China Exchange

Study Chinese economics, language and culture in the heart of Chinas famous commercial hub by applying today through Asia Exchange for a gap year or semester!

Why study in China?

Study abroad in the most powerful economy on Earth is the chance of a lifetime! You will have the opportunity to spend time in Shanghai, the city known as China´s fast-paced commercial hub. You will gain insight into one of the most powerful countries in the world and will be able to answer today´s market need of experts on China and Asia. There is no doubt, for all students around the globe, China is surely the place to study! 

Studying in China is also an excellent opportunity to explore the world’s most populous country. The sheer size of China means there is a tremendous variety of climates, cultures, and landscapes to explore. Set afoot in China, enjoy being an international student and become a sought-after China expert.

Studying abroad in Shanghai allows you to experience and enjoy the city’s unique, vibrant international atmosphere as a meeting point between East and West and seize the many opportunities it offers.

"Overall, the experience has helped me become more aware of the world’s diversity and thus be more open-minded, learning to adapt to different environments, meeting great and interesting people from all over the globe, and getting real insights of a country soon about to become the biggest economy on Earth. Most importantly, I have learned to step out of my comfort zone." A French student

Shanghai University (SHU)

Shanghai University (SHU) is located at the heart of Shanghai, China, and gained its current form in 1994 after four different universities in Shanghai merged. All four of them being leaders in their respective fields of expertise made SHU the remarkable institution it is today. Coincidentally, the current Shanghai University enjoys a reputation of having an excellent curriculum across different fields of studies.

"Everything was very well organized, the city is incredible and the Asia Exchange program was very interesting and complete. In general, my experience in Shanghai with Asia Exchange was perfect. I would definitely recommend it!" Laura, Colombi

Programs and courses

Students planning to spend a semester or a gap year abroad are welcome at the Shanghai University.

  • LEVEL OF STUDY: Bachelor
  • STUDY FIELDS: Chinese language (Mandarin), Culture, Economics, International Trade and Business, Globalization, Social Sciences, Finance, e-Commerce, and Marketing.
  • MAX. CREDITS: 30 ECTS / 18 US credits

China Studies Program

The China Studies Program introduces you to the Chinese language, business, culture, foreign relations, trade and more. The goal of the program is to give you a basic overview of the Chinese language and culture, the special features of Chinese economy and business, and what has made China the global powerhouse it is today.

Bachelor courses:

  • China and Globalization (5 ECTS) 
  • Chinese Business and Enterprise (5 ECTS)
  • Chinese Culture (5 ECTS) 
  • Foreign Relations of China (5 ECTS) 
  • Intercultural Business Communication (5 ECTS) 
  • Chinese Foreign Trade (5 ECTS) 
  • Social Changes in Contemporary China (5 ECTS) 
  • Introduction to the Chinese Economy (5 ECTS) 
  • China’s Evolving Financial System (5 ECTS) 
  • E-commerce (5 ECTS) 
  • Marketing Strategy (5 ECTS)
  • Finance (5 ECTS) 
  • Chinese Language (5 ECTS) (beginner level and  intermediate level available)

A course will be arranged if a minimum of 10 students enrolls. This applies to all courses, including the language courses. All courses are Bachelor’s level courses.

All classes will be recorded and you will be able to access them anytime. It is still recommended to attend the online classes if you can.

The text above is written by the school. Fill out an information request if you are interested in this school. Then you will receive more information from us or the school and you will be eligible for our discounts and special offers.

Subjects you can take at China Exchange


Autumn Semester: September - December

Spring Semester: March - June

Tuition Fees: 2490 EUR + 75 EUR application fee

Max. Credits: 30 ECTS / 18 US credits

Level of Study: Bachelor, GAP year

Application Deadlines: May for Autumn Semester, January for Spring Semester

Discount at Asia Exchange/Beyond Abroad programs

Students from DreamStudies get a guaranteed 40 Euro discount on all Asia Exchange's programs in Korea, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Philipines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, France, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy. You can take Study Abroad semesters, degree programs, or summer courses. EU and US citizens can also apply for a 40% scholarship.

All you need to do to get the coupon code is to fill out an info request form at and let us know where you want to study.

This offer expires on 2028-06-24

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