📖 Introduction

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🏫 About Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU)


Founded in 1896 as the “Imperial Chinese Railway College”, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher engineering education in China. It has become known as “the cradle of railway engineers in China”.

SWJTU was founded to train China’s own railway engineers. Since our early days, we have been cultivating talents for the rejuvenation of Chinese nation and persevering in self-improvement with the motto “Diligence, Ambition, Tenacity and Loyalty”. By training our graduates to master cutting-edge technologies and to strive for excellence, we have been shaping the development of China's rail transit industry from the beginning. We have more than 300,000 graduates whose ideas, innovations and actions have generated a positive impact in China and the world.

As an outstanding academic community, it has always been our mission to serve the country and the world through scientific education, research, and innovation, to solve fundamental scientific problems and to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

SWJTU is situated in Chengdu, Sichuan’s capital, and is known as the home of the beloved Panda Bear. Our hometown, a “garden city” is regarded as one of the metropolitan cities with the highest quality of life in China. Furthermore, since it is a key node city along the “Belt and Road”, SWJTU is well positioned to adopt a global vision, with partners, cooperation projects, and alumni spanning the globe. Our growing scientific community attracts talents from all over the world and our students have opportunities to study, research, and work with outstanding and multidisciplinary teachers, alumni, and partners. Both rigorous and dynamic, the academic environment provides outstanding opportunities for the integration of theory and practice. As a member of the innovative, cooperative, and multidisciplinary community at SWJTU, you will have the chance to work in a community that serves as a key node of the Belt and Road Initiative, address the greatest global engineering challenges of today, and make a positive impact on the field of higher education with us. In addition, you can experience and enjoy our welcoming culture, highly praised by our international guests and visitors.

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  • 26,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
  • 36,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
  • 26,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
  • 36,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
  • 36,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
  • 🏠 Accommodation

    If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

    📬 Admissions Process

    31 Days

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    3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

    Application step 1

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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:

    • Passport
    • Graduation certificate
    • Passport size photo

    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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