Shanghai Jiao Tong University or 上海交通大学 (SJTU) - public higher education institution in China. SJTU was founded in 1896. Thanks to its quite favourable location inside Shanghai, students can enjoy an active city life with a rural serenity.

University ranking. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities of China taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is among the top 5% of world universities Strong suits of the university are: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Mathematics», «Physics», «Chemistry», «Computer Science», «Economics & Business». The university is one of the best when it comes to the quality of education, ranking in the top 100 in international rankings. Thanks to its high educational standards the university graduates are quite popular among employers of China and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicants must pass examinations as a part of the admission process. The academic year consists of two semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 3,610 USD. Doing your master’s studies at SJTU is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 3,610 USD. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. It is important to check for current tuition fees on ( with the desirable faculty in mind.

The composition of the university. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a big educational institution, attended by more than 36 thousand students. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. Among the students every 6 is a foreigner. The academic staff of SJTU includes more than 4 thousand teachers and professors. The majority of academic staff at SJTU consists of foreign specialists. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of SJTU. The university has its own library.
Ranking   79   3
Country China
City Shanghai
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  4,428 USD/year.
to  25,004 USD/year.
Doctorate (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  5,963 USD/year.
to  6,600 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  12,255 USD/year.
to  12,256 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  4,428 USD/year.
to  25,004 USD/year.
Doctorate (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  5,963 USD/year.
to  6,600 USD/year.
Living expenses $582 -1,224 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1896
Abbreviation SJTU
Teachers 4,386
Students 36,638
Foreigners 17%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
When you drink water, never shall you forget its source; love your motherland and add credit to your almamater
• Shanghai Municipal Education Commission
• Universitas 21
World ranking 79
Country ranking 3
Academic Reputation 73
Employer Reputation 50
Quality of teaching 337
International Faculty 244
Citations per Faculty 89
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 199
Engineering and Technology 33
Life Sciences and Medicine 129
Natural Science 79
Social Sciences and Management 64
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 42
Physics 101
Chemistry 101
Computer Science 48
Economics & Business 151
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 79
QS World University Rankings 73
ARWU Academic Ranking 101
Cost of living in Shanghai
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 284 627
Food 182 300
Transportation 24 55
Communications and utilities 36 42
Clothing 29 109
Sports and leisure 27 91
Total 582 1,224
Accommodation in Shanghai USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 287
Shared room in city centre 633
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 428
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 797
Alternative title
English Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Russian Шанхайский университет Цзяо Тун
Arabic جامعة شنغهاي جياو تونغ
German Shanghaier Universität für Transport & Verkehr
Spanish Universidad Jiaotong de Shanghái
French Université Jiaotong de Shanghai
Japanese 上海交通大学
Korean 상해교통대학
Portuguese Universidade de Jiaotong de Xangai
Chinese 上海交通大学
it Università Jiao Tong di Shanghai
ca Universitat Jiao Tong de Xangai
nl Jiaotong-universiteit van Shanghai
th มหาวิทยาลัยเซี่ยงไฮ้เจียวทง
tr Şanghay Jiao Tong Üniversitesi
eu Shanghaiko Jiao Tong Unibertsitatea
fi Shanghain Jiao Tong -yliopisto
hu Sanghaji Csiaotung Egyetem
pl Uniwersytet Jiao Tong w Szanghaju
id Universitas Jiao Tong Shanghai
sv Shanghai Jiao Tong-universitetet
fa دانشگاه جیائو تونگ شانگهای
vi Đại học Giao thông Thượng Hải
bg Шанхайски университет "Джао Тонг"
he אוניברסיטת ג'יאו טונג שאנגחאי
el Πανεπιστήμιο Τζιάο Τονγκ της Σανγκάης
da Jiaotonguniversitetet i Shanghai
cs Šanghajská dopravní univerzita
hy Շանհայի Ծիաո Թոն Համալսարան
az Şanxay Jiao Tonq Universiteti
be Шанхайскі ўніверсітэт транспарту
lv Šanhajas Transporta universitāte
nb Jiaotonguniversitetet i Shanghai
ug شاڭخەي جياۋتوڭ ئۇنىۋېرسىتېتى
tl Pamantasang Shanghai Jiao Tong
yo Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Official Description

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a key university in China. It was founded in 1896. It is one of the oldest universities in China. The University has nurtured large numbers of outstanding figures, include former China President Jiang Zemin, and etc. SJTU boasts 20 academic schools, There are 60 undergraduate programs, 152 masters-degree programs, 93 Ph.D programs, 21 post-doctorate programs, 16 State key doctorate programs and 14 State key laboratories and National engineering centers. It has a good number of famous scientists and professors, including 22 academicians of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 35 "Changjiang Chair Professors" and more than 1, 420 professors and associate professors.

Description of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

An imperial edict issued in 1896 by Emperor Guangxu, established Nanyang Public School in Shanghai. The normal school, school of foreign studies, middle school and a high school were established. Sheng Xuanhuai, the person responsible for proposing the idea to the emperor, became the first president and is regarded as the founder of the university. During the 1930s, the university gained a reputation of nurturing top engineers. After the foundation of People's Republic, some faculties were transferred to other universities. A significant amount of its faculty were sent in 1956, by the national government, to Xi'an to help build up Xi'an JiaoTong University in western China. Afterwards, the school was officially renamed Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Since the reform and opening up policy in China, SJTU has taken the lead in management reform of institutions for higher education, regaining its vigor and vitality with an unprecedented momentum of growth. SJTU includes five beautiful campuses, Xuhui, Minhang, Luwan, Qibao, and Fahua, taking up an area of about 3,225,833 m2. A number of disciplines have been advancing towards the top echelon internationally, and a batch of burgeoning branches of learning have taken an important position domestically. Today SJTU has 26 schools (departments), 68 undergraduate programs, 250 masters-degree programs, 203 Ph.D. programs, 28 post -doctorate programs, and 12 state key laboratories and national engineering research centers. SJTU boasts a large number of famous scientists and professors, including 34 academics of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 95 accredited professors and chair professors of the "Cheung Kong Scholars Program" and more than2006 professors and associate professors. Its total enrollment of students amounts to 35929, of which 1564 are international students. There are 16802undergraduates, and 24614 masters and Ph.D. candidates. After more than a century of operation, Jiao Tong University has inherited the old tradition of "high starting points, solid foundation, strict requirements and extensive practice." Students from SJTU have won top prizes in various competitions, including ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, International Mathematical Contest in Modeling and Electronics Design Contests. Famous alumni include Jiang Zemin, Lu Dingyi, Ding Guangen, Wang Daohan, Qian Xuesen, WuWenjun, Zou Taofen, Mao Yisheng, Cai Er, Huang Yanpei, Shao Lizi, Wang An and many more. More than 200 of the academics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering are alumni of Jiao Tong University

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