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East China Normal University (ECNU)

With two beautiful campuses located in Minhang and Putuo districts of Shanghai, and covering a total area of more than 207 hectares, ECNU has long been known as a Garden University.
Find out more at ECNU's website
ECNU Building

Number of places available: 15 full year places (Priority for MLAC students)


Term Dates: 

  • September to January and February to June

Application deadlines (once allocated a place by DU):

  • Spring Semester: 15 November
  • Fall Semester: 15 May

Academic Information


ECNU offers a limited selection of courses taught in English, focusing on Chinese culture and society through the Global China Program. Additionally, students can take courses in the Chinese language.

Language Requirements

  • For "General visiting students programs": You must be proficient in Chinese - New HSK-4 for programs of the Chinese language department. New HSK-5 for other programs.
  • For "Global China Program" and Language Programs: There are no specific language requirements. Students do not need HSK certificates to apply for those two programs.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Application form
  • Highest education certificate
  • Transcript
  • HSK certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Elaborate Study Plan
  • 400RMB Application Fee (non-returnable)


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ECNU: Student Support

ECNU's webpages 'Student Life' contain helpful information on Health & Insurance, facilities and useful contacts

ECNU Student Life


Accommodation is available on-campus through the university. Off-campus private housing is also available.

Applications for accommodation will be open from 11th to 15th June. General information on accommodation locations, room types and prices can be found on ECNU's website.

Additional Information



Summer School

There are some Summer School opportunities at East China Normal University.


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The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It is on the west bank of Huangpu River from the Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge. The most famous sights are the 26 various buildings of architectural styles including from Gothic to Baroque and Romanesque.

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