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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

2017/18 edition

About Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a pioneering international university based in the World Heritage city of Suzhou, near Shanghai on China's east coast. It was jointly founded by two prestigious universities, Xi'an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in UK.

As the largest international university in China, XJTLU now offers 40 masters and a broad range of PhD areas taught in English by world-class international faculty over 50 countries. Postgraduate students will receive a degree from University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

XJTLU is committed to academic quality and student experience, with British quality assurance from the University of Liverpool and excellent campus support services to cater for your study, research and personal needs. Tuition fees are very competitive compared with other UK degrees, various scholarships for international students are also available.

The closing date for applications for entry in September is 30th June.

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of total tuition fee, based on academic merit.

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XJTLU Highlights

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UK degree from the University of Liverpool

Globally recognised bachelors, masters or PhD degree from the University of Liverpool. All taught 100 percent in English.

Chinese and English language

In a globalised world, language skills are invaluable. This is why at XJTLU Chinese language classes are available free of charge to all degree students and proficiency in English is one main educational goal.

Cultural awareness

China represents a world of ideas and values built on one of the world’s oldest cultures. You’ll gain a new perspective on your own life and those around you.

Fun and Frienship

Studying abroad is fun! You’ll have new experiences – people, food, customs and landscapes. You’ll also make friendships with people from China and across the globe that will last a lifetime.

World-class campus

State-of-the-art facilities located on a lively and beautifully landscaped campus.

Research-led at our core

Learn in an environment of rigorous academic enquiry.

Located in Suzhou, China

China’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, a hub of global business and innovation just 25 minutes from Shanghai, sits alongside stunning 2,500 year-old UNESCO World Heritage gardens.

Top career prospects

China experts are highly sought after in the global job market, while multinational corporate partners offer internships and employment opportunities.

Student Services & Facilities



Our International Student Recruitment and Support office is the first service point for all international students at the University and provides a range of services to help make your experience at XJTLU go as smoothly as possible.

  • support for arranging your accommodation and study visa.
  • pick-up service for all new international students arriving at airports or train stations.
  • orientation activities to familiarise you with the local area and the campus. You will have the opportunity to meet current students during this time, as well as at various social events and societies and clubs introductions.
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The XJTLU Library plays a key role as a Research Support and Learning Centre for the university. It provides 22,000 square metres of space, housing 300 PC’s and 2,500 seats for studying, discussion, experimental computer and studio work. Besides its wide range of journals, electronic databases and digital media, it holds over 500,000 books, which is updated throughout the year in response to requests from academic departments.

IT services

Our computer services use the latest technologies and are updated regularly. We provide students with

  • all of the major IT packages and subject-specific software
  • access to fully equipped computer labs across campus
  • free Wi-Fi access across campus
  • file server storage and printing services
  • a dedicated IT helpdesk is available to all students seven days a week.

Club and societies

As a student at XJTLU, you will have the opportunity to try a range of activities and to develop your existing skills. The campus also has its very own student enterprise park, where students can try starting their own business or simply enjoy the new shops and services.

Student Life

Located just 25 minutes by train from Shanghai, Suzhou has been named one of China’s most livable cities.

2,500 years of history

Suzhou has a rich history. The city’s old village canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed UNESCO World Heritage gardens draw millions of domestic and overseas tourists each year. Suzhou’s culture is famous across China. Marco Polo once described Suzhou as the “Venice of the East”. Suzhou’s historic Pingjiang Road offers tourist shops, coffee shops and art galleries. Other popular cultural attractions include the Suzhou Museum designed by the world famous architect I M Pei.

Great recreation and nightlife

Some of Suzhou’s main entertainment hubs are located around the scenic Jinji Lake, near the University. The Science and Culture Centre houses a theatre and IMAX cinema, one of a number of cinemas in the city. Suzhou also has many sports centres and international hotels. For nightlife, there are many restaurants, bars and clubs, with the Ligongdi area one of the most popular locations.

Future Expansion

Looking ahead, construction of the south campus development is already underway, with Phase I set for completion in 2016/17.

The new facilities will include teaching and research space for Humanities and Social Sciences, Industrial Design, and Interdisciplinary Sciences. The campus will also include more world-class labs, studios and study space, as well as catering facilities and a central park area. Upon completion of this exciting development, XJTLU will have the capacity for 14,000 students.

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