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Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 62
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 301-350

Entry Requirements

International students will need to meet the following requirements to apply to SJTU:

  • High school graduation certificate (with transcripts) required for undergraduate studies at SJTU.
  • Bachelor’s degree required for a master’s programme at SJTU.
  • For non-Chinese applicants, the HSK Certificate as proof of Chinese language proficency. (SOAS, University of London, is an official HSK test centre in the UK.)

Teaching Methods

  • Programmes in English for undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • 74.1% of faculty teaching staff have PhD and/or higher professional qualifications.

Course Flexibility

  • SJTU offers a wide range of study programmes, with faculties in medicine, engineering, science, business and economics, dentistry, education, engineering, law, science, social sciences and arts and humanities.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The SJTU Library system has come a long way since the construction of the first university library building in 1919. Later additions include the Pao Sui-Loong Library on the Xuhui campus (October 1985), the Pao Yue-Kong Library on the Minhang campus (October 1992), and the Main Library on the Minhang campus (September 2008).
  • The School of Agriculture Library on the Qibao campus became a member of SJTU Library system in September 1999, as did the School of Medicine Library on the Luwan campus, in June 2005.
  • Three museums were founded in the 1990s: the Museum of Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s History, the Digital Ship Museum of SJTU, and C.Y. Tung Maritime Museum.
  • There are five eateries at Minhang Campus. Time Café serves pizza, coffee and various western-style set meals, and has wireless internet access.

Support for International Students

  • International Student Services helps students to apply for accommodation, residence permit visa and the Chinese Language Test (HSK).
  • Chinese language study.
  • International Student Council.
  • Find out more on the International Student Services website at

Students' Union

  • There are 168 student associations covering politics and economics, volunteer and charity, academics and science, culture and art, and sports and fitness.

Student Mix

Student numbers (undergraduate and postgraduate students) for 2012–13:

  • Undergraduates 16,116.
  • Postgraduate students 18,517.
  • 4.9% international students (at all levels).


  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was founded in 1896 as Nanyang Public School and renamed as SJTU in the 1950s.
  • SJTU is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. 

Further Details

Address Shanghai Jiao Tong University
655 Panyu Road