Xi'an Jiaotong University Some of Our Universities


1. Overview of Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an Jiaotong University, a national key university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is one of the country's oldest institutions of higher learning. Founded in Shanghai in 1896 as Nanyang Public, it was renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, at the direction of the State Council, the university was moved to Xi'an, and renamed Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU). As one of the country's national key universities, it was included in the first group of universities singled out for high priority development under the country's seventh and eighth five-year plans. It was also included in the first group of universities to benefit from Project 211 and Project 985, with the goal of becoming a world-class university. Under a plan adopted by the State Council in April 2000, the original Xi'an Jiaotong University was merged with the Xi'an Medical University and the Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics to form the new Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Today, Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university offering programs in nine areas—science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, art, law, philosophy and education—with a major emphasis on science and engineering. It includes 20 schools, eight undergraduate residential colleges, and eight affiliated teaching hospitals. XJTU has a faculty and staff of more than 5500, of which 2500 are full-time teachers, including over 1500 professors and associate professors. The faculty includes 21 academicians—nine members of the National Academy of Sciences and twelve members of the National Academy of Engineering--among whom twelve are members of both. The university has had five recipients of national teaching awards. Among current faculty members, 38 have been designated as “Chang Jiang Scholars” by the Ministry of Education; 25 have been honoured by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars; 15 have been recognized as national experts who have made outstanding contributions to the nation. An additional 142 teachers have been selected to participate in the Ministry of Education's “New Century Program for Promising Young Talent,” and another 547 have been awarded government stipends for their outstanding contributions to China. Pursuant to its precept that “talent makes the university strong,” XJTU has continues to add to its strength by attracting campus leaders in a wide range of disciplines and will continue the process of building its team of top-level talent.

About XJTU School of International Education

Founded in 2006, the School of International Education (SIE) is in charge of administrative affairs of the international students at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). SIE formulates and supervises the policies for international students, and is responsible for their admission, management, accommodation, and coordination of academic work. SIE offers an undergraduate Chinese Language program for international students and is also responsible for Chinese language teaching for all international students. In addition, SIE is in charge of the Confucius Institutes collaborated between XJTU and foreign universities.

SIE has five offices and one department including Administration Office, International Students Admission Office, International Students Affairs Office, International Students Housing Services Office, Confucius Institute Affairs Office and Teaching Affairs Management Department. The school has 31 administrative staff members and 25 faculty teachers.

XJTU is one of the earliest universities designated by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to take Chinese Government Scholarship students. XJTU international education can be traced back to 1959 and has taught thousands of international students from all over the world. In 2013, In recognition of its outstanding performance, XJTU was awarded "the First Batch of Demonstration Bases for International Education in China" by MOE. In 2016, XJTU passed the first national quality certification for studying in China with excellent results.

XJTU initiated medical education in English in China in 1995. In 2005, entrusted by MOE, XJTU drafted the Interim Provisions for Quality Control Standards on Undergraduate Medical Education in English for International Students in China.

As of 2020, there were a total of 2891 International students from 134 countries studying in XJTU, among whom 2659 were degree-pursuing students, including 1106 undergraduates, 893 masters and 660 doctoral students. In addition, XJTU has established three Confucius Institutes respectively in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S., the University of Liverpool in England and Yamanashi Gakuin University in Japan.


2. Pre-University Foundation Program for International Students

Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), established in 1896, is a national key university directly administered by the Ministry of Education of China. It is one of the top ten research universities in China and a member of C9 League-China’s Ivy League. It is a comprehensive research university with academic advantages in science, engineering, management, medicine, economy, law and humanities.

There are more than 3000 international students from 141 countries and regions studying in Xi’an Jiaotong University. In 2013, XJTU was awarded by the Ministry of Education of China as the “Demonstration Base for International Education” due to its outstanding performance in the work of international student education. It is ranked No. 303 by QS World University Rankings 2021 and No. 52 by QS Asia.

In the framework of cooperation with China Campus Network, Xi‘an Jiaotong University established the XJTU-CCN  International Foundation Program Center, offering a wide variety of customized courses for international students who are planning to pursue Bachelor degrees in China. It will help students get prepared for further study in a dynamic and supportive university environment.

XJTU Foundation Program Center adopts the small classes teaching methods, which allows students to be divided into different classes based on their future majors and Chinese language level. The program is aimed to help international students acquire academic Chinese vocabulary, refine their professional knowledge, improve their cross-cultural communication and adaptation skills. It will also help them curb the cross-national basic education barrier and the language barrier. The program can lay a solid foundation for international students for their further degree studies.

XJTU Foundation Program Center provides a series of guidance for international students, including visa application, Q&A for admission and scholarship policies, application procedures, lectures on university academic life, the recommendation for counterpart universities, etc. It creates favorable conditions for international students to enter Chinese universities successfully.

“1+4” Foundation-Bachelor Program 

XJTU Foundation Program Center offers “1+4” Foundation-Bachelor Program (36 weeks) for outstanding high school and equivalent level graduates to further optimize their knowledge structure and to gain the strength to get better scholarships. Applicants will be informed of their eligibility for undergraduate studies and scholarship types through a comprehensive review prior to their Foundation Program and will be admitted directly to undergraduate studies after the program without another review and interview.

Study Duration - 36 weeks

Tuition Fee - RMB 15,000 

Intake - September Each Year for Humanities; Business; Science & Engineering Orientation Degree


1. 17-24 years of age & with good health status (A guardian authorization is required for those under 18 years old); 

2. Valid ordinary passport;

3. High school/ senior secondary diploma or equivalent (Graduating students can apply with their transcript of mock examination); 

4. Grades and Chinese language proficiency requirements


3. English-taught Bachelor's Degree Programs

School/Faculty Program Class Information Degree Conferred Tuition Fee
School of International Education Chinese Language Chinese Language (Int'l) Bachelor of Art RMB 20,000
School of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Intelligent Manufacturing) Mechanical Engineering (Int'l) Bachelor of Engineering RMB 22,000
School of Economics & Finance International Economics and Trade International Economics and Trade (Int'l) 101 Bachelor of Economics  RMB 20,000
School of Energy & Power Engineering New Energy Science and Engineering Engineering (Smart Energy & Intelligent Manufacturing)  Bachelor of  Engineering RMB 22,000
School of Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Automation Engineering (Electronics) Bachelor of Engineering RMB 22,000
School of Electronics & Information Engineering 1. Computer Science and Technology
2. Internet of Things Engineering
Engineering (Electronics) Bachelor of  Engineering RMB 22,000
School of Journalism & New Media Network and New Media Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts RMB 20,000


1. 18-25 years of age & with good health status;

2. Valid foreign ordinary passport;

3. High school / senior secondary or advanced diploma.

4. English-taught Master Degree Programs

School/FacultyName of ProgramDuration
School of Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Instrument Science & Technology
2 years
School of Energy and Power EngineeringPower Engineering & Engineering Thermophysics
Nuclear Science and Technology
2 years
Faculty of Electronics and Information EngineeringElectronic Science & Technology 
Information & Communications Engineering
Control Science & Engineering
Computer Science & Technology
2 years
School of Software EngineeringComputer Science & Technology3 years
School of Materials Science and EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering2 years
School of Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering2 years
School of ManagementBusiness Administration
Management Science & Engineering
2 years
School of Aerospace EngineeringMechanics
Aeronautical & Astronautic Science & Technology
2 years
Jinhe Center for Economics ResearchApplied Economics
Theoretical Economics
2 years
School of Economics and FinanceApplied Economics
Theoretical Economics
2 years
School of LawLaw in Chinese & International Business Law2 years
School of MarxismMarxist Theory (Study of China's Reform & Development)2 years
School of Life Science and TechnologyBiomedical Engineering
3 years
School of Mathematics and StatisticsMathematics
3 years
School of Humanities and Social ScienceJournalism & Communication (Chinese Cultural Studies)2 years
Frontier Institute of Science and TechnologyPhysics
Materials Science & Engineering
3 years
School of Foreign StudiesEnglish Language & Literature
Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Japanese Language & Literature (in Japanese)
French Language & Literature (in French)
3 years
School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyChemical Engineering & Technology
Power Engineering & Engineering Thermophysics
2 years
School of Public Policy and AdministrationPublic Administration3 years
Health Science CenterPhysiology
Cell Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Human Anatomy Histology & Embryology
Pathogenic Biology
Pathology & Pathophysiology
Forensic Science
Epidemiology & Health Statistics
Occupational & Environmental Health
Nutrition & Food Hygiene
Maternal Child & Adolescent Health
Hygiene Toxicology
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Discipline of Pharmacy Administration
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Psychiatry & Mental Health
Dermatology & Venereology
Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
Emergency medicine
Stomatological Medicine
3 years

5. Accommodation fee

It varies from RMB 6,500 to RMB 20,000 every year based on the campus and type of room