Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in 1896 as Nanyang Public School when the Guangxu Emperor issued an imperial edict. Since it was founded, it is consistently compare with MIT and has been labeled as “The MIT of the East” since the early 1930’s. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a C9 League University, which is an equivalent of America’s Ivy League universities. For elite university degrees in China, Xhanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the top choices that students from both China and countries around the world to pursue their university degrees.
Notable Campuses & Programs within China
The word “Jiao Tong” translated means transportation and/or communication. The University’s foundation came from the Ministry of Posts and Communications during the late Qing Dynasty. Today, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has 31 departments, 63 Undergraduate programs, 250 Master’s programs, 203 Ph.D programs, 28 Post-Doctorate programs, and 11 laboratories, and national Engineering research centers. Additionally, one of the top international partnerships that Shanghai Jiao Tong University has is its Global Executive MBA Program that is combined with University of Southern California.
The primary academic schools are: Continuing Education, Biomedical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Electronic Information & Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Sciences: Mathematics & Physics, Life Science & Biotechnology, Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine, Humanities, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Antai College of Economics & Management, Finance/MBA, International & Public Affairs, Foreign Languages, Agriculture & Biology, Environmental Science & Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Medical, Law, Media & Design, Micro-electronics, Information Security Engineering, and Software Engineering.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University has several campuses to include: the Xuhui Campus, Minhang Campus, South Chongqing Road Campus, Qibao Campus, Shangzhong Road Campus, and Fahuazhen Road Campus. The main campus is the Xuhui Campus that also has a very large center for international students to study. International students also study at the Minhang Campus during their time at Shanghai Jiao Tong University as well. What makes the Minhang Campus special is that top companies such as: Intel, ST Microelectronics, Microsoft, and Sandisk, have their research and development centers there, which creates a fantastic internship and alumni network for students. The South Chongqing Road Campus mainly hosts the Medical portion of the University. The Qibao Campus primarily focuses on the Agricultural College. The former Zhangzhong Road Campus has been sold to Shanghai High School; however, the Fahuazhen Road Campus is where the Economics, Management, and School of Continuing Education are located.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the best universities to study at in China. The fact that the University is located in Shanghai provides spectacular opportunities to Chinese and international students that want to experience a great university experience. The strong alumni network of the C9 Universities is something that provides job fairs, internships, great guest speakers, and career development potential to students. If you are interested in studying at one of China’s top universities, then it is highly recommended that you apply to Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Centrally located in Shanghai, this is one of the top universities in the country. Please note that on-campus accommodation is only available to degree students and is not available for non-degree Chinese language program.
Accommodations for International Student
|BUILDING NAME||ROOM LOCATION||ROOM TYPE||SHORT STAY |
(LESS THAN 80 DAYS, PAY BY DAY)
|LONG STAY |
(MORE THAN 80 DAYS)
|AUTUMN AND SPRING SEMESTER |
PAY BY SEMESTER
|VACATIONS AND SUMMER SEMESTER|
PAY BY DAY
|Lianxing Bldg., Xuhui||South/North Bldg.||Single||US$20||US$1460||US$20|
|Bldg. No. 9, Xuhui||Single||US$21||US$1560||US$21|
|Asian Youth Center (Tao Li Yuan), Xuhui||East Bldg.||Single||US$24||US$1870||US$24|