Student Development

Abiding by the philosophy of “Internationalization, Interdisciplinary, Innovation, and Quality”, the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) is aimed to build a world-class educational and research institute in China and foster future innovative researchers and leaders with a global perspective.

Supporting student development is one of the most powerful and meaningful ways that donors can help JI to implement the philosophy of education in lives of countless best students in China.

Ways of Support:

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) provides students with a full range of funding supports. Donors can support student development through the following scholarships:

  • Scholarships with merit-based to reward excellent students who perform well both academically and morally.
  • Scholarships with need-based to support students who need financial aid.
  • Scholarships for student’s comprehensive development to encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, social practice and volunteering service.

Donors can choose to name an expendable scholarship or endowed scholarship and make a gift at the appropriate level.

Donors can also choose to start with very smaller initial gifts to the “Student Development Scholarship Fund” and make additional gifts at any time.

UM-SJTU Joint Institute Development Fund (JIDF) is a college-level development fund affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Education Development Foundation. JIDF is in the process of accepting gifts from friends, alumni, parents, corporates and non-profit organizations. JIDF consists of special named funds and annual funds to support the most priority and development of student, faculty, research and innovation, and cultural heritage.

Tax Exemption
According to the official Individual Income Tax Law, with respect to the charitable donations SJTUEDF incurred by individuals, the portion within 30% of the annual income is eligible to be deducted from the taxable income.

According to the official Law of Income Tax, with respect to the charitable donations to SJTUEDF incurred by enterprises, the portion within 12% of the total annual profit may be deducted from the taxable income.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Foundation of America (SJTUFA)
SJTUFA is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of California that qualifies for US federal tax exemption under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and classified as a private foundation under IRC Section 509. SJTUFA tax ID number (EIN) is 76-0802983. Gifts of less than a third of a person’s annual income are tax-deductible, and any excess can be used as a tax credit for the next year, up to five years.
Endowment Gift
An endowment gift is a donation that is given with the intent to preserve the original value of the gift fund in perpetuity and invested. The income on the investment is used to fund an annual distribution. Through this dedicated stream of income, an endowment gift ensures the stability of a scholarship, professorship, or program.


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