Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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About the school

Established in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the leading universities under the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Education (MOE). Jointly built by the Ministry of Education and the Shanghai Municipal Government, SJTU boasts 5 campuses (Xuhui, Minhang, Luwan, Qibao, and Fahua) spread across 300 hectares. The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University 89 among the best global universities and 9 among the best global universities in Asia. Qian Xuesen (aerospace engineer and cyberneticist), Wu Wenjun (mathematician, historian, and writer), Jun Ye (Sino-American physicist), and Chen Zhu ForMemRS (haematologist and molecular biologist) are some of the notable alumni of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Located in Shanghai, on China’s central coast, the University offers exceptional exposure to its students. Shanghai is China's biggest city and a renowned financial hub, allowing students to make the most of the learning and job opportunities at a global scale.

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Life at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University values excellence in campus amenities, including libraries, innovation centres, labs, and sporting facilities. SJTU integrates traditional Chinese culture into campus life, earning numerous accolades such as the ACM world championship, the iGEM Competition, and the MCM/IMC Contest. Shanghai Jiao Tong University provides on-campus housing options for international students, including free Wi-Fi, an air conditioner, and basic furniture in every room. Visit the accommodation section of the University website for more details. International students living in non-hotel residences must register with the local public security agencies within 24 hours. Students must register for residential purposes in the following situations: Currently off-campus and not registered with ISSC. An updated off-campus address. Currently residing on campus but intend to leave. Students can have their meals at the 6 University campus canteens. For more information, click here.

Additional benefits of studying at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Shanghai Municipal People's Government and SJTU jointly established the China Institute for Urban Governance (CIUG). CIUG makes the most of the University’s expertise in interdisciplinary research in the humanities, sciences, medical fields, engineering, and agriculture for urban innovations, urban-rural integration and regional coordination, urban ecology and environmental governance, urban image and security. This allows students to experience the practical application of knowledge during their course of study. The CIUG has hosted numerous meetings and discussions, including Global Cities Forums and Shanghai's First Selection of Best Practice Cases for Urban Governance. The institute has been recognised by The China Think Tank Index (CTTI) and Shanghai's Key Think Tank for various years.

Shanghai campus


Shanghai, China

City Population

20 million


East China


The winters are extremely chilly, windy, and partially cloudy, and the summers are oppressively hot, humid, and cloudy. The temperature normally ranges from 35°F (1°C) to 90°F (32°C) throughout the year

Nearest Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Nantong Xingdong International Airport (NTG), and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)

Time Zone

China Standard Time (CST) (UTC/GMT +8 hours)

Fast facts

  • University enrolment: 42,000+
  • Living alumni: 4,00,000+
  • International students: 2,500+
  • Full-time graduate students: 14,500+
  • Acceptance rate for international students: 32%

Admissions criteria

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, through its 33 colleges and schools, offers more than 100 graduate programmes to international students. The study duration is between 2-3 years (full-time) for graduate programmes and 4 years (full-time) for doctoral programmes. The admission requirements may vary from programme to programme. However, some common criteria include: - A bachelor's degree for graduate course applicants; a master’s degree for those applying for doctorate programmes - Complete the information form - Statement of purpose - 2 letters of recommendation - The applicant's undergraduate transcripts - Graduate admissions test results (GMAT, GRE, and LSAT) - Proficiency in Chinese and/or English - Copy of passport - Resume/CV - Employment certificate (if any) - Minimum scores required: - GRE General: 320 (total), 160 (verbal), 160 (quantitative), 3.5 (analytical) - GMAT: 550 (overall), 25 (verbal), 35 (quantitative), 4.0 (analytical). - IELTS (academic): 6.0 (overall) and 5.5 (subtests) - TOEFL: 85+ - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176+ - Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 180+ For more information, visit the University's admissions section.

Job placements

The Joint Institute, a collaboration between the Universities of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong, provides services like job discovery, career decision-making, and employment tactics, fostering relationships with renowned businesses and allowing students direct interactions in hiring, mentorship, and corporate visits. In addition, the University offers coaching and counselling services, where students and alumni are given employment guidance and career planning consulting. Dazhi offers job search warm-up, employability training, CV idealisation, and occupational adaptation, enhancing professional cognitive level, overcoming barriers, and selecting positions through step-by-step guidance. The University's Alumni Career Advice programme allows students to schedule appointments with top career advisers facilitated by alumni volunteers.

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Source: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Last updated: 23 May 2024

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