Shanghai Jiao Tong University

People's Republic of China

Language of instruction


Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the top Chinese higher education institutions which enjoys a long history and a world-renowned reputation, currently ranked within the Top 200 universities worldwide. The name “Jiao Tong” comes from the book Yi Jing and means “unite in harmony”.

Shanghai is a multi-cultural metropolis which blends modern and traditional Chinese features; from the traditional buildings of the Old Town to the space-age Pudong skyline.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester September–January

View the SJTU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

SJTU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:


SJTU has 2 campuses available to exchange students:

  • Minhang campus
  • Xuhui campus

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Discipline-focus study: 12–15 credits per semester at SJTU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Students participating in the Chinese language program will need to complete at least 8 lecture hours per week.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 to study at SJTU.

Students are required to have HSK Level 5 above to attend regular undergraduate courses taught in Chinese. 

Find courses

Search the SJTU course catalogue (download from “5. Useful Documents”, rar file) if courses do not appear in the database.

Please refer to "Additional academic information" for Chinese language program course info and Law course info. 

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering
Business administration

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


There are 8 dormitories for international students at SJTU, each with varying equipment and facilities. The University provides information regarding accommodation options and the application process for student housing.

Students from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao won't be considered as international students at SJTU. If they wish to stay on campus for accommodation, they will stay with local Chinese students in dorms. 

Cost of living

SJTU provides a breakdown of the living expenses students can expect to encounter while studying in Shanghai.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered by SJTU and the Chinese government.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students must purchase the compulsory health insurance provided through SJTU.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

SJTU has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.