Exchange: Shanghai University

Shanghai University is a member university of the national project 211 and a research-intensive comprehensive university. SHU is known for its vigorous international exchanges and cooperation. It has established academic links and cooperation with dozens of foreign universities. Over 3,000 international students are studying on SHU campuses.


Credit Equivalency: 30 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses (One of four modules can be chosen):

– Module of Chinese Language: Intensive Chinese Program to enhance Chinese skills (from beginner to advanced) in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as China-related knowledge (Fall: September to January, Spring: February to June)

– Module of Major Courses Taught in English (Business related): SILC Business School (Fall: September to November, Winter: November to March, Spring: March to June)

– Module of Credit Courses Taught in English (China Studies): It covers the economic, social, legal, cultural, political, management, financial, scientific and technological aspects of China. The curriculum includes Chinese language study for international students and Chinese culture and cross-cultural study for all students (Fall: September to December, Winter: March to June)

– Module of Major Courses Taught in Chinese: regular courses

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed


Shanghai University does not accept Chinese citizens (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao) through the general exchange pathway.

  • Subjects Available at Host: All
  • Program Type: Study
  • Accepting Applications: No
  • Fall/Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2022
    Winter Deadline: April 4, 2022
  • Timeline: Fall (Sep-Dec), Winter (Mar-Jun), Year-long (Sept- Jun) (varies depending on modules)
  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Institution: University
  • Language of Study: English, Chinese
  • Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
  • Credit: Yes
  • Open to Programs at UofT: All
  • Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
  • Program Fees: No fee
  • Funding: IE Award
  • Eligibility Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates) Language Requirement: depending on course selection, HSK5 for courses taken in Chinese may be required