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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: George Bush School of Government and Public Service Academic Department: International Affairs, Public Service & Administration
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor:
Janeen Wood, Kerri Vance
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Program Coordinator

Dr. Gregory Gause

Study Abroad Advisor

Kerri Vance

Helpful Links:
Shanghai Institute for International Studies Homepage
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options
Shanghai, China City Guide
China Travel Guide

Shanghai Institute for International Studies
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Shanghai, China

Founded in 1960, the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) is a comprehensive research organization for mid-term and long-term studies in international politics, economy, security strategy and China’s external relations. Relations among the world’s major powers such as United States, Japan, Europe, Russia and the Asia-Pacific are SIIS’s main focus areas. The SIIS’s principal publications include Survey of International Affairs, International Review and World Outlook
In 2006, the SIIS was ranked one of the top ten think tanks in all of China. Additionally, in a 2007 research report by Foreign Policy Research Institute, the SIIS was listed as one of the top ten think tanks in the world outside of the United States. The SIIS maintains academic exchanges and cooperative relations with prestigious universities and leading research institutions both in China and in 30 other countries.

China’s largest city, the food, the people, the European streets, the art deco buildings, the narrow alleys and the sense of purpose are all facets of Shanghai’s appeal. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai is a global financial center and the world’s busiest container port. The Bund, the City God Temple, the Yu Garden and the extensive Lujiazui skyline are just a few of the city’s main attractions. Art galleries are scattered across the city while nightlife and music options have exploded.
Acrobatics shows and Chinese operas are always favorites. Even though Chinese shoppers constitute 47% of the global luxury-goods market for products such as Prada and Gucci, there are pop-up boutiques, bustling markets, funky vintage shops and young designer outlets to explore for a day out. Beyond clothing, antiques, ceramics, art, Tibetan jewelry and the like can also be found throughout the city. Aside from the modern city architecture including the world’s second tallest tower in Pudong district, Shanghai’s historical past has left the city with art deco buildings from the 1920s.  Shanghai’s mouth-watering restaurant scene is varied and exciting. Food is the hub of China’s social life. It is over a meal that people catch up with friends and celebrate business deals.

  • This program is limited to students in the Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during 
  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
  • Academic Year

Since SIIS is a research institution, students generally receive course credit at the Bush School for directed studies (INTA 685) and for a professional internship (INTA 684).

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student