High School Academy

This summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) High School Academy is bringing its successful program to Shanghai. Offered in New York since 2012, the series of one-week courses allows students to explore career options and gain a competitive edge when applying for college.

The High School Academy curriculum is developed and delivered by NYU SPS, and is being brought to the campus of NYU Shanghai, the first joint Sino-American liberal arts research university, to help Chinese high school students from around the country build skills needed for success in a global academic environment.

Please note: acceptance to and participation in the High School Academy program grants no privilege whatsoever on admissions to NYU or NYU Shanghai.

Students will learn from respected teachers who are experts in their fields and will develop skills that are valuable in China, in the US, and around the world. These programs will allow students to choose from several options: they can participate in a Leadership and Professional English course; explore art and creativity; learn about international real estate and finance; or learn about marketing and social media and why they are important for the economy in China and across the globe. Studying at NYU SPS High School Academy is a very valuable learning experience for students - one that will help them to be successful in college, in their future careers, and in life.


NYU SPS High School Academy at NYU Shanghai Course Descriptions.


Application Instructions

  • A complete application with Summer 2016 course selection is required by June 1 for priority consideration. The final application deadline is June 15

  • Students must submit the following required supporting documents with their completed application:

    • Essay (200 words in English or 400 words in Chinese)

    • Official transcript for current year

  • Finalists will be required to participate in a brief online interview to assess their English listening and speaking proficiency (via Skype or video equivalent)


Program Eligibility

  • You must be a high school student who has completed the 9th grade and has at least an upper intermediate proficiency in English

  • All class interactions will take place in English. Students in this program are expected to have a high intermediate level of English proficiency. Students should be able to use discussion skills to lead and participate in group projects and discussions. Students should be able to express their opinion both verbally and in written form

  • In addition to upper intermediate or advanced proficiency in English, ideal candidates should have a 3.0 (80% or equivalent) grade point average in their most recent year of school

  • In order to complete the program, students must demonstrate in the classroom the same level of English during the initial screening process


Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Application available: April 1

  • Deadline for submission: June 15 (June 1 for priority consideration)

  • Students will be notified of admission decision: 10 business days after receipt of complete application

  • Payment deadline: June 24


Program Information

Check-in/orientation takes place the Sunday before class begins. Class schedule is Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, followed by evening program activities. Class schedule on Saturday is 9:00 am–12:00 noon. Check out is on Saturday at 12:00 noon.

Students may select one course per week for up to three weeks. 



Tuition: 9750 RMB for a total of 45 academic hours per week, plus extracurricular afternoon and evening activities 
Housing (Optional):
  • Double room, 738 RMB/week
  • Single room, 1321 RMB/week 

Housing is available at the newly-constructed NYU Shanghai residence towers located approximately 15 minutes from the academic building in the JinQiao area of Pudong. Students will be placed in either single or double rooms, depending on availability. Students may make, but are not guaranteed room requests. We will do our best to accommodate all housing preferences. Rooms come equipped with a bed, closet, desk, and chair for each resident and all residents have access to a bathroom, kitchen, and clean water dispenser. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the NYU Shanghai campus. 

Refund Policy: ​Program ​withdrawals ​​​​​must be received in writing and emailed to sps.sh.hsacademy@nyu.edu. ​Students are eligible for a ​100% refund before the first day of classes. ​Students are eligible for a ​75% refund at the end of day ​one​. No refund will be issued ​if a student drops on day two or later. Students who chose housing are ​also ​subject to a cancellation fee if they withdraw after a housing assignment has been made​​.​

Dining: The NYU Shanghai cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner service Monday–Friday; students should expect to spend approximately 50–60 RMB out of pocket per day at the cafeteria on food. The cafeteria is not open on the weekends. In addition to the NYU Shanghai Cafeteria there are many dining choices around the residence tower and the NYU Shanghai campus.

NYU Shanghai Cafeteria Hours (Available only MondayFriday):

Breakfast: 7:30 am9:00 am 

Lunch:11:30 am1:00 pm 

Dinner (Halal Only): 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Halal available: 10:00 am7:00 pm

Lujiazui 2F Cafe available: 9:00 am5:00 pm

Program Contact

NYU SPS Shanghai High School Academy

Phone: +86-021-2059-5960

Email: sps.sh.hsacademy@nyu.edu


Click Below to Download Application

PDF iconNYU SPS High School Academy at NYU Shanghai Application Summer 2016.pdf

Complete the application and submit via email to sps.sh.hsacademy@nyu.edu. Only complete applications will be accepted.