Bachelor’s in Global China Studies

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Introduction to the Program

Global China Studies at NYU Shanghai is a four-year program for international students taught in English.


About the Program

China has again become a major force in the world, while increasingly the world is drawn to China. More than the scope of the conventional Area Studies, the innovative interdisciplinary major in Global China Studies allows students to build on the knowledge and critical skills gained from the core curriculum to deepen their understanding of global currents in China, whether at the level of state and society or of individuals, and in the context of commercial, religious, cultural, political and other interactions. At the same time, students will gain a greater awareness of the extraordinary complexity of what we call “China” and how that has come about. Global China Studies majors will further their formal language study, either by an additional year of modern Chinese or a year of classical Chinese, or, in consultation with the adviser, by a year’s study of another dialect or language of China. They will learn about digital humanities from the specific perspective of Global China Studies; and finally, are strongly encouraged to study abroad beyond the minimum one semester in order to expand their global experience. Majoring in Global China Studies at NYU Shanghai positions students to pursue graduate education and professional careers in a broad range of areas at the cutting edge of 21st-century experience.

Required Documents

You will need to provide the following:

  • Results from standardized tests and/or national exams

    • The SAT Reasoning Test (essay test not required); or

    • The ACT (writing test not required); or

    • Three SAT Subject Test scores (one in literature or humanities, one in math or science, and one of your choosing); or

    • Three AP exam scores (one in literature or humanities, one in math or science, and one of your choosing); or

    • The International Baccalaureate Diploma; or

    • Three IB higher-level exam scores (if you are not an IB Diploma candidate); or

    • Results from a nationally accredited exam that is considered locally to signify the completion of secondary education, is administered independently of the student’s school and has been approved by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions (the most up-to-date list of accepted examinations can be found here)

  • The Common Application School Report and official high school transcript

  • One teacher evaluation (students may submit an optional second teacher evaluation, but please submit no more than two)

  • The Common Application Mid-Year Report (This should show your first-semester senior year grades. Have your counselor submit the report by March 1 through the Common Application.)

Application Deadline

January 1

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB300,000 per year. The total for the 4-year program is 1,200,000 RMB.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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