Asia. Experience and knowledge of China is therefore a way to get hold of a wide variety of job opportunities in the future, whether it is in business, urban planning, linguistics, communications, public health or national security.

Even though more and more people in the West have grown familiar with China over the past few decades, the supply of people who can demonstrate concrete know-how on China is still not by far meeting the demand.

A study abroad semester is increasingly seen as an essential part of a university degree – make yours count even more and study in China!

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