2017-2018 Admission To NTU-SJTU Joint EMBA Programme

By | January 24, 2017

2017-2018 Admission To NTU-SJTU Joint EMBA Programme

Get ‘global-ready’ and discover new horizons! Summer Studies lets you study at prestigious universities in global cities such as San Francisco, Sydney and Seoul. Held during the summer vacation, you can learn new languages, deepen understanding of world cultures or be inspired by new knowledge.

Click here to read more on NTU-SJTU Joint EMBA Programme

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and The Programme

Shanghai Jiao Tong University was initially established as a symbolic imperial college in 1896 during the Qing Dynasty. After a century of historical changes, the university had emerged as one of China’s prestigious universities and even in today, been consistently ranked among the top 80 universities in world academic rankings. The strategic location of Shanghai as a global financial centre further value added to the university’s distinctive academic curriculum.

In this coming summer of 2017, the university offers a three week English summer school programme for students under the theme, “Traditional and Modern China”. International students would be given choices of up to 11 modules which included Computer Science; Agriculture, Life Sciences, Architecture, Politics, Laws and etc to study. At the same time, students would be given free tutoring on various Chinese language courses. In addition, students would be treated with cultural visits and workshops on weekends to enjoy a holistic summer studies at SJTU.

For more details, please click he​re​.


Shanghai, China​

Programme Duration

Session A: 6 July  – 20 July 2017

Session B: 6 July – 3 August 2017

Type of Programme

Exchange & fee paying

By participating in this exchange programme, please note that you will not be able to apply for another GEM Explorer exchange programmes in future. For more information, please click here or email gemexplorer@ntu.edu.sg

Number of Placements


Programme Cost

All fees are stated in RMB.

Session A (6 July – 20 July)

Topic​​ Campus
Urban Horticulture and Its Culture Minhang
Public Policy and City Governance Xuhui
China’s Policy on Climate Change, Energy and Environment Xuhui
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture Xuhui


Application Fee RMB 400​
Tuition Fee RMB 6,600​
Total RMB 7,000


Session B (6 July – 3 August)

Topic​​ Campus
Discovering Chinese Creativity Xuhui
Chinese Studies Xuhui
Brain Facts Minhang

Application Fee​​​ RMB 400
Tuition Fee RMB 11,600
Total RMB 12,000


​For full details of fees, please click here.  ​​

Entry Requirements and Eligibility

  • Only students who are non-Chinese citizens are allowed to participate.​​
  • Applicants should meet the following cGPA at the point of application to be considered for the programme but this does not guarantee you a spot.
    • cGPA of 2.5 for NTU students
    • cGPA of 3.6 for NIE students
  • Year 1 & 2 ADM students will not be considered for the programmes​.​
  • Priority will be given to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Priority will be given to final year students.
  • Students who have NEVER participated in any overseas exchange programme will be placed on a higher priority during the selection. Work & Study and all fee-paying Summer Studies/ Prelude/ Language Immersion Programmes are not considered as overseas exchange programmes.
  • Evaluation by the school (if necessary).
Credit Transfer PolicyUp to a maximum of 8 AUs for all course categories may be awarded, subject to school’s approval. Course matching is required even for fulfilling of UE course requirement.

The number of credits earned depends on the matched courses approved by the School and the courses you read in the host university. Eg. You will not earn the maximum 8 AUs if you only successfully complete 2 courses of 3 AUs each.

Matched courses which exceed the maximum number of 8 AUs will not be recognised for credit even if they have been approved. There is no partial credit transfer of courses. Eg. If you submit 3 courses of 3 AUs each for approval, you can only transfer 2 courses or 6 AUs back to NTU.​

Important Notes on Credit Transfer:

Students who are transferring credits from another university must comply with the following requirements for graduation:

  •   Curricular requirements for his degree programme
  •   Minimum candidature period
  •   Minimum AU of graded courses
    •  Credits that are transferred to NTU are not graded courses and therefore not counted towards the minimum AU of graded courses.
    • The total AU from graded courses that a student has earned to-date is shown in his degree audit.
  •   Minimum years of study spent at NTU
  •   Minimum CGPA for graduation

For more details, please click here.

NTU Financial Assistance

  1. Ng Bok Eng Scholarship
  2. Overseas Student Programme OSP Loans
  3. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

For more details, please click here.


There are two campuses: Xinhui and Minhang offered by SJTU.

Students are able to make selection on their campus accommodation based on the modules that they have choose.

​For more details on accommodation, please click here​.

Visa Application​

Admitted students can apply for an appropriate visa via local Chinese embassy or consulate by providing the JW202 Form and Admission Letter, which will be offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University after admission. Please contact the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre for the application procedures.​

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre

80 Robinson Road, #16-01/02/02A

Singapore 068898

E-mail: singaporecentre@visaforchina.org

Website: http://www.visaforchina.org/SGP_EN/


All NTU students must ensure that they have the adequate health and travel insurance coverage according to the NTU guidelines. The minimum level of coverage required for travel is:
a) Medical expenses (including hospitalisation and surgical): S$250,000 (outside ASEAN) or S$150,000 (within ASEAN);
b) Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation: Unlimited;
c) Personal liability: $1,000,000 SGD.

The period that you should be insured within is from the time you leave Singapore to the time you return to Singapore from your programme.

You can choose any suitable travel insurance policy underwritten by an insurance corporation, as long as it is managed by a reputable agency and fulfils the requirements.

For more details, click here

Indemnity Form

It is an NTU legal requirement that each participant submit an indemnity form at least two weeks​ prior to your embarkation on a GEM Discoverer programme.

You will need the following information and scanned copies of the documents (where applicable) to help you in completing the indemnity form:

  • Bio-data page of your passport
  • Insurance policy
  • Flight itinerary or e-ticket
  • Next-of-Kin contact information
  • Key information on the programme you are participating in

For a step-by-step guide, click here .

We reserve the right not to process your credit transfer upon completion of the programme or to revoke your placement if you did not submit the indemnity form.

Withdrawal from Programme

GEM Discoverer reserves the right to impose a S$500 penalty should you withdraw after your formal acceptance without a valid reason. This also applies to fee-paying programmes especially when your school has reviewed your course matching requests. You may also be placed on a lower priority for other GEM Discoverer programmes in future if you withdraw without a valid reason.
In addition, please note that your host university may impose high cancellation fees, which GEM Discoverer has no control or influence over. Please check the host university website for details.

How do I apply?

​Please apply via Studentlink > Student Exchange​ or click here
Email or late applications will not be entertained.