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Shanghai Jiao Tong University EXC
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
Location: Shanghai
Year Established: 1896
Student Population: 20,700

SJTU Is a public university located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1896 by an Imperial edict issued by the Guangxu Emperor, it is renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.

SJTU is embarking on a major program to attract international students, and it’s worth persevering through the bureaucracy to get there. SJTU is among the most efficient of Chinese universities in implementing English language courses, but it also encourages overseas students to study Chinese. It originally started as a communications university – the word “jiaotong” actually translates into “communication” ­– before its massive expansion.

Unique Characteristics
As of December 2013, SJTU had 28 schools and departments, 26 directly affiliated institutions, and 12 affiliated hospitals. It has 64 undergraduate programs covering nine major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts.  Like many major universities in China, in recent years it has strengthened its efforts to attract international students, especially in the social sciences, arts and business, mainly at undergraduate level.
Shanghai is a huge city evoking history, glamour and mystique. It is famous for its architecture, food, shopping and commerce. On first glance it looks like a modern metropolis of skyscrapers and megamalls. But there are hundreds of bustling markets, funky shops and possibly the best nightlife scene in China.

China - SJU - Building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences







Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: September- January
Spring Semester: March - July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


20-25 Credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The host university awards letter marks based on the 100-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period and will be sent to the home university within the first month of the following semester.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and Chinese.
Language Requirement
While there are units of study taught in English, language classes are available to exchange students.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Cooperation and Exchange Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.

Information from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia

Student Experiences

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