Summer Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition: $4,360 per 4-credit course, $1,090 per 1-credit
Registration & Services Fee (one-time only): $428
Books: $250 flat-rate fee. All books and materials are available upon arrival in Shanghai. The flat fee is adjusted after the first week of classes to reflect your actual book charges. 
GeoBlue International Health Insurance for duration of summer program: Included 

Housing Fees
Please note that only Communal Floor options are available for the summer session. 
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USD pricing per person by room type

6 weeks

12 weeks

Double Room (Bunked or Lofted Bed) 

USD 1020

USD 2040

Large Double Room (On the Ground Beds)

USD 1224

USD 2448

Single Room

USD 1836

USD 3672


Students are NOT required to live in NYU Shanghai housing, but if you wish to do so, please carefully review the policies below. Application information will be sent to admitted students.

Contract Lengths and Dates

  • Students can live in the residence hall for 6 or 12 weeks and move in on the dates below. We cannot offer students a different length of stay nor can we make any exceptions. 

Summer Session 1 -- Check in: May 25, Check out: July 4
Summer Session 2 -- Check in: July 5, Check out: August 15

  • Students currently living in the residence hall and who apply for housing starting on May 25 will be provided with transitional housing from the spring move out day (May 23) until the start of the summer semester free of charge. 

Important Information

  • Housing at NYU Shanghai is guaranteed and available only for the dates of the program.
  • Applications received after the deadline will be unable to submit housing preferences and administratively assigned to an available room.
  • Students who will be studying at NYU Shanghai and living in the residence hall for the Fall 2020 Semester will be eligible to purchase transitioning housing from August 16 to August 30 (you will be charged the equivalent of an additional week of housing at your summer rate). 
  • All students who WILL NOT be studying at NYU Shanghai for the Fall 2020 semester, need to move out of Residence Halls by 12pm (noon), August 15, 2020. No exceptions will be made. 

Cancellation and Fee Schedule 

If you cancel housing after April 10, 2020, you can receive a refund but there will be a $300 cancellation fee.

After May 22, 2020, there will be no housing refund for Session 1 housing and your Bursar’s account will be charged the full amount for the entirety of Session 1.

After July 3, 2020, there will be no housing refund for Session 2 housing and your Bursar’s account will be charged the full amount for the entirety of Session 2.  

Note: In the event that summer courses have to be moved entirely online because of COVID-19, the cancellation fee will be waived and you will only be charged for the days that you occupy housing.

Please note: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. 

Financial Assistance

Freeman Asia Scholarship: The Freeman-Asia scholarship is designed to support U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are undergraduate students based in the US, demonstrate financial need, and are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its people and cultures. Awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. For more details on eligibility and on how to apply, please review the Freeman Asia website.

*This Scholarship is not open to NYU Shanghai Degree Seeking Students

Financial Aid for Summer Session(s)

US citizens/eligible non-citizens (NYU New York and NYU Shanghai Students): Federal financial aid (i.e. federal Direct student/parent loan) is available during the summer session(s) for students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, who also have a valid FAFSA on file, and are otherwise eligible.

NYU Shanghai Students: At this time there is no institutional scholarship/grant aid available for summer session(s).

NYU New York Students: Please visit the financial aid website for additional information regarding financial aid options for summer session(s).

All Other Students (includes Visiting Students): Visiting students or current NYU students who are not eligible for federal financial aid will be able to seek out alternative loans. Students seeking alternative loans are encouraged to relay to their potential lender the number of credits they are taking and the type of student they are (i.e. in a degree or non-degree program at NYU) as lenders have different eligibility criteria.

NYU cannot recommend or endorse any particular private lender. Students are encouraged to research their options carefully.  Please visit the financial aid website for more information about private (non-federal) alternative loans.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who decrease or cancel summer session enrollment or who do not attend will have their summer award adjusted or canceled accordingly.  This adjustment in financial aid may result in a balance on your bursar bill. Changes in enrollment affect the cost of attendance and the amount of aid that you are eligible to receive. Your financial aid cannot exceed your estimated cost of attendance.