Finding a place to live


We offer advice and assistance in finding accommodation for when you arrive in Suzhou. Many staff choose to live in accommodation near to campus, while others choose to live further away in apartments and houses across the city.

We can put you in touch with real estate agents to help you seek out a potential new home, and there are many online English-language resources for house-hunting in Suzhou. Most foreign nationals choose to rent during their time in China as buying property is complicated, though not impossible.

Having a pet is allowed in most rentals, so you can consider bringing your animal with you to Suzhou. However, animals should be only be brought in in accordance with the policies of the Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. You can find information online about this process.

Suzhou life

XJTLU is located in Suzhou's Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District. Located just 25 minutes by train from Shanghai, Suzhou has been named one of China's most liveable cities. With its UNESCO World Heritage gardens and world-famous canals, Suzhou is one of the most culturally rich areas of China.

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