Science Abroad - China: Shandong (Cancelled for 2022)


Students who are eligible for Shandong’s student accommodation will stay on the Bao Tu Quan campus in either a single room without private washroom or double room with a private washroom. Each room is equipped with heating, air conditioner and internet access. 

Students will have access to eat in on-campus cafeterias. Students should budget approximately CAD$420 for meals. 


No group flight is available for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. Please note that if you choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the available dates for the accommodation option you have selected, you will be responsible for arranging your own housing for the extra day(s). 

Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order. Information on the current entry requirements for China is available by visiting the Global Affairs Canada website. Please note that most governments have implemented special entry and exit restrictions and requirements for their territory due to COVID-19.

If your flight plans include a stopover in another country (even if it is just a few hours long), you should also check that country's visa requirements in case you require a transit visa for the stopover.

As of the time of publication (December 2021), Canadian citizens require a X2 visa in order to enter China as a short-term study student, as well as a passport valid for six months beyond their return date. The visa can be obtained from the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements. 

NOTE: Students who need to apply for a X2 visa should apply for it in Toronto.  Students can request a letter of support to assist with their visa application by emailing after the program deposit has been paid to the Summer Abroad office. 

Health and Safety

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order for them to enter the countries listed below as visitors. Information on the entry requirements is available from the embassies/consulates of each country. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

All students admitted to the Science Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also required to attend the Science Abroad PDO, which will take place in May 2022.