About Shanghai

One of the three municipalities under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government, Shanghai is situated in the middle of China's coastline, bordering on the East China Sea in the east, lying at the month of Changjiang (Yangtze) River and covering a coastline of about 200 kilometers. It has a total area of 6,200 square kilometers and a population of 18.88 million (including Han, Hui, Manchu and other nationalities). It is China's most populous city and one of the largest in the world. Expo 2010, officially Expo 2010 Shanghai China was held there.

Shanghai has a humid temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The average temperature of January—the coldest month is about 3 ºC (37 ºF), and that of July - the warmest month about 27ºC (81ºF). The average annual precipitation is over 1,100 mm, of which 40 per cent is in summer.


Shanghai is one of the most developed areas for basic education in China. It owns 754 secondary schools and 764 primary schools, with the number of 1,322,800 students altogether. Meanwhile, with the further promotion of reform and opening-up, Shanghai has more international exchanges. Thus international students to Shanghai increase every year. By estimation there are 150 primary and secondary schools which could accept foreign students. They can choose to live and learn together with Chinese students.

Shanghai has more than 50 institutions of higher learning, from top-level institutes to smaller colleges, and is the home to some prestigious ones.

Fudan University

Founded in 1905, Fudan University is a famous multi-disciplinary comprehensive research university with a long history. It is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Ministry of Education, enjoying national construction priority. At present, she has 16 Schools, they are Schools of Philosophy, Journalism, International Relations & Public Affairs, Law, Economics, Management Sciences, Information Sciences & Engineering, Technological Sciences & Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine. There are also 70 departments,69 undergraduate programs, 219 Master programs, 153 doctoral programs and 25 post-doctoral mobile stations. Additionally, the university has ten attached hospitals which combine medical service, clinical teaching and research. The university is attended by 39,795 students, 15,790 at the undergraduate level, and 8,235 at the graduate level. Nearly 3300 are international students.


In order to further develop the education of international students and attract more outstanding international students to study in Shanghai, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission has founded the “Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Students” (hereinafter referred to Scholarship). It is established to fund excellent international students to pursue bachelor’s degree or above at higher educational institutions (hereinafter referred to as HEIs) in Shanghai.


Excellent international students who pursue master’s or doctoral degrees at HEIs in Shanghai.


a. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.
b. Applicants for doctoral degree programs must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
c. Applicants for master’s degree programs must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
d. Applicants should have good academic performance.
e. Applicants should not be awardees of other Chinese government scholarships at the same time.


a.Tuition The tuition fees might be different based on the HEIs and majors. Applicants should read the prospectus of the HEIs before they apply for the specific value.
b. Living allowance
Master student: 1,100 yuan per month
Doctoral student: 1,400 yuan per month
c. Basic accommodation
d. Major disease and accident insurance


Hi, This is my first time in China. I need to get the Shanghai Pudong International airport T2 from the north rail station Could you say how to do in easy way and cheep and how long would be. Thank you in advance.

For the north railway station, do you refer to the SH Railway Station on Moling Road, Zhabei District? If so, the airport shuttle bus line 5 can take you from the station to the airport. The boarding station is just in front of the McDonald’s on the railway station south square.

Residence permit for foreign students in China

For the first application, the applicant must apply in person but, for the second application, the applicant’s school or a family member can apply on behalf of the applicant.

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