Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

SUZHOU, CHINA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was formed in 2006 from a cooperation agreement between Jiaotong-University Xi’an and the University of Liverpool. The research focus of one of the first Chinese-British universities is not only subjects from the natural sciences and mechanical engineering, but also language and culture.

Around 8,000 students from over 50 countries are currently studying at the international cooperation university. International students at XJTLU have the opportunity to take English and Chinese language courses at all levels as part of their studies.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University offers over 30 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programs. The most popular disciplines include architecture, mechanical engineering and information technology.

In cooperation with the education network Edvance Education International , which was founded by a Dutchman and specializes in China, we can place students in full Bachelor, MBA or Master courses as well as in the university’s Study Abroad program. Due to its many years of China expertise, Edvance takes on the application coordination and communication with the XJTLU team on site in Suzhou.

The location of the XJTLU, the city of Suzhou, is often referred to as China’s “Silicon Valley”. Suzhou functions as a central hub in the business and science network between Nanjing and Shanghai. Among others, the students of the MBA course benefit from this strategic location.

  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 2006

University Type: Private University

Number of students: Total 8000

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Academic year:

The academic year at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA

Those interested have the opportunity to study at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University for an academic year or for a semester from February to June. International students can flexibly put together their timetable and access courses from more than ten academic disciplines, for example from the areas of urban planning and design, engineering or environmental science.

All courses are taught in English. Master’s courses can also be booked on request. MBA courses are excluded. Some master’s courses only start in semester 2.

Students are required to choose at least one China-related course. You can choose from courses with a cultural, social, political, historical and economic connection, for example Doing Business in China, Contemporary Chinese Literature or Local Government in China.

A third pillar of the Study Abroad program is a language module. Visiting students must also take a course in Chinese Language. The university differentiates between “Survival Chinese” (5 credits) and “Immersive Chinese” (10 credits).

Visiting students may be able to have the work done at the XJTLU credited to their home university by prior arrangement. To be recognized as a full-time student, international students must take at least two academic modules per semester, each worth 10 credits. Language courses are not included.

  • Semester program for international students from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Fees

  • Fall 2022

Tuition for 4 courses (undergraduate)

44000.00 CNY

Tuition for 4 courses (postgraduate)

40000.00 CNY

Administrative Fees (Edvance)

10000.00 CNY

The tuition fees include 20 Chinese credits (approx. 30 ECTS) and five additional Chinese credits for a Chinese course.

It is also possible to attend fewer courses, the fees are calculated according to the number of credits acquired. However, at least 10 credits must be taken. In addition, health insurance for CNY 400 must be taken out on site.

Edvance Education International also charges an administration fee of CNY 10,000 regardless of the number of courses taken.

  • Tuition Fees at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Financing options

A semester abroad at the XJTLU can be partly financed by foreign BAföG . If the application for funding abroad is approved, students receive a subsidy towards their tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600. In addition, eligible students receive financial support for living expenses, travel expenses, and health insurance.

Requirements

To participate in the semester program, applicants must have a high school diploma and at least one year of study experience.

In order to be able to take part in master ‘s courses, applicants must have successfully completed at least a three-year bachelor’s degree. Alternatively, the university also accepts applicants who have completed at least six semesters of a Diplom, Magister or state examination course.

In addition, the university requires sufficient knowledge of English. These can be demonstrated using a standardized language test such as the TOEFL or IELTS. It may also be possible to take a free online language test at the university instead.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
DAAD language test C1 level in all areas C1 level in all areas
IELTS 6.5 6.5
TOEFL (internet based) 90 90

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Technology and Entertainment
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in China Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and International Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business with a Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in TV Production
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Data Science and Big Data Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Media Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Intelligent Robotics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Internet of Things Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics and Robotic Systems
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning and Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information and Computing Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Supply Chain

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Architecture in Architectural Design
  • Master of Arts in Chinese Studies
  • Master of Arts in Global Education
  • Master of Arts in Global Education (part time)
  • Master of Arts in International Business and Global Affairs
  • Master of Arts in International Business and Global Affairs (part time)
  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Arts in International Relations (part time)
  • Master of Arts in TESOL
  • Master of Arts in TESOL (part time)
  • Master of Business Administration in International Business Administration (part-time)
  • Master of Design in Industrial Design
  • Master of Research in Advanced Chemical Sciences
  • Master of Research in Computer Science
  • Master of Research in Low Carbon Electrical Power and Energy Technology
  • Master of Research in Molecular Bioscience
  • Master of Research in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems
  • Master of Science in Applied Informatics
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Masters of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (part-time)
  • Master of Science in Construction Management
  • Master of Science in Construction Management (part-time)
  • Master of Science in Economics and Finance
  • Masters of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Financial Computing
  • Master of Science in Financial Mathematics
  • Masters of Science in Investment Management
  • Masters of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Media and Communication
  • Master of Science in Media and Communication (part time)
  • Master of Science in Multimedia Telecommunications
  • Master of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management – Autumn (part time)
  • Master of Science in Professional Accounting
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Project Management (part-time)
  • Master of Science in Social Computing
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Construction
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Construction (part time)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Master of Science in Urban Planning
  • Master of Science in Urban Planning (specialization in Urban Design)
  • Master of Science in Urban Planning (specialization in Urban Design) (part time)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (Internal)

Campus

The Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University campus is located in the Gusu district, just a few kilometers from the historic heart of Suzhou. The area east of Dushu Lake is characterized by the famous Chinese gardens, water canals and is also known as Dushu Lake High Education Town (HET) due to the many schools and universities.

A canal divides the modern XJTLU campus into a north and a south campus. All central university facilities are located on the north campus. A special feature of the campus is the Kubus building, designed by a British-Asian architectural firm, which houses the university administration and the university library.

The south campus of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is in the immediate vicinity of Sozhou’s Creative Industry Park. There students will find the central plaza of the university as well as numerous sports and leisure opportunities in the large sports park and the Student Enterprise Park.

  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University campus description

Housing

The agency Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI) arranges accommodation on campus for international students. You can choose between rooms in dormitories, hotels and apartments. The XJTLU guarantees all international students a place to live.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels

The university city of Suzhou

If there is a “Venice of China”, it is Suzhou. The Chinese city is located in the southeast of the province of Jiangsu and is about 110 kilometers from Shanghai. Around 10 million people live in the Chinese metropolis, whose history goes back over 2500 years.

Today the city is one of the most economically advanced regions in China. Despite this, time seems to have stood still in Suzhou. The romantic water town is famous for its ancient waterways and canals, millennia-old temples, pagodas and world-class museums. Suzhou has made an international name for itself as a synonym for high culture and elegance. The city has an exceptionally large number of gardens, which is why it is also known as the “City of Gardens”. More than 60 gardens are spread across the city, nine of which have UNESCO World Heritage status.

But in Suzhou you can not only walk in the footsteps of history, but also take advantage of a wide range of entertainment. There is a whole range of restaurants and bars in the city and a wide variety of shopping opportunities. International students can choose to stock up on local culinary specialties, handmade folding fans or aromatic Bi Lo Chun green tea.

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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