SWJTU-Leeds Joint School


The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School, approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education, is a partnership between the University of Leeds and Southwest Jiaotong University to provide high-achieving students in China with the opportunity to benefit from an outstanding education and an exceptional student experience.

The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School offers a unique UK-Chinese engineering curriculum and is the first overseas school to be set up by the University of Leeds.

Four undergraduate degree programmes are offered by the Joint School:

  • BSc Computer Science
  • BEng Civil Engineering with Transport
  • BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering

Although many students will spend the whole of their four-year courses in Chengdu, where they will be given intensive language education, some students will study for one or more years in Leeds. Teaching is delivered by a combination of Leeds, SWJTU and newly recruited Joint School staff.