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Tongji University

Address: 1238 Gonghexin Rd, Zhongshan North Road, Zha Bei Qu, Shanghai, China

Description Tongji University

  • Established: 1907
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Rating: 308
  • Language of instruction: English, Chinese.

Tongji University (Tongji) is a state higher education institution of China, founded in 1907. The University can be considered a large university with more than 36,000 students, 5% of whom are foreign nationals.

The leading areas of Tongji are:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics and computer science.

The university is among the top 20 best universities in the country, occupying 14th position in the ranking, is a member of China-EU Cluster and the Global Partnership Network.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Tongji University

Program name

Preparatory program

  • Dates: year-round
  • Age: 18-45 years old
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

The purpose of the program is to prepare applicants for admission to undergraduate programs at Tongji University. The lesson plan includes 30 hours a week and consists of the following subjects:

  • Chinese language (general course)
  • Business vocabulary
  • Chinese culture
  • Intercultural communication
  • Math basics
  • Physics basics
  • Chemistry basics
  • The basics of biology
  • Fundamentals of computer science.
from 2 330 $ / year

Long-Term Chinese Language Program

  • Dates: year-round
  • Age: 18-60 years old
  • Duration: 1-2 semesters
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

The educational program allows foreign students to improve their Chinese language skills for further studies at the university. The lesson plan includes 20 hours a week and consists of the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Spoken chinese
  • Spelling
  • Audiovisual media
  • Modern China.
from 2 842 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Age: 18-45 years old
  • Duration: 4 years.
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

The university’s capabilities make it possible to give higher education in 74 educational programs.

Bachelor in English

  • Dates: year-round
  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Duration: 6 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

The course program is divided into three main parts: fundamental course, basic medical course, clinical medical course.

from 3 262 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

The university has 47 master's programs that allow you to master a variety of specializations.

from 3 262 $ / year

Master in English

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-2.5 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

The main areas of the master's program are:

  • Environmental management
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Business management
  • Software engineering
  • Building Engineering.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides students studying in long-term programs (from 90 days), a hostel with a bathroom, telephone and air conditioning. Residences are located on the territory of Siping Campus and Jiading Campus.

  • Cost of living = $ 4 -11 $ / day per room.


  • Each year, the University provides 120-160 grant places for all study programs for students from different countries and regions (Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc.)
  • Tongji Ranked Top 5% of Academic Rankings in the World
  • The university has an excellent reputation among employers around the world.

Equipment Tongji University

The university is located in Shanghai and has 5 campuses in the city. The main campus of Siping campus is located on Siping Road.

Tongji infrastructure includes its own large library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university consists of two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Rotation fee = $ 58
  • The cost of living in Shanghai = $ 582 -1,224 $ / month.


Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Provide a certificate of education from a previous institution with high scores
  • Pass entrance exams
  • HSK-3 (6) (for Chinese programs)
  • TOEFL 93/237/580, IELTS 6.0 (for programs in English).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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