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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • View Pre-approved Courses
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Leslie Roberts
Program Description:




Ohio State Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (ECE) students with junior or senior standing have the opportunity to spend Spring Semester studying at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Shanghai, China. While enrolled at SJTU, students will be able to take select, department-approved, engineering courses, taught in English. Approved coursework may be applied toward their ECE or CSE degree.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading university in China, enjoys a long history and a world-renowned. Through 117 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China. Today SJTU has 64 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts.

With over 600 faculty and staff members and more than 7000 full time students, the School of Electronics, Information and Electrical Engineering (SEIEE) is now the largest school in SJTU, and one of the largest among all Chinese universities of similar kinds. Built upon an interdisciplinary platform, SEIEE has considerable expertise and international recognition in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, and Instrument Science and Technology. The school features six State Key Research Labs and eight provincial and ministerial-level Key Research Labs, providing a rich environment and top facilities for scientific research.


SJTU is located in an easily accessible part of Shanghai, the most dynamic city in East Asia, and the university has a strong legacy of international student exchange programming. Its students and faculty enjoy both a serene campus life and the abundant offerings of this culturally rich and diverse city. The nearby Zizhu Science Park, with over 100 enterprise research centers, forms a strong atmosphere for innovation and R&D as well as promoting vigorous interaction between the academic community and industry through the fostering of innovative talents. Its five campuses house a variety of activities from student life, athletics, and entertainment to research with laboratory facilities among the best in China.

Accommodations and Student Life

Students can reside in residence halls while at SJTU, or off-campus housing.Find more information on housing and student life here.

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts



SJTUTab2Courses and Credit

All coursework will be taken for graded Ohio State credit. Admitted participants are required to register themselves for 12 credits in the temporary placeholder course, ENGR 5797.04, study abroad in East Asia. Courses are taught in English and may be applied for credit toward the ECE or CSE degree. Once the course list is released from SJTU, courses will be evaluated by the ECE and CSE faculty for pre-approved credit. 

Information regarding dates of term, holidays, and exams can be found on the SJTU academic calendar.



STJUTab3Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be an ECE or CSE major, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, preference given to junior and senior standing students, and must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Both the Office of International Affairs and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University applications must be submitted by the Ohio State deadline of November 1. Complete the online Shanghai Jiao Tong University application here. Application instructions can be found here.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



SJTUTab4Program Costs

For spring 2019, students paid the SJTU program fee of 12,400RMB (approx. $ 2,000USD directly to SJTU. The SJTU program fee does not include housing, meals, or international airfare. Visit the SJTU cost of living website and International Undergraduate Student Admission Guide for more information. Students will also pay GeoBlue insurance fees to OSU which will be posted to the statement of account. Program costs for 2019 will be updated soon.

A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2019.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



SJTUTab5Information Sessions

  • Join us for the Education Abroad Expo on Tuesday, September 4th, 2:00-6:00pm located in the Ohio Union East Ballroom 
  • Engineering and Knowlton Abroad Expo, Tuesday, October 9th, 3:00-5:30pm in E100 Scott Lab
  • See Leslie Roberts in Enarson Classroom Building during walk-in advising hours every Wednesday from 1-4pm to discuss the program further.


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Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019
11/15/2019 02/22/2020 06/28/2020
NOTE: Dates include travel to/from the U.S.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.