Summer Sessions 2021
NYU Shanghai offers two 6-week summer sessions in 2021. In each summer session, students have the opportunity to take courses in English covering a range of subject from Business to Computer Science to Social Science and Humanities. Additionally, intensive Chinese language courses are offered that give students the opportunity to improve their Chinese language skills. Students may take up to 8 credits per session.
Summer Session I: Tuesday, May 25 - Friday, July 2, 2021
Summer Session II: Monday, July 5 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Eligibility & Application Instructions
Summer 2021 courses will be held in-person. For students who will need a visa to enter China: Please note that Chinese embassies and consulates are not currently issuing student visas due to COVID-19 and this may prevent participation in the summer program. It is not possible to attend classes on a tourist visa or any other non-student visa. We are closely monitoring student visa and travel regulations. If policies change and it is possible to begin applying for a student visa, we will post the updates on this webpage as soon as possible. Please note that a valid passport is required to enter China. China does not allow entrance if the holder's passport expires in under six months.
Priority Applicant Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
Priority Applicant Notification: Monday, March 15, 2021
Priority Applicant Confirmation Deadline: Monday, March 29, 2021
Regular Applicant Deadline: Monday, March 29, 2021
Regular Applicant Notification: Monday, April 12, 2021
Final Confirmation Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021
Undergraduate students from NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and visiting students from other US accredited institutions are welcome to apply. 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.
NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi students: Log on to the application here with your NetID and password. Select "20-21 Academic Year" and then select "Summer 2021." Please note that flexible credit grants cannot be applied to NYU Shanghai summer courses.
Visiting students (Non-NYU) from other accredited universities: Create an application ID through the online application. Select "20-21 Academic Year" and then select "Summer 2021." Please upload an official undergraduate transcript or send it to email@example.com.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absences for Summer Session Courses
No. Absences in the first week (including for military training) will not be counted as excused absences and will be penalized according to each course's attendance policy. Your grade may be negatively impacted by unexcused absences. As the summer session is short and intensive, missing even one class would be equivalent to missing one week or more of course study in a regular semester. Students should carefully consider missing even one class, because of how easy it is to fall behind and miss content needed to succeed in the course.
Additionally, it is important to note that the last day to drop any course for a refund without incurring a Withdrawal (W) on your transcript is the Friday of the first week of classes. If you miss the first classes of the session, you may not be able to make an informed decision about whether you plan to stay in the course. After the first Friday of the summer term, there will be no refunds on courses, and any course withdrawal will result in a W on your transcript. This is why we strongly advise you not to enroll in any courses if you know you will be missing class(es).