“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 postgraduate levels
  • Covering all disciplines: Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • SJTU 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 Fall 2021 

In Fall 2021, 20 “Shared Courses” of “Jiao Tong GVC” have been provided for 15 Partner Universities and The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), which attracted more than 90 students from 15 universities of 9 countries/regions in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Eligibility & Requirement

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

  • Applicants must be enrolled at their home Institution during the Spring 2022 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 home intuition for virtual exchange.


Application for Shared Courses

Before Applying

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

Time for Application

Deadline: 30 January, 2022

Application Procedures

  • To select no more than 3 courses from the course list of Spring 2022;
  • To download the application form and submit to your home institution
  • SJTU coordinator to confirm with the applicant’s home university whether the application is endorsed

Contact Information

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

NOW please download the application form to start your journey of virtual exchange at SJTU.

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.

Courses Details
Contact us
Lina TAO 陶丽娜
Office of Global Partners & Relations
International Affairs Division
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)