Shanghai University Exchange



Location and Academics:

Shanghai University in Shanghai, China offers a yearlong or single semester program with all courses offered in English for undergraduates.

Students typically enroll in 24–30 credits per year or 12–15 per semester choosing from courses taught in English for undergraduates. At least one course must be a Chinese language course unless students are already fluent when the exchange begins. Students initially enroll for one semester. Upon completion of the semester exchange, an extension may be possible if authorized by both universities and governments.

Students fluent in Chinese may enroll in Shanghai University courses taught in Chinese, subject to usual university regulations and policies.

How does the Exchange Work?

Under the terms of the exchange, student pays Morris tuition and fees that cover equivalent costs at Shanghai University. Students are expected to pay housing through the host university as well as meals and books. Students are also responsible for costs associated with international health insurance, personal expenses, and any other applicable expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to any student regardless of major who has completed at least one year at his or her home university prior to exchange period. Typically, an exchange study in China is completed in the sophomore or junior year. Previous study of Chinese is encouraged but not required. Students are expected to have a solid academic average, at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a clear statement of purpose for studying in China. Applications are due to ACE on March 15.

Application Procedures:

Students hoping to attend Shanghai University for a semester or year complete a print application available in the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE). All application materials including checklist items are due on the University of Minnesota, Morris application deadline to ACE.

Students complete the University application and submit this along with any checklist items to ACE at the University of Minnesota, Morris. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are complete. The study abroad exchange nomination committee will review applications and may set up interview times for applicants prior to nominating students for exchange. All nominations will be sent to the College of International Exchange at Shanghai University for final admission decisions.

If you apply directly to the host university, your application will not be considered for the exchange and agreement rates will not apply. To participate in the exchange, students must submit applications to the University of Minnesota, Morris for review and nomination before applications will move forward to the host university.

Students interested in applying for the exchange should contact the study abroad adviser ahead of time to provide notification of their intention to apply. The study abroad adviser will run an academic and disciplinary record check for University of Minnesota students applying for the exchange; students from outside of the University of Minnesota who hope to apply for the exchange must provide a written recommendation from their study abroad advising office which must comment on the student’s academic and student conduct code record.

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