Group Program

Introduction to the Program

The Group Program at Shanghai Normal University is 1 week to 3 months program for international students.

About Shanghai Normal University

Founded in 1954, a key university in Shanghai, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) is a comprehensive university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts.

One of the earliest universities to provide Chinese language programs to international students in Shanghai, SHNU started to accept international students in 1965. SHNU is one of the authorized universities to accept international students sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Scholarship, Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship and so on.

About ICCS

International College of Chinese Studies (ICCS) is the particular college to provide Chinese language programs to international students in SHNU. With the first-class teaching faculty, ICCS attracts nearly 2,000 international students from more than 40 countries all over the world every year.

For more information visit the Shanghai Normal University page here.

Start Date of the program

May start any time of a year

Chinese Courses

Variable upon request, including oral Chinese, Chinese reading, Chinese listening,  Chinese writing, etc.  Focusing on oral Chinese.

Class Size

Minimum 15 students with equal Chinese proficiency every class

Class Time

Varialbe upon request. Generally 8:40-11:50 am from Monday to Friday. 4 classes every day. 20 classes every week.  40 minutes for one class.


Certificate will be granted if student completes required credit hours and passes test. Academic Transcript and Certificate of Enrollment are provided both in Chinese and English language.

Chinese Culture Courses

Variable upon request, include communicating with Chinese students, learning Taiji, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese songs, etc.

Class time: Generally 2:00-3:20 pm from Monday to Friday.


Variable upon request, including visiting places of historic interest and scenic beauty such as Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi’an, Beijing, etc.

Tuition Fees

RMB  1,000  for  1  week ,
RMB  1,800  for  2  weeks,
RMB  2,600  for  3  weeks,
RMB  3,400  for  4  weeks,
RMB  4,200  for  5  weeks,
RMB  5,000  for  6  weeks,
(From the second week, RMB  800  for every extra week for Chinese courses.)


Typically, students from abroad are arranged to be accommodated in the Building of Academic Exchanges Center, Waibinlou Building (Foreign Guest House), Xi Liu (No. 6 Dorm on West Xuhui Campus), etc. Also, students are allowed to rent off campus at their own will, however, it usually costs less to live and study on campus.. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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