The history of Tongji University can be traced back to 1907 when Tongji German Medical School was founded by Erich Paulun, a German doctor in Shanghai. It was formally established as a university in 1923. Since then, Tongji University has become a comprehensive university which offers a wide range of programs in sciences, engineering, medicine, arts, law, economics and management to over 36,000 students.
The university has five campuses in Shanghai. Tongji University has always been attaching great importance to developing culture. To that end, continuous efforts have been made to enrich and diversify the development of campus culture, including the establishmnet of a public platform for sharing resources about traditional Chinese culture and history.
The exchange agreement between King's and Tongji University allows for up to 2 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 2 students going for a full academic year OR 4 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Tongji's international exchange programme welcomes non-Chinese nationals only, as per their university policy.
Estimated living costs
Please research the estimated living costs for this country. A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.