Important Update: Fall 2014 NYU Shanghai Housing



Dear Students,

We have just learned that renovations of the Belgravia apartment complex that was due to house study away students this fall are behind schedule and will not be ready for the beginning of the semester.

However, we are pleased to inform you that we were able to secure space for students at the Grand Pujian Residence ( for the entire fall semester. The Grand Pujian, which is also home to some NYU Shanghai faculty, is a full-service apartment building, located one subway station away or a 15-20 minute walk from the NYU Shanghai campus. We will be providing shuttle service between the apartment and campus Monday-Friday and Safe Ride in the evening.

Each apartment is equipped with WiFi through which you can connect to the NYU Shanghai VPN to access the full array of internet services, and has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, and DVD player.  The building also has a fitness center, and bedding and cleaning services twice a week. The first floor welcome center provides 24/7 concierge service, coffee, and snacks. An international grocery store “Lotus” is about a 5 minute walk away.

The shift in sites does require us to make two significant changes – students will now be living in converted double rooms, within three-bedroom, two-bathroom, serviced apartments (1350 square feet). This change also enables us to reduce the semester housing cost from $5,980 to $3,950. If you have already paid your fall semester bill, you will receive a credit to your account for the difference in accommodation costs.

To ensure that we match you with your requested room, please complete this google form where you can pull in your roommate and/or complete a full suite of 6 students.  If you do not have a roommate preference, we will randomly assign you based on your lifestyle question submitted in the housing application.

Roommate / Suite Mate Request Form

We ask that you complete this form by Wednesday August 14th so we can make your housing assignments and send out your confirmation.

While we are sorry for the change, we are confident that you will be very happy in the Grand Pujian, and are very excited to see you soon.


David Pe | Assistant Dean of Students

*Photo shown is the current bed, but will be changed to the single beds in the room.

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Visa Status Survey Due August 15th

If you have not obtained your immigration documents needed to apply for the visa, please contact OGS immediately.

Please let us know if you have obtained your visa by completing the OGS Visa Status Survey.  You should have received the survey via email on July 24th.  The OGS Visa Status Survey must be completed by August 15th.   Please note if you are a Chinese citizen you do not have to complete the survey.

If you are experiencing difficulty with the visa process please contact OGS immediately at 212-998-4242 or

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Reminder: Books & Course Materials Will Be Provided and Charged To Your eBill

As a reminder, all your books and course materials will be made available to you upon arrival in Shanghai. A fee of 2800 RMB will be added to your Bursar bill and should be paid along with the other charges and fees for your time away this fall. Please note, even if you chose to purchase books from a third party, the charge will still appear on your account. NYU Shanghai advises students to wait until arrival to get their books.

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Pre-Departure Checklist

You’ll be on a plane before you know it.  Take a minute to look through this final checklist to make sure that all of your bases are covered:

  • For students who are required to obtain an entry visa prior to arrival, ensure this is complete
  • Register for 12 – 18 credits; this does not include any waitlisted courses
  • Pay your NYU e-Bill
  • Register for HTH and print out the confirmation card
  • Register with the Moses Center if applicable
  • Submit Medical Forms to the Health Center
  • Submit your Flight Details to NYU Traveler
  • Notify your bank and credit cards that you will be abroad
  • NYU Students: Bring your NYU ID!
  • Visiting Students: Submit your photo for an NYU ID!
  • Have all medications you may need for the full term & bring a copy of prescriptions (medication, eyeglasses, etc.) and carry it with you in your carry on
  • Make photocopies of your passport/visa, ID, and cards (bank, credit card). Leave one copy of this packet with your parents and bring a set with you in your carry-on
  • Bring your flight confirmation print-out to the airport
  • Check the luggage restrictions for your airline before you pack
  • Have some cash on hand to get you through the first few days (you can exchange at the airport if needed)
  • Pack a carry on with all important paperwork, phone numbers, medications, and a change of clothes in case your luggage arrives late
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HTH Health Insurance Emails Received

By now you should have received an email from NYU Student Insurance/HTH Worldwide with your certificate number and instructions about creating your HTH profile. This was sent to your NYU email address only. Please register and bring your health insurance card with you.

If you have studied on an NYU program in a past semester, you should log in to HTH as you have in the past (you do NOT need to re-register) and check to see that the details/dates of the plan are correct. You can also print out your new ID card reflecting your updated coverage.

As a reminder, all students are expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of the semester. HTH is valid only for the dates of your study away program.

Please notify Luis Peña ( if you did not receive an email from HTH Worldwide to ensure it is resent or if your program/coverage dates are incorrect.  Be sure to check your spam folder first, as they sometimes end up there.

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NYU Student ID Cards

Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYUCard, is now easier than ever.

Visiting students/first-time card holders: visit to submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center team, have your NYUCard created. Photos approved by August 4 will be processed and sent to your study away site ahead of your arrival.

Note:  You must be registered for 12-18 credits for your ID to be successfully created.

Current and returning students: Please remember to bring your NYU ID card with you to your study away site!  

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What Should I Have Done By Now?

By now, you should have already:

Please make sure you’re on top of your to-dos!

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