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The Notice of International Students Apply for 2019 SWJTU Chinese Government Scholarship
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Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) was founded in 1896 and is one of China’s oldest higher education institutions. Known as the cradle of China’s railway engineers, or “The Cornell of the East”, SWJTU is the birthplace of China’s modern education in transportation, mining & metallurgy, and civil engineering. Through its history, the university has adopted different names such as “Imperial Chinese Railway College at Shanhaiguan by Beiyang Railway Bureau”, “Tangshan Jiaotong University”, and “Tangshan Institute of Railway”. SWJTU is a premier engineering university, being on the list of China’s first batch of 211 Project Universities. It is also a university in the “985 Project Innovation Platform on Rail Transit & Transportation Engineering”. The university focuses on a balanced development of multidisciplinary subjects of engineering, science, business management, finance, art, and law. It is one of China’s top universities with a government ratified Graduate School under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. Today there are three campuses: Chengdu Jiuli, Chengdu Xipu and Emei. All three campuses are located at feet of Emei Mountain. SWJTU boasts a well-developed student training system granting Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees.

SWJTU achieves remarkable results in cultivating internationalized talents. It has forged long-term partnership with 166 universities and institutions across 54 countries and regions. This list includes; The International Union of Railways, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Technical University Munich. It runs overseas programs in cooperation with the United States and France. SWJTU is a member school of the Erasmus Mundus Program, and a contract university of programs administered by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The international and exchange programs benefit students of all kinds.

II Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

Supporting categories: Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master and PhD) and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China. Duration: Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program:


Supporting Categories

Major Study year

Chinese Language Preparatory Study)(year

Duration of


Doctoral students




1. Category: Doctoral Students

2. Duration: Doctoral Study duration is 4 to 5 years.

3. Instruction Language: English/Chinese;

4. Admission Catalogue:



University Program


Silk-road Program


Road and Railway Engineering


Control Science and Engineering


Vehicle Operation Engineering


Logistics Engineering


Transportation Planning and Management


System Engineering


Traffic Engineering


Road and Railway Engineering


Materials Science and Engineering


Computer Science and Technology


Science and Technology of Surveying and Mapping


Business Administration


Information and Communication Engineering


Management Science and Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Materials Science and Engineering




Geological Resources and Geological Engineering

Note: The final major name is subject to admission letter.

5. Eligibility:  Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.

Be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs

6. Apply Website(Pay attention: students need to apply on both websites. )


   Southwest Jiaotong University:

7. Application Documents:

      1) Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English);

      2)Notarized highest diploma;

           Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized        Chinese or English translations.

      3)Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English);

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

4)A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English);

This should be a minimum of 200 words for the undergraduate program applicants and 800 words for postgraduate program applicants.

      5)Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English);

      Applicants for undergraduate program and postgraduate program must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors or associate professors.

      6)A Copy of applicant’s passport; Please carefully plan your passport with more than 6 months.

      7)A CD of your own works (only required for arts students)

      Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own musical works. Applicants for the fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

      8)Applicants under the age of 18 must submit relevant documents about their statutory guardians in China.  

      9)Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy) (The original copy will be kept by yourself and the form is uniformly printed by Chinese healthy quarantine departments. It must be written in English and can be downloaded from or

          The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

 III Scholarships

1. Full Scholarship covers

 ●Tuition waiver


  ●Stipend: Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.

●Comprehensive Medical Insurance: (Please visit to know more insurance policies.)

2. Partial scholarship covers

One or some items of the full scholarship


IV The application Chinese University Program:

Application code of Southwest Jiao Tong University: 10613

Chinese university Program type: B

The "Chinese university Program" is a full scholarship program offering to the provincial educational administration departments and Chinese universities in some provinces and autonomous regions of China. It is applied to some Chinese universities to directly select and recruit outstanding foreign young students to study in China. This program of SWJTU only enrolls doctoral students in 2019. All procedures of silk-road program are the same with university program

The applicant should apply to the Chinese University undertaking this program. Please learn more details on the website

V The Deadline:

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Note: ONLY on-line application is accepted. Do not need to post hard-copy materials again this year.

VI Contact Information

International Students Office

Address: RM 425, Administrative Building, Southwest Jiaotong University (Xipu Campus) 

West Section, High-tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China. 

Postal code: 611756

Tel.: 0086-28-66367385 (GMT+8: 8:30AM—12:00PM; 2:00PM—5:30PM)




VII Others

  1. Pre-admission Notice will not be provided in CSC-Chinese University Program.
  2. Professors or related schools may interview the applicant by phone or internet. Please make sure the phone number and email address are right in your application.
  3. Students who apply the CSC-Bilateral Program and want a pre-admission notice MUST get the “Scholarship Certificate” and then apply on SWJTU application system( After getting approval of academic materials from professors, International Students Office will provide pre-admission notice to you. Then you need to apply on CSC application system again( Very Importantthe application type of CSC-Bilateral Program is A. (for more information
  4. Email application or hard-copy application will not acceptable.
  5. The final result will come out in July or August. Please be patient and check your email every day.
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