China (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou) PILOT program

Students who are studying science majors will find Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) a good fit for them. The university offers extensive STEM courses, and all courses are taught in English. 450 Faculty and staff from 50 different countries are recruited from international institutions. XJTLU is accredited by Liverpool University in the UK, and the course delivery and assessment is in English in line with the rigorous standards of the British Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Based in Suzhou

  • Spring semester
  • NO Chinese Pre-requisite; all courses taught in English.
  • Pre-requisites: 2.8 GPA; an  Asian studies OR Chinese language course, OR a course with significant Asian related content.
  • Must take Chinese while in the program
  • Live at the university residence hall

Click here to apply to the China (XJTLU) program

Location     Academics     Co-curricular     Housing     

Calendar     Orientation      Program Contacts

Location

Located at the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District within Suzhou Industrial Park, alongside a number of other institutions, XJTLU is a joint venture between Xi’an Jiaotong University and Liverpool University in UK. Suzhou is only 20 minutes by high-speed train from Shanghai. It has a 200 acre campus with over 8,000 students on campus. 

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Academics

XJTLU offers a large range of academic subjects from STEM to social sciences. Students register through the XJTLU university registrar and all the courses are offered in English.

You can check the course listing HERE.  Please click the department name and course name for more details (It is a syllabus web page, not a list.). 

SLU students are required to take 25 module hours/credits. Please check the course syllabi, you will see the module hours/credits.

Housing

SLU students stay in the Wencui Parfait apartments where two students share a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, sharing the living room and kitchen. Students eat meals at the university. They receive a meal stipend to cover the cost of meals.

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Calendar

Please click here to find the Program Calendar.

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Orientation

Pre-departure: The CIIS office organizes in-depth orientation sessions on-campus prior to the students participation in the program. This includes a program specific session(s) in which the student's will learn more about the program, local culture, academic expectations, and any other important information. There is also an orientation session by the CIIS office on culture shock, what to expect, as well as safety and security while abroad.

On-site: XJTLU will host orientation sessions when students arrive.

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Program Contacts

If you are interested in learning more about the China program please contact one of the following people.

CIIS OfficeHelen Huang, Director of Asia Studies - Questions about eligibility, program logistics, and other off-campus opportunities.

Faculty Coordinator: Jayantha Jayman - Questions about program academics.

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Click here to apply to the China (XJTLU) program