FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE HOME BASED GRADUATE RESEARCHERS AT SJTU

What are the benefits of the SJTU scholarships?
The SJTU scholarship for non-Chinese nationals includes a monthly stipend of 5000RMB, a monthly accommodation allowance of 1500RMB and the annual insurance of 800RMB as required by the Chinese government.

What types of accommodation options are available?
The SJTU website provides a wealth of information to assist you with your decision making.  The monthly living allowance can be used for subsidized on campus accommodation –  please be aware that there is limited availability and that it is a competitive process.  UoM home based students are encouraged to plan ahead and apply early as the application process opens just before the September semester starts.

Private accommodation is available and it is the graduate researcher’s responsibility to organize private accommodation – which is generally more expensive than the on campus accommodation.

Which campus should I apply for on campus accommodation?
You can apply for both campuses and there are shuttle buses between campuses. Each campus has an adjacent train station and tickets are 4 RMB.

In terms of my living allowance, how should I budget for food?
The SJTU are fantastic and offer subsidized meals for ~15 RMB. Off campus dining is also affordable at ~25 RMB per meal.