Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Nature Conservation & Environmental Ecology - Animal Science

: September, 2021
: Chinese
: March, 2021
: RMB 24,800
: RMB 800
: 081217178800 / 081214567888


Students will initially be placed into a general-studies category as their major. After enrollment, they will be assigned at the direction of their school to a specific major. 


I. Specialty introduction

Animal science is an important branch of bioscience. Its basic task is to recognize and master the genetic breeding rules of animals, growth and breeding mechanism, metabolic and digestion features, disease mechanisms and other laws of life and then provide quality, abundant and safe animal products for human beings by application of modern biotechnology. Relying on such bases as Shanghai Veterinarian Biotechnology Lab, the specialty of Animal Science is to cultivate inter-disciplinary and advanced innovation talents mastering basic theory and skills of breeding and improvement of new varieties, animal production management, feed nutrition regulation and animal disease prevention and control.

II. Training objectives and specifications

Animal Science is targeted to cultivate "industry leaders and social elites". Therefore, students are required to develop sound professional ethics, political quality and artistic appreciation, master basic theory and practical skills and ability in modern biotechnology, information technology, and animal breeding, reproduction, cultivation, management and disease prevention and control, and be competent in teaching, scientific research and animal husbandry and veterinary medicine administration, animal inspection and quarantine, feed and medicine inspection, animal production, biological product and veterinarian clinical practice as well as technology and management work in other fields.

III. Specifications and requirements

The specialty of Animal Science follows the flexible educational system and 4-6-year education system, in which students are permitted to graduate in advance after gaining at least 173.5 credits as required and also to extend the length of schooling for six years at most in general. Students will be awarded the bachelor's degree of agronomy in accordance with the Regulations for Academic Degrees of the People's Republic of China after completing the courses and teaching practice as required in the training program of the profession, acquiring the required credits and passing the moral, intelligence and physical examinations. 

IV. Main course of the specialty

Main courses of this specialty include Molecular Biology Cytobiology Microbiology Zoology General Genetics Zootomy Biochemistry Biostatistics and Experiment Design, Bioinformatics (Class A) Zoonomy Animal Nutrition, General Genetics, Animal Thremmatology, Animal Breeding Science (Class A), Animal Immunology, Veterinary Microbiology, Animal Preventive Medicine, Zoopathology, Animal Production Science, Animal Biotechnology as well as experiment and practice courses supporting the main courses. 


1. High school diploma and above.

2. Non-Chinese citizens who hold a foreign passport and comply with the relevant regulations set by the “Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC ".

3. Physically and mentally healthy.

Application Materials

1. Senior high school diploma or equivalent (2021 graduating students should provide an official statement from your high school as proof of graduation);

2. Passport information page (valid for more than 6 months).

3. Personal statement (with signature);

4. Two recommendation letters, at least one of which has to be provided by one of the teachers in the high school (with signature);

5. Academic certificate (including but not limited to):

5.1 High school transcripts (including all courses taken).

5.2 Test scores of the national high school graduation exam or college entrance exam in the country or region, such as SAT/ACT/IB/A-level/UEC, etc. If the above test results cannot be obtained at the time of application, an explanation must be provided.

6. Language proficiency certificate

6.1 Chinese language proficiency certificate. Provide at least one of the following materials: (a) HSK certificate (HSK level 5 ≥200 scores or HSK level 6 ≥180 scores); (b) Other equivalent Chinese proficiency certificates (subject to review and approval by SJTU); (c) SJTU Application Form for Chinese language courses (only for conditional admission).

6.2 English language proficiency certificate. Provide at least one of the following materials: (a) TOEFL; (b) IELTS; (c) Other equivalent English language proficiency certificates.

7. Applicants should provide the following materials if one or both parents of the applicant are Chinese citizens:

7.1 Certificate of the applicant obtained foreign nationality at birth or afterward.

7.2 The nationality or household registration certificate of both the applicant's parents (passport or ID card).

7.3 For applicants who obtained foreign nationality at birth, if one or both of the parents are Chinese citizens and have the permanent residence abroad, a certificate of the corresponding permanent residence needs to be provided; if one or both of the parents are Chinese citizens but have not obtained the permanent residence abroad, certificate of the withdrawal from Chinese nationality of the applicant needs to be provided.

7.4 For applicants who were originally Chinese citizens and obtained foreign nationalities afterward, a certificate for the cancellation of their original registered residence in China and the renunciation of the Chinese nationality should be provided.

7.5 The entry and exit seal page of visiting China on the applicant's passport from April 30, 2017, to the time of application.

7.6 The applicant's certificate for studying outside China from April 30, 2017 to the time of application.

8. Applicants under 18 years old (until April 30, 2021) should provide a letter of guarantee for their guardian in China (notarization required).

9. Financial guarantee proven deposit of not less than CNY 100,000 (or equivalent in foreign currency).

10. Award certificates (if any);

11. Applicants applying for designing will need to submit portfolios.

12. Other supportive materials required by SJTU.


(1)The scores or certificates listed in 5.2, 6.1, and 6.2 must be obtained within the past two years.

(2) If any of the above application materials are not in Chinese or English, notarized copies in Chinese or English must be provided.

(3)There is no need to mail hard copies of supporting materials during application.

Entrance Test

Applicants who pass the preview shall take the “SJTU International Undergraduate Entrance Test”.

1. Test Method: online

2. Test Date: 15:00-16:30 March 27, 2021 (Beijing Time, GMT+8)

3. Test Subjects: Chinese, math, English.


(1)All tests are closed-book.

(2)The math test will have two categories, Math of Science and Math of Liberal Arts. The test category refers to the “List of 2021 SJTU Undergraduate Program in Chinese for International Students”, and the test language is Chinese&English.

(3)For students applying for a Major in Chinese language, math scores will not be included in the total score, but will be reckoned in the scholarship evaluation.

(4)Students who apply for the Chinese language courses will not take the Chinese test.

(5) Please pay attention to the follow-up email notification for "Test Instructions".


Applicants who have passed the “SJTU International Undergraduate Entrance Test” can attend the interview. Details about the interview will be informed at university office website Study@SJTU ( or sent by email.

1. Application Fee: RMB 800 (non-refundable).

2. Tuition:

  • Chinese-taught Program: RMB 24.800 / year
  • English-taught Program: RMB 80.000 / year

3. Insurance Fee: RMB 800 / year (The relevant regulations by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Management Regulations for International Student of SJTU require all international students with study duration over 6 months to purchase the Group Comprehensive Insurance in Mainland China.)