Shanghai University Application Guide 2024

Ever dreamt of studying in a bustling, international city in China?

Look no further than Shanghai, ranked 3rd in the 2020 Global Financial Centers Index. It’s a city that thrives on openness, innovation, and inclusiveness.

Step into the pulse of China’s most advanced metropolis, gaining a global perspective and honing skills for a thriving career.

Shanghai University (SHU), established in 1922, stands as a leading institution in Shanghai, offering a diverse range of programs in English to students worldwide. With a rich academic legacy and exceptional research facilities, SHU welcomes students from all corners of the globe, embodying a truly global outlook.

Much like the dynamic city of Shanghai, SHU has undergone transformative changes in recent decades, evolving into a multicultural community brimming with opportunities and resources.

If you’re an international student considering Shanghai University, this application guide is your key to unlocking a world of academic possibilities!

Application Deadlines for Shanghai University 2024

November 30, 2023 to June 30, 2024.


  • Foreign nationality with valid passport
  • Physically and mentally healthy
  • 18 years old and above
Students at Shanghai University

Application Documents for Shanghai University

  • Passport copy
  • ID photo
  • Selfie video
  • Highest Degree Certificate and Official Transcripts
  • Certificate of No Criminal Record
  • Study Plan or Research Proposal in China
  • Statement of Financial Support
  • Language Proficiency Certificate (IELTS (A) 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 or above received within the recent two years (TOEFL MyBestTM Scores accepted & TOEFL essentials)
    • Other internationally recognized English proficiency tests with scores of the same level and provide proof of certificates
    • The following types of applicants are exempt from taking the TOEFL or IELTS:
      • Native speakers of English
      • The previous degree is fully taught in English
  • Portfolio (if applying to programs of arts)
  • Undergraduate Programs
    • High school graduate, GPA 3.0 or above (4-Point GPA System)
  • Master’s Programs
    • Have relevant undergraduate academic background or have completed undergraduate-level courses relevant to intended graduate major, GPA 2.5 or above (4-Point GPA System)
  • PHD’s Programs
    • Have relevant master’s degree background and relevant academic achievements, GPA 3.0 or above (4-Point GPA System)

Application Process

  1. Complete the required application documents
  2. Online application
  3. Pay the application fee (RMB 500 / 70 USD)
  4. Submit application materials
  5. Telephone interview
  6. Admission decision and offer

How to Apply

Learn more about the programs and apply to Shanghai University through the links below. Or book a free call with us here.



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