NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy



This summer for the second year, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS), through its High School Academy (HSA), will afford students in China the opportunity to attend courses at NYU Shanghai.

Offered in New York since 2012, the High School Academy is composed of a series of courses that allow high school students to explore a wide range of career options while gaining a competitive edge on their college applications. Programs of study are specifically designed to help high school students in China build skills for success in a global academic world.

Expanding upon the success of last year’s program, students will have a broad variety of courses from which to choose.


ONE-WEEK COURSES are available in the following areas:

• Leadership  • Global Finance  • Web Design • Video Game Design  • Tourism  • Integrated Marketing 

• Global Affairs  • The Environment and Sustainability  • The Olympics  • Fashion  • Creative Writing 

• US History and Culture • Entrepreneurial Problem Solving • Global Sports Management 

TWO-WEEK ENGLISH BOOTCAMPS are available in the following areas:

• Academic English  • English Through Popular Culture 


Four weeks of programming are scheduled for Summer 2017. Students can enroll

in one week, or in several weeks of courses, but cannot take two courses during the same week.


WEEK ONE: July 3-8 

WEEK TWO: July 10-15 

WEEK THREE: July 17-22 

WEEK FOUR: July 24-29


Click here for a complete listing of the High School Academy courses


Please Note: Acceptance to and participation in the High School Academy program grants no privilege whatsoever on admission to NYU or to NYU Shanghai.

Program Eligibility

  • You must be a high school student who has completed the 9th grade

    • Open to students with a foreign passport who have a valid Chinese residence permit 

    • Open to students of Chinese nationality 

  • All class interactions will take place in English. Therefore, for all courses except the Language Bootcamps, students need to have a high intermediate level of English proficiency. Students who do not demonstrate this level of English in the classroom risk failure or dismissal from the program. Students should be able to:

    • ​Use discussion skills to lead and participate in group projects and discussions in English

    • Express their opinion both verbally and in written form in English

    • Easily understand the main idea in messages, lectures, and presentations on a variety of topics related to personal interests and studies, and identify and understand some details

  • For Language Bootcamp courses, the following minimum English proficiency is required:

  • Ideal candidates will have a 3.0 (80% or equivalent) grade point average in their most recent year of school


If you are unsure of your English-language proficiency, please refer to our Self-Assessment Checklist.

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Program Contact

NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

Phone: +86-021-2059-5960