Undergraduate Programs in French

2024 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 comprehensive 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 Opening and Deadlines for 2024 Admission

Application Opening:January 1st, 2024 (Beijing Time, GMT+8)

Application Deadlines:April 30, 2024 (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 will NOT be returned and should be in English, except high school transcripts which could be in English or 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, ① 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; ②if 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, 2020 to the time of application

7.      Applicants under 18 years old (until September 1, 2024) should provide a letter offered by the guardian in China (a notarized document approved by SJTU is required).

Language Proficiency Requirement
Please submit documentation that meets at least one of the following language proficiency criteria:

· For French: (a) a statement confirming French as your native language, or (b) TCF, TEF, DELF/DALF≥B2 
· For Chinese: (a) HSK score of 5 or higher, with a total score of 200 or above and a writing score of 60 or above, or (b) a statement confirming Chinese as your native language.
· For English: (a) TOEFL score≥84, or (b) IELTS score≥6 


· Oral exams on physics and mathematics (conducted through videoconferencing if necessary)

· 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 Scholarship(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. 

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

-        100% Tuition waiver

-        Living allowance

-        Accommodation subsidy

-        Health insurance

²  Health insurance: 800 RMB/ Academic Year

²  Accommodation subsidy: 1,000 RMB/ Month;

²  Living allowance: 2,500 RMB/Month

²  Applicants should not be awardees of other scholarships at the same time

²  Scholarship results will be announced together with the admission results

²  SJTU reserves the right of final explanation

Second-Class Scholarship

Period4 years

-        50% tuition waiver

-        Accommodation subsidy

-        Health insurance

Third- Class Scholarship

Period4 years

-        25% tuition waiver

-        Health insurance


Tuition: 45,000 RMB/Academic year

Heath Insurance: 800 RMB/Academic year (According to the regulations set forth by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Management Regulations for International Students of SJTU, international students studying for more than 6 months are obligated to acquire the Group Comprehensive Insurance in Mainland China.)

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

Note: The figure of estimated Fees represents average cost and is subject to change



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 2024.

4. All application materials and information provided by applicants must be authentic, accurate and fully complete. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the application, enrollment, or study.

Term begins

In early September 2024 (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: +86-21-54743273

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

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


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