Undergraduate Programs in English


2021 SJTU Undergraduate Engineering Cluster Program

In English for International Students


Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the internationally recognized, top-tier research universities in China, with strong commitment to nurturing future leaders with innovative drives and global visions. The Engineering Cluster Program is a new undergraduate international program designed to combine the strengths of engineering-related fields at SJTU. Offering all major courses in English or French, the Cluster Program welcomes prospective students with an interest in engineering studies from all over the world.


The SJTU Undergraduate Engineering Cluster program in English includes:

-The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University (UM-SJTU) Joint Institute (JI)

-School of Materials Science and Engineering

-School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering

-School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering

-School of Mechanical Engineering


The Cluster Program covers various engineering-related disciplines such as:

-Mechanical Engineering

-Electrical and Computer Engineering

-Materials Science and Engineering

-Computer Science and Technology

-Information Engineering


-Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

-Power and Energy Engineering

-And more


Cluster students will take introductory engineering courses in the first 1.5 years at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute. After meeting this requirement, Cluster students may choose to continue their studies at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute or transfer to another engineering school (in English or Chinese) to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Reminder: Although all Cluster courses are taught in English, Cluster students are required to take Chinese culture and language courses while enrolling in their respective degree programs. All Cluster students are expected to meet HSK 4 (Chinese Language Test) as the minimal Chinese language requirement for graduation. Exceptions include Cluster students enrolling in the UM-SJTU Dual Degree Program, JI-KTH 3+2 Bachelor’s Program, or other international programs.


Application Deadlines for 2021 Admission

·         Early Action – November 15, 2020 (Beijing Time, GMT+8)

·         Regular Application – April 15, 2021 (Beijing Time, GMT+8)


On-line Application



Application Prerequisites

1. High school diploma and above.

2. Non-Chinese citizens who hold a foreign passport and comply with the relevant regulations set by the “Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC ".

3. Physically and mentally healthy.


Application Materials

1. Test Scores

Either SAT (JI code: 6563) or ACT (JI code: 6983) with writing test scores are required. For students without SAT or ACT test scores, please contact International Undergraduate Recruitment Office at ji-intadm@sjtu.edu.cn.

If you apply with A-level scores, you need to apply with Math A or above; If you apply with International Baccalaureate (IB), you need to apply with Math HL 5 or above.

2. English language requirements

For non-native speakers of English, either TOEFL (iBT, JI code: 6210) or IELTS score is required.
TOEFL (iBT): Total score 84 or above. My best Scores are accepted.
IELTS: Overall 6.0 or above.

Exceptions: You may be exempted from providing any of these exams if your SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score is 650 or above, or if both your ACT Reading and English scores are 27 or above, and if you have recently completed at least 4 years of rigorous academic study in any of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Federated, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Seychelles, Shetland Islands, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States (other than Puerto Rico), US Virgin Islands, Wales. (Those in American Schools and British Schools abroad may also be exempted if at least 4 years of rigorous academic study has recently been completed if scores meet above standards.)

3. Recommendation Letters

Two recommendation letters are required: one from your high school counselor and one from a core academic teacher.

4. High School Transcripts

We pay special attention to math, physics, chemistry and other related subjects. Please arrange to have official copies of your transcripts in English sent to us by all high schools you attended.

5. Applicants should provide the following materials if one or both parents of the applicant are Chinese citizens:

-Certificate of the applicant obtained foreign nationality at birth or afterward.

-The nationality or household registration certificate of both the applicant's parents (passport or ID card).

- For applicants who obtained foreign nationality at birth, if one or both of the parents are Chinese citizens and have the permanent residence abroad, a certificate of the corresponding permanent residence needs to be provided; if one or both of the parents are Chinese citizens but have not obtained the permanent residence abroad, certificate of the withdrawal from Chinese nationality of the applicant needs to be provided.

- For applicants who were originally Chinese citizens and obtained foreign nationalities afterward, a certificate for the cancellation of their original registered residence in China and the renunciation of the Chinese nationality should be provided.

-The entry and exit seal page of visiting China on the applicant's passport from April 30, 2017, to the time of application.

-The applicant's certificate for studying outside China from April 30, 2017 to the time of application.

6. Financial guarantee proven deposit of not less than RMB 100,000 (or equivalent in foreign currency).



Outstanding students will be awarded scholarships, such as Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University scholarship and others.

Applicants for Chinese Government Scholarship should directly contact the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate. For specific application times and requirements, please refer to the information published by the local Chinese embassy or consulate. When completing the scholarship application form, the applicant should select “Shanghai Jiao Tong University” as the priority. 

Applicants for SJTU scholarships are eligible for the ones listed below:





First-Class Scholarship

Period4 years

Full tuition award, living allowance (2,500 CNY per month), accommodation subsidy (1,000 CNY per month), insurance

· Applicants have been   officially admitted by SJTU without being awardees of other scholarships     at the same time;

· Scholarship is awarded based   on the comprehensive ranking of applicant's academic and interview   performance.

· SJTU reserves the right of   final explanation.

Second-Class Scholarship

Period4 years

50% tuition award, accommodation subsidy (1,000 CNY per month), insurance

Third- Class Scholarship

Period4 years

25% tuition award, insurance



Application FeeUSD$75nonrefundable

Tuition: CNY 80,000/Year

Insurance: CNY 800/Year (The relevant regulations by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Management Regulations for International Student of SJTU require all international students with study duration over 6 months to purchase the Group Comprehensive Insurance in Mainland China.)


Term begins

In early September 2021 (specific time will be informed on the admission letter)


Contact Information

Admission Office of International Student Center, SJTU

Address: Room 100A, New Administration Building B, 800 Dongchuan Rd, Shanghai, China

Post code: 200240

Tel: 86-21-54743244

E-mail: isc.d@sjtu.edu.cn,

Website: http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn


UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI)

Address: UM-SJTU Joint Institute, 800 Dongchuan Rd, Shanghai, China

Post code: 200240

Tel: +86-21-3420-6045 ext. 4492

E-mail: ji-intadm@sjtu.edu.cn

Website: https://www.ji.sjtu.edu.cn/



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