Call for Spring 2023 “Jiao◦Tong Global Virtual Classroom” Initiative

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In 2021, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has launched “Jiao◦Tong Global Virtual Classroom” (Jiao◦Tong GVC) Initiative, which opens up international education opportunities for students abroad by providing an immersive virtual student exchange experience at SJTU through advanced digital technologies and platforms and creating encounters with new ideas, cultures, and students from all over the world.


Since 2021, SJTU has offered 39 quality “Shared Courses” delivered in English to Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and 26 overseas universities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan and other countries. Nearly 300 overseas students from Nanyang Technological University, University College London, INSA Lyon, Technical University of Munich, University of Warwick, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Osaka University, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University and so on are taking SJTU courses as virtual exchange students. Meanwhile, as for “Co-built Courses”, 186 international students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Southern California and University of California, Davis, are studying together with SJTU students in JiaoTong GVC classrooms. Furthermore, nearly 100 SJTU students have participated in online courses of Nanyang Technological University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Osaka University, Waseda University and other world-class universities.


Now, we are calling for a new round of Spring 2023 courses.


1.     Application Requirements

a)       Selection of Courses

                       i. Academic courses in all disciplines delivered in English

                     ii.  Courses already offered at SJTU

                  iii.    Either Undergraduate or Postgraduate level

b)      Quota

                       i.   “Shared Courses”: ~25

                     ii.    “Co-built Courses”: ~3


                       i.   “Shared Courses”: SJTU classroom open virtually for overseas students;

“Co-built Courses”: Faculty collaborating with overseas peers and open for both domestic & overseas students

                     ii.  The selected “Co-built courses” can be delivered either in Spring or Fall 2023.

                  iii.    The selected “Shared Courses” (Undergrad. Level) will be recommended to APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Spring 2023.


2.     Simple Steps to Apply

a)   For Teaching Teams: Please download Application Form (Appendix 3) and submit the application to the International Office or Academic Affairs Office of your School.

b)   For Schools: Please download Summary Sheet (Appendix 2) and submit Appendix 2 and Appendix 3 to the Program Coordinator.


3.     Timeline

a)   Application Deadline: 17:00 p.m., Friday, 18 November, 2022 (UTC+8)

b)   Review for Defense: End of November, 2022


4.     Funding Budget

For the selected courses, International Affairs Division will offer funding for each teaching team by stages.

a)       “Shared Courses”

                       i.  10,000 RMB funding when the course is selected;

                     ii.   40,000~90,000 RMB funding after the program completed (according to the final evaluation on effectiveness of teaching, etc.)

b)      “Co-built Courses”:

                       i.  20,000 RMB funding when the course is selected;

                     ii.  40,000~80,000 RMB funding after the program completed (according to the final evaluation on effectiveness of teaching, etc.)


*Courses which have already received the funding for 2021&2022 do not need to apply again. More details about JiaoTong GVC program, please find the Appendix 1.


Program Coordinator:

Lina TAO
Office of Global Partners & Relations
International Affairs Division
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)


Appendix 1“JiaoTong Global Virtual Classroom” Initiative

Appendix 2Summary Sheet

Appendix 3Application– “JiaoTong Global Virtual Classroom” – Spring 2023



International Affairs Division

Shanghai Jiao Tong University