Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is the first university in China specializing in foreign languages. The university teaches 29 languages: English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, etc. New specialties in classical, artificial languages continue to open.
New China and SISU were formed in the same year. The university went from the Shanghai Institute of the Russian Language at the People's Revolutionary University of East China to the Shanghai University of Foreign Languages. In 1994, the university received its modern name.
The University implements three state priority specialties:
SISU prepares bachelors, masters, doctors of science in more than 40 specialties; the bachelor's degree explores 26 language and 14 non-linguistic areas.
Throughout the year, cultural events are held: festivals of world cultures, university art, freshman week, Chinese language festival.
Some faculties and departments hold separate festivals:
Student theatre associations are succeeding and expanding: SISU's Finalmentetroupe, popular amongstudents, received an award at the Golden Hedgehog University's Student Drama Festival for the best performance, and was also recognized as the best student troupe in China.
A dance group, string orchestra, Chinese traditional orchestra and a-chapel choir successfully perform in their home country and abroad. The annual competition "Top Ten Singers" with great success attracts the attention of music fans.
The events "Annual Sports Day" and "Rector's Cup Series" are sports events that help improve teamwork and contribute to an energetic, healthy life for students.
The University operates two campuses:
Located in the center of Shanghai opposite Lu Xun Park, it covers an area of 16.9 hectares.
The campus is famous for its quiet atmosphere and study-friendly environment. Here students of senior courses of magistracy, foreign pupils and pupils of correspondence form of education study study, are engaged in scientific work. Nearby is the football stadium, where the Shanghai team Shenhua trains.
Located on campus, it occupies an area of 78.8 hectares. This campus has undergraduate students, first and second master's degrees.
The territory of the campus is a picturesque park landscape, faculty buildings in exotic styles that reflect typical architectural forms of different countries and regions. For example, the Faculty of Asian and African Languages is located in a building in the Muslim style, the Byzantine style is represented by the building of the Faculty of the Russian Language, the Faculty of English is built in the Victorian style.
An important role in the image of the campus is played by a wide range of different activities of students, scientific lectures.
Both campuses are within easy reach of public transport: metro, public and university buses.
Candidates aged 18 to 35 are accepted for admission. The deadline for applying for the fall semester is June 30, for the spring semester - December 30.
Application date: May 15.
Training takes 20 hours per week.
All documents submitted to the university must be in Chinese or English.
Academically successful students are financially rewarded. Material assistance is provided to low-income students and those who are in a difficult life situation.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.