Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an
People's Republic of China

Language of instruction

Chinese

Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university with scientific focus and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in China. It is composed of 10 branches of learning, namely science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, literature, law, philosophy, education and art.

The University is located in the city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province. Xi’an is the home of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Army and was the starting point of the Silk Road.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) Late February – Early July
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) Late July – Early February

Guides and additional information

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

Campuses

Xingqing Campus is the main campus.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

To be confirmed

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at XJTU.

You must have Chinese proficiency of at least HSK Level 5 to study courses taught in Chinese. 

Find courses

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. 

View the XJTU Chinese Language Refresh Program if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Chinese
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

There are very limited courses available in English. 

Additional academic information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The majority of foreign students at XJTU live in dormitories on the Xingqing campus. XJTU provides information on student housing, including the facilities available in these dormitories. 

Cost of living

Xi'an is generally a very affordable place to live. Guides are available breaking down the average cost of living in Xi'an to help you financially prepare for your exchange.

Financial support

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

Insurance

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.

The Chinese government requires international students to purchase health insurance through their host institution. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulates for visa and immigration 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.