It is often said that China is the future. Yet, today China is already globally important in any imaginable way – be it business and economy, politics, culture, or science and technology, to name just a few key areas. Understanding China is therefore not only about understanding opportunities brought about by the stellar growth, development and internationalization of China but is also a prerequisite for understanding the world we live in. What makes China tick? What are the social, historical and political traditions and practices that shape China’s past and present, and increasingly so, world’s future?
Spending a semester or a year on exchange programme at XJTLU, hosted by the Department of China Studies offers a great opportunity to not only learn about China but also enhance your academic credentials and develop transferable, professional skills.
We accept students on exchange for one or two semesters ( full academic year). Students typically take four modules for each semester they spend on exchange at XJTLU, of which at least two are China-specific modules. Other modules can be selected from the offer of the Department of China Studies or any other department at XJTLU with their permission, giving you an opportunity to further develop specialist knowledge and skills of your choosing.
Chinese language modules are available (optional) to all exchange students. You can take modules suited to your level of Chinese language ability, ranging from complete beginner to advanced learner. If you take eight modules over the academic year you will receive a Diploma in China Studies, awarded at the successful completion of the study year.
All modules are taught in English.
Students from other universities in any discipline, but particularly in the humanities and social sciences as well as in China Studies, are welcome to study for a semester or year.
Current undergraduate students on the programme can credit their XJTLU China Studies study back to their home university degree programme (with the permission of their home university) though those who enroll for a year of study at XJTLU will also be eligible to receive the XJTLU Diploma of China Studies.
Suzhou is the historic heartland of the Lower Yangtze Delta, which is located 25 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed railway. Established in 514 BCE, it is famous for its gardens, its canal system, its silk industry, and its bridges. The old city of Suzhou, surrounded by a moat, is now a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site. Suzhou Industrial Park is located to the east of the old city and is a prime example of Chinese modernity. It is an important trading hub and an investment destination in China with an international profile. XJTLU is located in a higher education district along with numerous other Chinese and international universities’ branches and centers.
Exchange students can take any modules offered by the Department of China Studies, as well as additional courses from across the University to fit their interests and preferences and combine with their study plan at the home university.
Application deadline: 1 May 2023.
If your home university is an XJTLU partnership, please see the exchange students’ information.
All other students should apply via the online application system.
General enquiries can be sent to Ms. Liyao Qian at email@example.com.