Summer Program

Introduction to the Program

The Summer Program at Shanghai Normal University is 4 or 6 weeks 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


Application Deadline

June 15


Elementary level – for beginners

Intermediate level – for students with certain Chinese knowledge

Advanced level – for students whose Chinese has reached intermediate level

Student number of each class: about 20


Oral Chinese

Class time: 8:40~11:50 am from Monday to Friday.

Classroom: on Xuhui Campus


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

Learn Chinese Songs, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Ji Quan, etc.


Half-day tour in Shanghai, One-day tour to Suzhou.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee for Chinese Course:  RMB 3,400 for 4 weeks;  RMB  5,000   for  6  weeks


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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