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Frequently Asked Questions (for International Applicants)

How can I contact the SHU MBA center?

You can contact the MBA center at: shumba10@oa.shu.edu.cn [+86 (21) 5633 6854].

What are the admission requirements for the program?

You can apply for Global Local MBA (GLMBA) program (delivered in English) if you can provide
•  Birth certificate and documentary evidence to testify acquisition of a foreign nationality;
•  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college;
•  Proof of English proficiency; and
•  Other required documents.

Is there an application fee for the program? How much is it?

Yes there is. The application (registration) fee costs RMB 500. This is payable upon your arrival in Shanghai

When can I apply for the SHU MBA ISES program?

You should apply on or before the end of April every year (program begins in August).

How do I apply for accommodation on campus and off-campus?

Included in the application forms sent to you, is a section for the on-campus accommodation. While the application process for the off-campus accommodations are varied, you can find realtors just outside the school that would guide you through this process. You should also consider hotel expenses for a few days, pending when you find a suitable accommodation.

What is the cost of accommodation on campus and off-campus?

The cost of the on-campus accommodation is varied, depending on your accommodation preference and the number of days you would stay in Shanghai. For the single rooms, it costs RMB 75/night if you are spending more than 90 days in Shanghai and RMB 100/night for less than 90 days. The double rooms cost RMB 37.5/night for more than 90 days and RMB 50/night for less than 90 days. The off-campus accommodation is majorly negotiated between you and the realtor.
For more information for on-campus accommodation, please visit follow website:

How long does it take to apply for the visa?

Do contact the Chinese embassy in your respective countries, as the requirements and processing times are different. However, the earlier you apply, the better.

How long does it take to get the Chinese government document?

Generally, this is sent to you alongside the acceptance letter from SHU MBA. You should expect this to arrive in 4 weeks after the admission decision.

How do I get to the school from the airport?

You can either use a taxi, the airport shuttle or the metro.  If you arrive in Pudong International Airport, you can take Line 2 then transfer to Line 1 to Shanghai University at Stop Yanchang Road.

What is the cost of transportation from the airport to the school?

Taxi: It costs about RMB 200 ($35) from Pudong International Airport, and about RMB 100 from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. 
Airport Shuttle: It costs about RMB 18.
Subway: It costs about RMB 10.

What facilities are provided in the on-campus accommodation?

The on-campus accommodation is fully furnished with beds, television set, air conditioner, reading tables, reading lamp and en-suite bathrooms for the single rooms. There are also kitchen and laundry facilities available.

What days of the week do we have classes?

Classes are usually on weekdays; however there could be weekend classes.

Are the courses going to be taught in English?

Yes, all courses are taught in English.

What is the structure of the academic curriculum?

The academic curriculum for the program includes class cases, group discussions, lectures, research/reflection papers, exams and presentations.

I do not have any health insurance cover; can I get one in China?

Yes you can. This would cost you about RMB 400 for 6 months.

If you have any other question, welcome to contact us:
Email: shumba4@oa.shu.edu.cn
Tel:  +86 21 5633 8864 (Michelle XU)
International Students Recruitment Partnership GMM Holdings:  opinus@gmmholding.com


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