2017-18 International Students Induction


2017-18 UG, Year-in-China, Exchange and Visiting Students Induction Schedule

Tuesday-Sunday, 22-27 August 2017

  • 22-24 Aug, 11:30-18:30, Airport pick-up, Pudong Airport & Hongqiao Airport
    *The airport pick-up shuttle leaves at 11:30 in the morning and 18:30 in the afternoon on August 22nd, 23rd and 24th only
  • 26-Aug, 06:00, Health check, Healthcare Centre
    *Students must get on the bus at 5.45am sharp
  • 25-27 Aug, 13:00-17:00, Campus Tour
    *Campus Led by student ambassadors - a great chance to get to know campus and meet other freshers
  • 27 Aug, 09:00-11:30, University Opening Ceremony, Dushu Lake Gym
    *Shuttle bus starts to pick students up opposite the north gate of XJTLU

Monday, 28 August 2017

  • 10:00-12:00, English Entry Test, Venue TBC
    *Only Year 1 students need to attend this test.
    *The result will decide which the level of English for Academic Purposes module
  • 13:00-15:00, International students Registration, International Academic Exchange & Cooperation Centre (IA) G28
    *Official University registration and preparation of Residence permit applications as well as collection of ID , bank cards etc.
  • 15:00-15:45, Welcome Reception, IAG28
    *Official welcome from Executive President Youmin Xi, Vice President Barry Godfrey and Dean of International Affairs Dr Stuart Perrin
  • 16:00-16:20, Group photo, In front of the statue on south campus
  • 16:20-18:00, Welcome afternoon tea, lobby of IA
    *Enjoy afternoon tea treats and meet fellow new students and some of your teaching and support staff

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

  • 13:00-14:00, Information session on practical aspects of study at XJTLU and adapting to University learning and teaching, IAG28, by Yang Yan Qiu and Dr Stuart Perrin
  • 14:30-17:00, Optional Module Selection Instruction, CB416, Year 1 UG international students

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

  • 14:00-16:00, Chinese Course Induction & Placement Test, Foundation Building
    *FB137 for non-degree Chinese language students
    *FB173 for non-UoL exchange students
    *FB1E for Year 1 UG students

Thursday, 31 August 2017

  • 10:00-12:00, Mathematics Entry Test, Foundation Building 2E
    *Only Year 1 students need to attend this test
  • 14:00-15:00, Introduction to Information Technology Resources at XJTLU IAG28
  • 15:00-16:00 Your life in China-your life at XJTLU IAG28, by Staff Panel - Kirsty Mattinson, Gary Ge, Lu Chi, Sixian and Luke Lee
    *Find out more about key university services you will need during your time at XJTLU.
    *Learn how to keep safe in Suzhou, key aspects of Chinese law and how to understand cultural difference

Friday, 1 September 2017

  • 09:00-17:00, Fresher's Fair, CB G23W, Student club introduction and recruitment

Saturday & Sunday, 9-10 September 2017

  • 09:00-17:00, Textbook Collection, Sunken plaza at Student Enterprise Park


  1. The induction programme is mandatory and students' attendance will be recorded. The Chinese Ministry of Education require student attendance at these events -lack of attendance may impact the student ability to obtain a Residence Permit
  2. Campus Tour, Health Check and Visa Conversion will be arranged during the induction programme. Details of the arrangement are on the Health Check and Visa Conversion infomation sheets.
  3. Emails will be sent to student XJTLU email addresses if there is any change with the induction programme.