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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Exchange

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Sponsor: Office of International Program Development (IPD)

Location: Shanghai, China


In this exchange program, students enroll directly in the School of Mechanical Engineering or the School of Biomedical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The program is targeted to students in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, but students can combine courses in these disciplines with courses in Chinese Language and courses in any school except for the Antai College of Economics and Management and the School of Medicine.

Since many of the SJTU classes for 3rd and 4th year students are taught in English, NU students are encouraged to attend SJTU in their junior year, senior year, or 5th-year co-op to gain access to a broad range of English language course offerings. Students interested in taking classes in Chinese will be required to complete screening to verify language proficiency.

Students should note that the term dates at SJTU vary based on the Chinese New Year. If students choose the Fall Quarter option, the School of Mechanical Engineering can make special arrangements for exchange students to complete their courses and take exams by January 1. If students would prefer to study during Winter/Spring, then engineering courses may be combined with cultural immersion courses organized during the SJTU Winter Break.


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


There is no language requirement to participate in this program, but students are required to take one quarter of Mandarin either before or during their time abroad.

Languages: English, Chinese

Language Requirements: 

None; however, on-site Chinese language courses are recommended.


NU students will be housed in residences or in privately leased apartments. Homestays near the Minhang Campus are also available.

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.

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