Undergraduate Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai offers two 6-week summer sessions and one 9-week Chinese language immersion program. In the 6-week summer sessions, students have the opportunity to take courses in English covering a range of subjects from Business to Computer Science to Social Science and Humanities. In addition, intensive Chinese language courses are offered in either a 6-week or 9-week format.

Students may take up to 8 credits per session. Non-Chinese citizens need to take at least 6 credits per session in order to meet visa requirements. 

Summer Session I: Tuesday, May 21 - Friday, June 28, 2024 

Summer Session II: Monday, July 1 - Friday, August 9, 2024 

9-week Chinese Language Immersion Program: Tuesday, May 21 - Friday, July 19, 2024

Students must attend the full dates of the program. More important dates can be found on the Academic Calendar


Undergraduate students from NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and visiting students from other accredited institutions are welcome to apply. (NYU Shanghai students do not have to fill out an application.) 

Students must have completed at least two semesters at an undergraduate institution to be eligible. An integrated review of an applicant's academic background and University record is required to confirm admission. Students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above are encouraged to apply. Students with lower GPAs are encouraged to provide information on their academic goals in their personal statement.

Application Deadlines and Instructions

Citizenship Summer Session I & Session II                         Chinese Language Immersion Program
Chinese citizens

Priority deadline: March 31  

Regular deadline: April 14  

Deadline: March 31
Non-Chinese citizens*

Priority deadline: February 18 

Regular deadline: February 25 

Deadline: February 25

*Non-Chinese citizens have earlier deadlines due to the timeline of visa application and processing. Late applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. 

Application Instructions

NYU Shanghai students: No need to fill out an application for the 6-week courses. You will need to contact your academic advisor to lift your registration hold so you can enroll in Albert for summer courses. See here for application instructions for the Summer Chinese Language Immersion Program. 

NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi students: Log on to the application here with your NetID and password. Select "Start NYU Shanghai Summer Study Abroad 2024 Interest Form".

Visiting students (Non-NYU) from other accredited universities: Create an application ID through the online application. Select "Start NYU Shanghai Summer Study Abroad 2024 Interest Form". Please upload an undergraduate transcript when submitting the application. 

Once you have been admitted, you may visit your Summer 2024 enrollment portal for program updates and the checklist. Please make sure you confirm your spot before the confirmation deadline. 

Questions? Email shanghai.summer@nyu.edu