Tongji University

FAQ about Tongji University, China

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program.

2. How is the living standard in Shanghai city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living standard here is superior, for example, reference costs 200 USD per month for food. There is a special canteen for international students and a separate food court for Muslim students.

3. How can I arrive in Shanghai city, the location of University?

Answer: Shanghai is an international city in China and economic center of China. There are many international flights directly to many countries and regions throughout the world.

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: Tongji University provides free airport pick-up service to international students in group from the local airports - Shanghai Pudong International Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to the campus. But international students should send detailed departure, transfer, arrival schedule and name of the airport to us minimum 3 days in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay.

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in the big international airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need.

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Shanghai City?

Answer: there are 2 airports, 3 train stations, 13 metro lines and many buses to most cities in China and many foreign cities. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time. There is internet access in international students’ dormitories and they just need to pay the fees according to their use. There are also lots of internet pubs for going on internet.

7. How is the climate in Shanghai City?

Answer: Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons: pleasant spring, hot rainy summer, comfortable cool autumn and cold winter. Annual average temperature is 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). Rainy days reach 120 days of the year because of its location at the estuary of the Yangtze River to the East China Sea.

8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world.

9. How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economic entity, which has made China an influential role in the global economy.

10. Can a student open a Bank Account?

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

11. Is learning Chinese language compulsory?

Answer: Even though the program is instructed in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered in the first two years, three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

12. What is the voltage used in China?

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

13. Useful public contact number in China:

Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691

Shanghai Local Service Help Line: 12580



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