Shanghai International Studies University

Profile

Shanghai International Studies University has two campuses, at Hongkou and Songjiang, with advanced educational facilities, including a world-class simultaneous interpretation system, satellite ground receiving device, closed circuit TV, wireless network, and a language lab. 

The university has a faculty number of 1,300 and around 11,000 students. Its library is a member of China’s foreign language college library system, with two branches, and a collection of some 920,000 books (many of them in foreign languages) and 1.1 million e-books, among other things. 

It has over 4,200 international students (2013) and an Office of International Student Affairs to oversee foreign student affairs and cater to their needs.

Shanghai International Studies University

Requirements

 Entry requirements for undergraduate programs

1. Programs in Hongkou Campus

a. Applicants for the Chinese Language programs need to have Chinese proficiency of New HSK level 4 ( scores shall be no less than 180 or above) or one semester’s full-time Chinese training. Those with New HSK level 4 proficiency (must have at least a score of 210 or above) may be enrolled to start from the second semester of freshman year. Those, with New HSK level 5 proficiency (scores shall be no less than 195 or above and the scores of each part shall be no less than 60) and one year’s full-time mandarin learning completed in China’s universities, may be enrolled as sophomores.

Applicants who apply to start from the second semester of freshman year or from sophomore year need to pass an Entrance Examination organized by College of International Cultural Exchange. The date of the Examination for applicants who apply to start from the second semester of freshman year is on January 7 or February 17, 2014; for applicants who apply to be enrolled as sophomores is on June 24 or September 3, 2014. Applicant can choose the day at your own convenience to take exam. 

b. Applicants for the International Business and Trade (Chinese) and Business Administration (Chinese) programs need to have Chinese proficiency of New HSK level 4 (scores shall be no less than 180 or above) or one semester’s full-time Chinese training. Those with New HSK level 6 proficiency (scores shall be no less than 195 or above and the scores of each part shall be no less than 60) and one year’s full-time mandarin learning completed in China’s universities, may be enrolled as sophomores after passing an Entrance Examination organized by College of International Cultural Exchange. The date of the Examination is on June 24 or September 3, 2014. Applicant can choose the day at your own convenience to take exam.

2. Applicants for programs in Songjiang Campus need to have Chinese proficiency of New HSK level 5 (or old HSK level 6) or equivalence and pass Entrance Examinations in English, Chinese and/or Mathematics. The Entrance Examinations will be held in Shanghai on the last Saturday of May.

Entry requirements for postgraduate programs

1.  Master’s Degree: Applicants shall be Non-Chinese citizens, university graduates with bachelor’s degree, good Chinese proficiency which meets the requirements of degree courses; in good health; with reliable financial support and custody.

2. Doctor’s Degree: Applicants shall be Non-Chinese citizens, university graduates with master’s degree, good Chinese proficiency which meets the requirements of degree courses; in good health; with reliable financial support and custody. 

Entrance Examination includes written and oral test, is held in late May or early June. The exact examination date and place will be informed via e-mail by the Graduate College of SISU. The subjects of the Entrance Examinations are listed in the Majors of SISU’s Master’s and Doctor’s Degree Programs in 2013.

 

Shanghai International Studies University

Cost

Tuition: ( yuan/yr)

 

Chinese Language

Arts

Science

Economics/
Management

Fine Arts/
Medicien

Undergraduate

20,500

21,500

N/A

21,500

N/A

Postgraduate

23,000

23,000

N/A

23,000

N/A

PhD

32,000

32,000

N/A

32,000

N/A

Language Course

17,900

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Shanghai International Studies University

Undergraduate Programs

1. Programs in Hongkou Campus

Chinese Language
      Business oriented
      Chinese-English bilingual
      Chinese culture*
      Translation of Chinese & Japanese*
      Translation of Chinese & Korean*
      Translation of Chinese & English*
International Economics and Trade (Chinese)
Business Administration (Chinese)
International Politics (Chinese)

★ The programs marked by “*” will be opened only if there are over 10 applicants.

2. Programs in Songjiang Campus
 
International Economics and Trade
International Economics and Trade (Japanese)
Finance
Law
International Politics
Educational Technology
International Journalism
Broadcasting & Televising News
Advertising
Information Management and Information System
Business Administration
Accounting
Public Relations
Translation
English Language (Pedagogy oriented)
Business English
English
Russian
German
French
Spanish
Arabic
Japanese
Persian
Korean
Thai
Portuguese
Greek
Italian
Swedish
Dutch
Indonesian
Hebrew
Vietnamese
Ukrainian
Turkish Languages and Literatures
Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Hindi

★ The information of the programs can be found at http://zhaoban.shisu.edu.cn/dep.php.

3. Length of Schooling: 4 years; Admission only available in Fall Semester, opening in September. The exact opening date is available in Acceptance Letter.

4. Application Deadline: For the programs in Hongkou Campus by June 30; and for the programs in Songjiang Campus by May 15.
 

Shanghai International Studies University

Postgraduate Programs

1. Majors for Postgraduate Programs

1) Academic Master’s Degree: International Trade, International Politics, International Relations, Diplomacy, Political Education, Educational Technology, Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature & World Literature, English, Russian, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, European, Asian & African Languages and Literatures, Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Translation, Journalism, Communications, Business Management, Finance, Chinese and Foreign Political Systems, Adult Education, Chinese Language and Philology, Ancient Chinese Literature, Technical Economics and Management, Applied Statistics, International Public Administration, Pedagogy of Physical Education, Language Strategies and Policies,  Advertising., Public Relations, Curriculum and Theory of Instruction.

2) Professional Master’s Degree: Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL), Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

3) All English M.A. programs: International Relations, English Language and Literature (the Intercultural Communication [IC] direction).

★ More information can be found in the Majors of SISU’s Master’s and Doctor’s Degree Programs in 2014 at http://graduate.shisu.edu.cn/s/18/t/15/p/1/c/590/d/626/list.htm. The details of MBA may be found at http://mba.shisu.edu.cn.

2. Length of Schooling

1) MTCSOL and MBA: 2 years; MTI:2.5 years;

2) Academic Master’s Degree programs: 3 years.

3)  Doctor’s Degree: 3 years.

★ Admission only available in Fall semester, opening in September. The exact opening date is available in Acceptance Letter.

3. Application Deadline: May 15.

Shanghai International Studies University

PhD Programs

English, Russian, French, German, Japanese and Arabic Languages & Literatures, Translation, Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics , International Relations , International Politics, Diplomacy , Asian-African Language and Literature.

Shanghai International Studies University

Chinese Programs

Winter Chinese Language Program

Summer Chinese Language Program

Intensive Chinese Language Program

Chinese Language Program

 

Shanghai International Studies University

English-taught Programs

English-taught MA Program in English Language and Literature (the Intercultural Communication [IC] direction)

This program goes beyond comparisons of culture to examine issues in intercultural education and training, cross-cultural psychology, interpersonal communication, and cross-cultural business management. Starting from the history and status of the IC field, prominent concepts and theories, analytical, descriptive, and critical research methodologies, and personal or professional applications are learned through group projects, discussions, or original investigations. Students should then be theoretically and practically equipped to integrate the analysis of culture, context, and discourse into their future academic or professional careers, and develop themselves as well-rounded, competent intercultural analysts and communicators.

English-taught MA Program in International Relations (IR)

This program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of regional and international affairs, with a special focus on China's domestic and foreign affairs. This knowledge will not only help to upgrade their understanding of regional and global affairs but will also ensure that they have a better understanding of China's current domestic and foreign affairs. It will provide advanced training for students seeking to upgrade their knowledge of China and China studies skills, as well as their trans-cultural communication skills and capacities.

Shanghai International Studies University

Non-degree Programs

Preparatory Program for Undergraduate Studies

The Preparatory Program is especially orchestrated for international students who are going to study undergraduate programs in China, and those who want to improve their Chinese proficiency in the short term. The program aims to help them, within a short period of time, construct their own Chinese language system, undertake daily communication in Chinese and speak or discuss on a topic in Chinese by focusing on Chinese lexicology and grammar. After completing one semester of this program, the students’ Chinese proficiency is expected to meet the requirements needed for entering an undergraduate program in China.

Training courses

1) Basic Chinese Language Courses, including Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, Chinese characters), Chinese Listening Comprehension, Chinese Reading and Chinese Conversation.

2) HSK Intensive Training Courses, focusing on intensive training in the aspects of Chinese listening, grammar, reading and comprehensive Chinese.

Level placement

This program is provided at three levels: lower elementary, elementary and upper-elementary. (Each level will be available only if there are more than 10 students.)

1) Students who don’t have any knowledge of Chinese enter a lower elementary class. After finishing the Preparatory Program as well as obtaining New HSK level 4, students can enroll in a fast class for freshmen (Chinese Language undergraduate program). After finishing the first semester in the fast class, there is an opportunity to skip to the second semester of the sophomore year (Chinese Language undergraduate program).

2) Students who are in the elementary level or have one semester’s full-time Chinese training in a Chinese university enter an elementary level class. After finishing the Preparatory Program and receiving New HSK level 5, students can enroll as a sophomore (Chinese Language undergraduate program).

3) Students who are in the upper-elementary level or have one year’s full-time Chinese training in a Chinese university enter an upper-elementary level class. After finishing the Preparatory Program and receiving New HSK level 6, students can enroll as a sophomore (undergraduate program of International Economics and Trade (Chinese) or Business Administration (Chinese).

Length of study

This program lasts half a year (one semester). Every year, the program opens in late February and ends in late June. The exact opening date is specified in the Acceptance Letter. There are 36 academic sessions each week (each session lasts for 45 minutes).

Shanghai International Studies University

Contact

International Student Department
Address: Rm 202, Bldg 2, 550 Dalian Rd (W), Shanghai 200083
Tel: + 86-21-6536-0599, +86-21-3537/2963
Fax: + 86-21-6531-3756
Email: oisa@shisu.edu.cn
Website: http://oisa.shisu.edu.cn
Website of the SISU: http://www.shisu.edu.cn

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