Shanghai
People's Republic of China

Language of instruction

English

ESSCA is a grande école specialising in business and offering a wide portfolio of programmes in management. 

Profit from ESSCA’s experience and international faculty to prepare your career in China or in Asia at ESSCA’s Shanghai Campus. Made up of both a French and international student body, ESSCA Shanghai is a unique opportunity to get to know firsthand this compelling and complex society.

The ESSCA university network spans major cities across the globe.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester (Semester 2) January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester (Semester 1) August–December

Guides and additional information

ESSCA has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Campuses

ESSCA has 4 campuses around the world, with 2 available for exchange students in France.

French campuses:
  • Angers (main campus)
  • Paris
Global campuses:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at ESSCA Shanghai is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at ESSCA.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the ESSCA course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business, commerce and economics
Chinese
Economics
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
International business
Marketing
Postgraduate
Business administration
Business, commerce and economics
Chinese
Economics
International business
Marketing

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The ESSCA staff based in Shanghai will assist you in finding suitable and affordable accommodations.

Alternatively you can search for accommodation on your own through websites such as:

 

Cost of living

Compared to many Western cities, Shanghai is a relatively inexpensive city to live in but of course this depends on y our personal lifestyle. Some sample prices can be found here.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

Contact the Chinese Visa Application Service Center for visa and immigration information for ESSCA Shanghai.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.