📖Introduction

New York University Shanghai (NYU Shanghai) is jointly established by New York University and East China Normal University of Shanghai. It is the first American college to receive independent registration status from China’s Ministry of Education. While classes are in English, some proficiency in Chinese is required for graduation.

NYU Shanghai exemplifies the highest ideals of contemporary higher education by uniting the intellectual resources of New York University’s global network with the multidimensional richness of China. NYU Shanghai guides students toward academic and moral excellence, prepares them for leadership in all walks of life, and contributes to the endless quest for new insights into the human condition and the natural world.

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📚About the Program

Bachelor’s in Biology at New York University Shanghai (NYUSH)

Biology is concerned with the workings of life in all its varied forms. Over the past few decades, the life sciences have been revolutionized by the development of molecular, cellular, genomic, and bioinformatics techniques that are now being utilized to study fundamental processes in organisms as well as applying this information to improve human health, enhance rational management of our environment, develop forensic science, and augment the production of renewable energy with the concomitant sequestering of pollutants, as well as approach ethical and legal issues that impinge on biological discoveries and their applications.

Building on the foundational science courses in chemistry, physics, biology, students in the Biology major learns to use the contemporary tools and approaches that are available to solve problems in areas of the current life sciences. In developing the major, we are first focusing on covering the essential “pillars of biological concepts”: molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and evolution. We also ensure that students are trained in modern methods of quantitative and computational analysis. The major is structured that students can take a diversity of upper-level courses upon completion of the core courses. These intermediate and advanced courses provide a broad and intensive background in modern biology for those interested in careers in research, health-related fields, biotechnology, and education, among others. The biology major allows students to pursue independent research that could lead to an undergraduate thesis.

The Biology program at NYU Shanghai has strong interactive ties with the Department of Biology and the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at NYU in New York, and the Biology program at NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as with other laboratories across the NYU Global Network.

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🏫About New York University Shanghai (NYUSH)

In teaching, NYU Shanghai aspires to prepare its students for lives of discovery, satisfaction, and contribution. Students at NYU Shanghai will study with world-class faculty who nurture their capacity for original, rigorous, and critical thinking and with diverse and intellectually gifted classmates. They will pursue a liberal arts and sciences education in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics while immersing themselves in English, the language of international communication. They will master cross-cultural skills in a community where half of the student body hail from China and half represent countries from around the world. Finally, NYU Shanghai students will learn the role that great cities play in human progress and the interdependent relationship between China and other countries.

In research, NYU Shanghai aspires to produce original, rigorous, and important insights across a broad set of academic domains. Such insights do more than extend existing knowledge in predictable ways; they provide fresh understanding that is fully consistent with our observations and, at the same time, promise to have a significant influence on the thinking of others.

In public service, NYU Shanghai aspires to promote healthy development within the many communities it inhabits. It strives to be a responsible actor in the individual lives of students, teachers, and staff; in the local neighborhoods that surround its campus, the district of Pudong, the city of Shanghai, and the nation of China; in East China Normal University, in New York University; in the interdependent society of humankind, and in a truly global ecosystem.

About Shanghai

Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East China. Also, it is a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country.

In addition to its modernization, the city’s multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city’s culture, making a visitor’s stay memorable.

Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains, and buses make one’s travel a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite satisfactory. Despite the traffic jam that does happen occasionally, the convenient taxis, buses, metro trains etc. can take you to any corner of the city.

NYU Shanghai Campus

Located at 1555 Century Avenue, the newly constructed Pudong campus is surrounded by bustling activity, a lively community, and some of the world’s most iconic buildings—all in the heart of Shanghai’s thriving commercial center.

Fifteen stories tall with two additional levels underground, the building contains 55,000 square meters (550,000 square feet) of usable space. It features an expansive library, which houses an extensive physical and electronic collection with access to NYU’s global library resources, a 300-seat auditorium, a 150-person colloquium space, and kitchen and dining facilities. Also equipped with classrooms that can accommodate various class sizes, dedicated floors for teaching and practical science laboratories, intimate study spaces, and faculty and administrative offices, the building functions as a campus unto itself and as the center of a thriving academic community. Wireless IT services and a robust IT infrastructure ensure that the building and, by extension, the students and faculty, remain fully connected to the NYU global network.

NYU Shanghai dorms are as wired, integrated, and diverse as the university’s classrooms and as the city itself. By living alongside fellow students and residential advisers, students form intimate communities free from classroom walls and limitations, allowing for a continuous flow of education and ideas.

Living in University

Participating in student government or a student club or organization, volunteering in a service project, or attending a student leadership program are just a few ways to discover new ideas, learn about different cultures and interests, develop skills, and contribute to the community. During orientation, students are introduced to opportunities to get involved on campus. All students are encouraged to join at least one club or activity at NYU Shanghai.

The Office of Student Life also facilitates a variety of initiatives and programs that help break down barriers between people of different backgrounds, providing a groundwork for the culture of understanding that NYU Shanghai strives to embody. Further information about leadership and diversity programs is shared with students during orientation.

Whether you’re looking to participate in a competitive or intramural team sport, to relax with meditative yoga, or to express yourself through various forms of dance, participating in some form of physical activity helps maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. During orientation, you’ll learn about all of the options available and will be encouraged to choose at least one activity for the semester.

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🏠 Accommodation

Students live in comfortable residence halls that offer co-curricular educational opportunities. Students occupy single, double or triple rooms on floors with 18-20 students and an upper-class resident assistant (RA), who also serves as a peer mentor. The rooms contain the basic amenities, including beds, desks with chairs and closets. Each floor has communal bathrooms and sinks, and students have access to shared kitchens and a washer and dryer. Available rooms and Academic Year Rate (RMB):
Communal Standard Double 24,256
Communal Large Double 29,094
Communal Low-Cost Double 19,404
Communal Triple 19,404
Apartment Double 47,942
Apartment Large Double 52,850

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:

$80 USD

Tuition fee:

300,000 RMB per year

1,200,000 RMB in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 30.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate (You can take the English test online here) such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL is an advantage.

Minimum education level: High School.

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 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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