📖Introduction

Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China underdirect administration of Ministry of Education, listed on “Project 985” and “Project 211”. With a history of over a century, Tongji has valued the balanced development of four functions, i.e. education, research, outreach, and culture inheritance and innovation.

💰 Fees:

The tuition fee is 14,500 RMB per semester. Total tuition is 33,850 RMB.

Insurance is 800 RMB.

📅 Application deadline:

Application deadline are on May 31. This program starts in September.

📙 Program type:

Language

📍 Location:

Shanghai

📚About the Program

Non-degree in Foundation Program at Tongji University (TJU)

Tongji University is one of the first universities to undertake the Pre-University education of Chinese government scholarship undergraduate students in China, and at the same time recruit self-funded preparatory students. Located in Siping Road Campus of Tongji University, the Pre-University department for foreign students of Tongji University, Ministry of education, has a teaching building with Chinese traditional architectural characteristics, modern teaching facilities such as multimedia classroom, special classroom, lecture hall, electronic reading room, Chinese culture classroom, and a team of full-time teachers of Chinese, physics, mathematics, and chemistry. All the teachers have a graduate degree or above, and the teachers are strong enough to fully meet the needs of Pre-University education.

At present, the Pre-University Department has nearly 80 countries of Chinese government scholarship undergraduate preparatory students and some self-funded students in school. They will systematically study general Chinese, professional Chinese, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other basic courses, and participate in various forms of school activities, such as language and culture activities around teaching, Experience of China activities, etc.

As one of the most famous universities in China, Tongji University’s international student Pre-University “bridge course” is connected with China's famous universities. According to the characteristics of international students, the preparatory course “bridge course” helps students quickly master the learning methods of China’s famous universities, adapt to the undergraduate learning life in advance, shorten the adaptation period of studying abroad, and finally smoothly enter the dream university suitable for themselves to study undergraduate major.

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🏫About Tongji University (TJU)

Tongji University, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in 1907. It was given its present name and became a state university in 1927. It was one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. The university has developed rapidly in all respects over the sixty-five years since the founding of China, especially since the country’s opening-up policy. It is now a comprehensive university with ten major disciplines in sciences, engineering, medicine, humanities, law, economics, management, philosophy, arts and pedagogy with strength in architecture, civil engineering and oceanography.

The university has been one of the most popular universities in the country, attracting a large number of students from all parts of China and all over the world. In particular, it has become the number one choice of those who are pursuing a career in the field of architecture and civil engineering.

The university has developed close links with industry, which provides its students with opportunities of obtaining first-hand information through interaction with the society. That explains why graduates from Tongji University are much sought after by employers throughout the country.

International Education

Tongji University establishes jointly Sino-German Colleges, Sino-French Institute, Sino-Italian Campus, Sino-Finnish Centre, Tongji-UNEP Institute, etc.

Tongji University has about 30 colleges, in which there are more than 4800 international students from 100 countries in 2011. The international students study in different programs: undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees and training programs for degrees or non-degrees.

The “Pre-College School” provides international students with courses prior to their study of specialties, and with Chinese.

Tongji University offers different scholarships: Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship and Tongji University President’s Scholarship to international students, who can apply for them before or after their entrance into Tongji University.

The International Student Office is responsible for recruitment, registration and administration of the international students; and for their scholarship application.

Campus

Tongji University is located in the municipal city of Shanghai and is made up of five campuses namely, covering an area of 2,460,000 m2 , consists of five campuses. The Siping Road Campus is situated on Siping Road; the West Campus on Zhennan Road; the North Campus on the Gonghexing Road; the East Campus on Wudong Road and the Jiading Campus now under construction is located in Shanghai International Automobile City in Anting.

The Huxi Campus of Tongji University is on 500 Zhennan Road, Putuo District.

Culture

Tongji University has always been attaching great importance to developing culture, aiming at giving full play to culture in cultivating talents and enhancing cultural cohesion and soft power. Under such circumstances, the 12th Five-year Plan for Cultural Development of Tongji University was formulated and steadfastly followed as the guidance for improving the cultural landscape consisting of four modules full of Tongji characteristics, namely “Guidance of Cultural Direction”, “Cultivation of Cultural Environment”, “Support of Cultural Carrier” and “Spread of Cultural Influence”, which will work as a strong intellectual and cultural support for university’s overall development.

Continuous efforts have been made to enrich and diversify the development of campus culture with cultures at college and disciplinary levels at the core, including consistently improving and expanding the application of online and new media to create a vivid and comprehensive media platform, focusing on research and education about the Tongji history to ensure the passing down of the Tongji spirit from one generation to another. In addition, the essence of traditional Chinese culture will be actively advocated and spread to deepen students’ and teachers’ awareness of and confidence in Chinese culture; the nurturing and practice of the core socialist values will be integrated into the cultural and ethical progress.

Meanwhile, Tongji University spares no efforts to establish a public platform for sharing cultural resources, greatly enriching the cultural and recreational life on campus. The carriers of cultural inheritance and innovation are diversified through further strengthening the development of the national base for culture-oriented quality education in Tongji and the Tongji arts practice base for university students in Shanghai, deepening the influence of fine arts activities on campus, and improving the services and functions of libraries, archives, gallery of Tongji University history and museums. Besides, the Festival of Arts held every year provides the staff and students with a broad arena allowing their exposure to arts and display of talents.

Innovation

Since 2003, Tongji University has been holding both the College Students’ Science and Technology Festival and the May Science and Technology Exhibition every year.

Sports

Sports games of soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, swimming and rock climbing are high popular among faculty and students.

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🏠 Accommodation

The International Students Service Centers is located on three campuses of Tongji University independently. They are all facilitated with telephone sets, toilets, showers, air-conditioning, public kitchens, classrooms, and business services such as duplication, fax and e-mail sending, typing and air-ticket and train ticket booking are offered.

Notes:
  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.

💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$80 USD

Tuition fee:

14,500 RMB per semester

33,850 RMB in total

Insurance is 800 RMB.

Entry Requirements

The minimum age is 16 and the maximum age is 65.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate (You can take the English test online here) such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL is an advantage.

Minimum education level: High School.

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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