At XJTLU you will find an international community of learners in Suzhou, one of China’s most economically dynamic cities, and opportunities found nowhere else on Earth. Our global community of more than 13,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students (2,000 of whom are registered at the University of Liverpool), and 450 academic staff from 50 countries is continually growing, offering you the chance to make connections with people from across the world.  All our degree programmes are taught 100 percent in English, with a focus on critical thinking and independent learning – key skills needed in the workplace. At XJTLU you will be taught how to acquire and create new knowledge and apply it to real-world scenarios.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our vision is to become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features.
  • You’ll spend of a lot of time on campus and we’ve made every effort to create an inspiring, stimulating environment.
  • Our graduates are a diverse group whose ambitions and aspirations take them all over the world into jobs and further study.

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006.

The University currently offers approximately 90 degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering, business, finance, architecture, urban planning, language, culture and all are taught in English except for general and basic courses.

Undergraduate students earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool. Postgraduate students receive a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Ministry of Education.

XJTLU is located in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), Suzhou. It’s one of the most developed cities in China. Suzhou Industrial Park, China’s equivalent of Silicon Valley and a hub of global innovation, houses a large cluster of Fortune 500 companies, transnational enterprises and R&D centres, not only providing favourable conditions for XJTLU’s ongoing development but also numerous internship and job opportunities for XJTLU students.

Education

We engage students in every aspect of the learning and teaching experience through an education philosophy that puts students at the centre of university life.

You will be actively engaged in the learning process, working in teams, using the latest classroom technologies and benefitting from early research opportunities. 

Taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of our international staff, you will engage fully in English, the international language of education, science and business.

Our learning and teaching philosophy ensures that our distinctive graduates are well-placed and in demand in the job market and in society as a whole.

Research

XJTLU aims to bring together the best practice from its parent universities, Xi’an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool, and aspires to be a leading research-led university that combines a strong international profile with an unswerving commitment to the economic and social development of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province and China.

XJTLU will orientate itself towards applied research, aiming to enhance Suzhou Industrial Park’s research infrastructure and gain crucial support from local government. The University is also well positioned as a bridge for Sino-British research collaboration, serving both as a portal for research talents entering China and a showcase for local research potential to the world at large.

Career

Our graduates are a diverse group whose ambitions and aspirations take them all over the world into jobs and further study.

Our location in Suzhou Industrial Park, which houses more than 5,000 international enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, means XJTLU students have numerous job opportunities after they graduate.

  • Technology or engineering sectors: 43.73 percent
  • Finance services: 30.74 percent
  • Marketing, consulting, business trade, supply chain management: 13.86 percent
  • Education, health and government: 7.79 percent
  • Communications, tourism, media and other: 3.89 percent

Services

Housing services

The Parfait International Apartment mainly provides accommodation to international students from all over the world. With well-equipped facilities, considerate service, and an international living atmosphere, it also creates a good learning and living environment.

There are two types of apartment available; either four- or six-bedroom, each with ensuite rooms, a shared couch area and kitchen. Bedrooms and the living room have heating. A television is provided in each apartment.

Library services

The library currently holds over 500,000 books, which are added to and updated throughout the year in response to requests from academic departments. It provides 22,000 square metres of space, housing 300 PCs and 2,500 seats for studying, discussion and computer and studio work.

ICT services

Students have access to all of the major IT packages as well as subject-specific software such as Adobe CS6.0 for built environment students, Sage 50 Accounts Professional for accounting students, Altera computer-aided design software for electrical and electronic engineering students, and a whole host of English language learning software.

Medical services

University life can be exciting and yet stressful from time to time. XJTLU has support services in place should you be finding it difficult. The Mental Health and Development Centre is a confidential service that can support you to get the most out of your time at university or if you need to talk to someone about any concerns you have.

Student Life

Campus life

Full of striking, architecturally impressive buildings, our North Campus provides state-of-the art teaching, laboratory, research and support facilities. This includes the award-winning and iconic Central Building, which houses our library.

The campus also has sports facilities, world class-fully equipped science and engineering laboratories, International Business School Suzhou, and design studios, as well as a variety of catering facilities, including Subway, Pacific Coffee Company, and many canteen-style fast-food options.

Landscaped gardens complement pieces of modern art to create a campus environment that has become one of the striking features of Suzhou Industrial Park.

Sports facilities

Our striking, architecturally impressive campus provides modern, state-of-the art teaching, laboratory, research, and conferencing facilities, many of which are available for external hire.

The campus is located in Suzhou Industrial Park, to the east of Suzhou’s historic centre, and is easily accessed by plane, train and bus. It is only 24 minutes due west of Shanghai on the fastest high-speed train, and within easy reach of a number of international airports, making it the perfect location for events.

Student clubs

Student clubs and organisations play an important role at XJTLU and we have more than 120 organisations centred on art, sports, entrepreneurship, social service, academia and science to name but a few. 

We host a Model United Nations, while the Student Union plays an active role in shaping campus life and academic experiences. We also have an arts centre that gives students the opportunity to get involved in a range of creative activities.

Our campus even has its very own student enterprise park where you can try developing a new product of starting your own business.

Accreditation

Our business school is the youngest ever to earn AACSB International accreditation and we were the first in China to gain unconditional Part 1 accreditation from RIBA for our architecture degree. We also have accreditation from the JBM for our civil engineering programmes and the IET for our electrical and electronic engineering degrees.