Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China, particularly known for engineering and architecture. It was founded in 1907 as a German Medical School, and was expanded to include engineering in 1912. It is now a comprehensive university with seven disciplines in engineering, science, medicine, management, arts, law and economics. Among its professors are six members of the Chinese Academy of Science and seven members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. It attracts students from all over China, with whom you will study. Tongji has also established links with universities in the U.S., Germany, France, U.K., Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and South Korea.
Four of Tongji's institutes – the School of Economics and Management, the Sino-Italian School, the School of Basic Science, and the International School, offer one semester or a year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Business and Management. Courses in Mandarin Chinese (required) and China Studies are also offered. See the full course offering here.
The International Student Service Centers are located on three of the five separate campuses of Tongji University. The rooms conform to international standards.
$9,500 per semester. Click here for what is included, and additional expenses, including meals, airfare and miscellaneous.
November 1st for Spring 2014.
Shanghai is the most populous city in China, and in the world. A leading global city, it is a center of business, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology and transport. At the mouth of the Yangzi River, and the East-West trade center from the 19th century until the 1930's, it is now again a leader - the busiest container port in the world and fast becoming a regional financial center. Shanghai has driving entrepreneurial dynamism and cosmopolitan flair. The skyscrapers of Pudong contrast with the fashionable colonial French Concession.s atmospheric streets full of shops and restaurants offering international cuisine and nightlife.
To learn more about living in Shanghai, visit www.smartshanghai.com.
In town, you can visit the historic Bund, the Shanghai Museum, with its outstanding collections of Chinese art, and the 400-year-old Yu Gardens. Farther afield, you can visit Suzhou with its world-famous gardens; Hangzhou, home of the West Lake; and the unchanged river towns of neighboring Zhejiang province. You will also spend one week visiting other cities in China.
Spring 2014: Late January through May. Dates are approximate, as Chinese universities may not confirm semester dates until shortly before the term starts. There will be an on-site orientation after the start of classes.