The campus consists of two areas: the common space, and the exclusive XJTLU campus. A large community of international students and all the universities in the Higher Education Town share the common space. The exclusive XJTLU campus is dedicated to learning, teaching and research. As a relatively newly established Sino-foreign collaborative university, XJTLU has a state-of-the-art and award-winning campus.
The Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI) provides dormitory/apartment services to all students in the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town where Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is located. Contact KILROY for information about the accommodation options available.
Once international students arrive into Suzhou, XJTLU’s International Student Advisors will help them settle into the university and the city. They also offer advice on visas, housing, student health and activities.
Students can choose from more than 100 student organizations, which is a great way of getting to know new people, hone different skills and getting the most out of the social life at university.
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In addition to XJTLU campus, students have access to the facilities in the Higher Education Town. These facilities include the Dushu Lake Library and Dushu Lake Sport Centre (with gym, rock climbing and swimming pool), accommodation, a cinema and theatre, a bowling alley and an international communication center. There are also a number of shops and restaurants within the area.
You can easily access Suzhou by plane, train and bus. Suzhou does not have its own airport, but there are three airports located nearby: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport km and Wuxi Airport. The transportation system within Suzhou is efficient cheap, with bicycle, taxi, metro, bus and train options.
Suzhou Industrial Park has its own bike sharing system. Students who buy a bike rental card can rent any of the 2,000 green bikes for free for up to one hour (1 RMB/hour after) and return to any station after use.
Buses are the cheapest mode of public transportation. Buses running from the Higher Education Town can reach all parts of Suzhou, and there is a free bus service that can take students between various accommodation options and XJTLU campus.
It only takes 25 minutes to Shanghai and less than 1½ hours to Nanjing. There are also frequent high-speed trains from Suzhou to Shanghai, Kunshan, Wuxi, Zhenjiang, and Nanjing. The Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway passes through Suzhou. It only takes 5 hours from Suzhou to Beijing.
There are also many high-speed trains to/from other cities like Hangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guangzhou, and so on. Other parts of China can be reached by the national high-speed rail network, or by long distance coach.