Shanghai Ocean University has been accepting overseas students since 1955. It maintains close partnerships with universities and international organizations from the US, Japan, Russia, Australia, and South Korea. SHOU is also a long-term partner in key international programs such as the China-US Cooperation Program for Marine Biological Resources, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the Asian Fisheries Society, and the International Center of Living Aquatic Resources Management. 

Shanghai Ocean University focuses on the development of degree programs in agriculture, science, engineering, economics, management, and the arts.

  • National Ranking: 117
  • International students: 1200 from over 80 countries
  • Scholarship available

Featured programs

Language programs

Duration: 4 weeks, one semester or one year

  • Preparatory Program
  • International Summer Program
  • Intensive Chinese Program
  • General Chinese Program

Bachelor degrees

English taught

  • Marketing
  • Information Management & Information Systems

Chinese taught

  • (1+3) International Economics and Trade
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquarium Science and Technology
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Fishery Science and Technology
  • Marine Science
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Information and Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Packaging Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Logistics Management
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • English Language & Literature

Master’s degrees

English taught

  • Marine Science
  • Biology
  • Aquaculture
  • Fishing Science
  • Food Science and Engineering
  • Fishery Economics
  • Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
  • Computer Science & Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Machinery

Chinese taught

  • Marine Science
  • Fishery Resources
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Law
  • Translation (English Translation)
  • Electronic Information
  • Applied Economics


English taught

  • Aquaculture
  • Biology
  • Fishing Science
  • Food Science & Engineering
  • Fishery Economics
  • Marine Science

English taught

  • Marine Science
  • Fishery Environment Protection & Management
  • Fishing Resources

And many many more! Contact us to get the whole educational offer!

Tuition fees for self-supported students

  • Non-degree up to CNY 20 000
  • Bachelor’s degree: from CNY 20 000 to CNY 32 000/year
  • Master’s degree: from CNY 25 000 to CNY 31 000/year
  • Doctorate: from CNY 28 000 to CNY 35 000/year


  • Price: CNY 600 to CNY 1800/month

Overseas students live at the International Students Apartment Building. The public common areas include a study lounge, an activity room, as well as kitchens and laundry rooms. All rooms are equipped with an air conditioner, beds, desks, wardrobes, Internet/telephone outlets, and other basic necessities.

Types of rooms: twin rooms or single rooms.