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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

East China Normal University

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available for 2021/22: 10 full year places (Priority for MLAC students)

University website:

Term Dates: September to January and February to June

Programme Information

Application Deadlines:

  • 15th November (Spring Semester)
  • 15th May (Fall Semester)

Academic Information


ECNU offers a limited selection of courses taught in English, focusing on Chinese culture and society through the Global China Program. Additionally, students can take courses in the Chinese language.

Language Requirements

  • For "General visiting students programs": You must be proficient in Chinese - New HSK-4 for programs of the Chinese language department. New HSK-5 for other programs.
  • For "Global China Program" and Language Programs: There are no specific language requirements. Students do not need HSK certificates to apply for those two programs.


Accomodation is available on-campus through the university. Off-campus private housing is also available.

Applications for accommodation will be open from 11th to 15th June. General informationon accommodation locations, room types and prices can be found here

Supporting Documents Required

  • Application form
  • Highest education certificate
  • Transcript
  • HSK certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Elaborate Study Plan
  • 400RMB Application Fee (non-returnable)

Student Support

ECNU have a page entitled 'Student Life' containing helpful information on Health & Insurance, facilities and useful contacts (below) etc.

ECNU International Students Office (Zhongbei Campus):

Tel: 0086-21-62232013, 62238353

ECNU International Students Office (Minhang Campus):

Tel: 0086-21-54342768

Office Hour: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

Summer School

There are some Summer School opportunities at East China Normal University.

Additional Information

Students studying in China should acquire private health cover for the duration of their study abroad period.


Helpful FAQ's can be found here