Graduate Programs

Fall 2024 UM-SJTU Joint Institute Graduate Admission has been officially launched from October 1st, 2023. Master and Ph.D programs in the field of Control Science and Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, with abundant scholarships are offered to international students. Duration of study for the master programs is 2.5 years (Full-time); for the doctorial programs is 4 years (Full-time).

Majors Research Discipline Group
  • Design, Manufacturing, and Systems
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Thermal Fluids
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Circuits and Devices
  • Electromagnetics, Optics, and Photonics
  • Communications, Signal Processing
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Control
Power Engineering and
Engineering Thermophysics
Electronic Science and
Information and
Communication Engineering
Control Science and
Computer Science and Technology
Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply for graduate programs in UM-SJTU Joint Institute.

Important Dates:

Oct 1, 2023     2024 application opens

Dec 15, 2023   Deadline for 1st Round Chinese Government Scholarship application

Feb 15, 2024   Deadline for 2nd (Last) Round Chinese Government Scholarship application

Mar 31, 2024  Deadline for SGS Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship application

May 31, 2024  Deadline for self-supported application

Sept 16, 2024  Enrollment
        Note:Beijing Time


  • Non-Chinese citizen.
  • Good health both physically and mentally.
  • Outstanding academic performance and potential.
  • Bachelor’s degree for master program applicants. Master’s degree for doctoral program applicants.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English for programs taught in English:

Language Requirements

All international applicants for admission to any SJTU program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission.

Being born in a native English-speaking country is not a proof of your English proficiency. You will be deemed to have satisfied the English language requirements if you can provide evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

i) English Language Tests
ii) Prior study in the medium of English

a) English Language Test

SJTU recognizes a number of English Language tests and English Preparation Courses which can be undertaken to meet the University’s English language requirements. These are set out in the following table, together with the minimum scores required.

The test/score must be valid untill the year of application. For example, the TOEFL must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to the commencement of the program at SJTU, i.e., the test must be dated on or after 1 January (two years prior) for Fall Semester intake.


English Language Tests Minimum Requirement Remarks
GRE General 320 (total)

160 (Verbal)

160 (Quantitative)

3.5 (Analytical)

Within 5 years after test date
GMAT 550 (overall)

25 (Verbal)

35 (Quantitative)

4.0 (Analytical)

Within 5 years after test date
IELTS (academic) 6.0 (overall)

5.5 (subtests)

Within 2 years after test date
TOEFL 90 (overall)

22 (writing)

20 (reading)

20 (listening)

20 (speaking)

Within 2 years after test date
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) 176 (overall)

169 (subtest)

Within 2 years after test date
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 180 (overall)

180 (subtest)

Within 2 years after test date
NTS GAT General (Pakistan) 70% score Mandatory for Pakistani applicants to master programs; within 2 years after test date
NTS GAT Subject (Pakistan) 70% score Mandatory for Pakistani applicants to doctoral programs; within 2 years after test date
b) Prior study in the medium of English

If you have successfully completed an assessable Senior Secondary qualification or a post-secondary/tertiary study at a recognized university from an English-speaking country, you do not have to prove proficiency in English. The provided qualification was:

i) Taught and examined in English
ii) Completed no more than two years prior to the commencement of the program at SJTU.
iii) The statement or certificate must be on official headed paper, and must be the original document.

* English-speaking countries recognized by SJTU international graduate programs include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gibraltar, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.