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. Please find more information here.

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


Country(ies): China
City: Shanghai
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sep-Dec), Winter (Mar-Jun), Year-long (Sept- Jun) (varies depending on modules)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall/Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: Chinese, English
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates) Language Requirement: depending on course selection, HSK5 for courses taken in Chinese may be required