Study Away in Shanghai

What is it like to live and study in Shanghai? With a population estimated to be around 24 million, the city grows and changes every day. From an expatriate running club, to martial arts lessons, to Chinese-English language peer mentors and a Chinese modern art gallery, Shanghai has plenty to complement your studies during your semester with NYU Shanghai.

Application

Students can study away at NYU Shanghai for a summer, winter, full semester or even an entire academic year. 

To see the process for taking a summer or winter course at NYU Shanghai, see here: 

To apply for a full semester or full academic year at NYU Shanghai, click here.

If you have further questions about your application status, reach out to NYU Global Programs at global.programs@nyu.edu.

Academics

NYU New York Students

If you are an NYU New York degree student, check the NY & Shanghai Equivalent Courses Spreadsheet to see if NYU Shanghai courses can be counted towards your degree requirements.

If a course is not listed, contact your home school academic advisor at NYU New York to review if the course credit can be accepted and counted towards your core, major, minor, or degree process.

NYU Abu Dhabi Students

If you are an NYU Abu Dhabi degree student, contact your Abu Dhabi academic advisor to review if the course credit can be accepted and counted towards your core, major, minor, or degree requirements.

Other Universities Students

If you are a student from other universities, contact your home school academic advisor to review if the course credit can be accepted and counted towards your core, major, minor, or degree requirements.

Language Course Requirement

The Office of Global Programs requires students to take a 4-credit Chinese language course or a 4-credit China content course pairing with a 2-credit language course when studying away in Shanghai.

Student Life

Student Life

The Office of Student Life provides a wide range of resources, activities, and guidelines to help our students live up to the NYU motto of “in and of the city.” Study Away Programs are dedicated to helping study away students navigate studying and living in Shanghai through providing orientation, Language Peer Mentor program and various cultural excursions, and connecting students to residential life and housing, student activities, community engagement initiatives, athletics and fitness programs, diversity initiatives, career development and health and wellness resources on campus.

Events & Opportunities

Contact Us

If you are interested in studying away at NYU Shanghai or have any academic-related questions regarding NYU Shanghai, please email the Shanghai Advising Team at shanghai.advising@nyu.edu.

If you have any student life-related questions such as living on campus, orientation, extracurricular activities, on-campus employment opportunities, campus facilities inquiries, etc., feel free to email shanghai.studyaway@nyu.edu.

Students who are admitted to the study away program in Shanghai may contact their assigned Shanghai academic advisor.