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Shanghai Normal University ART EXC
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Shanghai Normal University (SHNU)

Location: Shanghai
Student Population: 43,400 (2,100 international students)
Year Established: 1954

Shanghai Normal University is a public university in Shanghai, China. As a key university in Shanghai city, it is a comprehensive local university with emphasis on teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts.
Originally known as Shanghai Teachers Training College, it has had various incarnations over the years but has expanded its focus. While it still places emphasis on educational and teacher training, SHNU is enjoying a growing reputation for liberal arts. At present is has 76 undergraduate disciplines covering 10 major subjects. The partner offers one scholarship to a University of Sydney student every semester which covers housing in a shared double room as well as RMB800/month for living expenses.
Unique Characteristics
The University’s traditional disciplines are considered influential in academic circles, especially Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Pedagogy, Computational Mathematics and Astrophysics. But it is one of the first universities in China to embrace non-traditional disciplines that have started attracting wide attention such as Advertising, Tourism Management, the MICE (meetings, incentives, corporations and exhibition) Economy, Rare Earth Materials and Planet Function Genes. It also has an “Urban Culture Research Centre, the only key research base of humanities in local universities approved by the Ministry of Education.
Shanghai is a huge city evoking history, glamour and mystique. It is famous for its architecture, food, shopping and commerce. On first glance it looks like a modern metropolis of skyscrapers and megamalls. But there are hundreds of bustling markets, funky shops and possibly the best nightlife scene in China.

China - Shanghai NU - Campus

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university not available online.

Subject Area/s: Arts and Social Sciences, Education

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: September - January
Spring Semester: February - July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


12 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Chinese.

Language Requirement
Students are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of Chinese language proficiency.



What is the host city like?
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Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
In addition to the cost for housing, you will need approximately RMB1,400-2,000 per month. 

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university not available online.
Semester/Term Dates
Access to the University’s calendar is not available online.
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Exchange Division of SHNU provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia

Student Experiences

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