Guangzhou (Canton) is the capital city of Guangdong Province located along the south coastline of China. An excellent port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea, and with fast accessibility to Hong Kong and Macau, the city serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center of the Guangdong area.
One of the first cities that benefited from the Reform and Opening Up policy since 1978, the city acts as a pioneer of the economic development in the country, with thousands of large, small and medium-sized enterprises, which offer more job opportunities and make the city a heavily populated area. The city is especially prosperous in commerce, tourism, dining, finance and real estate. For travelers, the city has famous sights such as the Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and White Cloud Mountain.
Sun Yat-sen University, originally known as Guangdong University, was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen (also called Sun Zhongshan), a great democratic revolutionary leader of the 20th century. The University is located in Guangdong Province, an area neighboring Hong Kong and Macao, which is at the forefront of China’s reform and opening up.
As one of the leading universities in the People’s Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, medical sciences, pharmacology, and management sciences.
It has about 83,633 students studying on four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai. Benefiting from its location near Hong Kong and Macao and the regional advantage of opening and economic development, the university has become an important base for training high-level talents, scientific research, providing services to society and inheriting cultural traditions.
Sun Yat-Sen University offers courses in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change. Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned. To visit their wesbite, please click here
On- campus: Exchange students can choose to apply for the International Students’ Dormitory on campus after registration or to find off-campus housing. There is an International Student Dormitory building (L18) on the Zhuhai Campus. Each room has its own bathroom with a hot- water shower, and is well-furnished with internet socket, telephone and air-conditioner. At the dormitory, other facilities are also provided for the students, such as public washing machines, TV room, reading-room, and table tennis room. Cost of International Students’ Dormitory: Four-bed Room: RMB3,000/person/year Double Room: RMB4,500/person/year
Off- campus: Exchange students can easily look for an off-campus apartment through real estate agents near the North Gate of Zhuhai Campus, where it is only 15 to 20 minutes’ walk to Teaching Building. Both single and shared furnished apartments are available for students’ choices. The rent is approximately RMB 2500 per month (electricity, water are excluded, which should be paid according to monthly actual consumption). If it is needed, OIA will assist exchange students on looking for a comfortable apartment.
Incoming exchange student fact sheet 2015-2016