Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in Shanghai, China. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a university under direct administration of China's Ministry of Education. SJTU is located in Xu Jia Hui, the commercial center of Shanghai. Close to it are many consulates of foreign countries. Several public transit systems are within walking distance of the school, such as subway, light-rail, bus lines, etc. Nan Jing Road, Huai Hai Road, Hong Qiao Airport, Shanghai Railway Station, Lu Jia Zui (Pu Dong) can be reached within 20 minutes.
- off-campus apartment/room for rent
- on-campus residence hall
Students live on campus in the international student residence halls (these halls do not have Chinese students). Students must make reservations for rooms on campus with their applications. Most rooms are equipped with a color TV, direct-dial telephone, air- conditioner and Internet connection. Additional facilities include kitchen, and refrigerator for public use. Depending on the building, the bathroom may be shared. For housing descriptions, photos, and rates click here
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
There are several on-campus dining facilities serving primarily Chinese dishes. For on-campus dining, you can expect 3 meals for about $4-5 per day. Prices are higher for restaurants off-campus. Generally, you may find that Chinese restaurant foods in Shanghai cost approximately 1/3 of those in the U.S. Western eateries such as Pizza Hut, KFC, etc charge approximately the same as in the US.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For a list of courses taught in English or for more information on courses taught in Chinese, contact the OIE Advisor for this program.
Approximately 20 courses per semester are available in English (courses vary each semester). The list of English courses is usually announced two months before the beginning of each semester. Students who have native fluency in Chinese are also eligible to enroll in courses from the entire SJTU course catalog.
INTENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Students may opt to participate in the "Long-Term Chinese Refresher Course" for the term of study. This is a full-time intensive language program offered by SJTU. Students in the language program usually are not able to enroll in other courses due to the scheduling and location of the language courses. For details, click here and click here (contact OIE rather than following the application instructions listed here).
Students who study at SJTU in the fall semester qualify for assistance in finding an internship for the spring semester.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 SJTU credit = 1.08 GT credit
SJTU Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- (85-100) = A
B+,B, B- (70-84.9) = B
C+, C, C- (62-69.9) = C
D (60-61.9) = D
F (59 or less) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.