Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Science - Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

: 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. 


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, initially known as Nan Yang Public School, was founded in 1896. The Department of Mathematics came to existence later, in 1928. One evidence of its place in modern mathematics in China is that the first Congress of the Chinese Mathematical Society was held in 1935 at SJTU. Its past graduates include names such as Wu Wenjun, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, known for his “Wu class” in topology; Hu Hesheng, also a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Tony Cai, Winner of the COPSS Presidents’ Award; Ling Wen, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering who heads the Sheng Hua Group, a first rate coal mining company; Shen Nan Peng, a prominent figure in venture capital investment today.

In 2014, the Department of Mathematics was selected by the government as one of the first four Model Schools for Internationalization, which encourages us to be more international in its practices, vision and outlook. As the department was getting bigger, it was reorganized into the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) in December 2015. The School consists of 3 departments (Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Statistics) and 1 center (Research Center for Mathematics Education).

SMS is composed of 117 faculty members including 41 professors, 50 associate professors and 23 special researchers (equivalent to tenure-track assistant professors). Among the faculty, there are 98% of them holding a Ph.D degree and 40% of them graduating from an overseas university.

At undergraduate level, SJTU offer B.Sc. in Mathematics. B.Sc. in Statistics will enroll students since 2018 admission. For graduate education, a range of research and taught oriented programs are offered. Students can choose to further their doctoral study with major in Mathematics or in Statistics in SJTU. We offer as well M.Sc. in Mathematics by Research and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics by Coursework. In August 2018, SJTU welcome first batch of students enrolled in the M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance (a joint taught program with Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore).


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.)