At Home, At SDJTU

Saturday 28 January 2017 marks the start of the Year of Rooster in Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year, known in China as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is the most important festival in Chinese culture. The Spring Festival is a time for the whole family to reunite together when Chinese people make a long and emotional journey home no matter how far they are away from their hometown or how busy they are with their work. At the heart of Chinese culture lies a strong sense of family, which is why the Spring Festival is such an important annual event for Chinese people.

The Spring Festival is a time for family reunion, but for many of you who are leaving for another country to study, you are going to separate from your family. However, studying abroad does not necessarily mean a sense of being an expat. There is one place you will call home all four years. That is Shandong Jiaotong University.

The Art Gallery of SDJTU:

Founded in 1956, SDJTU is a comprehensive and national key university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Here you will have a chance to learn from the best in your chosen field. It is most famous for its transport and engineering related courses covering "air, sea, land" disciplines. At the same time, it is also featured by the field of liberal arts, management, law, economics.

Shandong Jiaotong University has always been proud of its outstanding employment rate. Shandong Jiaotong University has always been proud of its outstanding employment rate.The general employment rate of SDJTU reached 98.51%,98.16% and 93.19% in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.SDJTU has won high reputation for its talent cultivation and high employment rate.

year 2014 2015 2016
population employment rate population employment rate population employment rate
State Owned Key Enterprise 693 14.95% 629 14.48% 812 15.23%
Fortune 500 506 10.92% 652 15.01% 903 16.95%

Now, You must be wondering what makes SJDTU so popular among employers. Let me tell you the reason:

Application-oriented teaching method. Tired of memorizing figures and facts? Here fun animations to explain each topic and interactives to check understanding! What's more, field trips will be arranged to help you better learn about your field in reality.

Connections with government bodies and renowned multinational corporations. You will have access to plenty of social practice and internship opportunities which will enhance your employability and transferable skills, such as communication, adaptability and even language skills.

What makes SDJTU special is not just the employment rate, but also its strong community feel. Apart from your classroom and the library, you spend most of your time in the residential area. It is quite a bit more than just living spaces, but also where you relax, study, meet in groups or simply hang out with your friends.

Residential area in SDJTU--more than just a living space.

In the lobby, there's space for couches and TVs, so you can watch football game here, and there's free food for all of you to share.

In the lobby, there's space for couches and TVs, so you can watch football game here, and there's free food for all of you to share.

The common room in each apartment--SICAS Care team helped freshmen settle into their new home.

The staff in the office cares deeply about the students. You can call them whenever you are in need.

The staff in the office cares deeply about the students. You can call them whenever you are in need.

Each student has his individual desk.

The big window can let a lot of natural light in, which makes the whole room light and airy.

There is one public kitchen for students to share in each apartment.

Also, everyone of you have a chance to get a scholarship as SDJTU values the potential of students rather than merely look at their previous performance at secondary school.

2017 March Intake bachelor programs offered by SDJTU

All Course Medium Duration Starting Date Application Date Tuition Fee
Tourism and Hotel Management English 4 Years 2017-03-06 2017-04-12 RMB 24000 Per year Apply
Accounting English 4 Years 2017-03-06 2017-04-12 RMB 24000 Per year Apply
Civil Engineering(specialized in bridge and road) English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24800 Per year Apply
Mechanical Engineering English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24800 Per year Apply
E-Commerce English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24000 Per year Apply
Automobile Service Engineering English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24800 Per year Apply
International Business English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24000 Per year Apply
Computer Science(specialized in Information Management & System) English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24800 Per year Apply
Traffic and Transportation (Rail Transit Operation and Management) English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24800 Per year Apply
Logistics Planning and Operation Program English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24800 Per year Apply
Marketing English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24000 Per year Apply
International Law English 4 Years 2017-03-01 2017-04-12 RMB 24000 Per year Apply

Note: SDJTU has two intakes each year--spring intake and autumn intake, the autumn intake programs will be updated soon.

Tap here to Find out more about this amazing school! Prospectus for Overseas Students (Admission Open for 2017 Spring Session).pdf Introduction to Overseas Students' Accmmodation (OSA) of SDJTU.pdf

Now, join us and let's discover the amazing way Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival.

Preceding Days

Cleaning and Purchasing

it is a convention to do sweep up the house before the Spring Festival. "Dust" is the homophone of "old" in Chinese language. Thus cleaning is regarded as a way of driving the bad luck or old things away from the house and getting ready for a new start.

After cleaning, Chinese people will go shopping to prepare for the Spring Festival dinner.

Spring Festival Couplets

All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with characters on red paper about a foot long in black or gold ink, giving an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity.

Spring Festival Couplets

All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with characters on red paper about a foot long in black or gold ink, giving an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity.

Pasting the "Fu"

The character "Fu", means good fortune and happiness in Chinese language. Chinse people paste "Fu" on door or the wall to express their good wishes and yearning for new year. Also, in ancient times, "Fu" is said to drive away evil and pray health and peace.

Paper-Cuts

Auspicious words, or characters, like "Fu", are cut on red paper to paste on the window to pray for happiness and good luck. Also, it can create a festive atmosphere because red, representing happiness and good luck, is the main color of Spring Festival.

Paper-Cuts

Auspicious words, or characters, like "Fu", are cut on red paper to paste on the window to pray for happiness and good luck. Also, it can create a festive atmosphere because red, representing happiness and good luck, is the main color of Spring Festival.

Chinese Knots

Chinese people love to decorate their home with Chinese knot as the it represents good luck, friendship, love and happiness. As an auspicious symbol, Chinese knots is believed to make good things happen for the family. Apart from this, Chinese knots can also be seen in many other places, like the Xiao, a kind of Chinese folk musical instrument made of bamboo. Besides, Chinese knots are usually sent as gifts or souvenirs implying good wishes for the receiver.

Festive time

Eating Dumplings:

Eating dumplings (called "jiaozi" in Chinese language) on the Eve is an important custom. Made of flour and stuffed with meat and vegetables as fillings, dumplings are usually eaten on the Eve. Dumpling represents wealth in the coming year as its shape resembles the Yunbao, a kind of currency in ancient times of China. Also, things put into the dumplings has different meanings. For example, the coins implies the blessing for wealth, peanuts for longevity, candy for happiness and chestnuts for vigor.

Staying Up:

Chinese people has a tradition of staying up all night on the Eve, which can date back to the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-289). In ancient times, the whole family sat together and waited for the arrival of the Lunar New Year. In the midnight, people set off fireworks to celebrate the coming of the lunar New Year. And nowadays, watch New Year's Gala has become part of routine in New Year's celebration. New Year's Gala was popular among Chinese people the first time it was broadcast in 1983 and has become a visual feast for the whole nation every year since then.

Firecrackers and Fireworks:

Setting off fireworks is also an important part in Chinese New Year celebrations. Fireworks are usually set off at midnight, especially the moment the Lunar New Year comes as a way to drive away the old things and embrace a new start. Each year the cities and villages echo with the sound of fireworks during the spring festival. The firework show is displayed in many cities which is a grand event for the citizens. At the same time, the orchestrated music is also played on loudspeakers, which adds to the festive atmosphere of the Spring Festival.

Red Envelope:

Lucky money is essentially some cash wrapped in a red envelope. It is prepared for children by the older generation and given right after the spring festival dinner. People from the western may find it hard to understand the tradition of giving money as New Year gift. but In Chinese culture, the children will live safe and sound for the whole year if they get lucky money. This custom still remains and the amount of money is increasing. Children use their money to buy books or other school supplies. Some families also save the money for future use or use it to develop their habit of saving.

Visting Friends and Relatives:

On first day of the lunar New Year, Chinese people visit their friends and relatives to exchange their new year greetings. Children who pay a visit will get lucky money wrapped in red envelop from the host. In nowadays society, some people choose to send greetings by telephone or e-mail, but the old tradition of paying visits is still popular.

Temple Fairs:

Families thronged temple fairs and set off fire crakers to ring in an auspicious new year. Children don a colorful dress to take part in the festivities. And you will also see dancers carrying out a lion dance performance to entertain onlookers through the streets. Worshippers line up to pray for good luck and happiness in the New Year and throw their incense sticks in an incense burner.

Following Days

Enjoying Colorful Festive Lanterns

The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the lunar month featuring handmade lantern displays. The lanterns used to be made of paper of silk with candles placed inside. Nowadays, the candles are replaced by bulbs or LEDs, which is very eco-friendly. On the day of the Lantern Festival, brightly lit lanterns fill the city with light and sparkle in the night. People will go outside to view the lantern display and take part in riddle guessing games. You will be totally fascinated by the colorful illuminations!

Rice Dumplings

Chinese people eat rice dumplings in the Lantern Festival. The rice dumplings are basically made of sticky rice flour stuffed with different fillings. Their round shape symbolizes unity, harmony and happiness. During the night of the Lantern Festival, family members gather together to eat the delicious Rice Dumplings and enjoy the full moon.

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