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Shanghai Maritime University

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Description of Shanghai Maritime University

  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Year of foundation: 1909
  • Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Number of students: more than 26 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution, the leading disciplines of which are:

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Right
  • Humanities
  • Science with an emphasis on shipping, logistics, oceanology.

SMU was founded on the basis of the Shanghai Industrial College, opened in 1909. Exactly 50 years later, in 1959, the college received the title of university, and in 2019 celebrated its 110th anniversary. Now the university has 49 undergraduate programs, 63 master's programs, 17 doctoral and 3 postdoctoral specializations.

SMU consists of colleges and academies with the following areas of study:

  • Merchant Marine
  • Transport, communications
  • Economic Management
  • Engineering, logistics
  • Right
  • Information Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Arts, sciences
  • Scientific research, etc.

The teaching staff includes more than 1300 full-time professors, of which 69% have a doctoral degree. The university has 26,600 students, 7200 students of them are graduate students.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Shanghai Maritime University

Program name
date
Age
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Dates
All year round
18+
from 20000.00 cny / year
from 20000.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Dates
All year round
22+
from 23000.00 cny / year
from 23000.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Dates
All year round
23+
from 29000.00 cny / year
from 29000.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The university dormitory located on the Lingang campus is for international students only.

Accommodation options with cost per semester:

  • Single Suite: 6000 yuan
  • Single Suite with Bunk Bed: 4500 Yuan
  • Double suite with bunk bed: 3000 yuan.

Each room is furnished, equipped with bathroom, air conditioning, Internet access, refrigerator.

SMU provides several electricity credits free of charge at the beginning of each semester. When they are consumed, students are asked to pay extra according to the counters.

  • Water (3 yuan/cubic cu): 5 cubic meters per student per month free of charge
  • Electricity (0.636 yuan/kW): 70 kW per room per month free of charge
  • Gas (2.5 yuan/cubic meter): 8 cubic meters per student per month free of charge.

Places where SMU students can eat:

  • Hai'xin Dining Room in North Life Plaza with Muslim Cuisine Departments
  • Hai'qin dining room next to the library
  • Hai'lian dining room next to the hostel
  • Central Bakery in North Life Plaza.

Students receive a lunch card when registering at the university - it helps to save on food purchases.

Activities Shanghai Maritime University

SMU students are actively interested in sports areas of the sections:

  • Basketball
  • Gyms: single, group education
  • Martial arts: kung fu, boxing, tai chi, taekwondo, etc.
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball.

Every month, scientific conferences with invited speakers, creative master classes, volunteer work are held for students.

On the days of calendar holidays, the university arranges solemn events: graduation balls, New Year's corporate parties, celebration of the Student's Day, etc.

Advantages

  • Engineering is No. 1 in the ESI ranking worldwide
  • SMU ranks #63 in times Higher Education Asia 2018
  • Accreditation of undergraduate programs – "A" (excellent)
  • Many awards for research, including national awards for scientific and technical projects, progress above the municipal and ministerial levels
  • More than 100 partner educational institutions from different countries.

Facilities and equipment at Shanghai Maritime University

The university has several academic buildings, the main of which is located in Shanghai. The university is about 45 km from Pudong International Airport, about 75 km from People's Square in the center of Shanghai. On the territory of SMU are placed:

  • College buildings: classrooms, laboratories
  • Library
  • Recreation areas
  • Several canteens
  • Hostel
  • University Hospital
  • Sports facilities: the main gym in the North Wing, the indoor pool in the South, badminton and volleyball courts in the West.

The university is within transport accessibility of the metro, buses and taxis.

Admission dates and extra charges

The school year begins in September. Education is built on two semesters with final sessions at the end of each of them. Classes are held from Monday to Friday, rarely on Saturday.

Additional costs will include:

  • Residence
  • Nutrition
  • Books, consumables
  • Transport
  • Medical care
  • Insurance for international students
  • Personal expenses (mobile communication, clothes, rest, etc.).

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Admission to undergraduate programs is the submission of an application on the official website of the university / personally to the admission committee and the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  • Age – from 18 to 25 years
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers
  • HSK level 4, TOEFL – from 80, IELTS – from 6.0
  • Letter outlining the goal of learning up to 800 words
  • Copies of personal documents (passport, medical insurance, visa documents, etc.)
  • Medical examination report
  • Certificate of no criminal record.

For future masters, the following requirements are:

  • Age – up to 35 years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts of the last year of study, leading disciplines
  • Certificates HSK4, TOEFL – 80, IELTS – from 6.0
  • Resume – a video recording with a story about yourself, hobbies, academic performance, personal achievements, etc.
  • Two letters of recommendation from scientific supervisors
  • A letter with the formulation of a goal for learning up to 1000 words, containing work experience, research results, goals for personal development, etc.
  • Abstracts of published research papers
  • Copies of personal documents (passport, medical insurance, visa documents, etc.)
  • Medical examination report
  • Certificate of no criminal record.

Requirements for applicants entering doctoral programs:

  • Diplomas of available degrees of education (it is mandatory to provide a master's degree)
  • Transcripts of recent years of study, leading disciplines
  • Certificates HSK4, TOEFL – 80, IELTS – from 6.0
  • Two letters of recommendation from scientific supervisors
  • A letter with the formulation of the goal for education up to 1500 words, containing work experience, research results, goals of personal development, etc.
  • Abstracts of published research papers
  • Copies of personal documents (passport, medical insurance, visa documents, etc.)
  • Medical examination report
  • Certificate of no criminal record.

Deadlines for submission of applications for all directions: April 15-June 15.

Scholarships Shanghai Maritime University

SMU students who have academic success can qualify for scholarship programs that exempt from tuition fees, basic materials, accommodation, and health insurance.

  • Scholarships of the Government of China
  • Scholarship for Chinese-American Cultural Exchange
  • MTCC-Asia Pre-Degree Programs
  • SGS Scholarship for Masters, Doctoral Students.

The amount of monthly cash payments for accommodation: 2500-3500 yuan.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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