Undergraduate Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai offers two 6-week summer sessions. In each summer session, students have the opportunity to take courses in English covering a range of subjects 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 six-week session.

Summer Session I: Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, June 30, 2023 

Summer Session II: Monday, July 3 - Friday, August 11, 2023 

Course Listing

The course list for Summer Sessions 2023 has been updated and the course schedule will be updated in December 2022.

Eligibility & Application Instructions

We are closely monitoring student visa and international travel regulations. If policies change, we will post the updates as soon as possible. Please check back later.  

Application Deadline: TBA

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 "22-23 Academic Year" and then select "Shanghai Summer 2023." 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 "22-23 Academic Year" and then select "Shanghai Summer 2023." Please upload an official undergraduate transcript or send it to shanghai.summer@nyu.edu

Questions? Email shanghai.summer@nyu.edu

Admitted Students 

Visit your Summer 2023 enrollment portal for program updates and instructions. 

Absences for Summer Session Courses

Absences in the first week of classes will not be counted as excused absences and will be penalized according to each course's attendance policy. As the summer session is short and intensive, missing even one class would be equivalent to missing a week or more of course study in a regular semester. Students should carefully re-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 and 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 course for which you know you will be missing class(es).