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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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  • Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Description:


Shanghai Jiao Tong Global Winter School Program

Location: Shanghai, China
Program dates: 23 January 2019 – 9 Feburary 2019
Application deadline: 30 December 2018
Duration: 3 weeks

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SJTU welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to study in Shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in China this summer. Enhance your academic credentials, advance your career, or explore an interest.
The 2018 Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion during the summer. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture, Future Green City, and Discovering Chinese Creativity, each of which will be accompanied by Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners.
In addition to academic lectures, local excursions, cultural activities and field trips are also available for International participants. From these extracurricular activities, students will learn more about Chinese culture, history, politics and the latest developments. Here is a chance to experience Chinese culture firsthand and to make friends from China and all around the world.
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Academic Information

Language Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, Architecture
Academic credit:  Each unit is worth 3 SJTU credits and consists of 45 contact hours.
General Conversion: Submit your credit application to confirm the credit transfer.

Units available

W022 The Structural Ingenuity of Ancient Chinese Architectures
W022 - Ancient Culture in Contemporary China

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Useful Information 

Local Overview
Shanghai is the heart of China’s economic development and a major business center in the world. This huge city evokes 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'. Among it all, there are hundreds of bustling markets, funky shops and possibly the best nightlife scene in China.

Host Institution
SJTU Is a public university located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1896 by an Imperial edict issued by the Guangxu Emperor, it is renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.
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This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Application fee: 400RMB (approx. $85AUD)
Tuition fee: 12,000RMB (approx. $2500AUD)
Total: 12400RMB (approx. $2585AUD)
Payment deadline: December 30,2017
Program fee inclusions: Tuition, administration, 6x field trips.

Scholarships: There are 10x $1500 Vice Chancellor’s Mobility Scholarships available for this program, as well as a scholarship of 3000RMB (Approx. $620AUD) offered by SJTU to ‘outstanding candidates’.

Vice Chancellor’s Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email.

Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, accommodation, other travel expenses.
Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Shanghai.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice. The final deadline for submitting an academic approval request is September 30th

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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