This exchange program aims to promote and expand international understanding, development, and friendship, as well as to stimulate and support educational, professional and intercultural activities. The program is sponsored by Moritz College of Law and is available only to degree-seeking students in that College.
East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) is located in Shanghai and was founded in 1952. The university has the distinction of being one of the first law programs established in the People’s Republic of China.
Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world, with an estimated population of approximately 24 million people. The city is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River along the eastern coast of China. Because of its location, it remains a major port with significant financial importance.
Admitted participants will be registered in the temporary study abroad placeholder course. Specific information about this registration will be communicated, post-nomination, by the college’s registrar.
Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be degree-seeking students in the Moritz College of Law who have been selected by faculty committee and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Interested students must first submit a supplemental application to Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs. Please visit the Moritz Education Abroad website for details. Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included. In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.