Independent Summer Program: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

This is an independent learning abroad experience that you are about to undertake. Here are the instructions that you should follow:

Transfer Credits: In terms of qualifying for and receiving academic credits, it is your responsibility to consult with your home faculty and follow their transfer credit procedures for independent summer programs. There may be fees to apply for a transfer credit assessment. Alternatively, you can choose to undertake this opportunity on a not-for-credit basis.

Faculty specific instructions:

Applied Science and Engineering or via email
Arts and Science

Tuition: Paid directly to the host university.

How to Apply:

1. Apply directly to the host institution and pay tuition to the host institution.

2. Complete both the Safety Abroad Registry and Safety Abroad Workshop. Only students who complete the Safety Abroad modules are eligible for IE Award+ and for a possible discount on program fees at the host institution.

3. If you plan to apply for the transfer credit option, please ensure you follow your home faculty’s transfer credit procedures.

4. Apply for an IE Award+ by May 1st (application period starts in January). Please note that the processing time for IE Awards+ applications takes up to six weeks. Additionally; if you are eligible to receive an IE Award+, your award will only be paid if and when all pre-departure requirements are completed. You will not receive funds until you are at the site of your experience.

5. After host institution approval, arrange for your visa (if applicable), book your flights and accommodation, and set off on your learning abroad experience!

Academic Transcript from Host Institution: Once you have completed your summer program, ensure that an official transcript is sent directly from the host institution to your U of T faculty’s Transfer Credit Office, not to the Centre for International Experience.


Country(ies): China
City: Shanghai
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: Yes
Timeline: Summer
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Varies


Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Research
Tuition & Incidentals: No U of T tuition - tuition paid directly to host institution
Program Fees: Students pay program fees to host institution
Funding: IE Award+


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum GPA: 3.0 (B). Refer to the host institution for more information