Shanghai City Lab

Unit  APG5066
Credit Points 12 credit points
Location Xujiahui Campus, Shanghai
Coordinators Professor Justin O’Connor & Dr Xin Gu
Overseas Dates Winter Study Tour
Applications Open  January 2018 – Submit an Expression of Interest!
Application Process See here for how to apply

Program details

Shanghai City Lab is open to other masters students across the faculty. It is run in partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), China’s third ranking university, through their School of Media and Design under the umbrella of the Cultural Economy Summer School.

Shanghai City Lab takes place in the historic Xujiahui campus located next to Shanghai’s vibrant French Concession. The unit is delivered via lectures, industry guest speakers and extensive site visits across this city of over 20 million people.

The assessment for this unit will be based on background reading and fieldwork, and involve group presentation, a written essay and a media-travelogue, encouraging you to use sounds and images, along with words, to reflect on your experience of the city.

Key Dates

Pre-departure Session (Compulsory) May 2018
On Campus teaching June 2018 (pre tour) and July (post tour)
Overseas Dates July 2018
Results See here


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship.

This Program has $2000 Endeavour scholarships offered to Domestic and Permanent Resident students, and these will be granted based on personal statement provided on application.

Find out more about scholarships and loans available for outbound students.

Program Fee

Deposit (Paid on application) $0
Balance (Pain on acceptance) $0
Total Program Fee No Program Fee

Included in Program Fee

  • Travel Insurance (All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)

Not included in Program Fee

  • Accommodation
  • Spending Money
  • International Return Flights* and associated transfers
  • Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)

Health, Wellbeing and Vaccinations

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Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

*Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
**Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.