University of Shanghai for Science and Technology - USST



Peter Hartges

Tsinghua Program


+49 241 80 90683




University of Shanghai for Science and Technology was founded 105 years ago. The university is distributed among six locations within the city of Shanghai. The current university resulted in 1996 from a fusion of the Technical Universities of East China and Shanghai Insitute of Mechanical Engineering, the former Shanghai Industry School. Up until 1998 it was under the direction of the Ministry of Mechanical Engineering. Today focus is clearly placed on the technical disciplines, however teaching has strengthened in subjects such as management, natural sciences, and medicine. The university has 15 colleges, two departments, 30 research institutes, 12 research centers, and three research academy institutes. The university has ten partnerships with universities abroad, including MIT and HAW Hamburg.

General Information







Number of Students



University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

International Office


Type of Agreement

Partnership with Faculty 5

Who can apply?

Bachelor students starting in the 3rd semester
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

Winter semester: Beginning of September to the end of January
Summer semester: Beginning of March to the end of June

Language Courses

Chinese Language Program

Course Offerings As a rule, exchange students may not select Master’s courses in economics at Chinese partner universities. Please check the websites of the partner university for specific details or enquire directly.

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

At least good English skills

Submit application to Prof. Rafig Azzam
Application Deadline in the International Office

December 15: 1-2 semesters starting the winter semester of the upcoming academic year

August 15: 1 semester starting the summer semester of the upcoming academic year – only for allocation of remaining spots

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 300 to 500 euros
Funding Possibilities

Scholarship Program of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations Support from the partner university: Yes
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at Moveonline Exchange
Additional Information Foreign Office