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Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University,as a top 10 university in China founded by Sun Yat-sen, a very important person in China's history, which also enjoys great reputation in the world. Here, let's explore about its features together.

Sun Yat-sen University is Expected to Enter Into Top 10 in Asia

Sun Yat-sen is Expected to Enter Into Top 100 in the world

Sun Yat-sen University ranks top 10 in China through different rankings, even there is a little change for its Asia ranking by THE ranking, its global ranking is still moving up. In the modern times, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) strives to develop itself become top famous first-class university in the world.

Different kind of institution ranking can evaluate Sun-Yat sen University from different parts.


QS Ranking

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The (Times higher education) Ranking

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ARWU Ranking

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Academic Peer Review 40%
Global Employer Review 10%
Citations per faculty 20%
Faculty student ratio 20%
International Student Ratio 5%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
Industry Income – innovation 2.5%
International diversity 5%
Teaching – the learning environment 30.5%
Research – volume, income and reputation 30.0%
Citations – research influence 32.5%
Quality of education 10%
Quality of faculty 40%
Research output 40%
Per capita performance 10%

Key Programs in Sun Yat-sen  University

  • 18 disciplines enter into the top 1% in the world
  • 43 Doctoral Degree granting disciplines (first-level)
  • 53 Masters Degree granting disciplines (first-level)
  • 19 National featured specialty construction in colleges and universities

How Many International Students Like to Study in SYSU?

There are above 3500 International students for degree study in Sun Yat-sun University each year.

Which  Program Deserves Your Studying?


Clinical Medicine

  • Sun Yat-sen University Medical school which is developed by BOJI Medicine School, the first western medical education institution in China founded in 1866
  • Clinical Medical plays a leading role in southern China and ranks top 5 in China
  • 8 first-class Affiliated hospitals offer students good internship chance
  • Rich learning atmosphere, school library and study room are full of students for studying day and night


Business Managenment

  • There are two schools offer business management program for international students, one is the Lingnan college,which focus on training economy talents, the other is the business school, which emphasis on training of management talents.
  • Students from business school won more champions in many international campaigns
  • Higher graduate entrepreneurship rate and great reputation for graduates
  • Business Management of Sun Yat-sen University tied for second place with Tsinghua University about the subject evaluation

Computer Science and Technology

  • Alex Zheng,chief executive of 7 Days, graduate from Sun Yat-sen University computer science and technology school
  • Graduates are welcomed by Microsoft, Google and other international famous companies, the employment number in google ranks top 7 in China
  • Higher grow of graduates salaries, which is higher than 97% graduates get in other programs

Chinese Language, Chinese Langauge and Literature

  • Specail Chinese Culture Environment, this program taught by Department of Chinese, which has a long history founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1924
  • Many renowned scholars graduated from here, like Xun Lu, Guo Moruo etc.
  • Strong faculty resources, like Chongke Zhu, Han,Ding,etc, who will guide you a better Chinese Language understanding

Study & Living Environment


About City-Guangdong

  • Selected as “First-class” City around the world by GaWC
  • Reputed as “The best Business City in China Mainland” by Forbes
  • GDP in Guangdong ranks top 3 in China
  • Birthplace of new companies like Wechat, UC browser, Kugou Music, YY, VIPShop,etc.
  • The number of students ranks NO. 1 in China, about 82 China higher education institutions located here.
  • Owing to the subtropics monsoon climate, average temperature in Guangzhou is about 20 to 22 in Guangdong

About Sun Yat-sen  University

  • Ranks Top 10 in China
  • Founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen , the great forerunner of China democratic revolution, and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years
  •  Five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals
  • The good geography location and outstanding faculty resources benefit more chance students for studying or employment.

Words from International Students

Why students choose to study in Sun Yat-sen  University

Students around the world come to Sun Yat-sen University for different reasons,  some for its reputation, some for friends recommendation, some for its teaching quality, some for its cheaper tuition fee,etc.

How is it feel like to attend Sun Yat-sun University?

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
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Editor's Words

Applicants  need to provide no criminal record  certificate.

According to the related policies of university, students need to provide no criminal record certificate, which need to be notarized by local chinese embassy.

Longer Time for Processing Application Materials

Owing for the strict processing about students  materials and other factors, the time to processing students materials may be longer (about 45 days - 2 months)than other universities, therefore, applicants need to submit their application earlier.