Summer Program Application Information

2018 Summer Program

NYU Shanghai is offering all levels of intensive Chinese and many other content courses in Shanghai for summer 2018. All summer courses are open to NYU Shanghai students and are open by application to study away students from NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi and students from other accredited four-year universities.

The intensive Chinese language courses give students the opportunity to improve their Chinese language skills and experience the excitement and wonder of Shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in Asia. Additionally, students have the opportunity to visit historical sites in Beijing in Summer Session I and Nanjing in Summer Session II. Students benefit from NYU Shanghai’s facilities, professors, and full-time academic and student life staff. Site visits to historic sites and neighborhoods arranged by NYU enable students to explore this city beyond the campus. Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about NYU Shanghai.


Summer Session I: Tuesday, May 22 - Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Session II: Monday, July 2 - Friday, August 10, 2018




Enrollment is open to undergraduates from NYU Shanghai, NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi and students from other accredited universities within the U.S. and abroad. Students' university records will be reviewed. Students with a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or higher or students who have an above average academic history are encouraged to apply. Students will need to have completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate study by the time they enroll in the program.

Students from outside of the U.S. must submit a transcript from their institution in English and an official letter to verify their English proficiency.


Application Information

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018 |  Notification By: February 16, 2018  | Confirmation By: March 1, 2018
Regular Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 |  Notification By: March, 13, 2018 |  Confirmation By: March 31, 2018

NYU Degree Students will find a link to the study away application in Albert. Please log into Albert and select the tab "Other Resources", then select "Application Center" and find "NYU Shanghai - J-term of Summer Study Abroad" and select " "Apply" to create a new application (please be sure to apply for "Summer 2018", "NYU Shanghai", and either "Summer Session I" or "Summer Session 2" or "Summer Session 1 & 2" from the pull-down menu).

Visiting Students - Please click here to access the online application. Additional application materials must be submitted separately. A complete application includes the following:

  • Application Form (link to online form above)

  • Personal Statement (included within the online application)

  • Academic Transcripts*

*If your institution does not release official transcripts to students, then transcripts may be sent to the NYU Shanghai Global Affairs Office at Please contact us for the address to send your transcript by mail. All transcripts must be in English. Also, please note that we do not require advisor approval or letters of recommendation for the summer program. An academic committee will review the application and select the students for the summer program.