Acupuncture and Tuina Program SHUTCM

Acupuncture and Tuina Program

Introduction to the Program

Acupuncture and Tuina Program is a 2-year program, with 3 trimesters in each year, for international students taught in English.

About the SHUTCM

Established in 1956, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) was one of the first four TCM colleges across China. The University is located within the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Today, the University alumni are living in over 100 countries or territories. Jointly supported by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Government, the University is included in the construction projects for national “First-Class Discipline” and High-Level Universities in Shanghai. SHUTCM has over 700 experts and professors, 3 academicians, 2 National Medical Master, 1 prestigious teacher of National Higher Education Institution, 76 mentors for the “National Workshop to Inherit Academic Experience of Senior Chinese Medical Doctors” and 64 municipal-celebrated TCM doctors. In 1999 and 2007, the University was twice awarded the “Excellence in Undergraduate Education” by the Ministry of Education.

There are 9 colleges, 5 departments, and centers, 8 directly affiliated hospital with more than 10,000 beds, 21 subsidiaries of collaborated research institutions, 18 research centers and 3 bases of Education Ministry in SHUTCM. The University owns 3 doctoral degrees of class-one disciplines, 24 doctoral degrees of class-two disciplines, 5 master degrees of class-one disciplines, 35 master degrees of class-two disciplines and 3 Post-doctoral Research Stations. In 2012 National Evaluation of Class-one disciplines, Materia Medica ranks first, Traditional Chinese Medicine ranks second, and Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine ranks third.


  • Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • TCM Diagnostics
  • Gross Anatomy
  • The science of Acupoints and Meridians
  • Tuina Technique
  • The practice of Tuina on Human Body
  • Acupoint Anatomy
  • Acupuncture and Tuina Therapy
  • TCM and Chinese Culture
  • Healthcare Exercises
  • Clinical Probation

Entry Requirements

  • Having educational experience in medicine or medicine-related disciplines
  • >90 of TOEFL or >6.5 of IELTS (non-native English speakers)

Required Documents

  • “Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to study at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine”
  • Copy of Passport
  • Bank Receipt for Paying Application Fee
  • Certificates of educational experience
  • Emergency contact is required if the applicant is above 60 years old.

Application Deadline

August 10th

Start Date of the Program


Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for Acupuncture and Tuina Program are RMB 51,000 per year. The total for the 2-year program is 102,000 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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