Summer Program Tuition and Fees

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



Tuition and Fees (6 Week Period)* 2018 Program

* Undergraduate Tuition: $4,125 per 4-credit course

* Program And Activities Fee: $250

* Optional Cultural Trip Fee: $350

* Housing Fees (six weeks):  

Double Room: $932

Large Double Room: $1,115

Single Room: $1,676


All students participating in the NYU Shanghai Summer program are required to live in NYU-arranged housing as a condition of the programs. The Housing Application will be available on April 2nd students need to submit the application by April 20th, 2018. Only in rare circumstances is a student granted permission to live elsewhere. The following conditions must be met in order for a student’s exemption request to be taken into consideration:

  1. The student will be living with a parent, adult sibling, or legal guardian, AND

  2. The student will be living within a reasonable commuting distance from the NYU Shanghai Academic Building;

  3. The student understands that he/she is expected to engage in NYU Shanghai community by participating in NYU Shanghai events and activities. Living outside of NYU Shanghai housing does not exclude him/her from class attendance policies and other program policies.

  4. The student must be a full time summer sessions student.

The exemption form is due by April 6, 2018. You will need to fill out the exemption form by the deadline indicated in the form to be considered live off. No live off request will be granted after the deadline. For more information, please contact


As housing is required for the program, NYU Shanghai will hold spaces for students enrolled in the Summer program that would otherwise be offered to student from different programs. Therefore, students must adhere to the following cancellation policy around housing:

  • Students in Session 1 and Immersion who cancel their housing between April 21, 2018 and May 18, 2018 will be charged a 300 USD cancellation fee. Students who cancel their housing after May 19, 2018 will be charged their entire housing fee and receive no refund.

  • Students in Session 2 who cancel their housing between April 21, 2018 and June 29, 2018 will be charged a 300 USD cancellation fee. Students who cancel their housing after June 30, 2018 will be charged their entire housing fee and receive no refund.

The cancellation policy applies regardless of whether you fill out the housing application and is in addition to any program cancellation fees.

* Registration And Services Fee: A one-time fee of $412

* Confirmation Fee: Once accepted, confirm your participation in the program by paying a one-time non-refundable confirmation fee of $500. This fee will be applied towards your tuition. This fee does not apply to NYU Shanghai degree-seeking students.

* Books: All books and course materials will be available upon your arrival to Shanghai. A flat fee of $250 will be charged to all students for summer session books . However after the first week of courses, the book fee will be adjusted to reflect the actual book fee for your course(s).


PLEASE NOTE: E-bills will be sent by April 10, 2018, and payment is due by May 10, 2018.


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 Asiawebsite.

*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 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 Students from the New York campus: 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.


Students who decrease summer session enrollment or who do not attend during the summer will have their summer award adjusted or cancelled 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.