Safety & Security


Remain calm; follow these instructions if a fire breaks out:

  1. Turn off all electronics, NO NOT use water to extinguish fire on a power source.
  2. Press the fire alarm, which can be found on the wall at the end of the staircase on each floor.
  3. Evacuate! DO NOT take elevators, take the fire escape instead.
  4. Call the fire emergency center at 119 (you can call this number from any public phones or cell phones).


Streetwise and Travel Safety 

  1. As with any large city, Shanghai has its fair share of pickpockets. It is important to secure belongings before entering crowded areas or before taking buses or the metro. It is also important to keep bags secure in restaurants. Do not carry your passport, visa or wallet in a backpack, unless you carry the backpack in front! The best precaution is to be alert and keep your money and valuables well hidden. Leave all important documents locked away in your room and only bring necessary money if you are going out.
  2. Don’t carry your passport with you unless necessary (only when you exchange money, travel, or go to the hospital). Store your passport in a safe place. If your passport is missing, you must report to the CCSP office immediately.
  3. Take care of your cell phone! It is incredible how many students lose their cell phones every semester in all kinds of situations.
  4. It is great to get to know local people, BUT never go anywhere alone with strangers, especially if you are female. Oftentimes, you will meet people who are looking for English teachers. If you are interested, bring their business cards to the office.
  5. Do not hitch hike.
  6. Be aware that excessive alcohol consumption puts you in a vulnerable position. Students who drink excessively are prone to losing valuable items, such as wallets, ATM cards, and cell phones. Drinking too much can also make you an easy target for potential predators, as you are less aware of your surroundings. If you choose to consume alcohol, please do so responsibly. Remember that you are completely responsible at all times for your actions, whether or not you have been drinking.


Medical Insurance

In order to assure the safety of international students during the study here, and according to the regulations issued by the Chinese Ministry of Education, all international students are required to purchase Foreign Students Overall Insurance. The fee for this insurance is set at RMB 300 per semester. Please be prepared to pay this amount during registration. For further information, please check Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China of Ping An Annuity Insurance Company, Ltd.


In Case of Emergency

Every student will get a card with emergency contacts, please always bring the card with you (or save the contacts in your cellphone) during your stay in Shanghai.

In the event of an emergency in China mainland, you can call:

110: Police (crime, theft, traffic accident)

119: Fire   

120: Ambulance 


Visa Issue

To extend, change, or apply for a re-entry visa, the student must go to the Public Security Bureau. It is necessary to bring the student’s passport, Registration Form of Temporary Residence from the Police Station nearest to the student’s accommodation, and 2 passport photos. Please note that the passport will be held for at least 1 week. Be sure to make plans accordingly and have a copy of your passport and visa on you at all times. The applicant must be present to apply, extend, or change the visa. The PSB will not process the application unless the applicant is there in person to submit it.

Exit-Entry   Administration Department of Shanghai   Public Security Bureau 上海出入境管理局
Shanghai Pudong   District 200080 上海市浦东区
Minsheng Road   1500 民生路 1500号, 邮政编码:200080
Tel: (86 21) 2895   1900 电话:(86   21) 2895 1900
Office hours:   Monday – Saturday (except public holidays) 9:00am – 11:30am; 1:30pm-4:30pm 工作时间:周一至周六早上   9:00至上午 11:30;下午 1:30至   4:30


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