Introduction to University

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. As an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China.

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. All academic departments at XJTLU offer PhD opportunities, which help to fulfill XJTLU’s vision of “becoming a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features”.

Located in Suzhou, a city that has been known in China as ‘paradise on the earth’ since ancient times, XJTLU enjoys a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence between the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. Suzhou is 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.


Year of Establishment : 2006
Current President/Principal : Xi You Min
Number of Students : 17000
Number of Teaching Resources : 750
Software :

Our computer services use the latest technologies and are updated regularly. 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 (Quartus II) computer-aided design software for electrical and electronic engineering students, and a whole host of English language learning software, such as Road to IELTS, available through our Language Centre.

Laboratories and Facilities :

As well as multiple general-use computer rooms across campus, our departments are well-equipped with laboratories and facilities suitable for subject-specific study. For example, our Department of Biological Sciences has custom-designed cell culture laboratories, our Department of Chemistry has high-tech instruments such as spectrometers, modelling and construction workshops are accessible to students in our Department of Architecture and students in the Department of English, Culture and Communications can take advantage of an SDLTrados professional translation laboratory.

Student Welfare : XJTLU Global provides a range of services to help make your experience at XJTLU go as smoothly as possible. Their services include:
  • Support processing your visa and residence permit
  • Booking your accommodation
  • Arranging basic medical insurance
  • Airport meet-and-greet for all international students arriving in China
  • Helping you get to know the local area and campus

Download our International Student Welcome Guide for useful advice on many of the things you will need to consider now and throughout your time in China.

There are currently around 160 student organizations and clubs on campus which fall into several categories such as functional organizations, community service clubs, sports clubs, academic clubs, recreational clubs and art organizations/clubs.  


XJTLU offers an intellectually exciting environment in which to conduct original research, recognising the importance of both fundamental and applied study in generating new knowledge and ways of thinking. With a focus on research-led learning, inherited from two highly regarded parent institutions, the University has constructed a series of first-class research facilities. In 2009, the University was selected by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) as a supporting unit and was chosen as a member unit of the national “863 Program” in 2012.



  • a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi'an Jiaotong University, it is the first Sino-British joint venture between research led universities
  • 100% full taught in english 
  • International faculty
  • World-class programmes 
  • UK degree in china 


Eligibility (any formula of calculation for UEC, STPM, A-Level, others)

UEC: 6 Bs (except Malay/Chinease), IELTS 5.0/1119C

STPM: Average B, 1119C

A-level: Average B


Fee Range (min / max) RM 55000

  • Year to complete, (min / max) 3/4 yr
  • Eligibility (any formula of calculation for UEC, STPM, A-Level, others)
  • Scholarship availability - 30% - 50%



• BEng Architecture

• BEng Architectural Engineering

• BEng Civil Engineering

• BEng Industrial Design

• BEng Urban Planning and Design


• BA Accounting

• BA Business Administration

• BSc Economics

• BSc Economics and Finance

• BA Human Resource Management

• BSc Information Management and Information Systems

• BA International Business with a Language

• BA Marketing



• BEng Computer Science and Technology

• BEng Digital Media Technology

• BEng Electrical Engineering

• BEng Electronic Science and Technology

• BSc Information and Computing Science

• BEng Mechatronics and Robotic Systems

• BEng Telecommunications Engineering



• BA Digital Media Arts

• BA Filmmaking

• BA TV Production




• BA Applied English

• BA China Studies

• BA Communication Studies

• BA English and Communication Studies

• BA English and Finance

• BA English and International Business

• BA International Relations



• BSc Actuarial Science

• BSc Applied Mathematics

• BSc Applied Chemistry

• BSc Bioinformatics

• BSc Biological Sciences

• BSc Environmental Science

• BSc Financial Mathematics



• BEng Data Science and Big Data Technology

• BA Arts, Technology and Entertainment

• BEng Internet of Things Engineering

• BEng Intelligent Robotics Engineering

• BSc Intelligent Supply Chain

• BEng Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering


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