Undergraduate Programs in Chinese (Regular)

2021 SJTU Undergraduate Programs in Chinese

for International Students

Regular Admission


Program List

Refer to the “List of 2021 SJTU Undergraduate Program in Chinese for International Students”.


Application Eligibility

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 Periods

Regular Application: February 1, 2021 ~ March 19, 2021(Beijing Time, GMT+8)


Application Procedure

1. Applicants must log in to the Study@SJTU online application system (http://apply.sjtu.edu.cn) to fill in the application form, submit the electronic version of application materials, and pay the application fee within the application period. 

2. SJTU School of Medicine independently enrolls students. Applicants who apply for the School of Medicine should contact the International Student Education Center of the School of Medicine directly.


Application Materials

1. Senior high school diploma or equivalent (2021 graduating students should provide an official statement from your high school as proof of graduation);

2. Passport information page (valid for more than 6 months).

3. Personal statement (with signature);

4. Two recommendation letters, at least one of which has to be provided by one of the teachers in the high school (with signature);

5. Academic certificate (including but not limited to):

5.1 High school transcripts (including all courses taken).

5.2 Test scores of the national high school graduation exam or college entrance exam in the country or region, such as SAT/ACT/IB/A-level/UEC, etc. If the above test results cannot be obtained at the time of application, an explanation must be provided.

6. Language proficiency certificate

6.1 Chinese language proficiency certificate. Provide at least one of the following materials: (a) HSK certificate (HSK level 5 ≥200 scores or HSK level 6 ≥180 scores); (b) Other equivalent Chinese proficiency certificates (subject to review and approval by SJTU); (c) SJTU Application Form for Chinese language courses (only for conditional admission).

6.2 English language proficiency certificate. Provide at least one of the following materials: (a) TOEFL; (b) IELTS; (c) Other equivalent English language proficiency certificates.

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

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

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

7.3 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.

7.4 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.

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

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

8. Applicants under 18 years old (until April 30, 2021) should provide a letter of guarantee for their guardian in China (notarization required).

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

10. Award certificates (if any);

11. Applicants applying for designing will need to submit portfolios.

12. Other supportive materials required by SJTU.


(1)The scores or certificates listed in 5.2, 6.1, and 6.2 must be obtained within the past two years.

(2) If any of the above application materials are not in Chinese or English, notarized copies in Chinese or English must be provided.

(3)There is no need to mail hard copies of supporting materials during application.


Entrance Test

Applicants who pass the preview shall take the “SJTU International Undergraduate Entrance Test”.

1. Test Method: online

2. Test Date: 15:00-16:30 March 27, 2021 (Beijing Time, GMT+8)

3. Test Subjects: Chinese, math, English.


(1)All tests are closed-book.

(2)The math test will have two categories, Math of Science and Math of Liberal Arts. The test category refers to the “List of 2021 SJTU Undergraduate Program in Chinese for International Students”, and the test language is Chinese&English.

(3)For students applying for a Major in Chinese language, math scores  will not be included in the total score, but will be reckoned in the scholarship evaluation.

(4)Students who apply for the Chinese language courses will not take the Chinese test.

(5) Please pay attention to the follow-up email notification for "Test Instructions".



Applicants who have passed the “SJTU International Undergraduate Entrance Test” can attend the interview. Details about the interview will be informed at our office website Study@SJTU (http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn) or sent by email.



1. The admission decision will be based on a comprehensive evaluation. Applicants can check their admission results in the application system within one month after the interview.

2. Students need to pre-pay the tuition fees in the application system 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.

4. SJTU will review all students’ original application materials on the registration day and reserve the right to cancel students’ admission if there are any irregularities.



Excellent applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded different kinds of scholarships, such as the Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship, International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (Confucius Institute 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. 

2. Students applying for “Shanghai Government Scholarship” and “SJTU Scholarship” can click the option “Apply for scholarship” when completing SJTU’s online application form.




 First-Class   Scholarship

PeriodAccording   to length of schooling

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

ØScholarship   decision will be based on the comprehensive ranking performance of the   applicants

ØApplicants   should not be awardees of other scholarships at the same time

ØScholarship   results will be announced together with the admission results

ØSJTU   reserves the right of final explanation.

Second-Class   Scholarship

PeriodAccording   to length of schooling

Covers   tuition, insurance, accommodation subsidy (CNY 1,000 per month)

Third-Class   Scholarship

PeriodAccording   to length of schooling

Covers   insurance and accommodation subsidy (CNY 1,000 per month)

3. Students applying for the “International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (Confucius Institute Scholarship)” can follow the “Application Information for 2021 SJTU International Chinese Language TeachersConfucius InstituteScholarship”.


Term begins

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



Application Fee: CNY 800 (nonrefundable)

Tuition: CNY 24,800/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 as a prerequisite for the registration procedures.)



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,

Web: http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn


Admission Office of International Student Office, School of Medicine of SJTU

(Students applying for medicine programs should directly contact the School of Medicine)

Address: East Building 15, 227 Chongqing (S) Road, Shanghai, China

Post code : 200025

Tel : +86-21-63847078
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