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Contemporary Challenges Credits
Language Immersion

Shandong University (China)

Jinan, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 05, 2020
Jan 24, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Sep 05, 2020
Jul 15, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 28, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.5
Restrictions

Intermediate or higher Chinese language ability required

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Founded in 1864, Shandong University is one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Located in the ancient heartland of Chinese scholarship – in Jinan, not far from Confucius’ hometown – Shandong University is a renowned, comprehensive research institution. Shandong offers English-taught programs at the bachelors and masters degree levels, with some masters courses open to advanced undergraduates with appropriate background.  Subject areas include Economics, Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical – Design, Manufacturing, Automation), Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Biochemical Pharmacy, Nursing, Business, Tourism Management, and some medical sciences-related courses. Intensive and extensive Chinese language courses are also available. Students with advanced Chinese language ability may be eligible to take classes in other areas in which Shandong University is a national leader: economics, philosophy, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, military science, fine arts Students may apply to any academic program offered

The skyline of Jinan

Program Locations

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In the foreground, a red tassle hangs in front of the blue sky. In the background is a traditional Chinese temple.

China

Jinan

Jinan, has been one of China’s great cities for nearly 3000 years, and is the modern, bustling capital of Shandong Province today – 2 hours to Beijing and 4 hours to Shanghai by bullet train.  Shandong itself is an ancient seat of Chinese learning -- Confucius (551-479 BC) was born, educated, and spent most of his life in this area, as did Zou Yan (305-240 BC), often called the “founder of all Chinese scientific thought.”  In Jinan you will find old China and new China woven together, with traditional architecture – some more than 1000 years old – next door to gleaming skyscrapers. Known as the "City of Springs," Jinan boasts 72 breath-taking natural springs both in the urban center and the areas surrounding it..   Some interesting places to explore and discover are the park-enclosed Baotu Spring; near the city center, expansive Daming Lake has landscaped islands and parkland with temples and pavilions; and the modern Shandong Museum with its huge collection of provincial artifacts, spanning the Neolithic Longshan culture to the Ming dynasty.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Shandong University website.  We will work with you to get the syllabi for courses that interest you so that you can review the course content with your Rutgers professors and advisors.  Shandong U is known as a comprehensive university with a long tradition of excellence in the humanities and social sciences, and new state-of-the-art facilities for sciences and engineering.  Students with advanced Chinese language ability may be eligible to take courses in any major. Students who are learning or just beginning to study Chinese are expected to take Chinese language course(s) at Shandong U while doing other coursework in English.

Shandong University comprises 8 campuses (Jinan Central Campus, Hongjialou Campus, Baotuquan Campus, Qianfoshan Campus, Software Park Campus, Xinglongshan Campus, Qingdao Campus and Weihai Campus) in three different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai), covering an area of over 533 hectares (including 200 hectares of Qingdao campus, the university’s stunning new campus by the sea..)

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both Shandong University and Rutgers University.  The credit translation system between Shandong and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Shandong will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail - you will not receive the credits.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Mid September

Mid January

Spring Semester

Late March

Mid July

Housing and Meals

Students apply for housing after receiving their acceptance from Shandong University.  Every room is equipped with central heating facilities and a telephone set. Rooms have private shower bath and toilet; all rooms are installed with air-conditioners. Wifi and/or Ethernet are available in all rooms, and public kitchens and washing machines are also accessible to students in the dormitory. Each international student is provided with one set of bedding upon arrival, and he/she needs to bring other daily necessities when checking in. Each international student is responsible for changing bedding and the cleaning of his\her room.

In order to learn more about your choices of accommodation, please visit the Shandong University housing website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $7,240 $10,440
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $220
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $4,170.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $7,240 $10,440
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $220
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $4,170.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.