Visiting Student Programs 2018


1. Introduction


Shanghai Polytechnic University possesses advanced research facilities and rich teaching resources. International students who are willing to take courses or do research at Shanghai Polytechnic University as a visiting student may apply to International Student Affairs Office, Shanghai Polytechnic University. It is suggested that before submitting applications, the applicants ask for advice from their supervisors in home institution. 


Visiting students may choose to study at Shanghai Polytechnic University for 1 semester or 1 year. A non-degree certificate of study will be awarded if a visiting student successfully finishes his/her study at Shanghai Polytechnic University. Official transcripts are also available upon request.


2. Qualification of Applicants


(1) Second year at college or higher;


(2) HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 4 or above is required to enroll in courses taught in Chinese;


(3) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score 5.5 or above is required to enroll in courses taught in English.


3. Materials for Application


(1) Complete the “Application for Admission” form of Shanghai Polytechnic University;


(2) Photocopy of the most recent diploma or degree certificate and academic transcript;


(3) Photocopy of HSK Score Report;


(4) Photocopy of IELTS Score Report;


(5) Personal Study Plan;


(6) Recommendation Letter from Home Institution;


(7) Photocopy of passport page with photo.


Other supporting materials if required by Shanghai Polytechnic University. All the original files are required to verify the authenticity of the copy materials.

Note:The application materials will not be returned except the official documents such as bachelor’s degree certificate, HSK certificate, etc.


4. Application Procedure


(1) Download the “Application for Admission” form of Shanghai Polytechnic University;

(2) Prepare the application materials listed above;

(3) Submit the application materials by post or email (refer to contact information), and pay application fee to Shanghai Polytechnic University


5. Application Schedule


Autumn Semester: June 30, 2018


Spring Semester: January 30, 2019


6. Admission Notice


Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW202) will be issued to the admitted applicants in July 2018 , and in February 2019.


7. Visa Application and Admission Registration


The admitted applicants should bring their Passport, Admission Notice, and Visa Application Form (JW202) to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for a student visa (X visa). The students shall come to International Student Affairs Office, Shanghai Polytechnic University for admission registration before the deadline indicated on the Admission Notice.


8. Costs


                                                                                                           Unit: RMB

Application Fee (Non-refundable)



Tuition Fee (Per Semester)



Double rooms in international student dormitory


Four-bed rooms in international student dormitory


Insurance (Per Semester) 




9. Contact Information

Office of International Student Affairs, Shanghai Polytechnic University,2360 Jinhai Road, Shanghai, 201209, P. R. China


Tel: 0086-21-50216004, 0086-21-50217707


Fax: 0086-21-50216004