University Guidance

YCIS Shanghai employs four full-time University and Career Guidance Counsellors to help Secondary students evaluate their educational and professional future, and to help them optimise their chances to succeed in their desired goals.

The University Guidance Office (UGO) offers career planning guidance on and assistance with IB course selection so students are prepared to attend university in their chosen field and chosen country. The UGO also offers one-on-one college planning support, assists students in compiling the necessary materials required for university and college applications, and helps prepare transcripts and reference letters for students. The Counsellors’ expertise in the application processes allows them to help keep students and parents informed about the requirements for tertiary studies, the courses and programmes offered in various countries, and the application processes.

Visits by representatives from a wide range of universities and colleges from the US, the UK, Australia, Continental Europe, Canada, and elsewhere are arranged throughout the academic year, giving students and their parents an opportunity to meet and speak with overseas university representatives about admission to their respective universities, as well as university life and their academic programmes.

Information nights and career days are frequently organised on campus to better prepare our students for the planning of their future. Overseas university acceptance is impressive year to year, as our culturally diverse and diligent students continue to achieve their academic goals, attaining some of the top scores in China and the world.


Recent University Acceptances Include:

  • Stanford University (United States)
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College of London
  • University of Bath
  • King’s College London
  • Yale-NUS (United States / Singapore)
  • New York University
  • Brown University (United States)
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Tufts University
  • Boston University
  • University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Seoul National University
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Singapore Management University

To download the complete University Acceptance Profile, please click here.
To contact our University Guidance Counsellors, please click here.
To learn more about the achievements of students at YCIS, please click here.


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