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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Areas of Study: Engineering Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
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Shanghai - Engineering for Chinese Citizens

Program Overview

Study at the University of Michigan–SJTU Joint Institute, where you will have access to high-caliber international faculty, research laboratories, and a wide range of English-taught courses. Course topics may include Computer & Data Science, Electricity & Magnetism, Fluid Mechanics, Physics, Probabilistic Methods in Engineering, and a host of Liberal Arts topics.

Shanghai will be your classroom. Learn how science and technology have become central to China’s socio-economic development. Marvel at the beautiful modern buildings, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jinmao Tower. Meet other students who share your passion for Engineering while enjoying all that Shanghai and SJTU have to offer.

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Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

You will take a total of 15-16 credits per semester. 

  • Select English-taught Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Liberal Arts courses at the University of Michigan-SJTU Joint Institute (3-4 credits each)
  • The primary disciplines of study at SJTU are as follows:  Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science Engineering

Explore your academic options at SJTU on their website.

Student Life

Part of making you feel at home with us in Shanghai is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or a field trip that takes you to places that enrich your cultural and academic learning—we’re all about our student services.

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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