Shanghai Polytechnic University began to carry out the undergraduates’ education since 2011, and the postgraduates’ education since 2015 for overseas students. At present, more than 200 students registered, respectively from Germany, U.S.A., Australia, Finland, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Laos, Kazakhstan, Cameroon and other countries. Educated students are accounted for 35%. The first undergraduate degree was born in June 2015; students successfully graduated and received the bachelor's degree.

The Office of International Student Affairs of SSPU was founded in October 2014, which is responsible for the management of all foreign students’ affairs and related services. Office of International Student Affairs and School of International Exchange are the reconsideration offices.

School of International Exchange (Office of International Student Affairs) is one of the important windows to implement internationalization strategy and carry out exchanges and cooperation. It also has the teaching management functions of teaching units and the service coordination responsibilities. Based on the overall layout and school development planning, the main task of the school is responsible for foreign students’ enrollment, management and service; to organize the implementation of international students training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language; to coordinate the implementation of professional learning with each department (college students); to carry out international Chinese professional construction and HSK test of the work timely; to prepare the Confucius Institute or other platforms of overseas exchanges timely. The school is aiming to train the multiple applications of international students with the vision of globalization and be familiar with our country especially the construction and development of Shanghai for the international society, and to carry out career-oriented vocational education for SSPU.