The University of Connecticut is partnering with Academic Programs International (API), a preferred housing provider, to offer housing to students in Shanghai. API offers the University of Connecticut students the option to live in local student accommodations.

As a University of Connecticut student, you join a diverse community in a dynamic city. We encourage students unfamiliar with Shanghai, particularly first-year students, to take advantage of student housing. Program housing includes internet, maintenance services, and 24/7 emergency lines. No guarantors are needed, as API handles all of the housing arrangements.


More information about the available housing options can be found below. Housing is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must be approved for the program by UConn, maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, and not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation to be eligible to participate. Housing payments are non-refundable under any circumstances. After the standard housing application deadline availability may be more limited and cannot be guaranteed. Late housing requests will be considered on a space-available basis.

Once you have reviewed the information and are ready to apply, click on the “Apply for Housing” button in the top right corner of the page. You will rank each housing type in order of preference on the application and receive a confirmed housing offer after the housing application period has closed. All housing is subject to availability, and a student’s first housing choice cannot be guaranteed. Your specific housing assignment, including the address, will be provided two to three weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Questions about the housing options or the application can be sent to [email protected].

Click here to review the student Housing Agreement & Regulations.

Students will move in on February 20, 2022 prior to the start of fall semester classes. Move out is scheduled for June 25, 2022.

Student Residence “A” (double or single)

This student accommodation is located within close walking distance to the main gate of ECNU’s City Campus (approximately 5 minutes), and within approximately 3 minutes of the closest Metro Station. 

The residence is very clean and safe with security personnel stationed at the entrance, as well as facial recognition equipment at the front gate. All residents are visiting students enrolled at ECNU. No other guests or visitors are permitted.

Shared rooms (two students per room) and private rooms are available. Bathrooms are ensuite. Each room includes:

  • Furniture (bed, desk, wardrobe)
  • Bed linens
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Unlimited use of electricity and water
  • Weekly cleaning services

Meals are not included, but a shared refrigerator and microwave are available. Pay-per-use washing machines and dryers are available on-site (RMB10 each). 

Student Residence A is located close to the East China Normal University (ECNU) City Campus. Depending on the courses selected, it may be necessary for students to travel to ECNU’s Minhang Campus to attend some classes. A university shuttle is available on a limited basis between the ECNU City Campus and the Minhang Campus (approximately 45-60 minutes) or students may travel between campuses as necessary using the Metro or public bus.

*Closest Metro Station: Line 3 & 4 & 13 Jin-sha-jiang road Station

地铁: 上海地铁3/4/13号线 金沙江路站

Student Residence A – Double: $2,410

Student Residence A – Single: $4,025


Application Deadline: December 1st 2021

Payment Deadline: Full payment not until December 10th, 2021


  • Student Residence A – Double: $2,410
  • Student Residence A – Single:Single: $4,025

* Housing fees include the full housing period. The housing deposit is applied toward the total cost.