Exchange students

Studying abroad can be life-changing and career-making with China experience helping graduates stand out from the crowd.

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Experience China

XJTLU makes China accessible for international exchange students no matter your study interest. With curriculum all taught in English, study areas include sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, architecture and design, communications, media, business, humanities and social sciences – all combined with Chinese language and in-depth study of China, taught by some of Asia’s foremost experts.

Why study abroad in China?

You’ll have the opportunity to explore China’s vast and varied landscapes, ancient cultures and dynamic economic development from a prime location in the heart of China’s booming eastern corridor.


Study in English and learn Chinese. With both languages you are globally mobile and highly employable.

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 of those around you.

Fun and friendship

Studying abroad is fun! You’ll have new experiences and make friendships in China and with people from across the globe that will last a lifetime.

Career prospects

Develop an understanding of the world’s second largest economy and largest consumer market.


Blending one of Asia’s leading research and innovation hubs, a quirky old town with canals and willow-filled lanes, and a glitzy new town, Suzhou is a curious mix of the ancient and the hypermodern. Connected by bullet train to the centre of Shanghai and Beijing you will have a chance to experience the pulsing heart of east Asia.

The experiences I had whilst living, studying and travelling in China have greatly enriched my life and placed me in a stronger position for pursuing future employment.

Jacob Wiltshire Exchange student, United Kingdom

Study routes

Students from one of our partner institutions listed below can apply for one semester or one academic year as an exchange student. Please contact the study abroad office at your university for more information about the opportunities available.

XJTLU partner institutions

Country Institution
Canada Carleton University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
HEC Montreal
Nipissing University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
OCAD - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
Ryerson University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
Trent University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Guelph - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Ottawa - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Waterloo - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Western Ontario - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
University of Windsor - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
York University - Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange (OJS)
Italy Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Politecnico di Torino
Netherlands Hague University of Applied Sciences
The University of Groningen
South Korea Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
UK The University of Leeds
The University of Liverpool

Module selection

Students normally study 20 credits per semester. Choose your modules (also known as classes or courses at other universities) in order of preference when you submit your selections to XJTLU. Please look at our module catalogue and specifications. Your module selections should be approved by your home university before you submit them to XJTLU. An exchange student can study a maximum of one Chinese Language module (CLT module) per semester. Physical Education (PHE) modules are not available for exchange students.

You should apply for more modules than you need (we strongly recommend 40 credits per semester), in case we are unable to confirm your first choice because of timetabling clashes and/or module changes.

Module levels

The first number in the module code refers to the undergraduate level at XJTLU (0, 1, 2, and 3). Undergraduate degree courses at XJTLU are four years with general education covered in level zero. Degree-specific content is taught at levels one, two and three according to the typical three-year model in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Undergraduate degree programmes

XJTLU England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Level 0
Level 1 Year 1
Level 2 Year 2
Level 3 Year 3

Note: The first number for masters module codes is four. The first number for non-credit-bearing modules is nine. Level 0 modules are not available for exchange students. Masters modules are not available for undergraduate students.

Summer school and postgraduate programmes

Exchange students can also take advantage of two summer school programmes focussed on Chinese language and social change in China, as well as postgraduate programmes.

How to apply

Exchange students should apply through their home institution’s study abroad office. The home university will then nominate students to XJTLU. After receiving the list of nominated students, XJTLU will invite each student to complete an application form.

Deadlines for autumn semester start

  • Home university sends nominations to XJTLU: 1 April
  • Students submit individual application to XJTLU: 1 May

Deadlines for spring semester start

  • Home university sends nominations to XJTLU: 31 October
  • Students submit individual application to XJTLU: 30 November


Once exchange students have accepted the offer letter, the original copy of JW202 Form and Admissions Notice will be posted to the Study Abroad Office at your home institution. With these documents, you will be able to apply for a China student visa (X visa) at your local embassy/consulate.

For more information on the visa application process.


Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation in the International Students’ Apartment. Once exchange students have accepted the offer letters, the XJTLU Global team will book accommodation for students. There’s no accommodation application needed separately.

For more information about accommodation.

Tuition fees

Exchange students pay tuition fees as normal to their home institution.


Exchange students should first contact their university’s study abroad office. Additional questions can be addressed to the XJTLU Study Abroad Office at or +86 (0)512 8188 3244.