The Shanghai International Studies University Summer China Program (“SISU SCP”) is dedicated to providing world-class higher education in China. 

SCP allows students to take general education courses or Asian language and studies and enjoy a packed calendar of social, cultural, and business development programs. The program also gives students a packed social calendar of cultural events. Students will find Chinese traditions and culture intriguing and entertaining, as well as a valuable resource in coming to understand China, its people, and how it has evolved into the country it is today.

Field of Study

  • Chinese Language
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Management 
  • Marketing
  • Architecture

More information can be found on the host program website.

Credit Equivalent 

6 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 12 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Shanghai International Studies University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the SCP entry requirements.

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The tuition fee is approximately $4,158 - $5, 588 AUD depending on the number of courses chosen. Tuition discounts may be available if your application is submitted by the early application deadlines. More information regarding fees can be found on the host program website. 

Scholarships and Funding

Full tuition scholarships are available to 5 domestic (Australian Citizen and PR) students. 

Students are required to cover costs associated with visa, insurance, flights and spending money. The awardees for these scholarships will be determined/confirmed by the Global Experiences Team once all applications have been received.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Housing is available at an additional cost but is limited. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host program website. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Shanghai International Studies University BEL Credit Assessment
Undergraduate courses 
ECO 303 Asian-Australian Trade Issues Approved for #2 Level 2 Group 3 ECON elective
ECO 361 Financial Markets and Institutions Approved for ECON2200 Management of Financial Institutions
FIN 302 International Finance Approved for FINM3403 International Financial Management
MKT 316 International Marketing Approved for #2 Level 2 BBusMan Marketing Major course
FIN 320 Risk Management and Derivatives Approved for FINM3405 Derivatives and Risk Management
LIN 203 Chinese Business Language and Culture Approved for #2 Level 3 BBusMan International Business major course
Postgraduate courses
FIN 505 Banking Theory and Practice Approved for FINM7405 Financial Risk Management
FIN 503 Managerial Finance Approved for FINM7401 Finance
FIN 504 Financial Statement Analysis For Business Approved for ACCT7106 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 502 Portfolio Management Approved for FINM7403 Portfolio Management
MGT 501 Managing in a complex and changing world Approved for MGTS7608 Business and Society

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September
Host: 27 November 

Program Dates

Start: 22 December 2019
End: 17 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Shanghai, China
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​