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International Exchange

SEM is committed to create a global community on campus. International exchange and cooperation has always been SEM’s most prominent characteristics. Currently, SEM has partnered with around 100 prestigious universities/institutions in around 30 countries around the world and establishes a wide range of international cooperation. SEM encourages high level academic faculty and student exchange. Exchange has been carried out at all levels of programs. Every year SEM receives more than 500 international students and is one of the most popular university locations in China, rendering students a unique and vibrant ambiance in terms of culture, living, study, and sport facilities.

International Exchange Programs

  • 200+ English-taught Courses
  • 500+ International Students each year
Levels English Taught Programs
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship(Technology Economics and Management)
  • Management Science
Doctor in Business Administration
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General Eligibility for Exchange to Tongji SEM

  • The   international candidates shall be officially registered as students at their   home institution, and are pursuing their degree at the home institution.
  • Academic   Transcript from Home University: minimum GPA 3.0 and above (full mark is 4),corresponding to 3.75 out of 5 or 75 out   of 100 in Tongji University
  • English   Proficiency (choose one) – for non-native speakers of English: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, GMAT 600, GRE 1250 (V+Q), Or other equivalent score (for more details, please enquire   the program coordinator)


In order to be accepted to Tongji SEM as an exchange student on free-of-tuition basis, students must first contact the International Relations Office at your home university to learn the conditions of applying to the Exchange Programs. Tongji SEM will not accept you as an exchange student unless you are nominated by the International Office at your home university.

Nomination and Application

Online Nomination Nomination Link
(by clicking)
April 10 for Fall Semester
October 10 for Spring Semester
Free-movers, please finish the online pre-applicatioin Pre-Application Link
(by clicking)

Students will receive detailed application guides from our program managers after successful nomination.

Online Application study-info.tongji.edu.cn/ Deadline:
April 20 for Fall Semester
October 20 for Spring Semester

Students should send the generated Online Application PDF to SEM coordinator via email for preliminary review.

Final Application Send application docs to SEM in one PDF via email Deadline:
May 10 for Fall Semester
Nov 10 for Spring Semester

*There are limited seats for applicants as free movers. Students as Free-Movers or students from partner universities on tuition fee paying basis should make the remittance of application fee (RMB 410) to TONGJI University. The application fee is non-refundable regardless of the final admission results. After the admission, students should pay for the required Tuition Fee to Tongji SEM.

The required final application documents include:

  • Generated Online application form with guarantee letter with signature and stamp
  • Visa Regulation and Safety Alerts for International Students with signature
  • Letter of Motivation—stating your reasons for choosing Tongji SEM
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Copy of Passport
  • Two Recommendation Letters from Professors — ONLY for Double-Degree Students
  • Recent Academic Transcript from Home University
  • English Proficiency Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE) – for students from non-native English speaking countries
  • Receipt of Bank Transfer Confirmation of Application Fee 600RMB – ONLY for students as Free-Movers or students from partner universities on tuition fee paying basis (not for exchange students of free tuition)
  • Other documents concerning double degree students, and on-campus dormitory application 

Contact us: semtj@tongji.edu.cn

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