Shanghai University (SHU)

上海大学 Shànghǎi Dàxué colloquially known as Shangda - 上大 Shàngdà


Immersed in the distinguished heritage and pioneering track record in a leading global city, Shanghai University is situated in the heart of Shanghai. We combine educational achievement with forward-looking courses, attuned to the latest city developments in science, technology and culture.

Shanghai University is a member university of the national project 211 and is a research-intensive and comprehensive university. The university has witnessed continuous progress and advancement, have a clear and vibrant educational mission, with far-sighted objectives to cultivate talents with all-around development, global perspective and creative awareness.

Shanghai University is also known for its vigorous international exchanges and cooperation. So far the University has established academic links and cooperation with dozens of foreign universities, including faculty and student exchanges. Currently, over 4,000 international students are studying on Shanghai University campuses.

Shanghai University has made a medium and long-term strategic plan which has set greater goals for the development of the university. The plan aims at constructing a green, safe and informationalized campus and cultivating a university culture that is characteristic of persistent self-improvement, innovation, the spirit to pursue the best, an open and inclusive attitude to create a harmonious and active campus atmosphere. It also aims at creating a globalized campus to satisfy the needs of all kinds of students for their cultivation in sciences, culture, sports and arts. The university is striving to develop into a first-class comprehensive university in China with a high-level talents training system and a knowledge innovation system as well in proportion to the city’s position as a modern international metropolis.

Shanghai University (SHU) is an international comprehensive university located in one of the world’s most international metropolis. Each year we admit students from more than 70 countries making the university a rich and diverse learning environment. Shanghai University (SHU) offer a wide range of graduate programs to international students including 84 master programs and 29 doctoral programs in 27 different departments.Mode of study for the undergraduate programs is 4-5 years (full-time).

On-campus Dormitory

On both Baoshan Campus and Yanchang Campus there are dormitory buildings exclusively for international students to apply for. Dormitory rooms, either single or double, have been equipped with one or two single beds, a desk, closet, air-conditioner and bathroom with a basin, western toilet and shower. On each floor of the buildings there is a shared kitchen and a laundry area with washing machines. The Residence Hall provides housing to students from all over the world. A variety of cafeterias provide delicious food, and supermarkets, convenience stores and open markets can be easily reached.

Baoshan Campus

The three dormitory buildings, Building V, Z and W, for international students which were put into use in 2001, 2006 and 2008 successively, are available for accommodating over 600 students. All rooms are well furnished and equipped with air-conditioner, internet. Our staff member at each building provides 24-hour services for security and consultation. The laundry service is available at the laundry room.

The types of rooms are as follows (V building): (Price is subject to change due to the inflation each year)
Hot water for shower at 6:00~8:00 and 19:00~23:00 each day

  • X-1 Single room with air-conditioner, telephone, shower, toilet, furniture & shared refrigerator - 100 RMB per day
  • X-2 Double room with air-conditioner, telephone, shower, toilet,furniture - 50 RMB per person per day
  • X-3 3 single-room in one suite with air-conditioner and furniture; a living room with telephone, shower,toilet and refrigerator shared by three students - 75 RMB per person per day

The types of rooms are as follows (Z &W building): (Price is subject to change due to the inflation each year)
24-hour hot water for shower is available. Price will double if the double room is used as single room.

  • Z-B/W-B Double room with air-conditioner, telephone, toilet, furniture & shared refrigerator & shower - 50 RMB per person per day

Yanchang Campus
The international students’ dormitory buildings at Yanchang Campus can accommodate nearly 400 students. 24-hour checking-in and security services can be provided. Staff members are particularly assigned to take the responsibility of the security and service 24 hours a day. Hot water is available in the bathroom rooms of each floor. All rooms are well furnished and look neat and beautiful. There is a laundry room each floor with pre-paid washing machines and a mini-shop selling food and articles for the daily life for the convenience of international students.

The types of rooms are as follows: (Price is subject to change due to the inflation each year and Y-C rooms are limited for couples only)

  • Y-A Single room with air-conditioner, telephone, shower, toilet, furniture - 100 RMB per day
  • D-B Double room with air-conditioner, telephone, shower, toilet, furniture - 50 RMB per person per day