Welcome to NYU Shanghai’s Spring 2021 resource page for graduate students!
You are one of more than 800 master’s and PhD students who will pursue in-person coursework or research at NYU Shanghai. These opportunities have been made possible through close collaboration with the following NYU schools:
- Center for Data Science
- Center for Urban Science and Progress
- Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- Graduate School of Arts & Science
- School of Global Public Health
- School of Professional Studies
- Silver School of Social Work
- Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
- Stern School of Business
- Tandon School of Engineering
- Tisch School of the Arts
- Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
At NYU Shanghai, the Office of Graduate and Advanced Education (OGAE) will support your educational experience. You may contact OGAE at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently receiving a high volume, but we will endeavor to respond to inquiries within 48 hours during the business week.
On this page, you will find FAQs and an archive of messages from NYU Shanghai Associate Dean of Graduate and Advanced Education Eric Mao. Please bookmark and return regularly for updates.
When will my campus access begin?
Campus access will begin following Spring 2021 graduate student orientation. Students may not access NYU Shanghai prior to orientation.
Who is eligible for NYU Shanghai campus access?
Campus access is only open to students who:
- are enrolled in NYU Shanghai graduate programs or the Spring 2021 go local program;
- complete all required pre-orientation protocols, including COVID nucleic acid tests, if necessary (see below); and
- attend orientation.
Go local students must be registered for at least one in-person Shanghai course or section. If you drop a course or section, which results in your no longer having any in-person Shanghai courses or sections, your go local status will be cancelled.
When will Spring 2021 graduate student orientation take place?
Spring 2021 graduate student orientation will take place during the morning of Sunday, January 24, at the NYU Shanghai Academic Building (1555 Century Avenue in Pudong).
Is orientation mandatory?
Yes. Students who do not attend orientation will not gain campus access. If you cannot attend due to a mandatory quarantine, please contact email@example.com to make alternative arrangements.
Will I have to take COVID nucleic acid tests (NAT) before orientation?
This depends on your location and your arrival date in Shanghai.
You must take a COVID NAT if you travel from any other city besides Shanghai and arrive in Shanghai on or after January 10. This is also true if you arrive in Shanghai before January 10, but subsequently leave the city on or after January 10, even for a short trip. Your tests must be submitted to NYU Shanghai before orientation and be valid within 3 days of January 24. If you arrive in Shanghai before January 10 and do not leave Shanghai before January 24, you are not required to take a COVID NAT.
If you are traveling from cities or neighborhoods that contain medium-/high-risk zones of COVID infection, additional self-monitoring and testing requirements will apply. Please refer to the messages archived below sent by NYU Shanghai Associate Dean of Graduate and Advanced Education Eric Mao for further instruction.
Your test can be done outside of Shanghai at an approved location as listed on your province's 卫生健康居委会 website or in Shanghai. If outside Shanghai, the city of your testing location should not contain any medium-/high-risk zones of COVID infection. Before orientation, you will submit your test results via a NYU Shanghai Wechat app, for which instructions will be sent through email. Please consider that test results may take 1-2 days to receive.
When and where will my courses be taught?
Graduate student courses begin the week of January 25 and are scheduled at the NYU Shanghai Academic Building or the NYU Shanghai Wework Fuhui campus. Classroom times and locations will be updated in Albert.
What is NYU Shanghai’s Academic Calendar?
Unless your program or course has an alternative schedule, Spring 2021 classes will begin the week of January 25 by default and end with a final exam period from May 17 to May 21.
The Spring Festival holiday will be observed from February 11 through February 19. The full Spring semester calendar, including additional holidays and legislative days, can be accessed at https://shanghai.nyu.edu/academics/calendar.
Please note NYU Shanghai’s Academic Calendar is independent from NYU New York’s Academic Calendar. If you are taking NYU New York courses remotely, those courses will be on NYU New York’s Academic Calendar. Note that on March 14, daylight saving time begins, meaning that clocks are turned forward by one hour in the United States.
Please tell me about the Wework Fuhui campus.
Wework Fuhui is located at 16 Qixia Road in Pudong. The closest subway stop is Exit 1 of Dongchang Road on Line 2. NYU Shanghai will occupy the 9th and 10th floors with abundant classroom space, study areas, lounges, faculty / administration offices, a library, and a health & wellness station. Wework Fuhui will also have NYU services such as networked Internet, printing, and public safety.
Wework Fuhui will be open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and any legislative make-up day. No access is permitted after these hours unless there is a scheduled class.
Is campus housing available for graduate students?
NYU Shanghai does not have an on-campus residential program for graduate students. Please plan to self-arrange off-campus housing.
Spring 2021 is my first semester as a NYU student. How can I receive an ID card?
If you have not done so, upload your photo to photoid.nyu.edu. Your ID card will be distributed by NYU Shanghai during orientation.
NYU Shanghai Textbook Policy
It is the policy of NYU Shanghai to purchase required textbooks in bulk in advance with the cost applied to students' bursar bills. This is done as a service to students for a number of reasons, including to ensure that textbooks are available in a timely manner and to ensure compliance with applicable copyright laws. NYU Shanghai works with approved vendors, prioritizes e-textbooks, and strives to minimize cost. Students are charged at cost, and therefore no profit is made by NYU Shanghai.
If you are taking a course for which every student must have an individual copy of a required textbook, you will be notified of the related charges prior to the course. If the textbook is provided as an e-version and you have a non-pirated hard copy, you may contact us about verifying the hard copy and avoiding the e-version charge.
Health Insurance Information for Go Local Students
Go Local students will be automatically enrolled in the NYU-sponsored GeoBlue insurance plan. The charge for this plan will be posted as <Shanghai Go Local Health Insurance> on your Bursar bill. It is not possible to waive GeoBlue, as NYU Shanghai must be able to confidently and accurately report that all Go Local students will have coverage as provided for in our Spring 2021 plan to the Pudong New District Government and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. In the event of an emergency, NYU Shanghai must also be able to activate our protocols without having to question the coverage. The following brochure provides an overview of your coverage.
Can I use the GeoBlue plan to waive out of Wellfleet?
You will be automatically waived out of the Wellfleet Plan for the Spring semester and your bursar account will be credited. You do not have to submit a waiver as you might have done in the Fall semester. No action is needed by you. You may not waive out of the GeoBlue Plan.
If I have already waived my Wellfleet plan in the Fall and received confirmation for an annual waiver, do I need to do anything else?
If you have already waived your Wellfleet plan using another insurance coverage, you will not need to submit another waiver. If you received confirmation for a Fall only waiver you will also not need to submit an additional waiver. The Bursar will credit your account for the Spring Wellfleet charge of $2,487.
What if I already paid for Wellfleet Insurance for the Spring Semester?
Your bursar account will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the appropriate charges.
What if I return to the United States prior to 08/20/21 and would like to enroll in the Wellfleet plan?
You should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assist you to enroll.
|Key NYU Shanghai Contacts|
|Center for Data Science||Yunyi
|Center for Urban Science and Progress||Yiyao He
|Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences||Yunyi Cai
|Graduate School of Arts & Science||Eric Mao
|GRI Fellows||Vivien Du
NYU Shanghai Global Dissertation Fellows
|School of Global Public Health||Yipeng Sun
|School of Professional Studies||Yipeng Sun
|Silver School of Social Work||Yunyi Cai
|Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development||Michelle Hua
|Stern School of Business||Eric Mao
|Tandon School of Engineering||Peiyue Wu
|Tisch School of the Arts||Peiyue Wu
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service