Study in Shanghai as an International Student

Shanghai is one of China’s progressive megacities along with Beijing and Shenzhen. It is under the direct supervision of the Central Government. Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world and the most populous in China.

Located in the Yangtze River Delta, the city is the showpiece of China’s booming economy, and is the center of finance, business, shipping and trading.

Shanghai has a unique traditional heritage mixed with a modern vibe. Because of the influx of French and British nationals in the 19th century, Shanghai is one of the most westernized cities in China. Many people in the city can speak Mandarin and English.

Shanghai City, then and now.

The city is popular for its skyline and cityscapes such as the Bund, the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center of the Pudong District. Shanghai has four seasons and its general temperature is humid all year round. January is the coldest month, and July is the warmest month.

As one of the biggest cities, Shanghai is a developed area for higher education. It has a wide range of international exchange programs and a large international student population.

Shanghai has more than 50 institutions of higher learning, from top-level institutes to smaller colleges, and is home to some prestigious universities such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Tongji University, Shanghai University and many others.

Jiangwan Library, Fudan University, Shanghai.

Shanghai is a conducive destination for international students because the city is diverse, people are warm and friendly, the cost of living is not very expensive and there are great accommodations for students.

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