Academic Bulletin

To graduate from NYU Shanghai, students must complete 128 credits of coursework, distributed among core curriculum requirements, major requirements, and electives. While English is the language of instruction at NYU Shanghai, proficiency in Chinese is also required of all students by the time they graduate.


Typically, students will complete the core curriculum during their first two years and the bulk of their major requirements in their third and fourth years.

Students are required to spend one semester studying at one of NYU’s global academic centers or degree-granting campuses or at an approved International Exchange Programs (IEPs).

Academic Bulletin

Students can choose to follow the academic bulletin from the year that they were admitted or a more recent academic bulletin. For example, if you were admitted to NYU Shanghai in Fall 2020, you can choose to follow the academic bulletin 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023.