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About the University 🏫


The Sino-British College (SBC), is an international university established jointly with the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology (USST) and nine leading UK universities: the University of Bradford, the University of Huddersfield, the University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.


At SBC you can study both a semester and a full bachelor's degree, but not a whole master's as they do not offer this. SBC is based on a beautiful and historic campus in the heart of the vibrant Shanghai. Currently, the university has about 1800 students, about 50 of whom are international students from 20 countries. The teaching takes place in English with instruction from highly qualified academic teachers from over 15 different countries.


SBC is the only Shanghai-based university to be licensed by the Chinese Ministry of Education, which offers courses in collaboration with several overseas universities (the so-called "1 to N model"), either taught entirely at the Shanghai campus or with a study period abroad. Candidates are awarded titles from one of the UK partner institutions.

About the city πŸŒ‡


Shanghai is truly the metropolis of China that challenges New York and Paris in terms of modernity and cultural experiences. With over 24 million inhabitants, you are guaranteed diversity that shines through both with the Chinese but surprisingly also the Western culture that flows together in the big city.


Shanghai has been in resounding development over the years and is today among the world's most rich and innovative cities, where quality of life has increased significantly. There are tons of activities such as international food, wild nightlife, museums, amusement parks (including Shanghai Disney), giant shopping centers, art galleries, sports events and opportunities to create a network with the many "Fortune 500" companies in the city.


What is worth knowing about Shanghai before you come is that the city is divided into two parts, Pudong and Puxi. Pudong was back in the 90s a slightly deserted area consisting of rice paddies and nature, but is today the area you have probably seen in pictures. The area is surrounded by dizzying skyscrapers including one of the world's largest buildings, Jin Mao Tower, Asia's supremely largest department store and the well-known TV tower. Puxi is the city for the adventurous who loves to shop, where the city contains several well-known shopping centers, go to various bars, explore cultural centers and museums and even a Zoo.


Shanghai is undoubtedly an overwhelming experience in just the right way with its futuristic features while keeping the noble Chinese traditions and architecture of ancient China in place.

Housing Opportunities🏫



Students have the opportunity to live on campus on SBC's own student housing. You can choose from a studio apartment or share student accommodation with other fellow students in either a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. The homes are furnished and equipped with all standard equipment including bathroom in the homes.


See more here.



Rayfont Shanghai Celebrity Hotel Apartment

If you would like to stay outside SBC's student accommodations you can book your way close to campus at Rayfont Shanghai Celebrity Hotel Apartments. Prices are reasonable compared to Shanghai standards and there are great facilities such as fitness, sauna, pool, 24/7 security.


See more here.


Admission Requirements

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What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at The Sino-British College, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to The Sino-British College are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at The Sino-British College.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to The Sino-British College in Shanghai can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFLΒ or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at The Sino-British College.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at The Sino-British College vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at The Sino-British College ranges from 10.000 USD to 15.000 USD per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at The Sino-British College for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 5500 USD.


See more about The Sino-British College's tuition fees for international students.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

The Sino-British College uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in February or September.


See more about The Sino-British College's important dates in the academic calendar.

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What the students say

"Shanghai and SBC is a great place to study and live. Whilst in my final year at SBC i did an internship at Porsche which directly led to my new job in Hong Kong" - Philip J..
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