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Acupuncture and Tuina Admission Guide 

 (five-year program)


1. Professional orientation:

This major trains acupuncture professionals who master the basic theoretical knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, professional knowledge of acupuncture and massage and professional practice skills, and have good independent learning ability.


2. Main courses:

Basic theories of Chinese medicine, diagnostics of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese pharmacy, prescriptions, normal human anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, meridian and acupoints, acupuncture and moxibustion, massage manipulation, experimental true withdrawal, acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, massage therapy, Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine Classics, etc.

Throughout the learning process of students, teachers will use classroom lectures, group discussions, bedside teaching, simulation demonstrations, skill training, social practice, and problem-centered (PBL) teaching based on actual conditions such as teaching content. Teaching methods, and make every effort to promote the teaching reform of cultivating students' autonomous learning ability. The course also focuses on the training of basic professional skills such as acupuncture, moxibustion, and massage techniques. Classroom lectures are mainly completed in the Zhangjiang campus, and clinical practice is completed in the teaching hospital or affiliated hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


3. Graduation and degree award:

According to the courses specified in the "Instructive Teaching Plan" (Annex 1), those who pass the exam and reach the required credits are allowed to graduate. At the same time, meet the required grade point requirements and various comprehensive examinations. Applicants for a bachelor's degree have reached the new version of the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) with a score of ≥180 points or a grade of ≥210 points (except for ethnic Chinese), approved by the school degree committee, and awarded to medicine Bachelor's degree.


4. Types of classes:

Independent class


5. Application time:

December 1, 2020-June 15, 2021


6. Enrollment time:

In September 2021, the specific time is subject to the "Admission Notice" and "Registration Notes".


7. Entry requirements:

Graduated from high school or above; General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (referred to as A-Level courses), IB or AP courses need to provide transcripts, which have been reviewed and approved.

The new version of the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Level 4 ≥ 195 points (except for ethnic Chinese).

Residents of Mainland China (Mainland), Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan who apply for admission as international students after immigrating to foreign countries must hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for 4 years (inclusive) and the latest 4 years (as of April 2021) Before the 30th of the month), there is a record of actual residence abroad for more than 2 years (the actual residence abroad for 9 months in a year can be calculated as one year, subject to entry and exit signatures).


8. Charging standard:

Registration fee RMB 450/person

Tuition fee RMB 28,000/year

Textbooks are purchased by students on demand

Accommodation fee



Please refer to the "Overview of International Students' Accommodation on Campus in 2020" (Annex 2) (the current standard of accommodation fees is for reference only). The dormitory arrangement at the time of enrollment will be notified to students in mid-July 2021 according to the overall dormitory arrangement of the school. If there is any change in the standard of accommodation fees, it will be implemented according to the 2021 standard.


After students apply for off-campus accommodation and the school agrees, students can live off-campus by themselves at their own expense.


9. Application materials:

Passport homepage (passport must be valid within 6 months from the date of applying);

High school or high school diploma and/or A-Level, IB, AP course transcripts;

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) certificate (except Chinese);

A screenshot of the registration fee payment voucher or website payment;

digital photos:

Filename and file format: Chinese name, jpg format

Image requirements: headless front view; 3.5*5.4 cm; pixels: 626*413


Please be sure to use a clear headless frontal registration photo. The photo will be used to make the campus card logo. If it does not meet the standards, it will affect the use of the campus card after enrollment.


10. Instructions for application:

All application materials must be filled in and uploaded accurately according to the requirements of the online application. The website for online application is Materials that are not specifically required can be uploaded in the "Additional Materials" column.

Please fill in the information of the financial guarantor truthfully. If necessary, the school will notify the applicant to submit the financial guarantee certificate and/or the income certificate of the financial guarantor separately.

The school uses the application material review method to confirm whether the student is admitted. After accepting the application materials, after the school’s admissions team has reviewed and approved, send the "Admission Notice" and "Study Visa Application Form" (JW202 Form or JW201 Form) to the applicant. The application fee will not be refunded due to incomplete application materials, non-admission after the materials are accepted, or the student's voluntarily abandoning admission.

Applicants for the Chinese Government Scholarship should submit the "Physical Examination Form for Foreigners" (Annex 5); applicants for the Shanghai Government Scholarship should submit the "Physical Examination Form for Foreigners" (Annex 5) or "Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine International Students Application Shanghai Government Physical Examination Form for Scholarship" (Attachment 6).

After the applicants are admitted, they must bring the original application materials and the original health certificate (or medical certificate) for verification; the corrected visual acuity of any eye (after wearing glasses or orthokeratology) to 4.8 lens power greater than 800 degrees Those who are blind in one eye and corrected to a lens power of 4.8 or greater than 400 degrees in the other eye, have hearing within 3 meters in both ears, or have hearing in one ear at 5 meters and total deafness in the other ear, strabismus, squint, or stuttering, should not apply for me School; if you have a chronic disease for which you are not sure whether you can enroll, please confirm with the school before submitting the application materials.

If it is found to be inconsistent with the content of the application materials, the school has the right to cancel the applicant's admission qualification. According to national policy, the school implements a full insurance system for international students. After arriving at the school, students must purchase insurance by the regulations, and the insurance period is 1 year each time. Those who fail to pay premiums by the country's regulations in the current year (the premium for 2020 is RMB 800 per year) will not be registered or will be withdrawn from school. If the registration fee is paid by bank transfer (see Article 11), please indicate the applicant’s passport name and application number in the remittance postscript; for online transfer, please keep a screenshot of the successful payment and write it on the screenshot Applicant's passport name and application number; Alipay or WeChat payment methods cannot be used at the application stage.


11. Scholarship:

Chinese Government Scholarship

The funding standards for Chinese government scholarships are implemented by the "Notice of the Ministry of Finance on Improving the Chinese Government Scholarship Funding System and Raising Funding Standards" and other relevant documents. For students who apply for Chinese Government Scholarship Category A to the Chinese Embassy in various countries, if they apply for our school as their first choice, applicants can contact the Admissions Office of the School of International Education of our school to obtain the "Pre-admission Notice" from our school; directly recommended by our school Students who apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship Category B do not need the "Pre-admission Notice".

For details, please see the website


Special Note:

The referees of the Chinese Government Scholarship Category B are directly selected by the school from the students who have obtained the Shanghai Government Scholarship for Foreign Students. It is recommended that students applying for the Shanghai Government Scholarship for Foreign Students complete the application before April 30 and directly apply when applying. Use the "Foreigner Physical Examination Form" (Attachment 5).

Shanghai Government Scholarship for Foreign Students

Established by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. The payment standard of the Shanghai Government Scholarship for Foreign Students shall be implemented by the "Notice on Further Improving the Shanghai Government Scholarship Funding System for Foreign Students and Raising the Funding Standards" and other relevant documents. Students applying for this scholarship must first apply on the "Study in Shanghai" website ( ), and download and print the "Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai Government Type B Scholarship Application" after completing the application form (Undergraduate)" and sign it, then complete the school’s online application. (The registration fee only needs to be paid once). For details, please refer to the "Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine "Shanghai Government Scholarship for Foreign Students" Implementation Rules" (Annex 3)

Preschool Scholarship for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

For details, please see the website

"Inspirational Scholarship" for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

For details, please see the website

"One Belt One Road" Scholarship for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

For details, please see the website

"Credit Bank" for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to the "Interim Regulations on the Use of Credit Banks for International Students of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine" (Annex 4), international students studying for bachelor degree courses can recognize or transfer the items (courses) in the "Credit Bank" before and after admission, Accumulation within the prescribed academic system can be regarded as the degree elective courses that have completed the corresponding credits, and can be used as the basis for tuition reduction or exemption for self-financed students.


12. Contact information:

Consultation location: Admissions and Brand Management Promotion Center, School of International Education, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Room 230)

Address: No. 1200, Cailin Road, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area, Shanghai; Zip Code: 201203

Tel: (86 21) 51322255; Fax: (86 21) 51322276



13. Bank account information:

Account Name: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Account Bank: Dongan Road Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Bank Address: 520 Wanping South Road, Shanghai 200032

Account number: 1001239109004636961

Wire transfer number: ICBKCNBJSHI

Bank joint number: 102290023910


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