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China: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics



Study for a semester or more at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE).  SUFE is ranked among China’s best universities specializing in economics, finance and business.  This exchange offers OHIO students an excellent opportunity for a greater understanding of China through an immersive study experience. 

Courses are offered in English. Chinese language background is recommended, but not required. Each semester, SUFE offers around 35 courses in economics, business and finance in English. Chinese language classes are also available. Click here to watch a few SUFE videos.

SUFE is located in Shanghai, one of the most influential economic, technological, trade and cultural centers of eastern China. With a population of over 23 million, Shanghai is influenced by Chinese as well as Western culture and customs, and its architecture is a mix of both old and new.  Situated on the flat lands of the Yangtze River delta, Shanghai is home to one of the most important seaports in China. The city is a shopper’s paradise, and with its countless cultural sites and museums of national importance, the city also attracts many Chinese and international tourists.

Program length

Spring Semester: Mid February – June
Academic Year: Late September – June 
Fall semester study is not available on this exchange

Eligibility and Selection Process

This program is open to highly motivated and independent undergraduate students of all majors who have completed at least one or more courses in the areas of economics, finance or business.  

As part of the application, students must submit two letters of reference and an essay. Applicants also complete an interview as part of the selection process. 

Applicants will be asked to submit a copy of their passport soon after their application is received by OGO.  If you are considering applying for this exchange program and do not currently hold a valid passport, you are advised to apply for your passport as soon as possible.  

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

This program does not accept Non-Ohio University students.

Click here to apply.

Application Deadline


Living Arrangements

Students are housed in the International Student Dorm in double rooms.  Typically, students room with a Chinese roommate.  Meals are available at the campus cafeteria. 

Courses and Credits

Students take a full course load at SUFE and receive transfer 12-15 credits for passed coursework. Courses are offered in English

SUFE also offers Chinese language courses.

Fall semester courses (for Academic Year students)

Spring semester courses  ( course descriptions here )


Recommended Pre-Departure Course: INST 1001

All students participating in an OHIO Exchange Program are encouraged to take INST 1001 "Cross-Cultural Preparation for Study Abroad" the semester prior to departure. Read more about   INST 1001 here.


Spring 2019 SUFE student budget worksheet
Academic Year 2019-2020  SUFE student budget worksheet  
Spring 2020 SUFE student budget worksheet

Additional Information on Shanghai

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook.

Health and Safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the   recommendations   of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the   State Department site   for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to   International SOS   for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership is: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services   to schedule an appointment to complete an   Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,   apply for your passport   now.  

US citizens will need a visa to enter the country for the length of this program. SUFE and OGO will advise you on the visa process.  You may need to document that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's   Visa Information Page   

Information for   Non-US citizens   can be found   here.  

For more information, contact:

Kirsten Dabelko  
Exchange Program Coordinator 
Office of Global Opportunities 






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