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

ESSCA Shanghai Academic calendar

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:
Global campuses:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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

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

Study Options
You must choose one study option detailed below. Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the ESSCA course catalogue.

Course syllabus is available at here

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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

See more information in the ESSCA Shanghai Practical Guide.

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. See more information in the ESSCA Shanghai Practical Guide.

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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)