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Study in Shanghai

The thriving metropolis of Shanghai needs no introduction: famous worldwide for its bustling business and cultural life, it is a major global center for technology, finance, transport, media, fashion...and of course design! The city also offers and exhilarating cultural and social scene.

Thanks to its vitality and recent evolution, Shanghai is a strategic location to develop a transcultural approach to design. It is also a fantastic platform for observing and experimenting in order to better understand the habits and customs of China.

L’École de design is in Shanghai since 2010 through its permanent branch, the China Studio and the International Design Strategy MDes program - offering a 2-year immersive experience in China’s cultural and economical context.

Shanghai gives the opportunity to live a true transcultural experience

Obtaining a Chinese visa

After confirmation of your admission at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, you are required to start the administrative procedures in order to obtain a student visa (X) for China.

If you are a European citizen:
In order to obtain the visa, you need to follow the 2 steps procedure:

  • Getting the JW202 form and the admission attest from the University of Shanghai
  • Getting the student visa (X) from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in your country.

If you are not a European citizen:
Contact the China Studio of L’École de design so we can assist you with the procedures.

Shanghai great business place

Further reading

Lodging may be expensive in Shanghai but daily life is fairly affordable
Food in Shanghai is diverse and unexpensive