Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) (Pan-English Lectures)


No. ENE2018P905511

Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture)

(Pan-English Lectures)

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)

Compulsory Courses

  Normal Human Anatomy

  TCM Basic Theory

  Basic Chinese Language

  Basics of Chemistry

  Healthcare Physical Education


  Tuina Exercise

  Meridians and Points

  Overview of China


  Guidance for Humanity Social Practice

  Case Study

  TCM Diagnostics

  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

  Medical Terminology

  Selective Readings of Acupuncture Classics

  History of Chinese Medicine

  Practice of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques

  Overview on TCM-Style Writing

  Tuina Therapeutics

  Acupuncture Therapeutics

  TCM Traumatology

  Medical Ethics

  General Introduction to Rehabilitation


  TCM Emergencies

  Clinical Psychology

Type of class


Application Time

  December 1st 2017 – June 15th 2018

Opening of Program

  September, 2018 (Please see the date on Admission Notice)

Admission prerequisites

  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)

Tuition fees

  450 RMB per person for application

  42,000 RMB per year for tuition

  Purchase fee for textbooks

  Accommodation Fee

  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.

Application Documents

  High school diploma

  Scan of the passport

  Invoice of the application fee

  ID Photo:

    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 website


  Chinese government scholarship

  For details, see

  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.

  Program Scholarship

  “Grant for Living Cost” Student Assistance Fund (See attachment)

  “Aspiration Grant” Student Assistance Fund (See attachment)

Contact Us

  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


    CNAPS Code: 102290023910

1. Instructive Teaching Plan of Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) (Taught in English)
2. International Student’s Dormitory
3. Regulations on Application of Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students
4. Rules of Implementation of “Grant for Living Cost” Student Assistance Fund
5. Rules of Implementation of “Aspiration Grant” Student Assistance Fund