Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM)
Academic Year & Curriculum
This is a 4-year program, 3 trimesters per academic year.
Curriculum (160 Credits)
The program aims to cultivating talents who are qualified to conduct TCM international cooperation, TCM international dissemination, and international trade in TCM with a grasp of TCM basics and proficient Chinese language communication and translation skills.
· Intermediate Chinese Listening & Speaking
· Intermediate Chinese Reading & Writing
· Advanced Chinese
· Basic Chinese of Traditional Chinese Medicine
· General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
· History of Chinese Medicine
· Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture
· History of Traditional Chinese Medicine Cultural Communication
· An Overview of the Internationalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine
· Selected Reading of TCM Classics
Graduation and Academic Degree
A Bachelor of Arts will be awarded upon completion of
· Required credits all courses in the teaching scheme (Attachment 1)
· Pass of all examinations
· New HSK 6≥180
Type of class
December 1, 2022 – June 15, 2023
Opening of Program
September, 2023 (Please see the date on Admission Notice)
High school graduation or above; certified transcripts of A-Level course, IB or AP
New HSK 3≥180 (for non-Chinese ethnics) or pass the entrance examination of Chinese in SHUTCM
Applicants emigrating from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan must hold a valid foreign citizenship for no less than 4 years and a record of residency in the country for no less than 2 years in the most recent 4 years (Before April 30, 2023). (Actual residency for 9 months can be counted as one year based on entry and exit stamps)
16-65 years old
450 RMB for application (The actual amount university receives)
20,000 RMB/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 themselves.
Scan of the passport (valid for 6 months after date of submission)
High school diploma or above and/or A-Level/IB/AP course transcripts
HSK certificate (for non-Chinese ethnics)
Certificate of Non-Criminal Record (Or sign a commitment with SHUTCM, Attachment 7)
Statement of Financial Support (Or provide bank statement which can cover all fees needed in China; or ownership certificate of chattels and realties; or sign a commitment with SHUTCM, Attachment 8)
Invoice of the application fee
Student ID Photo:
Rename: Chinese name, JPG file
Requirement: Blue or white background, Bareheaded, 3.5*5.4cm, 626*413px resolution, 100-500k
Note: The photo will be used for your student ID card. Please ensure that the photo fulfills all above requirements. Usage of student ID may be compromised if requirements are not met.
All applications documents to be accurately completed and uploaded online according to requirements stated on the website. Application website--https://apply.shutcm.edu.cn. Application documents to be uploaded under “additional documents”.
Ensure accurate completion of information pertaining financial guarantor.
Payment of application fees through bank transfer requires indication of applicant’s passport name and application number under remittance information. Payment of application fees through online remittance requires a screenshot indicating payment success and the applicant’s passport name and application number. Application fees will not be refunded as a result of the following circumstances: application documents does not fulfill requirements or admission not granted upon appraisal of registration or admission forfeit by student.
Students with following conditions are not recommended to apply:
Corrected visual acuity (with spectacles ororthokeratology lens) to 4.8 in any eye with eyeglasses prescription of more than 800 diopters
Blindness in one eye and corrected visual acuity to 4.8 in the other with eyeglasses prescription of more than 400 diopters
Hearing within 3 meters in both ears, or total deafness in one ear and hearing within 5 meters in the other
Strabismus, dull sense of smell, or stutter
Applicants suffering from chronic conditions should clarify with the University if they are fit to apply before online submission of application.
Admission will be decided based on appraisal of submitted documents. Upon receipt of all application documents and validation by the application committee, the “Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 or JW201 forms) will be sent to the applicant.
Chinese Government Scholarshipapplicants are required to submit Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Attachment 5); Shanghai Government Scholarship applicants are required to submit Foreigner Physical Examination Form (attachment 5) or Physical Examination Form for Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship Applicants of SHUTCM International Students (Attachment 6).
All accepted applicants are to bring along original copies of their application documents and proof of health (health examination report) for validation. The University reserves the right to revoke offer of admission if admission documents are found to be inconsistent.
According to government regulations, all international students are to be under insurance coverage. Students are required to purchase insurance covering 1 year upon registration. Students who do not complete insurance payment according to yearly government-advised prices (insurance fee for 2022 is 800 RMB for 1 year) may be denied registration or dismissed from the University.
Chinese Government Scholarship
Chinese Government Scholarship for international students shall be delivered according to the Regulations on Management of Chinese Government Scholarship by Ministry of Education. Students who apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship Category A and take SHUTCM as the first choice please contact Admissions Office, International Education College for Pre-Admission Notice. No Pre-Admission Notice is required for students who are directly recommended by SHUTCM for the application of the Chinese Government Scholarship Category B.
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.
“Belt and Road” Scholarships
For more information, please visit: https://iec.shutcm.edu.cn/116/list.htm
Credit Transfer and Accumulation Bank
According to Interim Regulation on the Application of Credit Transfer and Accumulation Bank (Attachment 4), applicants of the undergraduate degree program who have studied courses which can be transferred or certified in the Credit Bank before or after the enrollment shall be deemed to have finished the corresponding credits of the degree elective courses. Self-financed students are eligible to take it for tuition remission.
Venue: Room 230, Admission Office, International Education College, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Address: No. 1200 Cailun Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai. Postal code: 201203
Telephone: (86 21) 51322255; Fax: (86 21) 51322276
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
Due to the exchange rate and the charge of bank processing, the actual amount of the fee university receives might differ from the smount sent.
1. Instructive Teaching Plan of Chinese Language (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
4. Interim Regulation on the Application of Credit Transfer and Accumulation Bank
7. Non-Criminal Record Commitment for SHUTCM International Students
8. Statement of Financial Support for SHUTCM International Students