Carlson School Exchange in China: Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityGraduate Global Immersion
The academic calendar at Antai will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.
Fall Semester 2024:
September 16, 2024 - January 19, 2025
Spring Semester 2025:
Late February - Late June 2025
The priority deadline for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 is February 1st, 2024 at noon.
- Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
- You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
- You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
- You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
- A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
- You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
What is a business exchange program?
- With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the worlds largest emerging economy.
- With over 20 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City of God Temple, Yu Garden and the extensive Lujiazui skyline.
- As the only business school in Mainland China triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, aims to develop the highest-level managerial talent, with fully international viewpoints and capabilities, and the ability to compete in the global economy.
- The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
- Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
- Exchange students may apply for on-campus dormitory housing, but placements are not guaranteed
- Most international exchange students live in the Xuhui campus in downtown Shanghai
- The Xuhui campus is 45 minutes away from the Minghang campus where the undergraduate business courses are held
- Graduate exchange students take courses in the Antai MBA program.
- Graduate exchange students must enroll in the minimum number of credits outlined by the host university. The UMN does not have a minimum course requirement for graduate students on semester exchange.
- Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcripts.
- Most graduate students have an average courseload of about 2 - 20 credits per semester.
- Business courses taught in English are available to exchange students.
- For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
- Please note that Antai College does not accept students who are Chinese nationals (mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) as international exchange students
- Currently enrolled in a Carlson School graduate program
- In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
- All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country. The Carlson Global Institute will not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs and are not visa experts.
- The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well.
To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 is February 1, 2023 at noon. Applications will open in Fall 2021 term. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline. Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.
Cost Estimate (Summary)
Expenses are based on a 5 month semester. These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
|Estimated Expenses 2023-24|
|Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)||UMN Per-credit (varies by credit load and UMN degree program)|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$2,300|
|Visa Fee (based on US passport)||$185|
|Mandatory In-Country Health Insurance||$58|
|Books and Materials||$200|
|Housing & Food||$3,200|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
|Total||$8,608 + tuition costs|