The 2017 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for you to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion during the northern hemisphere summer months.

A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Brain Science and Technology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture, Urban Horticulture and Its Culture, and Discovering Chinese Creativity, each of which will be accompanied with Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners.

Fields of study

  • Business Management
  • Humanities
  • Science

UQ students can choose to participate in one of two different sessions. Go to the 'Courses' tab to find out more about these sessions, courses and program dates. 

Credit equivalent 

4 SJTU Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 4 SJTU Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application 

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and the SJTU entry requirements. Session B impacts on UQ semester 2, 2017 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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UQ students can choose from the following sessions: 

Session A

Session A incorporates four courses: Urban Horticulture and its Cultures, Public Policy and City Governance, China's Policy on Climate Change Energy and Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture. 

  • Start Date: 6 Jul 2017
  • End Date: 20 Jul 2017
  • Credit: Not for credit only
Session B

Session B incorporates three courses: Discovering Chinese Creativity, China Studies and Brain Facts. 

  • Start Date: 6 Jul 2017
  • End Date: 3 Aug 2017
  • Credit: For credit only

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website


Tuition fees are approximately $1,400 - $2,400 AUD. Accommodation and administration fees are an additional cost. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation can be provided as part of the program at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see information on the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter 2017 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 6 July 2017
End: varies

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Shanghai, China
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate**

* View 'Courses' tab for more information

**Postgraduates can only attend Session A