Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Established in 1956, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) was one of the first four TCM colleges across China. The University is located within the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Today, the University alumni are living in over 100 countries or territories. Jointly supported by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipal Government, the University is included in the construction projects for national “First-Class Discipline” and High-Level Universities in Shanghai. SHUTCM has over 700 experts and professors, 3 academicians, 2 National Medical Master, 1 prestigious teacher of National Higher Education Institution, 76 mentors for the “National Workshop to Inherit Academic Experience of Senior Chinese Medical Doctors” and 64 municipal-celebrated TCM doctors. In 1999 and 2007, the University was twice awarded the “Excellence in Undergraduate Education” by the Ministry of Education.
There are 9 colleges, 5 departments and centers, 8 directly affiliated hospital with more than 10,000 beds, 21 subsidiary of collaborated research institutions, 18 research centers and 3 bases of Education Ministry in SHUTCM. The University owns 3 doctoral degrees of class-one disciplines, 24 doctoral degrees of class-two disciplines, 5 master degrees of class-one disciplines, 35 master degrees of class-two disciplines and 3 Post-doctoral Research Stations. In 2012 National Evaluation on Class-one disciplines, Materia Medica ranks first, Traditional Chinese Medicine ranks second, and Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine ranks third.
There are more than 7,000 full-time students, and more than 15% are degree students. The University is cooperating with several world-class universities, and has set up 10 international centers of traditional Chinese medicine. The first Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine is set up in the United States.
Academic Year & Curricula
This program is consisted of 5 academic years, 3 trimesters in each year.
Curriculum (280 Credits）
Normal Human Anatomy
TCM Basic Theory
Basic Chinese Language
Basics of Chemistry
Healthcare Physical Education
Meridians and Points
Overview of China
Guidance for Humanity Social Practice
Chinese Materia Medica
Intermediate Chinese Language
Formulas of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Introduction to TCM Classics
Basics of Pathology
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique
Theory of Tuina Manipulations
Basics of Diagnostics
TCM Internal Medicine
Clinical Conversations in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tuina Practice on Human Body
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique
WM Internal Medicine
Anatomy of Acupuncture Points
Selective Readings of Acupuncture Classics
History of Chinese Medicine
Practice of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques
Overview on TCM-Style Writing
General Introduction to Rehabilitation
Type of class
December 1st 2017 – June 15th 2018
Opening of Program
September, 2018 (Please see the date on Admission Notice)
High school graduation or above
Requirements for English language/
a) Studied courses taught in English language and transcripts required
b) >90 of TOEFL or >6 of IELTS (non-native English speakers)
450 RMB per person for application
42,000 RMB per year for tuition
Purchase fee for textbooks
Live on campus: Please see Introduction of International Student’s Dormitory (Attachment 2). Notice of the accommodation arrangement will be sent out in middle July. (The accommodation fee may fluctuate).
Live off-campus: Students can live off-campus upon approval by the University and pay on your own.
High school diploma
Scan of the passport
Invoice of the application fee
Rename: Passport Name （English）
Background Color: Blue or White
Pixel: ≥300 pixels/inch
Other Requirement: Bareheaded
Notice: The photo will be used for your student ID card. Please make sure the photo is exactly as above requirements.
Online applications are required. Above application documents must be uploaded onto the websitehttp://apply.shutcm.edu.cn/
Chinese government scholarship
For details, seehttp://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipen.aspx
Please contact us for pre-admission letters if you intend to apply for us.
Shanghai municipal government scholarship
Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for international students shall be delivered according to relevant documents including Regulations on Application of Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students. Applicants must also complete the online application on Study-in-Shanghai besides applying on the school website. Application fee only needs to be paid once. For more information, please see Attachment 3.
“Grant for Living Cost” Student Assistance Fund (See attachment)
“Aspiration Grant” Student Assistance Fund (See attachment)
Venue: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine International Education College, 2nd Floor, Admission Office
Address: Number 1200 Cai Lun Road, Pudong Area, Shanghai.
Telephone: (86 21) 51322255; Fax: (86 21) 51322285
University Bank Account:
Account Name: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Dong’an Road Branch
Bank Address: No.520, Wan Pin Nan Rd., Shanghai, China 200032
Account No. : 1001239109004636961
SWIFT CODE: ICBKCNBJSHI
CNAPS Code: 102290023910
2. International Student’s Dormitory
3. Regulations on Application of Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students
4. Rules of Implementation of “Fellowship for the Living” for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine International Education College (For Trial Implementation)
5. Regulation of “Endeavor Fellowship” for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine International Education College (For Trial Implementation)