Q & A

Basic information

The application for 2020 fall semester intake will be opened on Oct 1, 2019. Information on the programs, application deadlines, scholarship and its application procedures, contact Graduate Educate Office at ji-gradadm@sjtu.edu.cn.

  • For scholarship details, please click here
  • For language requirements for international graduate programs, please click here
  • For scholarship application, the deadline is Dec 15, 2019(Beijing Time, GMT+8, 1st round) and Mar 31, 2020(Beijing Time, GMT+8, 2nd round).
  • For self-supported application, the deadline is May 31, 2020(Beijing Time, GMT+8).

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  • Minhang Campus: Tel: +86-21-34206748 Email: visa_is@sjtu.edu.cn
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If you have any questions concerning dormitory, please contact with the International Student Service Center directly.

When will the admission information for the 2020 fall intake be announced?

The admission policies, scholarship application and other information for the 2020 fall intake of international graduate programs are expected to be announced in Oct. 2019.

Can I apply through email?
Please submit your application on our website Study@SJTU (http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/Default.aspx). Application through email is not acceptable and will not be seen as a valid application.
Do I need to apply online?

Please note that all applicants who would like to pursue a master/doctoral degree at SJTU are required to submit their applications at the website Study@SJTU (http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/Default.aspx) before the application deadlines. Otherwise your application will not be processed and will be seen as invalid.

For scholarship application, the deadline is Dec 15, 2019(Beijing Time, GMT+8, 1st round) and Mar 31, 2020(Beijing Time, GMT+8, 2nd round).

For self-supported application, the deadline is May 31, 2020(Beijing Time, GMT+8).

I am now studying in another university. Can I get transferred to SJTU?

Currently we do not accept transferring students for our international graduate programs. Hope you a bright future. Thanks!

Can I apply for degree programs that start in the spring?

Sorry but please note that SJTU does not have a spring intake, and the 2020 fall intake starts in October 2020.

Can I apply for a program totally different my previous major?

Generally, applicants with a bachelor’s degree can apply for any Master programs, and applicants with a Master’s degree can apply for any Doctoral programs. However, whether you can be admitted or not depends strongly on your competence against all the applicants for that program.

Do I need to get in touch with a professor and/or get an acceptance letter in advance?

NORMALLY students can apply without an acceptance letter from a professor in UM-SJTU Joint Institute.

In which campus will I be staying during my studies?

UM-SJTU Joint Institute is located in Minhang campus.

What documents/materials do I need to prepare?

Below are the materials you need to prepare for the online application.

  1. Degree certificates: Must be the scanned copy of your original certificates. Students who have not graduated by the time of application are required to provide an official letter from the current university specifying the expected graduation date. The degree certificate should be ready before the registration day.
  2. Transcripts: Must be the scanned copy of your original transcripts. Master’s program applicants are required to submit undergraduate transcripts. Doctoral program applicants are required to submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  3. Language proficiency certificate and score report.

Language Requirements for SJTU International Graduate Programs: http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/content.aspx?info_lb=38&flag=2

  1. Scanned copy of the information page of your passport.
  2. Passport-size photo.
  3. Personal statement and study plan.
  4. Two letters of academic recommendation from scholars who are associate professors or above, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters with original signatures.

Notes:

  • If your documents are not in English or Chinese language, you are required to have them translated into either English or Chinese by an authorized translation agency. After this please upload both the translated and original documents onto our application system.
Do you have any specific requirements for my Personal Statement and Study Plan?

For the Personal Statement or Study Plan, it should be in English or Chinese language and beyond that, we don’t have any specific requirement concerning its length or structure.

What if I haven’t graduated or got my degree certificate?

The applicants are required to upload their last degree certificate i.e., Bachelor’s degree certificate for Master program applicants, and Master’s degree certificate for Ph.D applicants. Students who have not graduated by the time of application are required to provide an official letter from the current university specifying the expected graduation date.

One can apply for the program of this year so long as the degree certificate will be ready before the registration time (September of each year).

 

Language requirements

Language Requirements for SJTU International Graduate Programs:

http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/content.aspx?info_lb=38&flag=2

 

Signed up for the language test and have not got a result yet

Language proficiency certificate is essential for the application of Degree program, please upload the results of your English/Chinese proficiency tests before submission or else your application would not pass the preliminary review.

 Language Requirements for SJTU International Graduate Programs, please check:

http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/content.aspx?info_lb=38&flag=2

Signed up for the language test and have not got a result yet

Language proficiency certificate is essential for the application of Degree program, please upload the results of your English/Chinese proficiency tests before submission or else your application would not pass the preliminary review.

 Language Requirements for SJTU International Graduate Programs, please check:

http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/content.aspx?info_lb=38&flag=2

How can I get a pre-admission letter?

Please note that a pre-admission letter will not be available until your application has been approved by the school/department and the graduate school.

I need a pre-admission letter to apply for a special scholarship. What should I do?

Please note that pre-admission letter is not necessary for the CSC scholarship application. If you do need a pre-admission letter to apply for any special scholarships, please submit your application on our website Study@SJTU (http://isc.sjtu.edu.cn/EN/Default.aspx) and inform us of your application ID through email to gs.admission@sjtu.edu.cn. After passing the preliminary review, SJTU will forward your application to us, and we will arrange an interview or test for you. Upon approval and recommendation, SJTU will provide a pre-admission letter which can be downloaded from our website.

I have been awarded a special scholarship and need a pre-admission letter/admission notice now. What should I do?

Please note that a pre-admission letter will not be available until your application has been approved by the school/department and the graduate school.

If you have got any scholarship funded by other organizations, please submit your application for SJTU graduate program as a self-supported student. Please upload your scholarship award letter in the system for our reference and inform us of your application ID through email to gs.admission@sjtu.edu.cn. After passing the preliminary review, we will forward your application to the school/department, which will arrange an interview or test for you. Upon their approval and recommendation, we will provide a pre-admission letter which can be downloaded from our website.

Do I need to mail the paper materials to SJTU?

No, the admission application would only be processed online, and applicants DO NOT need to mail the paper application materials to our office.

What is the tuition fee for your programs?

The tuition for the international graduate programs of UM-SJTU Joint Institute is 28,900 RMB/Year for Master’s programs and 45,500 RMB/Year for Doctoral programs.