Location: Nanjing, China, Asia

Program Type: UMSL exchange open to graduate students

Language of Instruction: English. Students with a sufficient level of Chinese may take regular courses at the university.

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: August - late July

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

Subjects Available: Graduate Level Only

Application Deadline:

  • Academic Year: February 16 (final)

Subjects Available:

  • Business - Business Administration 

The University: Nanjing University is a comprehensive university. Founded in 1902, it is famous for its educational excellence and academic achievements. The original and main campus is located in the center of the ancient capital, on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Nanjing's scenery is beautiful and the city itself offers an excellent study environment with easy and convenient access to any part of the city.

Academics: Master-level business courses are taught in English each semester. This includes Global Human Resource Management and usually two or three other courses. Please inquire with the UMSL study abroad coordinator for a current list. 

Housing: Students have the option of living in the international student dormitory or renting an apartment in the private sector. The university provides placement in the dormitory; those students wanting an apartment must find one on their own. Dormitory rooms are furnished and both single and double rooms are available. There are common bathrooms and cooking facilities on each floor, as well as internet cafe, laundry room, weight room, and ping pong tables. Each room includes air conditioning, a water heater, safety deposit box, telephone, TV, and internet portal. 

There are many Chinese, Western, Middle Eastern, Korean, and Japanese restaurants close to the dormitory, as well as markets.

Programs & Activities: Comprehensive Chinese language and culture courses are offered at all levels through a language school nearby. Experienced instructors teach listening, speaking, reading, and writing. A variety of culture courses are also offered, including Chinese culture, calligraphy, painting, and poetry.

Location: Nanjing, formerly known in the West as Nanking, is one of China's greatest cities. Its name means "Southern Capital", as it was China's capital city until 1949 when Beijing became the capital. Today, Nanjing is a prosperous city, benefiting both from its proximity to Shanghai (just three hours by train), and from its gateway position on the Yangzi River , which stretches away west deep into China's interior. Nanjing offers a wealth of historic sites and accessible rail and bus travel to other parts of China.

International Office Website: http://www.nju.edu.cn/html/eng/InternationalfhStudents/1.html

Business School Website: http://nubs.nju.edu.cn/en/

Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL. Please note the difference between graduate and undergraduate tuition on the Budget Worksheet and make adjustments accordingly. 

Tuition $3,272.80
Books and course materials $250.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $175.00
Accommodations $2469.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1250.00
Airfare $1500.00
Local Transportation $350.00
Other $1000.00
Total $10266.80*


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 9 graduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply. 
* Costs based off a five month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
*Program information is subject to change.