Join the SJTU Global Summer School in Shanghai this summer through AVP!


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top Universities in China, welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to study in the dynamic city of Shanghai this summer! Aalto Ventures Program is excited to send up to five students to take part in the summer school at SJTU.

Enhance your academic credentials, explore your interests and experience the Chinese culture at the SJTU Global Summer School. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided and in addition to academic lectures, local excursions and cultural activities are provided as well. This is a chance to experience Chinese culture firsthand and to make friends from all around the world.

At the SJTU Global Summer School you get to…

  • Attend one of the vast variety of provided courses (whole list below)
  • Learn Chinese at a language course
  • Join field trips, company excursions and cultural activities
  • Get to know students from China and all over the world
  • Experience the Chinese culture firsthand


SJTU Summer School in a nutshell:

What: Global Summer School 2019 of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Where: Shanghai, China
When: 11.07.-26.07. or 11.07.-02.08. depending on the selected course (+ few days for traveling)
Course fee: Free through AVP
Flights, accommodations, and VISA: Not covered
Application deadline: May 3rd, 2019




Provided courses:

Two-week courses (11.07.-26.07.)
S021 Discover China
S022 China’s Public Policy and City Governance
S023 China’s Policy on Climate Change, Energy, and Environment
S024 Social Welfare Policies and Practices in Modern China
S025 China Design TOPIC 6: S026 Sustainable Ecological Design in China
S027 Green City Green Future
S028 Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Control
S029 China’s Urban Forest and Ecosystem Monitoring
S0210 Knowing Satellite by Cubesat
S0211 Chinese Traditional Exercise and Health

Three-week courses (11.07.-02.08.)
S031 Machine Intelligence and Robotics
S032 Reversing Climate Change

You can find more detailed descriptions of all the offered courses here.



To apply please send a short, free-form motivation letter through this form by 3.5.2019. In your application, be sure to let us know why you are interested in this trip, your previous experiences with AVP and entrepreneurship, and whatever else might be relevant. Please also select two courses you would be interested in taking part. Applicants will be contacted and informed about the selection after the application deadline, at the latest on 10th of May. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Please submit your application and CV through this form. The deadline for applying is May 3rd, 2019.


If you have more questions, feel free to reach out!

Markus Kirjonen
Global Partnerships, AVP