📖Introduction

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🏫About Shanghai Maritime University (SHMTU)

Introduction

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, logistics and ocean. Chinese maritime education originated at Shanghai and grew out of the Shipping Section of Shanghai Industrial College founded in 1909 (towards the end of the Qing Dynasty). SMU was established by the Ministry of Communications in 1959. According to the university layout adjustment in Shanghai, and for better service of construction of Shanghai International Shipping Center, Lingang new campus inaugurated in 2008. On October 20 2019, SMU had celebrated its 110th anniversary.

At present the university runs 3 post-doctoral research stations, 23 doctoral programs, 60 master’s degree programs, 48 bachelor’s degree programs, and 12 associate degree programs. SMU boasts 12 provincial and municipal key research institutes and laboratories, 1 state-level key discipline, 5 state-level specialties with special features, 9 ministerial or municipal key disciplines, and 17 Shanghai municipal “educational heights”. Besides,engineering discipline of SMU has ranked top 1% in ESI ranking across the globe. SMU owns an aquatic training center, the Yufeng Ship, a 10-thousand-ton container ship for teaching and internship training, and a newly-built 48-thousand-ton Yangtze handymax bulk carrier for teaching and internship training ship, named Yuming ship. 

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. The university has won multiple awards for research including national awards for science and technology projects and awards for scientific and technological progress above the municipal and ministerial level in 2017. 

SMU presently consists of Merchant Marine College, College of Transport and Communications, School of Economics & Management, College of Logistics Engineering (Sino-Dutch Mechanical and Electronic Engineering College), School of Law, College of Information Engineering, College of Foreign Languages, College of Ocean Science and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Scientific Research Academy, etc. SMU has over 24,000 full-time students, of whom over 16,500 are undergraduates and over 5,000 are postgraduate students. Of the over 1,200 full-time teachers, 160 are professors and 63 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. The graduated students are employed in shipping companies, port enterprises and government institutions. Deservedly, SMU has been honored as a “cradle of international shipping specialists”.

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🏠 Accommodation

International students on the new campus and old campus will be accommodated in international students' dormitory, building 62 and Gaoheng Mansion, respectively. It is under the management of the International Education College. Students are also allowed to rent off-campus, however, the costs of on-campus housing are more affordable.

The reception is on duty 24 hours and the staffs are experienced in providing services to foreign students. Each room is equipped with a bath, a direct-dial telephone, an air-conditioner and Internet connection. International students should pay the bill of ultra-generated water and electricity and gas individually.

Notes:
  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$70 USD

Tuition fee:

20,000 CNY per year

80,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo
  • Official transcript
  • Personal statement
  • English certificate (You can take the English test online here)
  • Guarantor letter

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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