How to Apply


Application Instructions


A complete application with your summer 2017 course selection is required by May 15, 2017 for priority consideration. Apply early to reserve your place in the course(s) of your choice! Students must submit the following required documents for their application to be considered complete:

  • Completed and signed application form (click link below to download)
  • Official transcript for current school year 
  • Required Essay. Must follow the format below:
    • Typed. Please use the allotted space at the end of the application.
    • 200 words in English or 400 words in Chinese

​​Essay Topic: Why are you a good candidate for the NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy? Please discuss your interest in the specific course(s) you have chosen.

Click here to Download NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy Application

Your entire application should be submitted to Only complete applications will be considered.

Program and Course Fees

  • 9,888 RMB per one-week course
  • 15,000 RMB per two-week Language Bootcamp

Dining Costs: Approximately 50–60 RMB out of pocket per day at the NYU Shanghai cafeteria (Monday–Friday only). Students will be responsible for their own meals on the weekends. There are many dining options around the residence halls and the NYU Shanghai campus.

Housing and Fees: Housing is available at the NYU Shanghai residence halls located approximately 15 minutes from the academic building, in the Jinqiao area of Pudong. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the NYU Shanghai campus. Housing is optional. Housing room types and fees below:

  • 977 RMB per week for a Standard Double Room

Please Note: Residential option for Chinese nationals. Although our courses are open to all students with valid residency permits in China, we are currently only able to provide on-campus housing for Chinese nationals, Taiwan and Hong Kong Residents.

Important Dates and Deadlines




June 5, 2017


Full housing fee assessed for all cancellations from this day forward; no housing refund if previously paid


June 30, 2017


Housing Payment Deadline


Housing Payment Policy: NYU Shanghai housing charges are independent from High School Academy tuition. All High School Academy applications received after June 5th 2017 with a housing request will be fully responsible for paying the housing fee of 977RMB (or remaining balance), and there is no refund if previously paid. This applies even if the student withdraws their program and/or housing application, and declines acceptance. 

Program Payment/Tuition Refund Policy: If you withdraw before the first day of classes, you are entitled to a 100 percent tuition refund. If you withdraw by the end of the first day of classes, you are entitled to a 75 percent tuition refund. After the first day of class for your scheduled course(s), there is no refund.