📖Introduction

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.

💰 Fees:

Total tuition is 8,000 RMB.

📅 Application deadline:

Application deadline are on May 15. This program starts in June.

📙 Program type:

Language

📍 Location:

Suzhou

📚About the Program

Non-degree in Doing Business in a Changing China Summer School at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Overview:

Do you want to gain insight into the world’s largest consumer market and second-largest economy? The Doing Business in a Changing China Summer School will give you firsthand business experience in China, delivered by the country’s largest Sino-foreign university.

In just two weeks (29 June - 10 July 2020), this new program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to navigate China’s complex business environment, giving you a competitive edge in international business.

China is rich in history, culture, and tradition. At the same time, it has experienced unprecedented economic growth over the past few decades. As China cements its position as a global player, there is a growing demand for business professionals capable of operating in this important international market.

From the impact of the trade war on socialism and capitalism in the Chinese context, the program will provide an overview of the many factors influencing China’s business environment. You will not only learn about China’s economy but you will gain an understanding of the role history, culture and tradition play in the country’s continuing development. The summer school has the following themes-

Trading China
Since China was accepted as a member of the WTO in 2001, the epicenter of world trade shifted towards the Pacific Region. After years of being the world's exporting powerhouse, China launched the One Belt One Road initiative as a transcontinental strategy to boost world trade and increase international cooperation.

Changing China
The scope of the socio-economic change in China is unprecedented in world history. China now is a synonym with world-class infrastructure, protagonism in international organizations and leading enterprises. Considering the historical foundation of this process is fundamental to understanding China's economic success.

Consuming China
As the largest market in the world, China offers numerous opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs. The complexity of emerging markets in China is both a challenge and an opportunity to achieve successful business options in the future.

Innovative China
The Chinese economy has evolved beyond manufacturing towards cutting-edge high-end production, through cycles of innovation and increasing entrepreneurial spirit. What is the policy ‘Made in China’ 2025 and how does this impact the world as we know it?

Urban China
Cities and urban societies are the centers of value creation and consumption in any economy. The urban transformation of China has created the largest and most vibrant urban markets in the world.

Business culture in China
Culture and social values are decisive variables in international business and negotiations. Understanding the context of everyday life in China brings more chances to discover business opportunities

Based in Suzhou, a 25-minute train ride from Shanghai, you will study in a city home to nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies. Suzhou’s proximity to these multinationals means you will have the chance to participate in formal onsite visits at world-leading companies.

If you are a university student or young professional wanting to explore China and the reasons behind its huge economic growth, this summer school is for you. Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of this global superpower and valuable experience in China to add to your resumé.

Why This Summer School?

  • Study at an AACSB and EQUIS-accredited international business school and one of the leading China Studies departments in the world
  • Learn from leading experts in the Chinese economy, society, history, and culture
  • Get a first-hand look into Fortune 500 companies operating in China through industry site visits
  • Live in beautiful Suzhou, one of China’s most liveable cities with a unique blend of the contemporary and the ancient
  • Study at XJTLU’s modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Suzhou’s business, technology and industry hub
  • Build your international network and make new friends

Knowledge and Skills

Doing Business in a Changing China Summer School will provide you with some key insights on China and its business environment. These are some of the activities that you will undertake during the summer school:

  • Lectures on Chinese economy such as “Made in China 2025 - Understanding China’s Economic Ambitions” or “Trade Wars and Tariffs – China and the World”
  • Industry visits to Fortune 500 companies
  • Guided field trips to Yiwu- the world's center of small commodity trade; Shanghai Free trade zone and the tech center of Hangzhou.
  • Lectures on Chinese society such as “China in Transition – The Path to Now” or “China's Urban Revolution”
  • Expert guided Shanghai and Suzhou city tours and social mixers and weekend leisure activities.

Fees

RMB 8,000 (excluding travel to and from China). The fee covers short distance travel within China, cultural activities, company visits, and tuition.

Expected living expenses for 2 weeks will be around RMB 4,200 to cover your accommodation and meal expenses.

Discount

  • If you have also applied for any of the Chinese Language Summer Courses, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.
  • If you are a student from a partner university, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee (please check with your International Office or email us at summer@xjtlu.edu.cn to confirm that your university qualifies as a partner university).
  • If you are a corporate partner, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

Entry Requirements

  • If English is not your native language, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. A minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required and can be demonstrated by submitting English language certificates, proof of English competency or by an oral interview with the admissions team
  • Minimum age is 18

Curriculum:

Trading China
Since China was accepted as a member of the WTO in 2001, the epicenter of world trade shifted towards the Pacific Region. After years of being the world's exporting powerhouse, China launched the One Belt One Road initiative as a transcontinental strategy to boost world trade and increase international cooperation.

Changing China
The scope of the socio-economic change in China is unprecedented in world history. China now is a synonym with world-class infrastructure, protagonism in international organizations and leading enterprises. Considering the historical foundation of this process is fundamental to understanding China's economic success.

Consuming China
As the largest market in the world, China offers numerous opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs. The complexity of emerging markets in China is both a challenge and an opportunity to achieve successful business options in the future.

Innovative China
The Chinese economy has evolved beyond manufacturing towards cutting-edge high-end production, through cycles of innovation and increasing entrepreneurial spirit. What is the policy ‘Made in China’ 2025 and how does this impact the world as we know it?

Urban China
Cities and urban societies are the centers of value creation and consumption in any economy. The urban transformation of China has created the largest and most vibrant urban markets in the world.

Business culture in China
Culture and social values are decisive variables in international business and negotiations. Understanding the context of everyday life in China brings more chances to discover business opportunities

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🏫About Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (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.

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.

Campuses

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.

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🏠 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. Accommodation options range from studios to five-bedroom apartments (subject to availability with preference given to advanced bookings).

Most students stay in the Wencui Parfait apartments where each student has a private bedroom with en-suite bathroom – the average monthly rental fee is RMB 1,600 per month. Rents range from RMB 1,200 per month to RMB 2,100 per month depending on the length of the contract.

If preferred, postgraduate international students can access cheaper, basic dormitory accommodation which is either single or shared with prices ranging from 300-500 RMB per month.

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:

$0 USD

Tuition fee:

8,000 RMB in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 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
- Have passed IELTS level 6, TOEFL qualification.

Minimum education level: High School.

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📬 Admissions Process

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Required Documents:

  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy
  • English Language Certificate

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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