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 19,800 RMB.

📅 Application deadline:

Application deadline are on June 30. This program starts in September.

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📚About the Program

Non-degree in Long-Term Chinese Language Course at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

I. Period of Schooling
Students may apply for either one semester or one academic year of long-term refresher Chinese learning. Each semester is 18 weeks long, but students may apply for another semester based on their respective circumstances when the period of schooling is due.

II. Types of Long-term Chinese Language Classes
Attention: All the students should apply for the course as long-term Chinese language course, and then enter the general track or special classes after level testing when semesters start.

(I) General Track:
1. The general track consists of Intensive Reading, Spoken Chinese, Listening, Reading, and Writing classes, for a total of 20 class hours per week. Please refer to Appendix ① for a sample class schedule.
2. Levels: The track is divided into 9 levels: Elementary 1, Elementary 2, Elementary 3, Elementary 4, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 3, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2.

(II) Special Classes:

1. New Chinese Course:
(1) Target group: Chinese learners who wish to improve their listening and speaking proficiencies intensively over a short period of time;
(2) Objectives: To strengthen and rapidly improve students’ listening and speaking abilities;
(3) Curriculum:
A: New Curriculum I (one semester): 20 class hours per week—Intensive Reading: 6 class hours; Spoken Chinese: 8 class hours; Listening: 4 class hours; Chinese Characters: 2 class hours. The Chinese Characters class is taught individually, at a literacy rate 1/3 that of the general track. The other classes will be taught using pinyin as needed.
B: New Curriculum II (one semester): 20 class hours per week—Intensive Reading: 8 class hours; Listening: 8 class hours; Chinese character: 4 class hours.

2. Special Course for Overseas Chinese:
(1) Target group: Students should be able to orally communicate at a basic level in Mandarin (no lower than the level reached at the end of Elementary 1) but know fewer than 200 characters. Most of these students are of Chinese heritage;
(2) Objectives: To focus on improving students’ reading and writing to match their existing listening and speaking abilities while enhancing their overall competence with the aim of enrolling these students in Elementary 4 or Intermediate 1 after one semester.
(3) Curriculum: 20 class hours per week including 12 class hours of Reading and Writing, 4 class hours of Listening and 4 class hours of Spoken Chinese.

3. Advanced Culture and Business Course:
(1) Target group: Continuing language learning students in advanced level;
(2) Objectives: To provide seminars on Chinese traditional culture and social economy for students with relatively high Chinese language ability who are not content with ordinary language classes, to further improve their Chinese language abilities, and for them to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary Chinese society;
(3) Curriculum: 20 class hours per week, with the following classes: Rhetoric and Expression: 4 class hours; Chinese Folklore: 2 class hours; Selected Readings of Chinese Literature: 2 class hours; Tourism Culture: 2 class hours; Chinese Idioms: 4 class hours; Advanced Business Chinese: 4 class hours and Business Chinese through Video and Speaking: 2 class hours.

III. Elective Courses
(1) Language classes:HSK Test Preparation, Chinese Culture (taught in English), Shanghainese, Business Chinese, Chinese Characters, Chinese Characters & Culture.
(2) Traditional culture classes:Chinese Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese painting, Seal Cutting, Paper Cutting, Film Appreciation, etc.

IV. Cultural Activities & Language Practice
(1) Visits to historic cultural sites and natural sights in and around Shanghai;
(2) Art viewing;
(3) Language practice with Chinese cultural or historic sites viewing.

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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.


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.


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.


3 canteens, 3 coffee shops, Bar, Restaurants


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

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Tuition fee:

19,800 RMB in total

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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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
  • Guarantor’s Passport
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)

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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