SJTU Scholarship of International Graduate Admission

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a world-renowned higher education institution and one of the top universities in China. It has established itself as a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized university and ranks 47th worldwide (QS 2021). The university now has 31 schools, 31 research institutions, and 13 affiliated hospitals, offering a wide range of degree programs and SJTU Scholarship.

SJTU Scholarship
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Each year SJTU admits students from nearly 100 countries, and more than 7000 international students are studying on campus. Its 31 colleges and schools offer more than 100 graduate programs to international students. The study duration for master’s programs is usually 2-3 years (full-time), and 4 years (full-time) for doctoral programs.

SJTU provides different kinds of scholarships for excellent applicants, such as the Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship, and others.

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at SJTU Scholarship. What makes it great for you as a scholarship seeker? Without further ado, let’s check it out.


SJTU Scholarship is a financial aid provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for international students who wish to pursue their doctoral and master’s degrees in China.

The doctoral programs cover the following studies:

  1. Applied Economics
  2. Astronomy
  3. Biology
  4. Biomedical Engineering
  5. Bioengineering
  6. Business Administration
  7. Chemical Engineering and Technology
  8. Chemistry
  9. Chinese Language and Literature
  10. Civil Engineering
  11. Computer Science and Technology
  12. Control Science and Engineering
  13. Cyberspace Security
  14. Design
  15. Ecology
  16. Electrical Engineering
  17. Electronic Science and Technology
  18. Environmental Science and Engineering
  19. Food Science and Engineering
  20. Foreign Languages and Literature
  21. History of Science and Technology
  22. Horticulture
  23. Information and Communication Engineering
  24. Instrument Science and Technology
  25. Journalism and Communication
  26. Management Science and Engineering
  27. Materials Science and Engineering
  28. Mathematics
  29. Mechanical Engineering
  30. Mechanics
  31. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  32. Nuclear Science and Technology
  33. Pharmacy
  34. Physics
  35. Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
  36. Public Administration
  37. Science of Law
  38. Statistics
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As for the master’s programs, the covered majors include:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Transportation Engineering
  3. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  4. Mechanics
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
  7. Nuclear Science and Technology
  8. Instrument Science and Technology
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Electronic Science and Technology
  11. Information and Communication Engineering
  12. Control Science and Engineering
  13. Computer Science and Technology
  14. Cyberspace Security
  15. Materials Science and Engineering
  16. Biology
  17. Bioengineering
  18. Biomedical Engineering
  19. Chinese Language and Literature
  20. Chinese History
  21. Chinese Philosophy
  22. Foreign Languages and Literature
  23. Mechanics
  24. Mechanical Engineering
  25. Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
  26. Electronic Science and Technology
  27. Information and Communication Engineering
  28. Control Science and Engineering
  29. Computer Science and Technology
  30. Master of Business Administration
  31. Master of Finance
  32. Business Administration
  33. Master of Business Administration
  34. Political Science
  35. Public Administration
  36. Environmental Science and Engineering
  37. Resource and Environment
  38. Science of Law
  39. Journalism and Communication
  40. Resource and Environment
  41. Energy and Power Engineering
  42. Mechanics
  43. Electronic Information
  44. Eligibility Requirements

The following are general requirements for application to SJTU International Graduate Programs.

  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Chinese and/or English. For details please refer to the Language Requirement for SJTU International Graduate Programs. Applicants for master programs of Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Philosophy offered by the School of Humanities are required to provide a certificate of HSK Band 6, 180 points, and above (with each subtest no less than 60 points). Applicants for Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) offered by the School of Humanities are required to provide a certificate of HSK Band 6, 180 points and above (with each subtest no less than 60 points) and a certificate of HSKK Advanced, 60 points and above. To apply for the French program of SJTU-ParisTech Elite Institute of Technology, you must have a good level in French (≥B2) and English, and for specific application requirements please contact the institute in advance.
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How to Apply

Complete and submit an online application at Study@SJTU before the application deadline. If you wish to apply for the scholarship at the same time, please complete the application before the scholarship deadline.

The application fee is RMB 800 (approx. USD 120), non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment must be made in RMB or USD. You can choose online payment or bank transfer in the online application system.

Please prepare the following documentation in advance regarding the STJU Scholarship application.

  • Degree certificates, in scanned files. Applicants who have not graduated by the time of application are required to provide an official letter from their current university stating the expected graduation date.
  • Transcripts, in scanned files. Master’s program applicants are required to submit undergraduate transcripts. Doctoral program applicants are required to submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Proof of Language proficiency.
  • Scanned copy of passport.
  • Passport-size photo.
  • Personal statement and study plan.
  • Two letters of academic recommendation from scholars who are associate professors or above, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for the submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters with original signatures. If you are applying for programs of the School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, you are required to contact the supervisor beforehand and provide an acceptance letter by the supervisor.

If your documents are not in English or Chinese, please have them translated into either English or Chinese by an authorized translation agency. Then upload both the translated and original documents onto the application system.

Basically, for incoming international graduate students, there are two channels for scholarship application: through Shanghai Jiao Tong University or Chinese Embassies/Consulates in the home country. Applicants may choose only one application channel. Replicated applications through more than one channel are not allowed.

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Apply for scholarships through SJTU

Starting from 2021, scholarships for doctoral programs will consist of: SJTU Fellowship, CSC/SGS Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship. And scholarships for Master programs will consist of: CSC/SGS Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship, School/College Scholarship. Details of each scholarship will be on the application system. When applying at applicants should choose “apply for the scholarship through SJTU” and follow the steps online. Applicants should complete the scholarship application procedures in time according to the requirements of the university. The earlier an applicant completes the application, the sooner he/she receives an offer of admission and scholarships if the review result from the university is positive. Applicants can check the scholarships result through the application system.

Apply for scholarships through Chinese Embassies/Consulates in the home country

Applicants may also apply to the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in the home country for scholarship opportunities. The application schedule varies from country to country (usually from November to April). Please consult the Chinese Embassy/Consulate about its application schedule, eligibility, requirements, procedures, documents, agency number, program category type, and so on in advance. For the contact information of Chinese Embassies/Consulates, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China at

Closing Dates

The application for the SJTU Scholarship will be closed on December 15, 2020. Successful candidates will be enrolled at the university around September 5 next year. Make sure you have prepared all the required documentation in advance. Late or incomplete submission will not be considered.

Contact Details

Should you have any questions about the program or face technical difficulties during the application process, send your inquiries to the stated address below.

International Affairs Office, Graduate School

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Room 331, Chen Ruiqiu Building
800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China

Tel: +86-21-34208238


Official Website

Visit the official website of SJTU to get the latest information about SJTU Scholarship at

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