Founded in 1951,Chongqing Jiaotong University has developed into a multi-disciplinary university,owns a complete Bachelor-Master-Doctor cultivation system,covering engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, law, and other subject areas. The university has a total of 38,414 students, including 24,456 full-time students. After over 60 years of unremitting efforts, currently, Chongqing Jiaotong University has a number of prestigious specialties in civil engineering including Highway Engineering, Bridge and Structure Engineering, Harbor and Waterway Transportation, together with other non-engineering specialties such as Management, Science, Economics and Arts, etc,and has made outstanding contributions in the high-level personnel training and technological innovation in the field of transportation for national and local economic and social development.

From 2004, Chongqing Jiaotong University began to enroll international students. Until now we have around 200 international students who come from more than 10 countries including US, Japan, Benin and Kazakhstan, etc. In addition, Chongqing Jiaotong University has set up the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Net-test sites.
According to students’ Chinese language proficiency at the time of admission,the University sets beginner, intermediate and advanced classes ,offers the Chinese language and culture training courses for all students,including Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese listening and speaking, Chinese characters writing, Chinese Through Films and TV, Chinese traditional culture and social life course. To improve their Chinese proficiency, our University also set up "Chinese training center", "foreign student activity center", "Chinese corner", and Foreign Students’ Union. In addition, various cultural-exchange activities and sightseeing trips in Chongqing proper and adjacent areas have been organized for the students.

Independent on-campus dormitories are available to all international students in Nan’an Campus and Shuangfu Campus. The dorms feature considerate dorm management, fully equipped facilities, equipped with the special kitchen and cooking utensils, refrigerator, TV, air conditioning, network and other facilities, and a safe and convenient environment. Dorm administrators and instructors are responsible for the student life, learning and daily management and service. The student apartment can basically meet 500 students at the same time. Life on campus is convenient for international students. Near the campus, traffic, catering, accommodation, supermarkets and other life supporting facilities, can fully meet the needs of daily life.

In 2013 and 2012, Benin's student ABATTI GIRESSE CONCORDE and Vietnamese student HOANG KIEU NGAN won the championship and third place in the sixth and the fifth "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Competition for International Students in China organized by Hanban and CCTV jointly. Chongqing Jiaotong University is the only University which gets the final three positions in two consecutive terms. Their outstanding performance of achievements is a comprehensive reflection and the best proof of international student education of our University