Live in a shared apartment with other international and local Chinese students during your Chinese course at LTL Shanghai.

You will enjoy your own bedroom with WiFI and bills included.

Apartments are approximately 30 to 40 minutes travel time from our downtown language school and come with all bills, including WIFI and air con already included.

  • Complete freedom
  • Fun, easy and affordable
  • Comfortable apartments
  • Well located for public transport
  • Make friends with your flat mates
  • Practice your Mandarin daily

Great Apartments

Furnished: all apartments are fully furnished
Affordable: very competitive prices for Shanghai
Super safe: all apartments are checked and inspected

All Inclusive

Sheets: bed sheets and towels ready for you upon arrival
Support: ask the LTL team if you need help with anything
Bills included: WIFI, water, electricity etc. already included


Flat mates: quickly become friends with your flat mates
Make friends: enjoy the company of the local community
Good locations: only 20-30 minutes travel time to LTL

LTL Mandarin School

Survival Kit: we bring you to your apartment from the airport
Police registration: full LTL support for getting registered
Flexible: book any duration you need during your course

A shared apartment offers you complete freedom, while keeping costs down and while you might have local Chinese or international flat mates, you will most likely be living together with other LTL students.

As rents in Shanghai in general are very high, our main aim is to offer a low cost accommodation option that can still be booked for flexible times.

That means while apartments are fully furnished, come with air-con, WIFI. They are local student apartments which means they are not a 5 star hotel and the living quality is quite basic. If you are looking to live in a higher quality apartment, have a look at our Teach English Homestay or Homestay options.

For more privacy, we also offer Studio Apartments, where you can enjoy the whole place for yourself. See prices below.

Have a look at some pictures of our shared apartments in our gallery.

Shanghai Apartment Prices (Chinese Yuan)

DurationStandard En-Suite Apartment
1 week3,045
2 weeks5,913
4 weeks11,148
6 weeks15,761
8 weeks19,809
12 weeks26,400
13-52 weeks
(price per week)



How will I wash my clothes?

Shared apartments come with a washing machine, which you can use free of charge.

Where are the apartments located?

The apartments are located in different locations in the city. However as they are never more than 30 minutes travel time from our downtown school in the old French Concessions, they are always central and close to a subway stop.

Will I be immersed into Chinese culture?

This will depend on you, but in the shared apartments most likely not as much. While it is usually very easy to meet your foreign flat mates, differently to people in many other countries, Chinese living in shared apartments are often quite reserved and more see it as a rent sharing arrangement and not as an opportunity to meet friends. As a result, most students living in shared apartments in China end up not meeting many local Chinese friends through their accommodation. So while a shared apartment is fun, easy and affordable, for cultural and linguistic immersion into China it is not necessarily the best option. At LTL we are very serious about helping our students to learn Mandarin quickly and truly immerse themselves into Chinese culture, not just living in an expat bubble and so are our students. The choice is of course up to you, but that means that most of our students choose to live in a homestay instead. If you are looking for immersion, have a look at the teach English or standard homestay options for a more immersive living environment. If you are looking for a complete immersion course in China, you might want to have a look at our Chinese immersion program as well.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Nothing special really. Bed linen is included and it is easy to buy necessities in one of the shops nearby.

Are there shops or restaurants nearby?

Yes, loads of them. All shared apartments are located in lively communities, with plenty of shops, restaurants, 24/7 convenience stores, banks etc. close by.

What Our Students Say

Maria Testimony for LTL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The room was supposed to be small but it turned out to be quite big, it was really nice. It had all the amenities needed, such as air conditioner, desk and a comfortable bed. I remember my time at LTL as a happy time

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Mathieu Testimony for LTL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I was surprised by the location, as I didn’t think the apartment would be so close to the school, and be so centrally located. Not only that, it was located the highest floor so we had access to the rooftop as well.

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Lena Testimony for LTL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The room contained all I needed despite me booking a small room. We all got along very well in the apartment. The location we great, close to the school, and close to everything that Shanghai has to offer.

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  • LTL Avatar Hans Gellner
    Hans Gellner , Student Advisor

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