English program by leading experts around the world;
An innovative approach to development as a practice and perspective; to familiarize students with “development" as a diverse practice and contested concept which has shaped significantly much recent global history whilst also having profound relevance to understanding our shared future.
Interdisciplinary ways to analyze the economic, political, cultural, ideological, social and environmental dimensions of development and their interactions;
A global emphasis enables more comparative enquiry of the experiences of China and Asia in a wider historical and systemic context.
II. Introduction of the Program
International development is a distinctive program within the discipline of political science and international relations.The program adopts an innovative approach to development as a practice and perspective which has increasingly global relevance beyond its traditional focus on North-South relations.The program aims to familiarize students with “development" as adiverse practice and contested concept which has shaped significantly much recent global history whilst also having profound relevance to understanding our shared future global prospects.Students who fulfill the graduateion requirements will be awarded a Master’s degree in Political Science.
III. Study Model and Period
This is a full-time program. The total study period will be three years. It can be extended to 6 years at maximum. Students can also apply for earlier graduation if they fulfill the relevant requirement of graduate school.
IV. Courses and Credits
According to the regulation of the Graduate School of Shanghai University, students need finish no less than 42 credits to get their master degree. Except for academic seminars, students should finish all courses within the first five semesters.
Over view of China, Comprehensive Chinese, Introduction of Political Science,“Development” – Debating Theories and Practices of a Pivotal Concept of the 20th Century, Global Challenges: Environmental and Economic Development, Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, etc.
Research area：the history of international health, of international organization and of developmental concepts
Research area：global public policy; political economy; globalization and governance
Janaka Saranasuriya Jayamickrama
Research area：Community development; international refugees; disaster relief
Research area：Latin American studies; BRICS economy;
Research area：Faith-based organizations and development; religion, culture and globalization;
Research area：China and South Asia; conflict and peace-making
Research area：China and Latin American relations
Research area：Global Sixties; China-Australia relations
(1) To be eligible, applicants should be non-Chinese citizens with a valid ordinary-type passport, and in good health;
(2) Language Proficiency Certificate
If you are applying for English-taught programs:
IELTS (A) 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 or above received within the recent two years（TOEFL MyBestTM Scores accepted).
Other internationally recognized English proficiency tests with scores of the same level and provide proof of certificates.
TOEFL or IELTS Exemptions
The following types of applicants are exempt from taking the TOEFL or IELTS:
Native speakers of English;
The previous degree is fully taught in English.
(3) Academic Requirement
Be a bachelor’s degree holder;
Graduates who did not receive their degree certificates at the time of application should provide pre-graduation certificates issued by their schools or colleges to prove their ability to graduate smoothly and obtain their degree certificates by July 2021.
Have relevant undergraduate academic background or have completed undergraduate-level courses relevant to intended graduate major, GPA 2.5 or above（Note: 4-Point GPA System）;
Accepted by a prospective professor at Shanghai University: Choose supervisor online when choosing a major in the online application system and get accepted by a prospective professor.
2. Important Date
Date of Application: From January 01, 2021 to June 30th, 2021.
Date of School: From the end of August to the beginning of September, 2021
Date of Registration: The specific registration time will be notified on the official website
3. Application Materials（PDF or JPG form, etc）
recent bareheaded (within six months), full-face, blue-color background, one-inch certificate photo (390*570), instead of landscape photos or photos of daily life; in JPG format, less than 100K.
A clear copy of your valid passport with your name, photo, birth date, place of birth, date of issue, date of expiry;
Visa page is required for applicants who are not in their home country.
A video including self-introduction and study plan in China shot by the applicants. (within 50M, avi, mov, mp4 all accepted) The language of the video is up to the medium of instruction in the selected major (English or Chinese).
-Highest Degree Certificate and Official Transcripts
The official certificate and transcripts are those that bear the facsimile signature of the registrar and seal of the issuing institution. If the originals are not in Chinese or English, they must be translated and notarized;
*For applicants who haven’t graduated, pending graduation certificate and transcripts available till the application date are also acceptable. Official graduation certificate and transcripts of all grades shall be submitted timely after being received.
-Language Proficiency Certificate
If the score sheet is not available at the time of application, applicants may upload a screen shot of your scores. But the original score sheet is required when registration.
-Statement of Financial Support (You can download at http://apply.shu.edu.cn)
-Two Letters of Recommendation with Signature
Written in English or Chinese by two different professors or associate professors from previous academic institutions, or work supervisors, etc. The referee’s signature and contact information are necessary.
-Choose Supervisor Online and Get Accepted
(Please note that it is not required to choose supervisor for following Master programs: School of Economics, MBA center and SILC Business School. The colleges will arrange soon after they register at Shanghai University.)
-Study Plan or Research Proposal in China
Written in English or Chinese (according to the teaching language of the program), more than 800 words, including research achievements so far (e.g. title and abstracts of graduation thesis or published paper), reasons of choosing SHU, study and research plan, future career plan, etc.
-Certificate of No Criminal Record
Note: for any applicants who can not get the Certificate of No Criminal Record at home country, please sign the No criminal record Commitment with Shanghai University (You can download at http://apply.shu.edu.cn).
-Others (Refer to Departmental standards)
Applicants for art majors should provide at least two examples of artworks;
① Documents not in Chinese or English should be accompanied with translations from notaries or issuing departments.
② During application, only need to upload the scanned documents, and the original documents should be provided for reference when registration.
4. Application and Admission
Application fee: RMB 500 (Non-refundable)
Tuition fee: RMB 32500 per year
Types of scholarship are available for international student at Shanghai University. More information please refer to the 2021 Scholarship Application Guide.
7. Contact us
International Students Admission Office
College of International Education, Shanghai University
Add: No. 99Shangda Road, BaoShan District, Shanghai 200444, China.
Contact: Ms. Zhang Tingting.