Studying abroad can be life-changing and career-making with China experience helping graduates stand out from the crowd.
XJTLU makes China accessible for international visiting and exchange students no matter your study interest. With curriculum all taught in English, study areas include sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, architecture and design, communications, media, business, humanities and social sciences – all combined with Chinese language and in-depth study of China, taught by some of Asia’s foremost experts.
Whether you are looking to study at XJTLU as a visiting student, or on exchange through one of our partner institutions, we are delighted that you are considering XJTLU as your study abroad destination.
Why study abroad in China?
You’ll have the opportunity to explore China’s vast and varied landscapes, ancient cultures and dynamic economic development from a prime location in the heart of China’s booming eastern corridor.
Study in English and learn Chinese. With both languages you are globally mobile and highly employable.
China represents a world of ideas and values built on one of the world’s oldest cultures. You’ll gain a new perspective on your own life and of those around you.
Fun and friendship
Studying abroad is fun! You’ll have new experiences and make friendships in China and with people from across the globe that will last a lifetime.
Develop an understanding of the world’s second largest economy and largest consumer market.
Blending one of Asia’s leading research and innovation hubs, a quirky old town with canals and willow-filled lanes, and a glitzy new town, Suzhou is a curious mix of the ancient and the hypermodern. Connected by bullet train to the centre of Shanghai and Beijing you will have a chance to experience the pulsing heart of east Asia.
You can take up to 25 credits per semester of which a minimum of five credits must be Chinese language. 20 credits is a full credit load and is equivalent to 30 ETCS credits. Some modules require previous study in the subject or in related disciplines.
You can create your China experience in three easy steps:
- Choose 10 credits of courses modules from your field of study offered by our academic departments (see module catalogue)
- Choose five credits of China-focussed courses from a wide array of offerings in culture, society, politics, history, business, economics and more (see module catalogue, code CCS)
- Choose five to 10 credits of Chinese language study at your level – survival (five credits) or immersion (10 credits).
Students from one of our partner institutions listed below can apply for one semester or one academic year as an exchange student. Please contact the study abroad office at your university for more information about the opportunities available.
XJTLU partner institutions
Students normally study 20 credits per semester. Choose your modules (also known as classes or courses at other universities) in order of preference when you submit your selections to XJTLU. Please look at our module catalogue and specifications. Your module selections should be approved by your home university before you submit them to XJTLU. An exchange student can study a maximum of one Chinese Language module (CLT module) per semester. China Studies (CCS) and Physical Education (PHE) modules are not available for exchange students.
You should apply for more modules than you need (we strongly recommend 40 credits per semester), in case we are unable to confirm your first choice because of timetabling clashes and/or module changes.
The first number in the module code refers to the undergraduate level at XJTLU (0, 1, 2, and 3). Undergraduate degree courses at XJTLU are four years with general education covered in level zero. Degree-specific content is taught at levels one, two and three according to the typical three-year model in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Undergraduate degree programmes
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Note: The first number for masters module codes is four. The first number for non-credit-bearing modules is nine. Level 0 modules are not available for exchange students. Masters modules are not available for undergraduate students.
Year in China (for University of Liverpool students only)
Year in China is an exciting opportunity for students from the University of Liverpool to study at XJTLU. It allows students from almost all disciplines at the University of Liverpool to spend one year at XJTLU studying Chinese language and China studies under some of the world’s leading academics in this field.
The programme is different from other study abroad opportunities as students can combine their Liverpool degree programme with an additional year at XJTLU. The course of study helps students gain a more in-depth understanding of China.
For more information visit the University of Liverpool's website.
Summer school and postgraduate programmes
Visiting and exchange students can also take advantage of two summer school programmes focussed on Chinese language and social change in China, as well as postgraduate programmes.
How to apply
Exchange students should apply through their home institution’s study abroad office. The home university will then nominate students to XJTLU. After receiving the list of nominated students, XJTLU will invite each student to complete an application form.
Deadlines for autumn semester start
- Home university sends nominations to XJTLU: 1 April
- Students submit individual application to XJTLU: 10 May
Deadlines for spring semester start
- Home university sends nominations to XJTLU: 31 October
- Students submit individual application to XJTLU: 30 November
Please complete the application form and submit it with supporting documents via email to [email protected].