Experience China

XJTLU makes China accessible for international 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.

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.

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.


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

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 (Non exhaustive list)

Country Institution
Canada HEC Montreal
Laurentian University
The University of Calgary
Simon Fraser University
OJS Partner Universities
France Emlyon Business School
NEOMA business school
School of Digital Innovation (Epitech)
EM Normandie Business School
University of Strasbourg
Germany NEU-ULM
Greece Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
ALBA Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece
Indonesia University of Indonesia
BINUS University
Ireland Trinity College Dublin
Italy Politecnico di Torino
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
University of Bergamo
University of Siena
South Korea Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
University of Seoul
Utah University Asia Campus
Malaysia Taylor's University
Mexico University of Guadalajara
The Nethlands Hague University of Applied Sciences
University of Groningen
University College Utrecht
Eindhoven University of Technology
Norway BI Norwegian Business School
Poland The AGH University of Science and Technology
Thailand Mahidol University
Chulalongkorn University
UK University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
University of Stirling
USA University of Texas at Dallas
Belgium Artevelde University of Applied Sciences Ghent
Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
KU Leuven
Russia Higher School of Economics
Australia RMIT University
University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
University of Wollongong
Czech Republic Masaryk University
University of Economics (VSE)
Bangladesh Daffodil International University
Finland University of Turku
Abo Akademi University (AAU)
Turkey Middle East Technical University (METU)
Sabanci University
Japan Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
Spain University of Technology, Arts & Design (U-TAD)
IQS School of Management, Ramon Llull University

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 (please notice the information in the link might subject to change according to XJTLU timetable yearly updates) 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. 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.

Degree programmes

XJTLU England, Wales and Northern Ireland China
Level 0
Year 1
Level 1 Year 1 Year 2
Level 2 Year 2 Year 3
Level 3 Year 3 Year 4
Level 4 Master Master

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.

Summer school and postgraduate programmes

Exchange students can also take advantage of summer school programmes focused 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. An example of application deadline is listed:

Deadlines for autumn semester start

  • Home university sends nominations to XJTLU: 1 April
  • Students submit individual application to XJTLU: 1 May

Deadlines for spring semester start

  • Home university sends nominations to XJTLU: 31 October
  • Students submit individual application to XJTLU: 30 November


Once exchange students have accepted the offer letter, 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.


Once exchange students have accepted the offer letters, the XJTLU Global team will book accommodation for students.

For more information about accommodation.

Tuition fees

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


Exchange students should first contact their university’s study abroad office. Additional questions can be addressed to the XJTLU Study Abroad Office at studyabroad@xjtlu.edu.cn.

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