China Founded: 1949

About Us

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), established in 1949, is one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape.

SISU is an internationally recognised, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary, globalised nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future torchbearers for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.

As a globalised and top-notch university in China, SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar. The university offers 25 foreign language degree programmes and 13 non-linguistic degree programmes. At present, the University runs 41 master’s degree programs, 14 doctoral programs and 2 postdoctoral stations.

Currently, SISU has a full-time enrolment of over 1,400 postgraduate students, including more than 200 doctoral students.

SISU has now established partnerships with more than 300 universities and institutions from 55 countries and regions. Over the past five years, around 4,000 international students have been enrolled each year in SISU Chinese language programs or other degree schemes.