Undergraduate Programs in French

2023 SJTU Undergraduate Engineering Cluster Program in French 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 French includes:

- SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology (SPEIT)

- 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

- Automation

- 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 SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology (SPEIT). After meeting this requirement, Cluster students may choose to continue their studies at SPEIT (in French) or transfer to another engineering school (in English or Chinese) to complete their bachelor’s degree.



Reminder: Although all Cluster courses are taught in French, 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 Dual Degree Program or other international programs.


Application Deadlines for 2023 Admission

April 30, 2023 (Beijing Time, GMT+8)




On web: https://apply.sjtu.edu.cn/c.asp?action=sign


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 " and etc.


Application Materials

*All materials should be in English, except high school transcripts which could be in English or in French 

1. CV and personal statement

2. Recommendation letters

3. High School Transcripts

4. Passport copy

5. Financial guarantee proven deposit of no less than RMB 100,000 (or equivalent in foreign currency)

6. Applicants should provide the following materials if one or both parents of the applicant are Chinese citizens("Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC".http://www.moe.gov.cn/srcsite/A20/moe_850/202006/t20200609_464159.html):

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

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

6.3 For applicants who obtained foreign nationality at birth, if one or both of the parents are Chinese citizens and has a 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 has not obtained permanent residence abroad, certificate of the renunciation of the Chinese nationality of the applicant needs to be provided.

6.4 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.

6.5 The entry and exit seal page of visiting China on the applicant's passport from April 30, 2019 to the time of application.

7. Applicants under 18 years old (until September 1, 2023) should provide a letter offered by theguardian in China (a notarized document approved by SJTU is required).


French Proficiency Requirement

· Native French speakers or




· Oral exams on physics and mathematics (via videoconferencing possible)

· General interview



Excellent applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded different kinds of scholarships, such as the Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship, and others.


1. Students applying for CSC ScholarshipChinese 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. 

The scholarship content is subject to the website of China Scholarship Council. As for accommodation, SJTU does not provide free dormitory, but provides accommodation subsidy (1,000 RMB/ Month).


2. Students applying for Shanghai Government Scholarship and SJTU Scholarship can click the option “Apply for scholarship” when completing SJTU’s online application form. The contents of the scholarship are as follows:






First-Class Scholarship

Period4 years

Tuition waiver, provides living allowance, accommodation subsidy and insurance

Ø Insurance: 800 RMB/ Academic Year

Accommodation subsidy: 1,000 RMB/ Month;

Living allowance: 2,500 RMB/Month

Ø Applicants should not be awardees of other scholarships at the same time

Ø Scholarship results will be announced together with the admission results

Ø SJTU reserves the right of final explanation.


Second-Class Scholarship

Period4 years

50% tuition waiver, provides accommodation subsidy and insurance

Third- Class Scholarship

Period4 years

25% tuition waiver, provides insurance




Tuition: 45,000 RMB/Academic year

Insurance: 800RMB/Academic 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 of China.)

Estimated Fees for Room and Board: 30 000/RMB/Academic year




1. The admission decision will be based on a comprehensive evaluation. Applicants can check their admission results in the application system (http://apply.sjtu.edu.cn)

2. Applicants need to pre-pay the tuition fees in the application system (https://apply.sjtu.edu.cn) to confirm the enrollment within two weeks after admission results are released.

3. The “admission notice” will be issued gradually at the end of July 2023.

4. All application materials and information provided by applicants must be authentic, accurate and fully complete. Otherwise, the applicant will be disqualified for application, enrollment or study.



Term begins

In early September 2023 (specific time will be informed on the admission letter)


Contact Information

Admission Office of International Student Center, SJTU

Address: Room 809, 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


SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology (SPEIT)

Address: SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology, Shanghai, China

Post code: 200240

Tel: +86-21-34207848

E-mail: admission.speit@sjtu.edu.cn

Website: http://speit.sjtu.edu.cn/


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