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Intercultural Communication [IC]
- General Information

    Program Overview

    This program goes beyond comparisons of culture to examine issues in intercultural education and training, cross-cultural psychology, interpersonal communication, and cross-cultural business management. Starting from the history and status of the IC field, prominent concepts and theories, analytical, descriptive, and critical research methodologies, and personal or professional applications are learned through group projects, discussions, or original investigations. Students should then be theoretically and practically equipped to integrate the analysis of culture, context, and discourse into their future academic or professional careers, and develop themselves as well-rounded, competent intercultural analysts and communicators.


    Public Academic Courses-4

    Basic Academic Courses-4

    IC Major Courses-6

    IC Elective Courses-3

    Total Courses required: 17

    Main Courses

    IC Major Courses IC Elective Courses
    Intercultural Communication Competence: Theory & Practice Contrastive Culture and Translation
    Seminal Readings in Intercultural Communication Research Cross-cultural & Indigenous Approaches to Values & Identity Research
    Foundations of Intercultural Research: History & Status at least one elective course in American Culture Studies is encouraged
    Cross-cultural Research Methods
    IC Education and Training
    Intercultural Business Communication (IBC)

    Registration Time: Augu 29 - Augu 30 2016

    Registration Address: Office of International Student Affairs,F1, Building 2, Shanghai International Studies University,550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai 200083


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 23,000 pre year
    RMB 46,000 in total (About $ 8,435)
    Accommodation Fee
    SISU Guesthouse
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 95
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 165
    SISU Hotel
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 130
    Foreign Experts’ Building
    Double Room RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 100
    Jinjiang Inn (Hongkou Football Stadium)
    Double Room RMB 85
    Single Room RMB 160
    International Students Dormitory
    Double Room RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 100
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 450 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  23,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Applicants shall be Non-Chinese citizens with reliable financial support and custody who are university graduates with bachelor’s degree and in good health.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must have a good command of English, with one of the following: TOEFL IBT (internet based) test result of at least 80 points, TOEFL (computer based) test result of at least 213 points, TOEFL (paper based) test result of at least 550 points, or IELTS test result of at least 6.0. This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has studied for at least two years at, or received a degree from an English speaking high school, college, or university.

Applicants with IELTS between 4.5 and 6.0 or equivalent may be admitted conditionally. Conditional students will be required to pass an Entrance Examination in English.

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

3. 4 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm)

4. Diploma and academic record in original or notarized copy in English or Chinese

5. Personal statement in English

6. Research abilities

A summary list and abstract of each published paper, research project, or any other materials that certify your research abilities.

7. Two Letters of Recommendation

Two original recommendation letters from a professor or associate professor in English or Chinese.

8. English Test Proficiency

TOEFL / IELTS certificate or a statement of certification from the institution awarding your most recent degree confirming that the language of instruction was in English.

9. Note

In certain cases, SISU may require applicants to submit some additional materials.

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  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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