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  Introduction to CQJTU  

Chongqing Jiaotong University is a distinctive, multi-disciplinary university with a primary focus in transport engineering. In 1951, in response to the call of Chairman Mao to build the road from Ya’an to Lhasa and develop Southwest China, the Southwest Military and Political Commission, led by Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping, founded a school, which was then named Southwest Transportation Technological Academy. In 1960, the School was renamed to Chongqing Institute of Communication by merging with the Civil Engineering Department of Chengdu Technological College, the Metallurgical Department of the Sichuan Metallurgical College, and the Hydraulic Engineering Department of the Wuhan Institute of Water Transportation Engineering in succession. In 2006, it was again renamed Chongqing Jiaotong University. In 2000, the university was transferred from the Ministry of Transport to the Chongqing local government for administration, and now it is under joint administration of the Ministry of Transport and Chongqing Municipality.

The University is gaining better education resources. Currently, it has three campuses: Nan’an, Shuangfu and Daping. Together, they occupy an area of nearly 3,000 Mu in total, over 830,000m2 school buildings, nearly 4.4 million print books and E-books, about 1500 categories of journals and magazines, more than 100 Chinese and foreign language databases, CNY 439 million valued teaching and research equipment,1 national and 6 municipal level experimental teaching demonstration centers.

The University features an array of quality teachers. It today has more than 2000 faculty, including about 1500 full-time teachers, 700 senior titles, and more than 120 people enlisted in the Yangtze Rive Scholar Program, Thousand Talents Program, Ten Thousand Talents Program, Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Talents Program (initiated by Chinese central government), Ten-Hundred-Thousand Talents Program (initiated by the Ministry of Transport), and Bayu Scholars (initiated by Chongqing local government). Additionally, it has employed over 150 distinguished part-time professors including academicians, famous entrepreneurs and engineering masters.

The University is committed to the field of transport engineering. It offers doctoral programs for 4 first-level disciplines of transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, management science and engineering, civil engineering, and master programs for 16 first-level disciplines including civil and mechanical engineering. It has 3 postdoctoral programs in civil engineering, transportation engineering, and hydraulic engineering. The University today comprises of 19 schools, including the Civil Engineering School, River and Ocean Engineering School, Traffic and Transportation School, etc. It also offers 62 regular undergraduate majors. Three majors of civil engineering, port navigation and coastal engineering, and transportation have been certified by China Engineering Education Accreditation Association; seven majors including water conservancy and hydropower engineering have been included as pilot programs by the Ministry of Education in the “Exemplary Engineer Education Training Program”. Furthermore, it has 15 special majors and 7 specialty disciplines listed in Chongqing’s “Three Specialties Action Plan.

The University goes further to reform in education. It is dedicated to optimizing the coordination mechanism of education and creating a real platform for students to practice and fostering innovation. The University is focusing on Engineering+ education, and exploring new methods by creating "Innovation and Entrepreneur Park", opening several featured pilot classes like "Mao Yisheng Class" and "Overseas Project Management Talent Class". Today, it has 27 thousand full-time students, including 3 thousand graduates and 23thousand undergraduates. Over 150 thousand students graduated from the University. The initial employment rate for undergraduates has exceeded 90% for the last20years. It is also been listed in the first batch of the “Chinese Exemplary University of Employment” and the first batch of the “Chinese Exemplary University of Innovation and Entrepreneur”.
The University has a powerful expertise in technological innovation. Currently, we have 3 national platforms, i.e., the National Engineering Research Center for Inland Waterway Regulation, the National Key Laboratory Nurturing Base for Mountainous Bridge &Tunnel Engineering, and the National-Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Traffic Civil Engineering Materials, 34 provincial and ministerial-level platforms including Key Laboratory of Bridge-Structure Engineering, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Water Conservancy and Water Transport Engineering, and Chongqing Key Lab for Traffic System & Safety in Mountain Cities, and more than 20 R&D institutions including Southwest Research Institute of Water Transport Engineering, and the Desert-Soilization Research Institute. A gallery of influential accomplishments in the field of bridges &tunnels, roadbed and pavement, inland waterways, monorails, transportation and logistics earned 12 titles in national science and technology progress awards and national invention awards, and over 300 provincial and ministerial level science and technology awards for the University. We have publications of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Journal of Chongqing Jiaotong University (Natural Science Edition and Social Science Edition), etc.

The University tries to advance international exchanges and cooperation. It initiated the Sino-Polish University Consortium under the “Belt and Road Initiative” and is a core member of the Sino Russian Transportation University Alliance. It has established the Confucius Institute in University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin and owns the European Research Center and Benin Research Center approved by the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, it has established ties for exchanges and cooperation with over 50 overseas colleges and universities. The University offers undergraduate program for International Chinese Language Education and five English-instruction majors. It is a university authorized by "Chinese Government Scholarship", absorbing international students from all over the world.

Looking forward to the future, the University will always follow the motto of “Virtues in Mind & Transport Worldwide”, and the tradition of "Paving Stone Spirit". We will aim to establish an internationally renowned distinctive university with a primary focus on engineering, coordinating development of multiple disciplines, and making contributions to the transportation industry, the local economy, and social development.

Add: No.66 Xuefu Rd., Nan’an Dist., Chongqing 400074, China
Tel: +86-23-62652670  62652335
Fax: +86-23-62652335

   Brochure for International Students

I. Admission Requirements

Applicants who wish to study in Chongqing Jiaotong University should be healthy, with high school education, and willingly abide by laws and regulations of P. R. China.

II. Programs Available
Long/short term Internship
Undergraduate Program
Graduates Program
Doctorial Program
Chinese Language Program

III. Programs
Undergraduate Programs

Field of Study

Undergraduate Specialties


Civil Engineering


Material Science and Engineering

Water Resources & Hydroelectric Engineering

Harbor, Waterway and Coastal Engineering

Traffic Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Nautical Management

Nautical Technology

Computer Science

Telecommunication Engineering

Electric Engineering and Automation

Telecommunication Engineering

Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation

Industrial Design

Vehicle Engineering

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Engineering Mechanics

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Marine Engineering

Geological Engineering


Business Administration




Tourist Management


International Economy & Trade

Engineering Management

Information System and Management


Information and Computer Science

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Resources, Environment, Urban Planning and Management



Journalism, Radio & Television


Artistic Design

Graduate Programs

Field of Study

Graduate Programs


Engineering Mechanics

Material Science

Structural Engineering

Disaster Prevention, Reduction and Defense Engineering

Bridge and Tunnel Engineering

Highway and Railway Engineering

Geodesy and Surveying Engineering

Municipal Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

Mechanical Design and theories

Engineering of Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

Hydraulics and River Dynamics

Hydro-structure Engineering

Harbor, Coastal and Inshore Engineering

Physical Geography

Geotechnical Engineering

Hydrology and Water Resources

Water Conservancy & Hydro-power Engineering

Computer Applied Technology

Vehicle Application Engineering

Traffic Information Engineering & Control

Transportation Plan & Management


Management Science and Engineering

Systems Engineering

Technology Economy and Management


Basic Principles of Marxism

Ideological Education

Doctorial Programs

Field of Study

Ph. D.Programs


Bridge and Tunnel Engineering

Harbor, Coastal and Inshore Engineering

Highway and Railway Engineering

IV. Requirements




Language in Class

Long/Short Term Internship



Chinese / English


Under 30 years old, good scores in high school, passed HSK 4

4-5 years

Chinese (except in Civil Engineering)


Under 40 years old, with a Bachelor’s Degree, excellent academic performance

2.5-3 years

Chinese/ English

Doctorial candidate

Under 45 years old, with a Master’s Degree or having worked for 3 years after graduation from a 2/3-year program, excellent in academic performance

3-5 years

Chinese/ English

Chinese Language Learner




V. Application

    1. Those who wish to study at CJTU may ask the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges for the information related via email ( The applicant should inform CJTU of his/her education background and Chinese language level. The following materials are required:

A.Form For Foreigners Wishing to Study in Chongqing Jiaotong University / Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study Chinese Language in Chongqing Jiaotong University
B. Credentials and Transcript
C. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners
D. Two References (for Master course, Doctorial Course and scholarship Application)
E. Application Form for President Scholarship for International Students
F. Application Form for Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship

    1. Applications for Fall term will be accepted from March to July, and Spring term from September to December.
    2. The applicants who have met the admission requirements will receive an “Admission Notice” issued by CJTU and a “Visa Application Form” (JW202) issued by the Education Ministry of P. R. China. The applicant can apply for Visa with the above documents, Medical Report and original Blood Test Report to the nearest Chinese Embassy. Admitted students must register at the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges within the Deadline for Registration on JW202, with the above-mentioned documents and 8 passport-sized photos.

VI. Fee Structure
(1)Tuition (RMB)

Chinese Language Learning
Long/short Term Internship
600 /week, 6,000 /semester, 12,000 / school year

(2)Lodging(excluding water, power and gas) $350-$1,400 /year

(3)Other fees

Book Deposit


Physical Examination


Medical Insurance


Residence Permit



VII. Scholarship
1. Before registered, applicants can apply for the “Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship (I)” or “President Scholarship for International Students”;
2. Students who have being studied at Chongqing Jiaotong University can apply for the “Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship (II)”.