NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

High School Academy



The third edition of High School Academy (HSA) has now finished. You can read testimonials from some of this year's students here

Dates for High School Academy 2019 will be announced shortly, and more detailed information about courses and the opening date for enrollments will be announced this fall. If you would like to be notified when next year's HSA is announced, please click here to connect with us

Offered in New York since 2012, the High School Academy is composed of a series of courses that allow high school students to explore a wide range of career options while gaining a competitive edge on their college applications. Programs of study are specifically designed to help high school students in China build skills for success in a global academic world.


ONE-WEEK COURSES in the following areas were offered in 2018:

Leadership and College Success  •  Leadership and Career Success  • Global Finance  • Web Design • Video Game Design  • Digital Filmmaking  • Tourism  • Integrated Marketing  •  Global Affairs • Fashion  • Creative Writing  •  US History and Culture • Entrepreneurial Problem Solving • Global Sports  • Applied Psychology  

Click here for a complete listing of the High School Academy courses

Please Note: Acceptance to and participation in the High School Academy program grants no privilege whatsoever on admission to NYU or to NYU Shanghai.

Program Eligibility

  • You must be a high school student who has completed the 9th grade

    • Open to students who are citizens of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

    • Open to students living in Shanghai with a foreign passport and valid Chinese residence permit

  • All class interactions will take place in English. Therefore, all students need to have a high intermediate level of English proficiency. Students who do not demonstrate this level of English in the classroom risk failure or dismissal from the program. Students should be able to:

    • ​Use discussion skills to lead and participate in group projects and discussions in English

    • Express their opinion both verbally and in written form in English

    • Easily understand the main idea in messages, lectures, and presentations on a variety of topics related to personal interests and studies, and identify and understand some details

  • Ideal candidates will have a 3.0 (80% or equivalent) grade point average in their most recent year of school


If you are unsure of your English-language proficiency, please refer to our Self-Assessment Checklist.

Interested in more information? Click here to connect with us!

Program Contact

NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

Phone: +86-021-2059-5960