Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Suzhou, China
Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a pioneering international university based in the World Heritage city of Suzhou, near Shanghai on China's east coast. It was jointly founded by two prestigious universities, Xi'an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in UK. At XJTLU all bachelors and masters programmes are taught in English by world-class international faculty and degrees are awarded by the University of Liverpool.



The 10-year journey from fewer than 200 staff and students to today's vibrant community of more than 10,000 has been challenging and rewarding.


We have a number of academic departments and schools focussed on a range of disciplines, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and conducting original research:

  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • China Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • English, Culture and Communication
  • Environmental Science
  • Industrial Design
  • International Business School Suzhou
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Urban Planning and Design


We have a huge range of research taking place in our academic departments, as well as in our research centres and institutes.Research institutes, centres and laboratories

  • Design Research Institute
  • Institute for Sustainable Materials and Environment
  • Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development
  • Nano-micro Fabrication and Reliability Laboratory
  • Research Institute for Smart and Green Cities
  • Research Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
  • Research Institute of Industrial Design and 3D Printing
  • Research Institute of Quantitative Finance
  • Research Institute of Urbanisation
  • Research Institute on Ageing and Society
  • Suzhou Municipal Key Laboratory for New Energy and Environmental Protection Techniques


Our Career Development Office supports students in preparing for successful future careers and assists with work placements and job searches. The teams services include lectures and seminars, CV and cover letter advice, workshops on interview techniques, business plans and career planning.The office also arranges external mentoring with industry professionals as well as maintaining a careers library with books and journals on career planning, together with IT resources to help you in your post-graduation job search.


Student services

Our International Student Recruitment and Support office 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

Housing services

The accommodation facilities our students stay in are located within the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District and managed privately by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development and Investment Limited Company.

You will receive information about your accommodation options once you have received your unconditional offer. We will assist in booking accommodation once you have paid your deposit to secure your place at XJTLU. Where possible, we will try to allocate you to your first choices. However, due to supply and demand, we may not be able to satisfy your first choice.

Library services

The library currently holds over 500,000 books, which are added to and updated throughout the year in response to requests from academic departments. It provides 22,000 square metres of space, housing 300 PCs and 2,500 seats for studying, discussion and computer and studio work.

ICT services

Much of our computing resources are managed by our Management Information Technology and System office, who also provide free Wi-Fi access across campus, file server storage and printing services. A dedicated IT helpdesk is available to all students seven days a week.

Student Life

Campus life

Full of striking, architecturally impressive buildings, our north campus provides state-of-the art teaching, laboratory, research and support facilities. This includes the award-winning and iconic Central Building, which houses our library.

The campus also has sports facilities, world class-fully equipped science and engineering laboratories, International Business School Suzhou, and design studios, as well as a variety of catering facilities, including Subway, Pacific Coffee Company, and many canteen-style fast-food options.

Landscaped gardens compliment pieces of modern art to create a campus environment that has become one of the striking features of Suzhou Industrial Park.

Sports facilities

Students and staff at XJTLU have the opportunity to try a range of sporting activities through our clubs and organisations as well as the sports facilities on offer.

As an XJTLU student, as well as participating in our student sports clubs, you will have the chance to take part in physical education classes, coordinated by our Physical Education Centre.

Currently, 21 sports are offered through PE classes at XJTLU, including badminton, basketball, belly dancing, billiards, boxing, bridge, Chinese martial arts, football, free combat, body building, golf, popping, roller-skating, sport dancing, table tennis, taekwondo, tai chi, tai chi sword, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and yoga.

Student clubs

We host a Model United Nations, while the Student Union plays an active role in shaping campus life and academic experiences. We also have an arts centre that gives students the opportunity to get involved in a range of creative activities.

The Student Union is a self-governing organisation open to all XJTLU students. It strives to serve the student body, lead and promote campus culture, and represent students voices in University development. Its also a communications channel between the University and students.

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