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UVA Exchange: East China Normal University
Shanghai, China (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Asian Studies, Chinese, Commerce, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Program Description:


East China



East China Normal University, a nationally renowned university under the direct auspices of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, is one of the earliest-established universities in China as well as one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Founded in 1951, it is nationally accredited by the Ministry of Education of the PRC and a member of the prestigious 211 and 985 projects. Boasting one of the most beautiful university campuses in China, the university is reputed as the “garden university.” ECNU is a research university with an extensive range of disciplines including education, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences & technologies and administrative sciences. It has 19 schools consisting of 47 departments with 65 undergraduate programs, 177 master’s programs, 120 doctoral programs and 14 post-doctoral programs. ECNU currently enrolls more than 30,000 students from all parts of China and abroad, of which more than 5,000 are international students.

Exchange students can choose one of following three options for enrollment at ECNU:


There are four international student dorms on the Zhongshan Road Campus: International Exchange Service Center, No. 1 International Student Residence Hall, No. 2 International Student Residence Hall, and No. 12 Student Residence Hall. Details about the facilities at each dormitory can be found at the Accommodation page on ECNU's website. To live on campus student must submit a dorm reservation form along with the application for admission to ECNU. There are several dining halls and two restaurants on campus. Visiting international students can use their campus card (which also functions as a meal card) to eat at every dining hall on campus. International students also have access to various sport facilities including basketball, soccer, ping pong and badminton.


International Student Homepage
International student information

Curriculum Notes
The Standard Chinese Language Program includes 20 hours of language instruction per week and is offered at three levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.

English-taught courses in the Global China Program cover areas including business/economics, politics, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, philosophy, literature and art.

Students who wish to enroll in the General Visiting Program must be at the HSK-6 level of Chinese language, as all courses are taught in Chinese.

Fall: early September - mid January (the Global China Program ends in December)
Spring: mid February - early July

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining their visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Any UVA student who applies to this exchange can apply for a scholarship through ECNU that would provide 2,500RMB (approximately $400) per month to assist with the costs of living and studying in Shanghai.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

This program is currently not accepting applications.