Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

About Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was jointly founded by Xi'an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool. It is the only international collaborative university in China where all undergraduate (Bachelors) students receive two degrees (dual award) from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool. Masters students will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool.

Founded in 2006, the University now has over 10,000 students on campus with a further 2,500 studying at Liverpool under a 2+2 articulation agreement. XJTLU undergraduate students may study the entire degree programme in Suzhou, China, or start study in Suzhou and then complete the final two years at the University of Liverpool.

At XJTLU, International students who are native or near-native English Language speakers can be exempt from the XJTLU Year 1 study and complete their degree in three years (subject to qualifications).

XJTLU is independent, but draws for guidance and experience upon its two parent universities, both of which are over one hundred years old and highly respected international pioneers. The University recruits students from China and abroad at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also receives visiting, exchange and Chinese Language Studies students.


  • All degree programmes taught in English: Over 70 undergraduate degree and masters programmes.
  • More than 500 academic staff members from 50 countries.
  • World-class learning and teaching facilities on an award-winning campus.
  • Internationally-recognised UK degree from the University of Liverpool.
  • Undergraduate students receive two degrees (dual award) upon completion of an undergraduate programme (the XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and the University of Liverpool degree).
  • Masters and PhD will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool.
  • All international students have the opportunity to study Chinese throughout their degree or as separate short courses.

Student Support

Our XJTLU Global team provides a range of services to help make students' experience at XJTLU go smoothly. The team help with all questions that international students have whilst at the University and in China. There is a range of facilities to be accessed plus a support network for international students and their families to ensure that students enjoy their time here.

Located in Suzhou (SIP), China

  • One of the largest economies in China (in terms of GDP)
  • A modern international city which maintains its cultural heritage
  • Lower living cost compared to neighbouring Shanghai (25 minutes away by high-speed train)

Learn Chinese while you study for your degree

  • All international students have the opportunity to study Chinese language
  • Bilingual graduates (English and Chinese language) are highly sought after in the global job market

Great career prospects

  • Enhanced employment prospects as a result of (i) globally recognised degree (ii) multilingualism (iii) knowledge of China and cultural understanding
  • Many of our graduates go on to do Masters and PhDs at universities ranking within the global top 100

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Courses at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

There are 106 courses listed from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Scholarships at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Scholarships at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The University offers a generous international student entry scholarship for 2018 intake of up to 50 percent off the first year tuition fee. This is based on academic merit and its annual renewal is dependent on your continuing strong academic performance. For more details about this and other scholarships, please visit our website.

The University of Liverpool discount

Undergraduate students enrolling at XJTLU in 2018, who choose to transfer to the University of Liverpool on the 2+2 study route, will be offered a discount of 15 percent off the tuition fees of the University of Liverpool. Please refer to our website for full details about requirements and conditions.

Services Offered for International Students

Accommodation Information for Students

International students can choose from various apartments around the campus.

We will book accommodation for you as soon as you have been given an unconditional offer and paid a deposit of RMB10,000 to secure your place at the University.

Study Abroad Information

University of Liverpool transfer

Our XJTLU full-time students have the opportunity to transfer to the University of Liverpool with the 2+2 and 4+x study routes, subject to academic achievement. Our 2+2 study route involves studying the final two years at the University of Liverpool in the UK.

Students who spend their entire degree programme at XJTLU can apply for a masters at the University of Liverpool at a discounted price. All students on all undergraduate programmes, whether they complete their entire degree at XJTLU (4+x) or via 2+2, will receive two degrees - one from XJTLU and one from the University of Liverpool.

Study Abroad

XJTLU now has a number of exciting one or two semester study abroad options with some of the world’s top universities. Depending on your subject you may be able to spend part of your degree at top 200 universities in Europe, the UK, North America or New Zealand. We are a member of the prestigious Study Abroad Foundation (SAF) which also allows short term study options and summer schools in unparalleled academic settings.

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