Shanghai International Studies University

Shanghai International Studies University

City: Shanghai
Country: China
Language of instruction: Classes taught in English
About: A globalized and top-notch university in china, SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar. SISU houses a range of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities including world-class simultaneous interpretation systems, satellite signal-receiving devices and linguistic laboratories. A powerful digital audio-visual database containing multimedia resources in foreign studies has been set up to serve the needs of teaching and research.

Useful info:


  • SISU guesthouse is located on Hongkou Campus, just opposite to the SISU Gymnasium which is equipped with a swimming pool, a fitness center, a billiard table and indoor volleyball/basketball/badminton court. Inside there is a cafeteria, a grocery, a beauty parlor, and an ATM. Both double rooms and single rooms are available. Each room is equipped with central air-conditioning, a private bathroom, a telephone, a tv set, internet access, etc. There’s a communal use kitchen on each floor, with a washing machine, a fridge and a microwave oven.
  • For semester programs: standard double room about 83 rmb /person/day; deluxe double room 95 rmb /person/day deluxe single room: 165 rmb/day.
  • SISU hotel is located at 555 chifeng road, hongkou district, with a distance of 5-minute walk from the campus. The hotel, equipped with central air-conditioning, has a cafeteria inside, a grocery and a beauty parlor. Both double rooms and single room are available. Each room has a private bathroom, a telephone, a tv set, internet access, etc. Double room: 75-80 rmb/person/day ; single room: 160 rmb/day.


  1. compulsory courses offered in the mornings include comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, and Chinese characters), Chinese listening comprehension, Chinese reading and Chinese conversation of various levels.
  2. Optional courses offered in the afternoons include:
  • Free-of-charge elective courses taught in English, including communication studies, principles of accounting, trade related business communication, china and international organizations, doing business in china, investment in china, Chinese culture, inter-cultural communication theory and practice, etc.
  • Courses with no requirement for Chinese knowledge, such as Chinese characters writing, calligraphy, taijiquan, Chinese elocution, and Chinese language partners
  • Courses taught in Chinese, such as hsk tutoring, Chinese modern history, modern literature, security investment, international investment, Chinese-foreign cultural exchange history, e-business.

Course catalogue: please contact Office of Global Student Mobility for detailed subject information.
Credit load: 20 credits