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Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Exchange)

The Program

Established in 1896 as Nan Yang College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the first national institutions of higher learning in China and a member of Universitas 21. The name “Jiao Tong” comes from the book Yi Jing. Literally, “Jiao” means unite and “Tong” means harmony. In the book it says, when heaven and earth unite in deep harmony, peace and blessing descend upon all living things; when leaders and people unite and combine their influences, the nation enjoys universal flowering and prosperity.

SJTU, as it is fondly called, is a dynamic and comprehensive university for excellent students education, cutting-edge scientific research and social service. From the early stage of its development, SJTU took first-class talents education as its principal mission. And today, it has been developed to the talent education idea of knowledge exploration, capacity development and personality nurturing. Today SJTU has almost 3,000 full time faculty, 67 undergraduate programs, over 16,000 undergraduate students and 1,564 international students. SJTU is ranked in the top 10 universities in China, and in the top 300 universities internationally. SJTU has five campuses including Xuhui, Minhang, Luwan, Qibao and Fahua, and offers plenty of advanced teaching and research equipment and facilities.

The Academics

You can receive a full semester of UConn credit on this exchange program, studying in either English or Chinese (Mandarin).  For programs in English click here.  SJTU’s fall semester begins in September and ends in mid-January. Spring semester begins in late February and ends in mid-June. Each semester has sixteen weeks of scheduled classes and two weeks for reviewing and testing.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title  Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 2893 Foreign Study AM007 Introduction to E-Commerce 2 6/30/2019
BADM 3760 Business Information Systems AM004 Management Information Systems 3 6/30/2019
ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics EC 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 6/30/2019

The Experience

Information about accommodation at SJTU can be found here. To download the exchange student guidebook click on SJTU Guide book for exchange students. Students on exchange have accommodation options at Xuhui Campus (around $1600/semester for accommodation) or Minhang Campus (around $850/semester for accommodation). Off campus accommodation is also an option. A map of Minhang Campus is located here.

A number of sporting and cultural activities and clubs are available to students, and students are encouraged to participate in activities as part of your exchange experience. There are also numerous transportation options that connect SJTU to Shanghai and the surrounding area which help make exploring the region easy. Shanghai (literally meaning ‘city by the sea’) is a very safe city with many exciting opportunities.


SJTU Scholarships

Students nominated by UConn to attend SJTU are automatically eligible to be also nominated for the SJTU scholarship. This scholarship awards recipients RMB 7500/semester.

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3