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Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

Best Education Consultant For China

  • Chinese Name : 上海政法学院简介

  • Province: Shanghai

  • City: Shanghai

  • Founded: 1984

  • Cost of living: $410-827 USD/year

  • Scholarships: Available

4980
World Rank
305
Country Rank
22,000+
University students

History

With a history traced back to 1984, the university developed from three institutions: the Shanghai Administrative Institute of Politics and Law, the Shanghai Judicial College, and the Shanghai University Law school. The university initiated its undergraduate programs in 1993, and master’s degree programs in 1998. In September 2004, the Shanghai Municipal Government approved the establishment of Shanghai University of Political Science and Law and gave it the status of an independent university. In November 2014, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission became the university’s supervising authority, and the university has since been operated by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice.

SHUPL now has more than 11000 students and 700 staff. According to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities, SHUPL ranks 4th among the universities of political science and law in China.

Mission and Vision

The university is committed to engaging with the development of Shanghai, China, and the world by enhancing its academic strengths in political science and law. Embarking on a path of development featured by unique disciplinary strengths, innovation, and excellence, the university aims to foster high-quality “application-oriented” talents with innovative thinking and a global vision. Our students receive moral and legal education and grasp both the breadth and depth of knowledge. The university prioritizes legal studies, but other subjects such as political science, Marxist theory study, sociology, economics, management, literature, education, journalism and communication, and art have all been developing in a coordinated way, aiming at building a first-class “application-oriented” university with a distinctive advantage in politic science and law.

Academic Disciplines

SHUPL is composed of the following academic departments: School of Laws, School of Economic Law(Silk Road Lawyering Institute), School of International Law, School of Criminal Justice, School of Policing Studies, School of Artificial Intelligence and Law, School of Economics, and Management, School of Government, School of Languages and Cultures, Shanghai Documentary Academy, School of Marxism, School of Higher Vocational Education, School of International Cooperation and Exchange as well as teaching units for general education modules such as Information Technology and Physical Education.

The university regards academic excellence as the engine of its development. Subjects in the area of legal studies at SHUPL are listed as first-class, competitive subjects in Shanghai. Some subjects,  among the array of featured taught subjects including international law, administrative law, penology, financial law, environmental and resource protection law, Marxism’s application in China and journalism and communication, rank among the top in Shanghai and nationwide. SHUPL offers master’s education in 3 major areas: legal studies, Marxism theory, and journalism and communication, as well as 4 professional degree programs: law, international commerce, social work, and journalism and communication. The university cultivates Ph.D. students in partnership with Zhejiang University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics,Dalian Maritime University, and Macau University of Science and Technology, and postdoctoral researchers with East China University of Political Science and Law. In 2017, the university was placed on the list of units eligible for setting up new doctoral programs. According to the 2020 Soft Science Chinese Universities Ranking, the university ranks fourth in the Ranking of Chinese Political and Legal Universities in 2020; in the Ranking of the Quality of Chinese University Freshmen in 2020, the university ranks 156 out of the 1200 shortlisted universities.

We offer over 40 bachelor’s degree programs in legal studies, penology, intellectual property, economics, business administration, financial management, international economy and trade, auditing, economy and finance, taxation, sociology, social work, labor and social security, applied psychology, political science and administration, international politics, administrative management, Chinese language and literature, journalism, broadcasting and television,  broadcasting and TV directing and editing, English language, Russian language, ideological and political education, international Chinese education, etc. Since 2014, we started to enroll Chinese ethnic students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and abroad.

Our penology and social work programs are featured programs at the national level. Legal studies(general laws), legal studies(criminal justice), penology, social work, international politics, and other fields that contribute to the cultivation of “application-oriented talents” at SHUPL are flagship programs of the work on the development of Shanghai undergraduate education. Law degree (artificial intelligence and law) is the first undergraduate enrollment in China;As the first of their ilk in the country, our three bachelor’s degree programs of civil mediation, community correction, and documentary filming, have been highly recognized by their respective industries. As one of the two universities in Shanghai to pilot comprehensive legal studies reforms, SHUPL is an incubator for fostering legal talents working at both national and international level and journalism and communication talents. SHUPL is also a demonstration university for its successful establishment of an outstanding Marxism studies school and was chosen to take on the Shanghai pilot university reform of ideological education. The university is also a pilot area to test the Recruit System of Central Government Police Officers for Political and Legal Affairs and a member of the China Legal Alliance, an association of universities across China specialized in political science and law.

Talents Cultivation

The university regards teaching quality as its lifeline and has been improving the quality of each of our graduates at every stage through different channels. In recent years, we have made numerous achievements in promoting students’ innovation and entrepreneurship, Our students won a lot of prizes at innovation and entrepreneurship of college students for their extracurricular academic works, in addition to the highest award at the 7thNational University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Annual Summit in 2014, the top-grade prize at the 7thShanghai “Zhixing Cup”, a youth entrepreneurship competition, and the first place at Shanghai Debating Championship on Rule of Law for three years in a row. Documentaries made by our students have won prizes both at home and abroad multiple times. SHUPL men’s and women’s cricket teams won straight 1stplace at National Cricket Tournament(Promotion Group). In September and October 2017, SHUPL Model UN Society received two separate congratulatory letters from the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary-General Rashid Alimov that highly praised the society’s contribution. The employment rate of our graduates has kept above 97% for many years, ranking high among all universities in Shanghai. In 2013, SHUPL was awarded the title of “Shanghai Employment Promotion Unit”.

Faculty and Staff

The university adheres to the strategy of attracting scholars and experts for its long-term development. We make good arrangements in terms of organization and academic ranks for our outstanding teaching staff who have the professional expertise, close connections with industries in China and overseas, extensive teaching experience, global vision. With a total of 800 faculty members, 600 professional teachers among whom over 90% have master’s degrees and 50% have Ph.D. degrees. We owe a young teaching crew and 69.7% of our professional teachers are under 45. Among our 100 Ph.D. supervisors and master’s degree supervisors, many are experts receiving special allowances granted by the State Council, members of the Steering Committee for University Education in Political Science and Law under the Ministry of Education, Shanghai Young- and Middle-aged Legal Experts, Ten Outstanding Young People in Shanghai of the Year, Shanghai Prominent Teachers, Huangpu River Talents and “Shuguang” Scholars. The university has also engaged about 200 experts and scholars from academia and industries from both home and abroad as guest professors or part-time professors.

National-level Programs

The university adapts to the needs of the country and society for development by actively responding to national strategies. On September 13th, 2013, President Xi Jinping announced at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) Bishkek Summit that the China National Institute for SCO on International Exchanges and Judicial Cooperation (CNISCO) will be established at SHUPL to foster judicial talents for other SCO member states. In 2014, 2015, and 2018, President Xi stressed thrice at the SCO summits in Duschanbe, Ufa, and Qingdao that the institute should serve to help member states train their judicial talents. In 2017, CNISCO has been listed by the Shanghai Municipal Government in the Action Plan of Shanghai for Playing a Bridgehead Role under the“Belt and Road” Initiative.

The university brings the three functions of CNISCO, namely training, think tank, and forums, into full play. Entrusted by central government departments including the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Commerce, the institute has completed a number of training missions the Supreme People’s Court Belt and Road” Judicial Research Base,Supreme People's Pastorate SCO Procurator Training Base,Ministry of Justice Preparatory office of China-SCO legal service committee,Ministry of Justice Cooperation base of China-SCO legal service committee,Ministry of Justice Mediation Theory Research and Talent Training Base, the regional and country research center authorized and registered by the Ministry of Education, a humanities and social sciences research base for universities in Shanghai, Shanghai Education Legislation Counseling and Service Research Base, and Shanghai Normative Document Filing Review Research Center. SHUPL is a member of the “Belt and Road Think Tank Cooperation Alliance”.SCO Research Institute and the “Belt and Road” Safety Research Institute are CTTI (China Think Tank Index) source think tank. Based on CNISCO, SHUPL is accelerating the process of internationalization.

Shanghai University of Political Science and Law has comprehensive and well equipped accommodation for International Student. Students can choose from single room or double room and the accommodation fee depends on the room type. Each room is equipped with bathroom, furniture, bedding, air conditioner, telephone, TV set, internet access and the dormitory is equipped with a shared refrigerator and kitchen.

Applicants Eligibility 

  1. Need to be Non-Chinese citizens
  2. Need to be in good health
  3. Age Limit: Bachelor Degree:18-25 Years old; Masters Degree:18-35Years old; PhD: 18-40Years old;Chinese Language:18-40Years old
  4. Need to have good academic result in highest education degree
  5. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 or TOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  6. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  7. Doesn’t have any criminal record in the past
  8. Need to have skill on research & publication(For Masters and PhD Degree )
  9. Need to have publication on good journal (For PhD Degree)
  10. Need to provide real and complete resume

Application Documents for Bachelor Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White/Blue Background)
  3. Higher secondary /A Level/Grade 12/High School Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  8. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  9. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  10. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  11. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Application Documents for Masters Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Bachelor Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  8. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for PhD Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Masters Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  7. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  8. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the guardian(under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for Chinese Language courses:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Last academic Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  5. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  6. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  7. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  8. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  9. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Bachelor Degree Scholarship Covers:


Type A:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Insurance Fees Free

After Scholarship Need to pay to the University :

1. Accommodation Fees:30CNY/Day

2. Visa Fees 400CNY/Year

3. Medical 500CNY(Only for One Year)

4. Registration Fees:400CNY(Only for First Year)

 
Type B:

1.Full Tuition fees free

After Scholarship Need to pay to the University :

1. Accommodation Fees:30CNY/Day

2. Visa Fees 400CNY/Year

3. Insurance Fees 800CNY/Year

4. Medical 500CNY(Only for One Year)

5. Registration Fees:400CNY(Only for First Year)

 

Bachelor Degree Major List Taught in English:

1. International Politics

2. Radio and Television Director

Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (SHUPL) named among the Best Universities for International Students Programs by the Shanghai International Students Education Research Society. The number of international students studying in Shanghai University of Political Science and Law are now more than 150 students from 25 countries. International Students at SHUPL enjoys advanced and adequate teaching facilities which include training classrooms for Mock UN, International Politics and Public Affairs, International Strategic Security Database, computing center, language labs, simulated trial courtrooms, criminal investigation labs, international trade labs and short hand training classroom.

Shanghai University of Political Science and Law presently has increased one new student canteen, so now there are almost six cafeterias at school. The new dining hall can accommodate more than 8000 people. But the old dining hall only can receive about 2000 people. All the canteens implement the social management, providing different food. Even here, you can find delicacies in western flavor, like Korean, Turkey barbecue. The third floor of the new canteen is very good for its graceful environment and excellent cook. Muslim canteen also exits in campus specially for selling dishes of the northwest of China. 

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program. 

2. How is the living standard in Shanghai city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living standard here is about 200 USD per month for food. New canteen has been established at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law and is popular among the students as the result of its graceful environment and excellent cook skills of chefs. Muslim canteen also exits at school.

3. How can I arrive in Shanghai city, the location of University?

Answer: There are many direct flights from the entire world to Shanghai.

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: the university can provide airport pick up service for the students in group from Shanghai Pudong International Airport or from Shanghai Hongqiao International airport to campus. Students should send detailed departure schedule to us minimum 3 days in advance. Airport Pick-up Service is only available during Registration time. If Airport Pick-up service is not available, student may come to university by taxi, or airport bus shuttle.

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money at big airports when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need. 

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Shanghai City ? 

Answer: there are two International airports (one is Shanghai Pudong International Airport the second is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport), train stations and subway in shanghai city. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call any time and there are lots of public internet club. 

7. How is the climate in Shanghai City?

Answer: Shanghai lies on China's east coast roughly equidistant from Beijing and Guangzhou. The average annual temperature is 15.8°C (60.4°F). Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.1 °C (43.4°F). 

8. How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economic entity, which has made China an influential role in the global economy.

9. Can a student open a Bank Account? 

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

10. Is learning Chinese language compulsory? 

Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

11. What is the voltage used in China? 

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

12. Useful public contact number in China:

Answer: Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691

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