Practical information

The stay at the University starts around 1 September 2018 and ends around 1 December 2018. You will have a week's holiday in the beginning of October. 

Studies and lecturers

The teaching will be in English and is undertaken partly by Chinese and Danish lecturers. The class will be a mix of Danish and Chinese students for you to gain exceptional cultural insight and to create a valuable international network. The subjects taught cover the curriculum of the 3rd semester as well as Chinese business culture, logistics, HR and basic Chinese language skills (mandarin). Exams are done in China and will be held by the Chinese and Danish lecturers. 

Daily lectures will be combined with company visits to Danish and Chinese companies in Shanghai so that can establish a network and search for an internship company. 

To gain the full credit for the 3rd semester you will need to take a course in Denmark as this will not be taught at the University in Shanghai. 


Shanghai Jianqiao University has more than 10,000 students, and the majority live on campus. You will also be accommodated in dorms on the campus. On campus you will find sport facilities, a supermarket, a hairdresser and more. International students live in dorms with two students sharing a room. All international students share kitchen facilities. The price per person per room is approximately 1,200 DKK/month. Most Chinese students eat at the campus’ canteen where you can get a meal for approximately 20 DKK. 


Shanghai is an international city with a lot of things happening. There is a bus connecting you to the nearest metro station which will bring you to the city centre. Shanghai has around 2,000 Danish citizens. The Academy is member of Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, an organisation that joins employees of Danish companies in the area. 

In September the Danish Consulate will welcome you with an orientation about Chinese culture, the city life, Danes in the area etc. Shanghai has a lot to offer and the capital Beijing is only 5 hours away by train. 


The school fees are paid by Business Academy Aarhus and if get SU in Denmark you will also be able to take your SU to China (please notice: as a foreign citizen you have to meet certain demands in order to be entitled to take your SU with you). Travel costs, accommodation (1,200 DKK per month) and food are paid by you. Living expenses vary a lot in Shanghai depending on your preferences for either Chinese or Western food. On campus you will get a Chinese meal for 15-20 DKK whereas the price for Western food is more like Danish prices. Local transportation is cheap. 

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During your stay you can create a network among Danish companies in China and in Chinese companies. Combined with your knowledge of Chinese business you will have a great opportunity to do your internship in the Shanghai area. Marketing Management students do their internship directly after the semester in Shanghai. Students of Bachelor of Financial Management will study their 4th semester in Denmark and then return to China to do the internship in the 5th semester. 

Check list

When you go abroad, you always have to think about the following: 

  • Important: Do you have a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months AFTER the semester in Shanghai ends? That is, your passport should be valid until at least 1 July which is approximately six months after which your Chinese visa will have expired.
  • Visas (Check to see, if it is necessary)
  • Vaccinations (Please see or contact your doctor)
  • Insurance (please see for more information)
  • Tuition fees
  • Travelling costs
  • Cost related to accommodation
  • Cost related to stay (food, phone etc.)

'Student to student' - Guide to Shanghai

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