Shanghai Maritime University


Shanghai Maritime University (ShMU; Chinese: 上海 海事 大学) is known as one of the state universities in Shanghai, The Republic of China. ShMU is a multidisciplinary university that covers fields such as technics, management, finance, jurisprudence, humanities, and science, with particular attention to the merchant navy, logistics, and the ocean.

Shanghai Maritime University

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Shanghai Maritime University recruits 120-160 students for scholarships every year. Scholarships for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree as well as for language courses are provided.


Chinese marine education arose in Shanghai and emerged from the merchant navy section of the Shanghai Industrial Academy, established in 1909. Shanghai Maritime University was established by the Ministry of Connection in 1959. In accordance with the adjustment of the layout of the ShU and to develop the building services of the Shanghai International Merchant navy Center, the new Lingang building was opened in 2008. On October 20, 2019, SMU will celebrate its 110th anniversary.


A very wide selection of specialties is offered for ShMU entrants. Currently, it has 2 postdoctoral research stations, twenty-three Ph.D. programmes, sixty MA programmes, forty-eight bachelor programmes, and ten affiliate scientists’ programmes.

Shanghai Maritime University

There are twelve regional and city key research institutes and laboratories, one key discipline at the state stage, six specialties at the state stage with special characteristics, ten key disciplines at the ministerial or city stage, and seventeen Shanghai city “educational heights” in ShMU. Moreover, the technics subjects of ShMU has taken 1% in the ESI ranking worldwide. ShMU possesses a water tuition core, a Yufeng ship, a 10,000-ton container ship for tuition and internships, and a brand-new 48,000-ton Yyngtze dry-cargo ship for a training ship called the Yuming ship.


In 2004, the results showed that the baccalaureate degree conducted by the Ministry of Education, the ShMU received an “A” mark (excellent). Then, two years later, the English-language department of ShMU got another “A” mark in the evaluation of the Ministry of Education. ShMU has known its many research awards with the national awards for scientific and technical projects and awards for sci-tech progress above the city and ministerial levels in 2017.

Shanghai Maritime University

Faculty Structure

Currently, ShMU contains a lo of Colleges such as College of Merchant Fleet, College of Transportation and Connection, College of Finance and Management, College of Technics Logistics (Sino-Dutch College of Mechanics and Electronics), Faculty of Jurisprudence, College of Information Technics, College of Foreign Languages, and others.

Shanghai Maritime University

Approximately 25,000 full-time learners gain knowledge at ShMU, of which more than 16,500 are bachelor learners and approximately 6,000 are post-graduate. Of the approximately 1,300 are full-time pedagogues, 160 are professors, and 63% are a Ph.D. In the last ten years, different types of specialists have graduated from the university for the country’s merchant navy industry. Graduates work for merchant navy companies, port enterprises, and government agencies. ShMU is deservedly considered the “nurse of international transport specialists.”

International cooperation

Exchange and collaboration with foreign academies, institutions, and industrial companies play a significant role in ShMU, so it began to cooperate with approximately 90 institutions, paying attention to pedagogue communication, mutual school management, collaboration in research, learner exchange, and so on. In addition, ShMU has set up a trusting relationship with an internationally renowned shipping organization, for instance, the International Marine Organization, the Baltic and International Marine Council, and Classification society in Norway.

ShMU created an “international class”, in which learners of marine educational institutions in the USA, Canada, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, and others are interested. Approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2011, the bachelor of science programme in logistics control proposed by the Shanghai Marine University in partnership with the Provincial Marine University is welcome to applicants from Central and East Africa, which is an innovative foreign programme that can be awarded a bachelor’s degree in Chinese among ShU. Since 2012, the ShMU has been claimed to receive a scholarship from the Chinese government, which will help advance the internationalization of ShMU.

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Name 上海海事大学
City Shanghai
Ranking in China 153
International ranking 1277
Undergraduate 2910 USD/year
Postgraduate 3341 USD/year
Accommodation 260 USD/month
Cost of living $582-1,224 USD/mon.
Scholarships ☑️
Seats 146
Deadline 10-30 May
Students 24,000
Foreign students 1,000
Location 1550 Haigang Ave, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China

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