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
Chinese Materia Medica
Formulas of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Introduction to TCM Classics
Basics of Physiology
Basics of Pathology
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique
Basics of Diagnostics
Basics of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine
Chinese Internal Medicine
Chinese External Medicine
Gynecology in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine
Pediatrics in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine
These include classroom lectures, group discussions, bedside teaching, simulated demonstration, practical training and social practice. The teaching will highlight the training on students’ self-learning ability. Most lectures will take place in the Zhangjiang Campus, most clinical internship and probation will take place in the affiliated hospitals.
Graduation and Academic Degree
A Bachelor of Medical Science will be awarded upon completion of
Required credits all courses in the teaching scheme
General points average (GPA)
Pass of all examinations
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 per person 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
Copy of TOEFL or IELTS examination results ( no requirement for native speakers).
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 http://apply.shutcm.edu.cn/
Chinese government scholarship
For details, see http://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.Program Scholarship
“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
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