Visiting and exchange

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Experience China

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.

Language

Study in English and learn Chinese. With both languages you are globally mobile and highly employable.

Cultural awareness

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.

Career prospects

Develop an understanding of the world’s second largest economy and largest consumer market.

Suzhou

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.

Study routes

Visiting students

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:

  1. Choose 10 credits of courses modules from your field of study offered by our academic departments (see module catalogue)
  2. 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)
  3. Choose five to 10 credits of Chinese language study at your level – survival (five credits) or immersion (10 credits).

Exchange students

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

Country Institution
Canada Carleton University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
HEC Montreal
Nipissing University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
OCAD - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
Ryerson University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
Trent University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Guelph - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Ottawa - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Waterloo - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Western Ontario - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Windsor - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
York University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
Ireland Trinity College Dublin
Italy Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Politecnico di Torino
Netherlands Hague University of Applied Sciences
The University of Groningen
South Korea Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
UK The University of Leeds
The University of Liverpool

Module selection

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.

Module levels

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

XJTLU England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Level 0
Level 1 Year 1
Level 2 Year 2
Level 3 Year 3

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

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

Visiting students

Please complete the application form and submit it with supporting documents via email to [email protected].

The experiences I had whilst living, studying and travelling in China have greatly enriched my life and placed me in a stronger position for pursuing future employment.

Jacob Wiltshire Exchange student, United Kingdom

Visa

Once exchange students have accepted the offer letter or visiting students have completed the deposit payment to XJTLU, the original copy of JW202 Form and Admissions Notice will be posted to the Study Abroad Office at your home institution. With these documents, you will be able to apply for a China student visa (X visa) at your local embassy/consulate.

For more information on the visa application process.

Accommodation

Visiting and exchange students are guaranteed accommodation in the International Students’ Apartment. Once exchange students have accepted the offer letters or visiting students have completed the deposit payment to XJTLU, the International Student Support Team at XJTLU will book accommodation for students. There’s no accommodation application needed separately.

For more information about accommodation.

Tuition fees

Exchange students pay tuition fees as normal to their home institution.

Visiting students’ tuition fee is RMB 11,000 for every five credits.

Contact

Exchange students should first contact their university’s study abroad office. Additional questions can be addressed to the XJTLU Study Abroad Office at [email protected] or +86 (0)512 8816 1069.

Visiting students should contact International Student Recruitment and Support on [email protected].

You’ll have the opportunity to explore China’s vast and varied landscapes, ancient cultures and dynamic economic development.