About NYU Shanghai

Who We Are

NYU Shanghai is the first Sino-U.S. joint research university in China and the third degree-granting campus of NYU. With an enrollment of 1,600 students and a distinguished international faculty of 200, NYU Shanghai exemplifies the highest ideals of contemporary higher education. At the undergraduate and postgraduate level, NYU Shanghai’s programs prepare graduates to be creative and culturally adept leaders with global vision.

NYU Shanghai was founded in 2012 through a unique partnership between New York University and East China Normal University  with the decisive support of the city of Shanghai and the Pudong District. We are pioneering innovative curricula and stimulating a culture of creativity, at the forefront of a new breed of global institutions of higher education.

Our undergraduate student body - half of whom are from China and half from the United States and over 70 other countries - pursues studies in 19 different majors in the arts and sciences, business and finance, engineering and computer science. 

With English as the language of instruction, NYU Shanghai expects students to spend the first two years on core liberal arts courses and select an academic specialization for deeper study and research in their third and fourth years. 

During their undergraduate studies, students will spend up to two semesters studying in New York, Abu Dhabi or at one of NYU’s eleven study away centers in global cities around the world. This is an integral part of the University’s mission to create a cross-cultural learning environment that will help students become global citizens.  

Once they complete their academic requirements, our students graduate with an NYU degree and an NYU Shanghai diploma.

At the postgraduate level, NYU Shanghai offers a variety of master’s and PhD degree programs which are focused on domains important to contemporary society, bridge the NYU global network, and feature rigorous academic experiences for students.