Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)

西安交通大学 Xī'ān Jiāotōng Dàxué

Xi’an Jiaotong University was founded in 1896. It was initially founded as Nanyang Public School issued by the Guangxu Emperor. At first, the school offered four departments to include: a school of foreign studies, normal school, high school, and middle school. Today, it is one of the most famous universities in China for Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine. In fact, Xi’an Jiaotong University was selected as the hub of the University Alliance of the Silk Road, which is an umbrella of the People’s Republic of China’s One Belt, One Road. The purpose of the educational program is to build an educational collaboration and fuel economic growth in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt for future partnerships. In terms of international students and Chinese students alike that are looking for degree programs in China, this is a historic and exciting time to study at Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Notable Programs & Campuses in China

In terms of academic focuses, Xi’an Jiaotong University offers courses in Science, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Management, Art, Law, Philosophy, and Education. The University currently has a large student body that has 30,000 total students and 15,000 graduate students. Students can choose from 84 Undergraduate majors, 200 Master’s degrees, and 115 Doctoral disciplines. In terms of international students, there are over 400 foreign students from countries/regions such as: Pakistan, Russia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, ASEAN countries, Nepal, Central Asian countries, Australia, New Zealand, and European countries.

Xi’an Jiaotong University has three different campuses called: Xingqing, Yanta, and Qujiang. The library at the Xingping campus called the Qian Xuesen Library is quite famous for its impressive collection of 5 million books, 4,100 periodicals, 30,000 electronic periodicals, and more than 1 million electronic books. For the digital student, the school has been a pioneer on the online degree platform that China is actively developing. In fact, it is one of fifteen experimental universities approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education for distance education.

For students on campus, there is an incredible student activity center where students can enjoy sports, student associations, and a high-tech study space. This provides Xi’an Jiaotong with a campus feeling where memorable friendships and important networking connections can be made.

Concluding Remarks

Due to China’s powerful One Belt One Road Initiative, Xi’an Jiaotong University is absolutely a school to keep your eye on in terms of impressive academic programs and networking connections since it is one of the universities partnering with the initiative. For international students that want to be a powerful part of China’s growing economic influence, Xi’an Jiaotong University will provide invaluable networking connections and potential guest speakers for students to take advantage of. Being located in Xi’an, there will also be internship opportunities since Xi’an is the symbolic city where the Silk Road began and many multinational companies have their presences there. When trying to pick your ideal university degree program in China, it is highly recommended to consider Xi’an Jiaotong University due to the incredible and unique experience that you will have there.

Accommodations for International Students are limited and it not guaranteed that all International Students can be housed on Campus. Please make sure to book a room in advance and apply early. If Students leaves earlier than anticipate they may request a refund and accommodations will be re-calculated on a daily basis. Bedding is supplied. If you live in the campus, you have to pay the accommodation deposit for 1000 RMB (US$145).

Off Campus accommodations are allowed.

For Yanta Campus for Majors of Medicine and Economics
For Xingqing Campus for Majors other than Medicine and Economics

Xingqing Campus West No. 13 Building International Students including self-supported student.

All rooms with en suite private bathroom with shower.

Single Room I: within 5 months 150RMB (US$22) per person per day; for 5 months 16,000RMB (US$2,320); for 10 months 24,000RMB (US$3,475) (bath instead of shower)

Single Room II: within 5 months 120RMB (US$17) per person per day; for 5 months 11,000RMB (US$1600); for 10 months 19,000RMB (US$2750)

Single Room III: within 5 months 100RMB (US$15) per person per day; for 5 months 10,000RMB (US$1,450); for 10 months 18,000RMB (US$2,600)

Double Room I: within 5 months 65RMB (US$10) per person per day, for 5 months 6,000RMB (US$875); for 10 months 10,000 (US$1,450)

Xingqing Campus (shared toilet and bathroom)

Double Room II: within 5 months 45RMB (US$7) per person per day; for 5 months 5,000RMB (US$720); for 10 months 9,000RMB US$1,330

Quad Room (four people): within 5 months 20RMB (US$4) per person per day; for 5 months 3,000RMB (US$435); for 10 months 5,500RMB (US$800)

Xingqing Campus West No. 13 Building International Students

Single room for International Student

Double Room for International Students