Shanghai Maritime University

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Summer Program, 2009

Winter Program, 2010

Study Duration

Jul. 13th Aug. 7th   (4 weeks)

Jan. 11th Feb. 5th  (4 weeks)

Application Deadline

Jul. 3rd

Dec. 31st, 2009

 *  Oversea applicants or those who need SMU dormitory reservation should apply as early as possible.

 *  Applicants who are already in Shanghai may continue consult and apply before the registration date.

Registration Date

July 10th  (Friday·9:00 ~ 11:30)

January 9th  (Saturday·9:00 ~ 11:30)

Application Fee

& Tuition


 * Application200

 * Chinese Course2,900

Other Fees

(Optional Activities)


 *  Chinese Cultural Experience Course340    

 *  Sightseeing in Shanghai (2 times)500

 *  1-day tour at Southern Watertown250

 *  2-day tour in Hangzhou700

 *  Chinese Movie Appreciation: Free

Levels & Classes

 *   3 levels are available: Beginner, Elementary, & Intermediate.

 *  Classes will open once the number of students reaches 10. Around 20 students per class.

Applicant Eligibility

 *  Age between 16 and 60 years old, healthy

 *  A valid ordinary foreign passport. Applicants in China must have a valid visa.

Application Procedure

 *  Submit the Application Form for Foreigners to Study at SMU (available in the Admissions Office or Make SMU dormitory reservation on the Application Form, indicating the type of room (only type A, or B is available) and estimated-check-in time. The room will be arranged by the application sequence and the vacancies and will be kept for 3 days after the estimated-check-in time.

 *  Submit photocopy of the valid passport (with name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included). For online application, scanned format emailed to or Applicant in China should submit photocopy of current valid visa extra.

 *  Pay application fee CNY200/person at The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS), SMU in cash. Oversea applicants can pay by bank remittance, then email the scanned remittance slip to

** The application materials and the fee are nonrefundable


 *  Admission documents, including Admission Notice & International Student Guide, usually will be issued to the qualified students within 15 days after SMU received the required materials and fee. Oversea applicants may receive the documents in electronic format.

 *  Please read the International Student Guide carefully and follow the instructions. CCS will take no responsibility for undeliverable admission documents because of invalid or unclear contact information provided.

Registration Procedure

 *  Pay the tuition and SMU accommodation fee in full in cash.

 *  Submit 2 passport photos (3cm × 4cm) and have the passport and the valid visa checked

 *  Register the optional activities mentioned above and pay the fees (The minimum number for opening is 10 students)

 *  Take the placement test (oral & written), and the opening ceremony.

Bank Remittance Information

(Application Fee)

 *  Account Name: Shanghai Maritime University

 *  Account Number: 1001206109014482965 (SWIFT NO.: ICBKCNBJSHI)

 *  Bank: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai Municipal Branch

** Please indicate applicant’s name, CCS of SMU and Application Fee on the remittance slip and then send it to CCS.


Dormitory & Campus Living

 *  SMU dormitory: Type A -Single, CNY 80/day; Type B - Double, CNY 50/day/person.

 *  Food Card: rechargeable( CNY20/card is charged as deposit while CNY15 is charged as card fee. ) Used in the campus dining halls.

 *  Washing Card: rechargeable. CNY 10/card as deposit, CNY 2/usage. Used for Washing machines equipped in ISA.

Visa & Insurance

 *  Prepare the visa and medical & accidental insurance by yourself before entering China L visa is acceptable

About Shanghai Maritime University

Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) is a multi-disciplinary university that encompasses such areas as engineering, management, economics, law, liberal arts, and science, with special emphasis on shipping technology, economics and management. SMU has a campus of 2,000 mu (or 133 hm2), more than 800 full-time teachers and over 16,000 full-time students. 

China’s maritime higher education started in Shanghai. Early in 1909 in the late Qing Dynasty, the Shipping Section of the Shanghai Industrial College under the Ministry of Post and Communications was launched, signaling the inception of tertiary maritime education. In 1912 Wosong Merchant Marine School was established; it was renamed Wosong Merchant Marine College in 1928. Then in 1959 the Ministry of Transport (called Ministry of Communications at that time) created Shanghai Maritime Institute. Since 2000, the institute has been jointly run by Shanghai Municipality and the Ministry of Transport, with the former as the main administrative organ. With the approval of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2004, the institute was upgraded to become Shanghai Maritime University. 

At present the university runs two post-doctoral research stations, one first-level-discipline doctoral program, seven second-level-discipline doctoral programs, 28 master’s degree programs, two specialized master's degree programs, 42 bachelor’s degree programs, and 12 associate-degree programs. Moreover, SMU boasts one state-level key discipline, one MOE engineering research center, nine ministerial or municipal key disciplines, two state-level specialties with special features, and five Shanghai municipal “educational heights”. In the MOE evaluation of undergraduate education in 2004, SMU was awarded an “A”(Excellent). Then in 2006 the SMU English-language specialty won another “A” in the MOE assessment. 

SMU, consisting of 12 colleges, has over 16,000 full-time students, of whom over 11,000 are undergraduates and 2,000 are postgraduate students. Of the over 800 full-time teachers, 110 are professors and 30 percent hold a doctorate. Over the past decades the university has produced specialists of various types at various levels for the country’s shipping industry. It has graduated over 50,000 students, who are employed in shipping companies, port enterprises and government institutions. Deservedly, SMU has been honored as a “cradle of international shipping specialists”.

SMU has the Transport Sector Key Laboratory of the Shipping Technology and Control Engineering (a Ministry of Transport key lab), a group of scientific research bases, an aquatic training base, a 10,000-ton-class ship for teaching practice, two ocean training yachts suitable for sailing in unrestricted navigation area, and 29 training boats. 

In 2007 the university received a research grant of 150 million yuan. It also won a number of state research projects and scientific progress awards at and above the ministerial level. 

The university has cooperative and exchange projects with 30 overseas universities, international organizations, shipping and port enterprises, in such areas as educational programs, research collaborations and student exchanges. SMU is steadily expanding its enrolment of foreign students. 

By relying on shipping, utilizing Shanghai’s resources, serving the whole country and reaching out to the world, SMU will give full play to the special features and advantages of its disciplines and aim at becoming a world-class maritime university.

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