Jointly established by New York University and East China Normal University, NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, joining NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU's campus in New York City. NYU Shanghai offers a study away option for students interested in a semester or year studying in this exciting business and cultural center. Students looking to obtain their degree at this new campus can read more about opportunities here.

What is it like to live and study in Shanghai for a semester? Regardless of your tastes and preferences, Shanghai is an endlessly exciting place, rich in discoveries and new opportunities. With a population estimated to be between 16 and 24 million, it is growing and changing before your eyes. Witness the development of a city that is quickly becoming a major player on the world stage.

A fast-moving, cosmopolitan place, Shanghai has opportunities that attract a variety of interests. From an expatriate running club, to martial arts lessons, to Chinese-English language partners and a nightlife that rivals most Western cities, Shanghai has plenty to keep you busy during your stay here. 

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Full year/fall/spring/summer

Student Body: 900 full time students, 125-150 semester study away students

Course Language: English

Housing: Upperclassmen live in an off-campus residence hall consisting of shared bedrooms on a communal floor or within shared apartments

Meals: Apartments offer kitchens and nearby restaurants

Currency: Renminbi (also referred to as Yuan)

Population of Shanghai: 18 -24 million

Official Language: Mandarin