The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU Joint Institute) welcomes applications from students all over the world. The Joint Institute (JI) offers students interested in studying in China an opportunity like no other— the chance to live and study in an English-language environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of the top universities in China, while following the academic standards of a world-class institution, the University of Michigan (UM), of which the College of Engineering is praised for its educational and research achievements, resources, and highly reputable pool of engineering talents.

Although all of the courses offered by the Joint Institute are taught in English, there are ample opportunities to immerse in Chinese outside the classrooms. Students with an interest in learning Mandarin or with some background in Chinese may adjust to student life with the most ease. JI emphasizes a culture that is global and diversified. International students can enroll in Mandarin Chinese courses, and all JI students have a number of excellent opportunities to study abroad.
The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI) – an elite engineering institution located in Shanghai, is the largest and the most dynamic metropolis in China.
After more than a decade of innovation in higher education, the Joint Institute has developed an award-winning model of talent training. JI’s undergraduate curriculum combines the best of what the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have to offer. All the courses are taught in English by our internationally recruited faculty from top universities in the United States and other countries. With advanced degrees in subfields of science and engineering, mathematics, liberal arts, and business, JI’s faculty bring their field-specific expertise to JI to engage undergraduate and graduate students in a breadth of learning and research opportunities. Two of our undergraduate majors, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, have achieved ABET accreditation. As we foster engineering students’ intellectual curiosity and creativity, we also train them to be critical thinkers, strong communicators, and effective leaders in their fields.
These are exciting times at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute, as we continue to build on our unique strengths. Two powerhouse universities had a vision for collaboration and their ongoing efforts have generated an amazing wealth of academic exchanges and multicultural encounters for our students.