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1. Q: What kind of university is Southwest Jiaotong University?

A: Southwest Jiaotong University is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education of China. It is one of the first batches of "Double First-Class", "Project 211", "Special 985 Project", and "2011 Collaborative Innovation Plan". It is a research university with a graduate school. It is located in China. Chengdu is a famous historical and cultural city and a central city in China.

 

2. Q: What is the school code of Southwest Jiaotong University?

A: 10613

 

3. Q: How is the School of International Education at Southwest Jiaotong University?

A: The School of International Education is a business department directly under the school that is responsible for the work of international students in China. It conducts its work relatively independently under the leadership and guidance of the International Cooperation and Exchange Office (Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Affairs Office). Its main job responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for enrollment publicity, admission, application, foreign management, related project development, and alumni liaison work for international students in China.
  • Under the coordination of the Student Affairs Department, it is responsible for the daily management of international students in China.
  • Coordinating the relevant units to be responsible for the logistics guarantee and service work for international students in China.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with relevant units to do a good job in cultivating foreign students in China.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with relevant units to do a good job in the quality standardization and supervision of the training of foreign students in China.
  • Assist and cooperate with relevant government departments in the ideological and political work, safety management, and social management of international students in China.
  • Strictly follow the financial regulations of relevant state ministries and the school to arrange and manage the use and management of relevant funds for international students in China.
  • Responsible for the construction and management of the school's "Study Abroad Training and Research Center of the Ministry of Education", and carry out the study abroad training work.
  • Responsible for the training and management of language and culturally advanced students and short-term foreign students (except for railway-related majors). (10) Responsible for the informatization construction of related work for international students in China.
  • Responsible for the quality certification of international students in China.
  • Complete other related tasks assigned by the school.

 

4. Q: What are the characteristics of the undergraduate program of Southwest Jiaotong University in China?

A: Project features

  • High-quality teachers: Southwest Jiaotong University continuously supports and trains teachers at all levels, and has established a special national teacher development center to ensure the supply of high-quality teachers.
  • Scientific arrangement of content-rich courses: According to the solid professional characteristics of our school, various courses are offered, including core courses and related elective courses.
  • Scientific innovation activities: Our university has an independent Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute to support innovative practices.

 

5. Q: What are the application requirements for the undergraduate program of Southwest Jiaotong University to study in China?

A: Application conditions:

  • Physical and mental health, hold a valid non-Chinese passport, abide by Chinese laws and comply with Southwest Jiaotong University's school-level international students.
  • Applicants for undergraduate courses must have a high school diploma; for foreign citizens of Chinese descent, please refer to the document (JW No. 2018 [50]).
  • All applicants must meet the entry requirements of the course they are applying for. We will consider their learning ability, language ability, and academic performance.
  • Minimum requirement: HSK4> 180

 

6. Q: How much is the tuition for the undergraduate program of Southwest Jiaotong University in China?

A: Tuition:

  • RMB 18,000/year (economics, management/liberal arts)
  • RMB 23,000 per semester (Science/Engineering)
  • RMB 25,000 per semester (art/architecture)

 

7. Q: What scholarships can the undergraduates of Southwest Jiaotong University apply for?

A: Chengdu Government Sister City Scholarship, One Belt One Road Scholarship, Chinese Government Scholarship Chinese and Aesthetic Degree Courses.

 

8. Q: What are the application materials for the undergraduate program of Southwest Jiaotong University to study in China?

A: Application materials:

  • A copy of a valid passport (the validity period of the passport when applying for a visa is not less than 6 months);
  • Obtain the highest degree notarized;
  • Transcripts (Chinese or English); non-Chinese or English transcripts must be accompanied by a notarized English or Chinese translation;
  • For the physical examination documents, the applicant should perform all the physical examination items required in the "Foreigner Physical Examination Record".
  • Proof of language proficiency: a scanned copy of the HSK certificate of level 4 and above;
  • The personal statement in both Chinese and English should include the applicant's profile and study plan;
  • Proof of financial support materials;
  • Others: students applying for music majors should submit CDs of their own works; students applying for fine arts majors should submit CDs, including 2 sketches, 2 color paintings, and 2 other works of their own.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should provide relevant guardian materials.

 

9. Q: What are the application requirements for Southwest Jiaotong University's postgraduate study program in China?

A: Application conditions:

  • The age of applicants required for master's and doctoral degree programs should comply with relevant national regulations;
  • Applicants for Chinese teaching should pass at least 180 points of HSK Level 5.

 

10. Q: How much is the tuition fee for Southwest Jiaotong University's postgraduate study program in China?

A: Tuition:

(1) Tuition fees for master's programs:

RMB 22,000/year (economics, management/liberal arts)

RMB 25,000/semester (Science/Engineering)

RMB 26,000 per semester (art/architecture)

 

(2) Tuition fees for doctoral programs:

RMB 26,000/year (economics, management/liberal arts)

RMB 36,000 per semester (Science/Engineering)

 

11. Q: What scholarships can be applied for postgraduate students of Southwest Jiaotong University in China?

A: Chengdu Government Sister City Scholarship, One Belt One Road Scholarship, Chinese Government Scholarship Chinese and Aesthetic Degree Courses.

 

12. Q: What are the application materials for Southwest Jiaotong University's postgraduate study program in China?

A: Application materials:

  • A valid passport;
  • Notarized materials: applicants for a master's degree, please provide a scanned copy of the bachelor's degree certificate. For doctoral degree applicants, please provide a scanned copy of the master's degree certificate. For students in school, please submit the certification materials provided by their school, specifying their student status and expected graduation date;
  • Documents that are not in Chinese or English must be accompanied by a notarized Chinese or English translation.
  • Transcripts (Chinese or English); non-Chinese or English transcripts must be accompanied by a notarized Chinese or English translation;
  • Students whose language of instruction is Chinese must pass HSK level 5 or above; students whose language of instruction is English and non-native speakers must have excellent English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and communicate professional research smoothly with their instructors. Please upload a copy of the TOFEL, IELTS, or other English skills certificate.
  • Two recommendation letters in both Chinese and English provided by associate professors or senior experts and scholars in related fields, emphasizing the applicant's academic research ability and attaching the signature, phone number, and email address of the recommender.
  • For applicants from abroad, please provide a qualified medical certificate. Must include all items listed in the "Foreigner Physical Examination Record" (http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina). Foreigner’s physical examination records without complete information, the signature of the attending doctor, the official seal of the corresponding hospital, or the applicant’s stamped photo will be deemed invalid. Please keep the original physical examination report properly, and note that the validity period of the report is only six months.
  • CV (from high school to application date)
  • The study plan or professional research plan at the postgraduate level should be no less than 1,000 words.
  • Others: various certificates, and other award certificates that reflect personal abilities, such as in arts and sports.
  • Proof of financial support: a financial guarantee letter (only in RMB or US dollars) issued by a bank approved by the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in a foreign country, and the fee must cover the tuition for one year or more.

 

13. Q: What is the long-term study program of Southwest Jiaotong University in China?

A: The long-term project (more than one semester) focuses on Chinese learning and cultural experience. Every semester, the School of International Education of Southwest Jiaotong University provides various Chinese courses and cultural courses for international students with different Chinese proficiency. The main courses include intensive reading, extensive reading, listening, speaking, writing, Chinese writing, etc. This project will assign students to the appropriate level based on the test results upon arrival. Experienced teaching staff and small class teaching ensure the most effective teaching.

 

14. Q: How much is the cost of the long-term study program of Southwest Jiaotong University in China?

A: Cost:

  • Registration fee: 600 yuan/person
  • Insurance: 800 yuan/person/year
  • Tuition: 8,000 yuan/person/half a year; 16,000 yuan/person/year
  • Accommodation fee: 650 yuan/month/person (two-bedroom single room on Emei campus, with living room, kitchen, bathroom, TV, air-conditioning, and furniture; water and electricity charges are extra)

 

15. Q: What are the application materials for the long-term study program of Southwest Jiaotong University in China?

A: Application materials:

  • If the document is not in English or Chinese, please provide a notarized translation.
  • If the academic records are not in English or Chinese, please provide a notarized translation.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport. Please make sure that the passport is valid for at least 6 months before the visa application.
  • A copy of the foreigner’s physical examination form. Please save the original by yourself. This form is issued by the Chinese Health Inspection Department. You can visit the website of the China Scholarship Committee http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina to fill in the English form. Applicants must take the exam exactly as specified in this form. If any of the following is missing, the form is invalid: form page; ID photo; cross-page seal; doctor’s signature; hospital seal. The results are valid for 6 months.
  • The financial guarantee (RMB or USD) issued by the bank and authorized by the Chinese embassy or consulate must cover at least one year of tuition.
  • HSK certificate and supporting materials.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the relevant legal documents of their legal guardians in China.

 

16. Q: What kind of international students from Southwest Jiaotong University can apply for a Chinese Government Scholarship?

A: Undergraduate students, master's students, doctoral students, general scholars, senior scholars.

 

17. Q: What is the sister city scholarship of Southwest Jiaotong University?

A: This scholarship is provided by the Chengdu Municipal People's Government to support the study and life of international students from international sister cities who have received degree/diploma education or non-degree courses in Chengdu for more than three months. International students in Sichuan who have already received other scholarships are not allowed to apply for this scholarship.

 

18. Q: What is the Ministry of Commerce Scholarship of Southwest Jiaotong University?

A: With the support of foreign aid funds provided by the Chinese government, to strengthen the talent pool of senior business officials and management professionals in the recipient countries, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China initiated the "Academic Education Program". The Ministry of Commerce trains high-end, versatile, and applied talents for the recipient countries in the fields of politics, economy, trade, diplomacy, agriculture, science, education, culture, health, energy, transportation, and public management. Aims to promote its economic and social development through education.

 

19. Q: What documents do international students of Southwest Jiaotong University need to bring to school?

A: Bring documents:

  • Valid passport and visa (X visa)
  • Original Admission Letter and JW201/202 Form
  • Scholarship letter (if applicable)
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by your country (if applicable)
  • Original and certified copies of the highest diploma and academic transcripts
  • Personal identification documents, such as a driver’s license or ID card
  • Medical records (physical examination certificate/report)
  • Traditional clothing
  • 5000 RMB or 800 USD (Scholarship freshmen will receive a living allowance at the end of the first month)
  • Passport photos (size: 10 2.5*3.5cm photos, 10 3.5*5cm photos)

 

20. Q: Can international students study at Southwest Jiaotong University with a non-study visa?

A: No. If foreigners are found to be engaged in activities that do not match the type of visa, they will face fines, warnings, detention, deportation, and other penalties according to the specific circumstances.

 

21. Q: Can international students from Southwest Jiaotong University apply for a study visa or residence permit if they enter the country with a visa-free or tourist visa or visiting relative visa?

A: No.

 

22. Q: Can the validity period of the residence permit for international students of Southwest Jiaotong University exceed the passport's validity period?

A: No.

 

23. Q: International students of Southwest Jiaotong University have changed their passports. What should I do?

A: You need to go to the police station to re-register for accommodation, register new passport information at the International Education Institute and obtain a new application letter, and go to the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of Chengdu Public Security Bureau to apply for passport change and visa extension within 10 days of obtaining the new passport.

 

24. Q: International students of Southwest Jiaotong University drop out or leave for some reason, but still hold a long-term residence permit for study. Are there any procedures required?

A: In such cases, international students must go through the cancellation procedures of the study residence permit before leaving the country, otherwise the school can issue a list to the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau and declare their study residence permit invalid. All the consequences caused by this shall be borne by the students themselves.

 

25. Q: What is the contact information of Southwest Jiaotong University?

A: Contact information:

  • Address: West High-tech Zone, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
  • Zipcode: 611756
  • Number: 86-28-66366343
  • Email: iso@swjtu.edu.cn
  • Fax: 0086-28-66366346
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