XJTU Visiting Scholar Program Introduction

Xi’an Jiaotong University (hereinafter referred as “XJTU”) provides visiting opportunities for international students to take courses or conduct research in the specific academic field at XJTU. No degree is conferred by XJTU. Normally, international students who have high school qualification or above is called General Visiting Scholar. The one who have obtained a master or above is called Senior Visiting Scholar.


Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with valid passports and in good health.

For General Visiting Scholar, applicants must be under the age of 45, have high school qualification or above. For Senior Visiting Scholar, applicants must be under the age of 50, have obtained a master degree or above, alternatively with the title of associate professor or professor.

*Guardian's Letter of Guarantee is required for applicants under 18 years old.


It is jointly decided by professor and students according to the courses they choose or the research they conduct. Usually, XJTU’s autumn semester starts from September the spring semester starts from March.


Step1First, please refer to thePart VII COURSES AND PROFESSORS. General Visiting Scholar applicants need to confirm first whether the programs are open for international visiting students to select. Senior Visiting Scholarship applicants need to contact with professors in advance to confirm if the professors would like to supervise applicants to conduct research.

Step 2After confirmation of the courses or professors, Applicant needs to fill in online application at XJTU international student application system at http://isso.xjtu.edu.cn/recruit/loginand upload application documents in the application system. Please refer toApplication Documentsbelow for the detailed checklist and prepare corresponding documents.

Application Documents:

*All documents must be complete, true, and correctIN EITHER CHINESE OR ENGLISH.

1.Completed Original Physical Examination Record for Foreigners and Blood Test Report

The physical examination must cover ALL the items listed in form. The forms with incomplete records or without the suggestion and signature of the attending physician, official cross-edge stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months. Required format athttp://sie.xjtu.edu.cn/en/Application_Guide/Data_Download.htm

2.Original Non-criminal Record

It should be issued by local police or Judicial department. Behavior performance certificate issued by Home University is also acceptable.

3.Original Highest Diploma and its Notarized Copies

Prospective Diploma winners must submit official Certification from their current university.

4.Original Academic Transcript either in Chinese or English with stamp or signature

5.Recommendation Letters

Two original recommendation letter written by professors or associate professors.

6.Certificate of Language Proficiency

Chinese-taught programs: Report of HSK 4 180 points and above. Other language proficiency certificate is also acceptable upon approved by XJTU.

English-taught programs: transcript of IELTS 6.0 and above, TOEFL 80 and above. Other language proficiency certificate is also acceptable upon approved by XJTU.

7.Photocopy of Valid Ordinary Passport.

8.*Acceptance Letter

This letter is only forSenior Visiting Scholar applicants. After confirming with professors from XJTU, applicants need to ask for a signed “Acceptance Letter for Non-degree Visiting Student”to upload in the application system. It is required to submit with the format downloaded fromhttp://sie.xjtu.edu.cn/en/Application_Guide/Data_Download.htm

9. Study Plan


Unit: Yuan

Category General Visiting Scholars General Visiting Scholars
One Academic Year One month One Academic Year One month
Business\Economics\Humanities 20,000 2,000 30,000 3,000
Science & Engineering 22,000 2,200 34,000 3,400
Arts & Medicine 40,000 4,000 50,000 5,000

Notes:Monthly fee will be charged for the study period less than one academic year

As for application fees and accommodation fees, please refer tohttp://sie.xjtu.edu.cn/en/SCHOLARSHIPS1/PAYMENT.htm


a) No application documents mentioned above will be returned whether the application is successful or not.

b) Incomplete application is returned for students to edit instead of being rejected.

c) Online application is the only way to submit the application. Hard copies are unacceptable.

d) Receiving Acceptance Letter for Senior Visiting Scholar applicants does NOT mean to be admitted by XJTU. We reserve the rights to refuse unqualified applicants according to our requirements.


For General Visiting Scholar applications:

Spring Semester Entry: November to January of next year

Autumn Semester Entry: March to June

For Senior Visiting Scholar applications:

Applications can be accepted throughout the year. But it is recommended to complete the application within the above periods.


The university will provide Admission Notice, JW202 form (Visa form) for the admitted applicants to applying for X visa for coming to China. Those who are with other types of visas will not be allowed for registration at XJTU.


1. As for General Visiting Scholar applicants, please refer to column of ‘Open for non-degree student’ to confirm which major can be applied for in the links as follows:

a) Xi'an Jiaotong University 2023 International Student Admission Program List Bachelor

b) Xi'an Jiaotong University 2023 International Student Admission Program List Master

c) Xi'an Jiaotong University 2023 International Student Admission Program List PhD

2. Professors information can be read in http://sie.xjtu.edu.cn/en/Academic_Schools/Know_about_Professors.htm

Contacts: sunxiangzhe@xjtu.edu.cn

Issued on October 28, 2022