Shanghai International Studies University| December 07, 2023


Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) was founded in December 1949 and is one of China's top university for linguistics, modern languages, intercultural studies, and global and regional studies.

It is a member of the United Nations MoU network and the Double First Class and Project 211 universities identified by China's Ministry of Education.  

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SISU is ranked highly among Chinese institutions in the QS World University Rankings, and it received an A+ rating (in the category of foreign languages and literature) in the Ministry of Education's academic evaluation, tying for the first place in China.

The university currently offers courses in 54 languages, including 39 modern languages and 15 classical and constructed languages.


A view of the SISU campus in Shanghai. [Photo/]

Ninety percent of its faculty has international experience, with over 340 foreign academics on staff.

SISU has also compiled and published a series of Mandarin Chinese textbooks to be used by non-Chinese speakers. Around 4,000 international students have been enrolled each year in its Chinese language programmes or other degree schemes, and 9 Confucius Institutes have been established in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.

SISU has established partnerships with more than 440 universities and institutions from 62 countries and regions and has maintained close connections with international organisations, including the United Nations and the European Union.

SISU has two campuses: Hongkou Campus and Songjiang Campus, covering a total area of 74.7 hectares.


SISU's pioneering Museum of World Languages is one of the few language museums in the world and the first in China featuring global linguistic diversity. [Photo/]

Contact Us

Office of International Student Affairs

Address: Room 202, Building 2, No 550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai, 200083, China

Post code: 200083

Fax: 021-35372905


(Statistics as of January 2024)