2018 J-term Admitted Students Page

2018 Program Overview

Welcome to NYU Shanghai! We are excited to have you for January Term in Shanghai. To provide the best possible experience during your J-term course in Shanghai, please review the important information on this page, including academic policies, programming, cultural activities and other resources.


January Term 2018 (January 3 - 19)

Important Program Reminders




Academic Calendar

Academic Support

Student Life Cultural Activities

On Campus Dining Service Schedule

Useful Links

Important Program Reminders 

  • Please make sure you bring your NYU ID card.
  • Students from other universities who do not yet have an NYU ID card, please submit a photo through https://photoid.nyu.edu or go to Room 118 to get your new ID card after you arrive.
  • Students from other universities should login to your NYU Home page to activate your NYU email account.
  • Make up session for courses: There are no classes on the morning of Tuesday, January 3rd. Your instructor will announce the make up plan.
  • Please be sure to check the course schedule again and make sure you will stay till the last day of your course before booking your trip. Also, we advise you not to make travel plans during the program before receiving your syllabus.


On-Campus Housing 
Housing at NYU Shanghai is guaranteed and required for the January term program. Housing is only available for the dates of the program; if you are planning on arriving early or leaving late, please be aware you will be responsible for your own accommodations for that time period. 
All students will live in double rooms in the Tong Mao Hotel across the street from the NYU Shanghai Academic Building. Students can find the housing license here. Upon you confirmation that you are attending the program, you agree to abide and comply with all aspects of the License. 
A student who would like to request a roommate should fill out the form below by December 1, 2017 and we will try our best to accommodate it. Please note we will not consider any roommate requests we receive after December 1st. 
Please note that we will only consider roommate requests if both students fill out the form asking to live together. Students who do not include a roommate request in their confirmation email will be randomly paired with another student.
Students who need a special housing accommodation (i.e. for a Single room) must apply and receive a approve Moses Center accommodation by November 7, 2017. Students can apply for the Moses Center through the link here.
Off-campus Housing Exemption
In rare circumstances, NYU Shanghai will grant an exemption to housing policy. This is only considered if the student has a legal guardian who lives within 30 minutes of the school. Students interested in this option should apply on NYU OrgSync here. Please note that we will not consider any submissions for exemptions after November 7, 2017.
Please email Shanghai.reslife@nyu.edu if you have any questions about J-term housing. 



As housing is required for the program, NYU Shanghai will hold spaces for students enrolled in the J-Term program that would otherwise be offered to student from different programs. Therefore, students must adhere to the following cancellation policy around housing:

Students who cancel their housing before December 5 will be charged a 500 USD cancellation fee.

Students who cancel their housing after December 5 will be charged their entire housing fee and receive no refund.

The cancellation policy applies regardless of whether you fill out the housing application and is in addition to any program cancellation fees.

Getting Your Visa for J-term

The Shanghai Mobility Team and the Office of Global Services (OGS) in New York are here to guide you through your visa process.

Step 1: Upload your passport Image  here.

Please review the J-term Visa Instructions.

Should you have any questions regarding visa and immigration, please feel free to contact OGS at ogs.outbound@nyu.edu or Student Mobility at shanghai.student-mobility@nyu.edu for assistance. You are also welcome to check the NYU Shanghai student portal for more information.



We hope you enjoyed the Orientation and you can refer to Orientation slides below:


Community Standard


Public Safety

Getting Settled 

J-term Academic Calendar

Please review the 2017-2018 NYU Shanghai Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines:

J-term Orientation Wednesday, January 3
J-term Classes Begin Wednesday, January 3
Add and Drop Course Deadline Wednesday, January 3
Class Day              

Saturday, January 6

Course Withdrawal Deadline Friday, January 12
Grading Option (P/F) Deadline Friday, January 12
Last Day of J-term Classes Friday, January 19

Please email shanghai.globalaffairs@nyu.edu for your request to drop from a course. For information on the refund schedule, J-term session students should consult the Bursar’s webpage for more information. NYU Shanghai degree seeking students should refer to the Shanghai bursar’s webpage.

Academic Support 

  • Academic Accommodations

Any student who needs a reasonable academic accommodation based on a diagnosed qualified disability is required to register with the NYU Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). The registration instructions are below. 

Registration Process For Academic Accommodations

All forms should be scanned and emailed to the Moses Center at mosescsd@nyu.edu. In the email, please cc Cara Ryan, global liaison, at cara.ryan@nyu.edu

  1. Complete an Application for Services form here.
  2. Gather and submit current documentation of your disability (electronic copies).
  3. Submit a signed Authorization for Release of Information form so that the Moses Center has your permission to contact your clinician if necessary.
  4. After you have emailed the above, your request for accommodations will be reviewed by a Moses Center disability specialist. 

Any questions can be directed to shanghai.arc@nyu.edu.

Laura Cheng, Manager of Global Affairs, serves as the primary contact in Shanghai for the J-term program. Do not hesitate to contact her for academic support at laura.cheng@nyu.edu.

Student Life Cultural Activities 

Student Life has arranged a several interesting cultural activities for students to explore the city during 2018 J-term.  There is still time to sign up for these activities and please email xl21@nyu.edu if y ou are still interested. You can find attached cultural programming description for details of these events.

  • Welcome Dinner, 6 PM – 7:30 PM, January 4th, 2018 (encourage all to attend)
  • Guided Shanghai City Tour, 9 AM – 5 PM, January 7th, 2018
  • 1-day Suzhou Trip, 8 AM – 6:30 PM, January 13th, 2018
  • Farewell Dinner, 6 PM – 8 PM, January 17th, 2018 (encourage all to attend)

On Campus Dining Service Schedule


Breakfast: Chinese food counter only ,Open from 7:00-9:45AM

Lunch: Chinese food counter and halal counter, Open from 11:00AM-13:45PM

Dinner: Halal counter only, Open from 17:00-19:30PM

* January 6 (Saturday, Legistlative Day) 1F Halal counter(rice/noodle served with meat and vegetables on top )

                                                                      1F teppanyaki counter(Teppanyaki udon)

                                                                      2F Cafe bar (Chicken and ham cheese sandwich

Useful Links

Health and Wellness

Public Safety

Knowledge on Life in Shanghai