Global Degrees: MCRP (Georgia Tech) and MURP (Tongji University)

The Tokyo skyline

Tongji - Georgia Tech Exchange Program in Shanghai

The Tongji University - Georgia Tech Exchange Program prepares M.Arch and MCRP students for global practice by enabling them to earn an additional master's degree upon completing two semesters at the host institution. Georgia Tech’s MCRP students earn a Master of Urban and Rural Planning (MURP) degree from Tongji University. Students participating in this program pay in-state tuition rates during the year of the exchange. While in Shanghai, students will receive a round trip airfare reimbursement (up to 10,000 RMB), free housing, a monthly stipend for 9 months and can apply for a scholarship.

Tongji University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) has been ranked as the top in China.

Two different views of the Tongji University Campus

Financial Support

Tongji University will provide financial support for Georgia Tech students studying in Tongji for the Tongji-Georgia Tech Double Degree.

1. Every student will be reimbursed maximum 10,000rmb for one round trip flight ticket. The students should provide the ticket booking receipt and the boarding passes for the reimbursement.

2. Every student will be given a 2,500rmb monthly allowance for 9 months by way of employment. Examples include an internship in the Tongji design institutes, a TA position, or other eligible positions.

3. Tongji will help all students apply for a Chinese government scholarship, amounting to 2,500rmb a month per person. The students should provide the documents for application as required by Tongji. If the application is approved, the 2,500rmb monthly allowance in item 2 above will not be provided. The students would still be able to conduct an internship in the Tongji design institutes for the purpose of study and research.

4. Tongji will help the students apply for free housing in the international students’ dormitory. The students should provide documents for application as required by Tongji. Please understand that the on-campus housing resource is very limited, so every application may not be approved.


Learn More About the Program

Get information about the host institution, housing, meals, and eligibility on the Georgia Tech OIE site.

If you have any questions, please contact the faculty advisors for the program, Perry Yang and Ellen Dunham-Jones