Introduction to XJTLU – Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About XJTLU

XJTLU is committed to creating an internationalized educational environment, in which, education quality is being stringently monitored and students are encouraged to self-manage their life in the University while receiving support and guidance from the University’s quaternity tutorial system. In XJTLU, students are treated as “young adults” which calls for them to be independent, self-motivated and cooperative and they are expected to grow up as world citizens with international perspectives and competitiveness.

Scholarships

We offer a range of attractive scholarships to exceptionally qualified applicants who wish to start at XJTLU in 2017.

Scholarships available range from 10 to 50 percent of tuition for each award, depending upon the specific scholarship programme.

Available scholarships and eligibility are outlined below. Both international and Chinese students are eligible unless otherwise noted. Successful applicants can be awarded only one scholarship per year, scholarships may not be combined.

The XJTLU scholarship committee meets to consider scholarship awards to students who have already received an offer of admission approximately five times per year from mid-November to mid-June. You are encouraged to apply early for admission to XJTLU programmes to ensure availability of scholarship opportunities.

Undergraduate

Jiangsu Province Jasmine Scholarship

Deadline: 31 May 2017

The Jasmine Jiangsu Government Scholarship, set by the Jiangsu provincial government, supports academically excellent international students who would like to undertake full-time study at universities and colleges in the province. These scholarships are open to all international students who wish to study undergraduate study at XJTLU. To be eligible you must apply for your desired programme at XJTLU as well as apply for the scholarship between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

Scholarships

All scholarships will be reduced from the tuition fees each year.

  • 51,000 RMB/per person per academic year for four years for students who study science-related subjects
  • 48,000 RMB/per person per academic year for four years for students who study arts-related subjects including business
  • 30,000 RMB one off for any subject, partial scholarship.

These scholarships are automatically renewed each year if the student passes the year.

Eligibility

  • Applicants for undergraduate programmes must have a senior high school diploma with a good academic performance and be under the age of 30
  • Must have a good academic record
  • Applicants cannot be recipients of other scholarships offered by the Chinese government, local governments or other XJTLU scholarships.

Entry Scholarship for International and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Students

We offer an entry scholarship of up to RMB 44,000 (or up to 50 percent of the tuition fee) per year for international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan undergraduate students, based on academic merit. Your indication of interest during the online programme application process and an additional essay are required to be considered for this scholarship. Entry scholarships are renewable annually subject to continued strong academic performance.

The panel that makes decisions on entry scholarship awards meets at various times throughout the year and you are encouraged to apply early for admission to XJTLU undergraduate programmes to ensure availability of scholarship opportunities. Deadlines throughout the year are:

  • First round: 15 November 2016
  • Second round: 15 February 2017
  • Third round: 31 March 2017
  • Fourth round: 15 May 2017
  • Five round: 15 June 2017

Please note the final application deadline is 15 June 2017.

Scholarship for Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

The Chinese Ministry of Education and the Jiangsu provincial government offer additional scholarships exclusively for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. This support is also based upon academic merit. The application process is the same as for other entry scholarships for international students.

Higher Education Scholarship

Suzhou Higher Education Town where XJTLU is located offers generous academic merit scholarships to international undergraduate students studying degree programmes and short courses. Please indicate your interest in being considered during the programme application process.

The University of Liverpool 2+2 Discount

Continuing XJTLU students who choose the 2+2 study route and transfer to The University of Liverpool for Years Three and Four will be offered a discount of 10 percent off the tuition fees of the University of Liverpool.

Progression Scholarship

Progression scholarships are awarded based upon a student’s average marks in the previous academic session. The award for first class marks is currently RMB 10,000; the award for second class marks is RMB 5,000. Nominations are considered automatically, there is no need for students to apply.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

XJTLU students may apply to conduct a funded summer research project with expert research staff supervision. These prestigious fellowships are highly sought after as an excellent learning experience and resume builder for graduate programmes and employment.

Study Dushu Lake Ambassador Scheme

Up to 25 percent reduction of annual tuition fee and work placement may be available for all continuing students.

Masters

Jiangsu Province Jasmine Scholarship

Deadline: 31 May 2017

The Jiangsu Province Jasmine Scholarship, set by the Jiangsu provincial government, supports academically excellent international students who would like to undertake full-time study at universities and colleges in the province. These scholarships are open to all international students who wish to study masters study at XJTLU. To be eligible you must apply for your desired programme at XJTLU as well as apply for the scholarship between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

Scholarships

The Jiangsu Province Jasmine Scholarship is awaiting confirmation for 2017 from the Department of Education, which is expected within the first quarter of 2017. Below is the information from 2016 for your reference.

Jasmine Full Scholarship 2016

All scholarships will be reduced from the tuition fees each year.

  • 72,000 RMB per person per academic year for the entire study duration for students who study science related subjects
  • 68,000 RMB per person per academic year for the entire study duration for students who study arts related subjects including business
  • These scholarships are automatically renewed each year if the student passes the year.

Eligibility

  • Applicants for the masters degree programmes must have a undergraduate degree and be under the age of 35
  • Must have a good academic record
  • Applicants cannot be recipients of other scholarships offered by the Chinese government, local governments or other XJTLU scholarships.

Jasmine Partial Scholarship 2016

  • 30,000 RMB one off for any subject, partial scholarship.

Masters Entry Scholarship

We offer a generous entry scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total programme tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Your indication of interest during the online programme application process and a scholarship application letter are required to be considered for an XJTLU masters scholarship. Scholarships are available for full-time study only, there are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes. You are encouraged to apply early for admission to XJTLU master’s programmes to ensure availability of scholarship opportunities.

The meeting schedule for masters entry scholarship panel is:

  • First round – early January 2017
  • Second round – early March 2017
  • Third round – early May 2017
  • Fourth round – early June 2017
  • Fifth round – mid July 2017

XJTLU Masters ‘Friendship’ Scholarships for Students from Russia, Thailand and Indonesia

Deadline: 30 April 2017

The XJTLU masters ‘friendship’ scholarships are offered to students from Russia, Thailand and Indonesia in recognition of the contribution students from these countries make to the international environment of XJTLU’s campus.

Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded to up to five students from each country (up to 15 students in total) to the value of 30 percent of the total programme tuition fee.

Eligibility

Applicants must be residents from Russia, Thailand or Indonesia and meet the minimum entry requirements.

Process

Applications from students from Russia, Thailand and Indonesia who have applied for the scholarship will be reviewed by the XJTLU Masters Scholarship Panel in May 2017. Please indicate your interest in the programme application process and submit a scholarship application letter online. Successful candidates will be notified and receive 30 percent off their total tuition fee.

Alumni Discount

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent off masters tuition fees.

PhD

Scholarships for Funded PhD Projects

Specific funded PhD projects are available that have a scholarship covering the tuition fee and a monthly stipend of RMB 3,500 for three years. The scholarship for these projects is awarded based not only on your past academic record, but also on an assessment of your chosen topic and the likelihood of you completing a PhD in the time allocated.

Students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship are required to work as teaching assistants each semester, which is an excellent opportunity to develop academic skills.

Tuition Only Scholarships for Full-Time study

Additional tuition-only scholarships are offered for full-time PhD study. Under this scheme, tuition will be waived but students pay their own living expenses. The method for enquiry and application is the same as for all full-time PhD opportunities.

Higher Education Town Scholarship

Suzhou Higher Education Town where XJTLU is located offers generous academic merit scholarships to international students completing PhD study. As with other scholarship opportunities, please indicate your interest in the programme application process.

About Suzhou

You have the opportunity to live in one of the most culturally rich areas of China, with Suzhou’s UNESCO World Heritage gardens and canals famous around the world.

Suzhou combines its rich 2,500-year-old history with a drive to become one of the most modern cities in China. It has a population of more than six million and a GDP of a trillion RMB – far larger than those of many entire countries!

Alongside its beautiful tourist spots, Suzhou has many excellent learning resources and sports facilities, a great choice of shopping malls, cinemas and restaurants, and a variety of bars and nightclubs.

Today, the city’s canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000.

Suzhou is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. Within Suzhou is Suzhou Industrial Park, one of the most competitive development zones in China. This area also contains the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (home to XJTLU), which sits beside Dushu Lake, one of two lakes in SIP.

Central Shanghai can be reached from Suzhou in just 30 minutes by high-speed train.

Library

XJTLU students have access to a wide range of library resources, from books and journals to electronic databases and articles. The library plays a key role as a research support and learning centre for the University, developing its collection by focusing on subject development and research requirements.

The library currently holds over 500,000 books, which are added to and updated throughout the year in response to requests from academic departments. It provides 22,000 square metres of space, housing 300 PCs and 2,500 seats for studying, discussion and computer and studio work.

Campus

North Campus

Full of striking, architecturally impressive buildings, our North Campus provides state-of-the art teaching, laboratory, research and support facilities. This includes the award-winning and iconic Central Building, which houses our library.

The campus also has sports facilities, world class-fully equipped science and engineering laboratories, International Business School Suzhou, and design studios, as well as a variety of catering facilities, including Subway, Pacific Coffee Company, and many canteen-style fast-food options.

Landscaped gardens complement pieces of modern art to create a campus environment that has become one of the striking features of Suzhou Industrial Park.

South Campus

The first phase of our South Campus was opened to the public on 26 July 2016, as a major part of the University’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Architecturally it contrasts our North Campus and features modern designs that complement the surrounding area. Eventually, the South Campus will satisfy the learning and teaching needs of approximately 6,000 XJTLU students as well as the University’s academic exchanges and research development plans. It will consist of eight buildings and be developed over two further phases:

Phase II: International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU

This phase will see the completion of a new building for International Business School Suzhou, set to open by the end of 2017.

PHASE III: XJTLU-GF School of Film and Television Arts and XJTLU Gym

Phase III consists of two buildings – the construction of the XJTLU-GF School of Film and Television Arts and a gym. Both buildings are expected to open by the end of 2018. The development of the School, in collaboration with financial services provider Gold Finance Group, is a significant part of XJTLU’s academic development strategy. It will mix digital media arts and film and television production and technology with performance and acting. The gym will provide improved and diversified sports facilities for students and staff on campus.

Living in University

When you come to XJTLU, you will have the opportunity to try a whole range of different sports and activities as well as developing any existing skills you already have.

Student clubs and societies

Student clubs and societies play an important part of student life. XJTLU has many organisations with themes such as art, sports, music, entrepreneurship, dance to name but a few. Some of the more established groups include a Model United Nations and the Student Union.

Another society, Intercom, provides a platform for all international students to arrange activities and events, and share ideas and experiences with the wider student body.

Catering

3 canteens, 3 coffee shops, Bar, Restaurants

Sports 

Currently, 21 sports are offered through PE classes at XJTLU, including badminton, basketball, belly dancing, billiards, boxing, bridge, Chinese martial arts, football, free combat, body building, golf, popping, roller-skating, sport dancing, table tennis, taekwondo, tai chi, tai chi sword, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and yoga.

We have outside sport facilities that include basketball and tennis courts as well as indoor facilities, such as a golf training venue, gym, dance room, and table tennis room. There is also a football field located next to the new South Campus.

Accommodation

The accommodation facilities our students stay in are located within the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District and managed privately by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development and Investment Limited Company. All international students are guaranteed accommodation throughout their study at XJTLU. For more information visit the accommodation page here.

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