Study abroad

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We support our students in becoming global citizens through a wide range of study abroad opportunities that help them build the employable skills needed to succeed in the international employment market.

Study abroad experience makes our graduates more employable. There are also academic and personal benefits such as increased self-awareness and self-reliance. Students often report that studying abroad has made them a better student and sometimes even inspires their future career or study choices.

We provide one or two semester study options and summer schools in unparalleled academic settings.

We have a number of options for studying abroad:

Semester or year abroad

You can take advantage of a number of exciting one or two semester study abroad options, also known as exchange programmes, with some of the world’s top universities during Year Three of your undergraduate study. This option is credit-bearing toward your XJTLU and University of Liverpool degrees and does not add any extra time to your degree.

Country Partner institution XJTLU programme Duration abroad
Netherlands The University of Groningen BSc Economics One year
Canada HEC Montreal BA Business Administration One year, or semester 1 only
UK The University of Leeds BEng Civil Engineering One year
UK The University of Leeds BSc Biological Sciences One year

This outbound exchange programme is a popular and competitive scheme with limited places available each year. However, we will always do our best to offer places to as many people as possible who meet the requirements.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Applications should be made by current XJTLU undergraduate Year Two students
  • You should obtain an average mark of 55 percent or higher in Year Two, semester one. You'll need to maintain that average in semester two exams too.
  • Obtain 40 percent or higher in your Year Two EAP module
  • You will need to pass an interview.

For semester and year abroad opportunities, please contact the XJTLU Study Abroad Office on [email protected] or +86 (0)512 8816 1069.

Summer abroad

XJTLU partners offer non-credit short-term summer courses in a wide range of subjects covering both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Eligibility and application procedures vary for different courses. Current opportunities are available at the following institutions:

Country Institution
Canada HEC Montreal
Germany Free University of Berlin - China Europe International Summer School
Ireland Trinity College, Dublin
Italy Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) - China Europe International Summer School
Netherlands The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The University of Groningen
Utrecht University - China Europe International Summer School
UK University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
USA Columbia University - Study Abroad Foundation
Cornell University - Study Abroad Foundation
George Washington University - Study Abroad Foundation
Johns Hopkins University - Study Abroad Foundation
University of Arkansas - Study Abroad Foundation
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) - Study Abroad Foundation
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Study Abroad Foundation
University of Pennsylvania - Study Abroad Foundation

Please note: The programmes being advertised here are opportunities for Summer School run by other universities and institutions of higher education. They are not programmes offered or administered by XJTLU. Students are responsible for their own enrolment and organisation into such programmes, including travel and insurance.

During my years at XJTLU and the University of Liverpool I experienced great support and a strong research environment.

Ruoyun Ji Alumna, BSc Economics, China

Masters discount

Students who choose to study their undergraduate degree at XJTLU can benefit from our links with the University of Liverpool by applying for a masters degree at the University’s London or Liverpool campuses at a discounted tuition fee.

Transfer to the University of Liverpool

2+2 study route

Most students on XJTLU undergraduate degree programmes have the opportunity to transfer to the University of Liverpool with the 2+2 study route, subject to academic achievement.

On our 2+2 route you will study the first two years of your programme at XJTLU in Suzhou and the final two years at the University of Liverpool in the UK.

Students enrolling at XJTLU in 2016 will receive a discount of 10 percent off University of Liverpool tuition fees should they choose the 2+2 route.

Students on all undergraduate programmes, whether they complete their degree at XJTLU, via 2+2 or exchange, will receive two degrees – one from XJTLU and one from the University of Liverpool.

Digital Media Technology and Public Health programmes are not available on the 2+2 route. Approval of programmes Actuarial Science, Architectural Engineering, Bioinformatics and China Studies on the 2+2 route is still pending.

For further information about the 2+2 study route, please contact [email protected].