Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China under the direct administration of the 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.

According to 2019 Global Universities Rankings by US News & World Report, Tongji University ranks 11th in the Country Rank of China and 35th in Best Global Universities in Asia.

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📚About the Program

Master’s in Environmental Engineering at Tongji University (TongJU)

I) Program Background:

UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) is launching a new master's program in environmental engineering for international students. This new program leads to the degree of Master of Engineering (M. Eng) which is a research-based degree with the objective of preparing graduates to pursue careers in research, teaching, engineering design, management and planning, and leadership roles in the knowledge-based environment.

International graduate students recruited in the new master's program have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on a wide variety of exciting research and development projects. Excellent opportunities are available for students to be immersed in a vibrant research-intensive environment. Students successfully complete the program will be awarded the Master's Degree by Tongji University. IESD has research scholarships available for deserving candidates who are excellent in their undergraduate study and wish to pursue a research degree.

This program aims to educate students and prepare them to pursue careers in research, teaching, engineering design, management and planning, and leadership roles in the knowledge-based environment. Students are expected to master various concepts and gain knowledge of pollution control, environment protection, and resource conservation issues.

The master program is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for the recipient countries, offering a two-year master programs for the purpose of educating high-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture, and health, building intellectual capacity and facilitating the economic and social development of the recipient countries. 

II) Coursework requirements: 
For Master's Degree students, the minimum course credit requirement is 28, which is composed of:

  • Public Compulsory Courses (Language and Culture) (6 credits)
  • Professional core courses (10 credits)
  • Professional elective courses (10 credits)
  • Compulsory Links (2 credits)
  • Total Credits of 28.

The minimum coursework requirement is 18 credits from compulsory courses and 10 credits from elective courses. With the guidance of the adviser, the student may take more courses over and above the minimum requirement. 

III) Thesis  requirements: 

The thesis is a fundamental and essential component of the program. It is the main evidence that is available to the academic community by which the student is assessed in his/her abilities to synthesize and integrate environment sciences and engineering knowledge into new paradigms or knowledge. The thesis work will be undertaken under the guidance of a thesis supervisor assigned by the Dean. Normally, thesis supervisors are faculty members of the College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University.
Students should complete research proposal writing before the end of the second semester. As part of the graduation requirements, an article based on the thesis may have been published or have been accepted for publication in a refereed journal.

IV) About UNEP-Tongji IESD 
UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) was jointly established by Tongji University and UNEP since 2002. The institute has enrolled 525 students from 89 countries into the degree program. The Environment discipline of Tongji University ranks A+ among the 155 universities in China according to the recent evaluation by the Chinese Ministry of Education. 

V) Career Prospects

IESD alumni are currently active in international organizations (such as the World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP, etc.), national government agencies (such as the Chinese Ministry of Ecology Environment, the Turkish Environment, and Urban Planning Ministry, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Zambia, Egypt Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources of Ukraine, Ministry of Environment of Romania, Ministry of Economy and Trade of Indonesia, Ministry of Agriculture of Zimbabwe, Ministry of Energy of Liberia, Ministry of Environment of Ethiopia, etc., NGOs (such as WWF), academic institutions (such as Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Wisconsin, University of Missouri, etc.), corporate departments (such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of China, Michelin tires, etc.) and other industries.

VI) Scholarships

  • Chinese Government Scholarship: https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login Select “Category B”, Code of Tongji is 10247.
  • Marine Scholarship
  • Shanghai Municipal Scholarship: www.study-shanghai.org 
  • Tongji Scholarship only for Ph.D.: https://study.tongji.edu.cn/info/1043/1111.htm
  • Others
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📖Program Curriculum

Environmental Assessment Impact
Ecological Economy
Environmental Management and Policy
Water Resource Management
Environmental Informatics
Solid Waste Management
Climate Change
Literature and Scientific Writing
Chinese Language
Chinese History and Culture, etc.

🏫About Tongji University (TongJU)

  • Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China.
  • Established in 1907, has a history of over 100 years.
  • High reputation for top-quality research, teaching, and learning.
  • Under direct administration of the Ministry of Education, listed on "Project 985" and "Double First-Class Initiative".
  • Strong European connections.
  • Traditionally renowned in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and now prominent in Economics & Management, Arts & Design, Environmental, Engineering, and Automobile Engineering.

🏠 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.

  • 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.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

600 RMB

Tuition fee:

39,000 CNY per year

78,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

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:

  • Academic Study Plan or Project Proposal
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • Medical Examination Form
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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