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Sun Yat-sen University
One of the top 5 universities in Southern China
Attribute:Public University
Level: 985 Project University
Type: Comprehensive University

School Introduction

General Introduction

Sun Yat-sen University was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great pioneer of the Chinese democratic revolution. It is one of the China’s highest ranked multi-disciplinary institutions, marked by a unique combination of history, prestige, and beauty.
As an engaging community, SYSU is dedicated to the prominence in teaching and learning.  SYSU faculty members devote themselves both to students and to academic research, pursuing the comprehensive development of the whole society.
Approximately 83,000 students attend SYSU, among which 3,200 are international students from over 100 countries. SYSU has more than 50 alumni organizations around the world.

Key fact (2014)


Motto:Study Extensively, Enquire Accurately,

Reflect Carefully, Discriminate Clearly, Practice Earnestly


  • 8th in China (US NEWS)
  • 220th in the world (US NEWS)


Guangdong, China


1. Guangzhou: 

  • South Campus (Humanities and Natural Science)
  • East Campus  (Applied Disciplines)
  • North Campus (Medical Science)

2. Zhuhai                     

     Zhuhai       (New Emerging Disciplines)

Research Institutes and Affiliated Hospitals:39

  • Affiliated Hospitals                 8
  • International Joint Institutes       2
  • Local Research Institutes           10
  • State-Level Research Institutes     19

Faculty: 3,095

  • Professors                745
  • Associate Professors      820
  • International Faculty     527

Degree-Student Enrollment:50,039

  • Undergraduates             32,563
  • Master students            12,349
  • Doctoral students           5,127
  • International students      3,183


42(Covering natural sciences, liberal arts, social sciences, technical sciences, managerial sciences, and medical sciences)

  • Undergraduate Majors                 121
  • Master’s Degree Programs     287
  • Doctoral Degree Programs    180
  • Post-Doctoral Research Stations    39
  • Professional Degree Programs      27

Popular Programs


Sun Yat-sen University has four campuses. The main one is South Campus, in No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou. The second is East Campus, in Guangzhou University Town, Panyu District. The third is North Campus, in No.74 Zhongshan Second Road, Yuexiu District, which mainly for Medical Students. The last is Zhuhai Campus, in Tangjiawan, Zhuhai. All campuses have apartment for International Students, the accommodation’s price is approximately RMB8-55 a day.

  • Book in advance
  • To rent off campus is allowed
  • Dorm should be booked in advance
  • Pay once 5 month by cash and bank card
  • Hotel in campus: YES
  1. ZijinYuan Hotel at South Campus
  2. Beiyuan Hotel at North Campus
  3. Dongyuan Hotel at East Campus
  4. Zhuhai Wushunde International Academic Exchange Center(Business Hotel at SYSU) in Zhuhai Campus