NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

High School Academy



Offered in New York since 2012 and in Shanghai since 2016, the High School Academy is composed of a series of courses that allow students to explore a wide range of career options. Our one-week courses can be taken either individually or in combination for a broader experience that allows students to explore multiple complementary subjects. These courses also give high school students  a competitive edge on their college applications by showing admissions officers that they have sought out study experiences that give them the knowledge and skills for success in a global academic world.


Click here for a complete listing of the High School Academy courses that will be offered in 2020.

Please Note: Acceptance to and participation in the High School Academy program has no direct impact or influence on admission to NYU or to NYU Shanghai.

Program Eligibility

  • Applicant 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 China 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.

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Program Contact  

NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

Phone: +86-021-2059-5963
Email: shanghai.NYUSPS.HSA@nyu.edu