Tongji University or 同济大学 (Tongji) - public higher education institution in China. The history of Tongji can be traced back to1907 . The main building of the university proudly stands in Shanghai inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Tongji University confidently takes a spot among the top 20 universities of China. Tongji University, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings. It is famous for its education quality in the following disciplines: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Natural Science», «Mathematics», «Computer Science». The university is in the top 400 in education quality. International rankings note that the university is popular among employers.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The certificate of prior academic performance along with exam results is required for submission by the admission committee. The academic schedule is divided into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 5,000 USD. A master’s degree of Tongji will cost a student a significant sum of 5,000 USD per year. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Here you can choose from a wide array of full-time programs, however the students are not limited to them as the university also offers online courses and programs. The official website of the university ( can offer more accurate pricing information depending on the chocen program.

The composition of the university. Tongji University is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 36,000 students. Both citizens and foreigners are able to apply. 5% of all students are foreigners. More than 2700 teachers are employed by the university. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists The university offers international student exchange programs, made possible by the vast network of partner educational institutions and companies.

Infrastructure of Tongji. There is a library on the campus. The students can live on campus if the apply for a dormitory room. It is one of the members of China-EU Cluster, and Global Partnership Network.
Ranking   308   15
Country China
City Shanghai
Bachelor (foreigners) 5,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 5,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Master (citizens) 2,500 USD/year. Check the current data on the official website of the university
Living expenses $582 -1,224 USD/month
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1907
Abbreviation Tongji
Teachers 2,674
Students 36,153
Foreigners 5%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Discipline, Practicality, Unity and Creativity
• Shanghai Municipal Education Commission
• China-EU Cluster
• Global Partnership Network
World ranking 308
Country ranking 15
Academic Reputation 344
Employer Reputation 329
International Faculty 297
Citations per Faculty 326
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 323
Engineering and Technology 193
Natural Science 329
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 151
Computer Science 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 308
QS World University Rankings 344
ARWU Academic Ranking 301
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
Arabic جامعة تونغجى
German Tongji-Universität
Spanish Universidad de Tongji
French Université de Tongji
Japanese 同済大学
Korean 동제대학
Portuguese Universidade de Tongji
Russian Университет Тунцзи
Chinese 同济大学
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Tongji University - Official Description

Tongji University, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in 1907. It was given its present name and became a state university in 1927. It was one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. The university has developed rapidly in all respects over the fifty years since the founding of China, especially since the country's opening-up policy. It is now a comprehensive university with seven disciplines in engineering, science, medicine, management, arts, law and economics with strength in architecture, civil engineering and oceanography. The university has been one of the most popular universities in the country, attracting a large number of students from all parts of China and all over the world. In particular, it has become the number one choice of those who are pursuing a career in the field of architecture and civil engineering. The university has developed close links with industry, which provides its students with opportunities of obtaining first-hand information through interaction with the society. That explains why graduates from Tongji University are much sought after by employers throughout the country. The student life in its different campuses is interesting and buzzing with energy. There are clubs of various kinds that...

Description of Tongji University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China. It offers degree programs both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The university has School of Sciences, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Civil Engineering , Mechanical School, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Material Science and Engineering, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, School of Traffic and Transportation, Medical School, School of Liberal Arts and Law, School of Foreign Languages , School of Economics and Management , School of Software Engineering , school of Ocean and Earth Science. In addition, there are Institute of Further Education, Institute of Higher Technology, Institute of Vocational and Technical Education, Institute of E-Education, Women's College, Institute of Automobile Marketing and Sino-German Institute which is authorized by Chinese and German governments to run postgraduate courses. There are also six university hospitals located in different campuses. The university now registers over 50,000 students at all levels from certificate and diploma courses to Bachelors Degrees, Masters, PhD programs and post doctoral attachments. There are over 4200 academic staff for teaching and/or research, among whom there are 6 Members of Chinese Academy of Science, 7 Members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 710 professors and 1500 associate professors. The university offers diverse courses in its 82 Bachelors Degrees, 218 Masters, 94 PhD programs and 16 post doctoral mobile stations. As one of the state leading centers for scientific research, the university has 22 state key laboratories and engineering research centers

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