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 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?


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

You can take up to 25 credits per semester of which a minimum of five credits usually 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. If XJTLU has special learning agreement with your institution on the courses, you need follow the specific agreement.

Module selection

Students normally study 10-20 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.

3 CCS and 1 CLT per semester studying full academic year could lead to the achievement of Diploma in China Studies.

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. Masters modules are not available for undergraduate students.

Summer school and postgraduate programmes

Visiting students can also take advantage of summer school programmes focussed on Chinese language and social change in China, as well as postgraduate programmes.


Once visiting students have completed the deposit payment to XJTLU, (Or special fee payment method according to what we sign with your home institution), the original copy of JW202 Form and Admissions Notice will be posted to them. 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 visiting students have completed the deposit payment to XJTLU, (Or special fee payment method according to what we sign with your home institution), the XJTLU Global team will contact students about booking accommodation.

For more information about accommodation.

Tuition fees

Visiting students’ tuition fee for undergraduate level is RMB 11,000 for every five credits and RMB 5,500 for every 2.5 credits (Or special fee payment method according to what we sign with your home institution).

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Pending updated for 2021 Autumn Intake.


Enquires can be sent to Studyabroad@xjtlu.edu.cn.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore China’s vast and varied landscapes, ancient cultures and dynamic economic development.
Shankar Sannthakumar
Visiting student, United Kingdom