Jiao◦Tong Global Virtual Classroom (Jiao◦Tong GVC)” Initiative encourages Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) faculty to co-create collaborative online international learning courses with peers at universities around the world. Virtual exchanges foster valuable, sustainable, and accessible international experiences for all SJTU students. SJTU faculty and their international partners jointly build or share undergraduate or postgraduate courses. 

Jiao◦Tong GVC courses are delivered either synchronously or asynchronously. Students will be able to gain global perspectives and deepen their understanding of the subject matter and cross-culture through engaging in the global virtual classroom. This is where the planned program comes in: Universities share quality teaching resources, that students from different regions and cultural backgrounds have golden opportunities to exchange ideas and inspire each other in the same class.

Academic Courses

  • Courses taught in English, covering both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Covering all disciplines: Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • SJTU Academic Transcript: The academic transcript will be sent to students’ home institution directly. 
  • Cost: These courses are offered to students of partner universities at no cost.

Practice of 2021 & 2022

In the years of 2021 and 2022,  43 “Shared Courses” and “Co-built Courses” of “Jiao Tong GVC” have been provided for partner universities and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), which attracted nearly 500 students from 29 universities of 15 countries/regions in Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America.

Eligibility & Requirement

To be recommended for participating in virtual exchange, applicants must meet all requirements below: 

  • Applicants from partner universities must be enrolled at their home university during Spring 2023 semester.
  • English language proficiency requirements

          IELTS 6.0, TOFEL 90, or other certificate showing the equivalent competency of English (waived for English native speakers)

  • Others: Applicants should meet the requirements of their home university for virtual exchange.


Application for Shared Courses

Before Applying

Please check if there are any pre-requisites or special requirements before applying for the course(s).

Time for Application

Deadline: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 17:00 (Beijing Time)

Application Procedures

  1. Applicants select no more than 3 courses from the course list of Spring 2023
  2. SJTU coordinator to confirm with applicant’s home university whether the application is endorsed
  3. SJTU coordinator to send Acceptance Letter to the applicant by the end of January 2023

Contact Information

If any questions arise, please kindly contact Lina Tao, Program Coordinator at 

Collaboration Models
Shared Courses

Courses at home university open for students of participating universities as virtual exchange students.

Jointly-built Courses

Faculties from two or three participating universities cooperate with each other using COIL module to jointly build an existing or a new course based on the previous syllabi, which all students from participating universities can join together in the hybrid classroom.

Apply Now

Apply before: 17:00PM, January 14th, 2023 (Beijing Time)

Courses Details
Student Testimonials

Virtual exchange is a good opportunity to experience another country's education system and teaching methods. It can also be a platform for us to forge new friendships with our classmates.

—— Student from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

I am very happy to interact with both SJTU students and international online students through the homework. I feel like I am studying in Shang Hai, now!

—— Student from Keio University, Japan

I can confidently say this project was a joy. I didn‘t expect to become as close to my group members as I did, and we maintained a close communication throughout the time together .

—— Student from UC Davis, USA

I would like to thank SJTU and Osaka University for setting up this kind of exchange program. I could feel almost no difference compared with traditional exchange programs.

—— Student from Osaka University, Japan

I'm quite impressed of the detailed answers of my questions and the patient revisions…Thanks so much for all the support throughout the process and the amazing study experience I obtained virtually at SJTU.

—— Student from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

The professor provided me with invaluable knowledge and skills in the field of scientific writing and presentation. I will be forever grateful for his amazing approach, interesting presentation style and in-depth understanding of the matter.

—— Student from University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Contact us
Lina TAO 陶丽娜
Office of Global Partners & Relations
International Affairs Division
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)