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Guangzhou University
2006-May-17 18:11:30


Brief Introduction to Guangzhou University

Upon approval of the Ministry of Education of China, Guangzhou University (GU) was founded as a multi-disciplinary institution on July 11, 2000 by merging the tertiary institutions previously known as Guangzhou Normal University, South China College of Construction, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou Junior Teachers College. As a comprehensive university, GU is affiliated to Guangzhou Municipal People's Government and Guangdong Province Government, while the larger part of the University's administration is subject to Guangzhou Municipal People's Government.

The university covers a total area of 131.7 hectares, with a building space of 596,000 square meters in Guangzhou University Town. Its well-stocked library has a total collection of 1,960,000 books.

GU makes Guangzhou the basis of its development and involves itself in Guangdong Province as well as the whole of China and the outside world. While the undergraduate program remains the dominant part of its operation, GU is fully committed to consolidating and expanding its postgraduate programs and international students program. The University comprises 18 schools and 6 colleges. The university is currently authorized to run 17 postgraduate programs. It also offers 62 undergraduate programs with a disciplinary coverage of 8 categories, including Principles of Education, Literature, Law, Science, Engineering, Management, and Economics.

As a university of a considerable size, GU has a teaching and research staff of 1220 including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 185 full professors, 543 associate professors, of whom 142 are PhD holders. The university's current full-time postgraduates and undergraduates number 18,000. GU also enrolls students from overseas, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well.

The university has up to 46 research institutes/centers specializing in a wide range of subjects including Earthquake Engineering Research Test Center, Institute for Material Research, Institute for Higher Education Research, Human Right Research Center, Computer Network Center, Institute for Computer Science & Software Research, International Exchange Center of Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence etc.

Academic exchanges and cooperation with the outside world have always been an important part of the university. GU has so far established cooperative relationships in a wide range with universities and academic institutions in such countries as the U. S. A, Australia, France, Russia, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, and the regions like Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

In order to adapt itself to the social and economic development in the new century, GU has formulated its“11th Five-Year Plan”. GU is now fully committed to the mission of developing itself into a modern, and comprehensive university with an orientation to teaching and research and makes an effort to be one of well-known universities, with a unique characteristic, and become a leading tertiary institution of its type in China.

International Student Education

1. Language Students: studying duration from 0.5 to maximum 2 years; school starts in every February and September. Students will be divided into classes at different Chinese language levels.

2. Undergraduate Students: 4-year program; school starts in every September (regarding the majors, please refer to the following annex or the school website:http://wsc.gzhu.edu.cn)

3. Graduate
Students: 3-year program; school starts in every September (majors refer to the following annex or the school website: http://wsc.gzhu.edu.cn)

4. Research & Study Program: the contents, time and ways of research are subject to discussion.

5.Exchange Students Program: based on particular cooperation agreements

Qualification of Applicants

Student Type

Qualification of Applicants

Materials to be submitted

Language Students

Formal schooling of high school level or higher

A. Final schooling certificate and schooling records (the copies should be notarized)


Formal schooling of high school level or higher

A. Final schooling certificate and schooling records (the copies should be notarized)
B. Band Six above (students for liberal arts) or Band Three above certificates (students for sciences) of HSK examination (copies are acceptable)

Graduate Students

Bachelor's degree or the equivalent educational level

A. Degree Certificate or Diploma
B. Recommendation letter from two scholars of associate professor or higher
C. Band Six or above certificate of HSK examination (copies are acceptable)

Research & Study Students

Bachelor's degree or reached the equivalent educational level

A. Final schooling certificate and schooling records (the copies should be notarized)

P.S. All applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

* Guangzhou University Application Form of International Students;
* Health Certificate and the Blood Examination Report
* A copy of the applicant's passport, Final schooling certificate and schooling records (the copies should be notarized);
* Application fee :50 USD or 400 RMB Yuan.(the application fee and all the applying documents are not refundable).
* 6 photos (5 photos for short-term program students) (passport size)

Time for Application and Test:

* Undergraduates: before April 30 (study begins in September the same year);
* Postgraduates: Application: before November 30 (study begins in September the next year) ; Test: in January the next year;

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