Sun Yat-sen University


Also known as Guangdong University, Sun Yat-sen is a public research university located in Guangdong, China. Established in 1924, the institution has grown into a significant foundation for teaching high-level talents and offering services to society. This university was founded by a democratic revolutionary leader named Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Sun Yat-sen University is a multidisciplinary institution that includes humanities, social sciences, scientific, medical, and management sciences.

This university is located in an ideal location in Guangdong Province. This area is neighboring Macao and Hong Kong, which is at the forefront of China's reform and opening. The motto of Sun Yat-sen University is studying extensively, reflecting carefully, enquiring accurately, practicing earnestly, and discriminating clearly. This university has intrinsic missions of scientific research, talent cultivation, and service to society.

Presently, the university covers around 6 square kilometers and has 4 campuses: North Campus, South Campus, East Campus, and Zhuhai Campus.


Around 82,000 students attend Sun Yat-sen University, which includes four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai. It has been ranked 35 among Chinese universities for hosting most international students. The institution has also established effective international collaboration and exchange agreements with several of the world's best universities.

SYSU Student Chorus is a well-organized student society founded in 1995. This society provides a platform for music enthusiasts to perfect their performing skills and showcase their talents. Youth Association in the university operates the "SYSU Chinese Orchestra," which gathers a group of people passionate about classical Chinese music and instruments.

SYSU Youth Association guides SYSU Ritual Team. This team undertakes the ceremonial reception work of celebration, sports meetings, welcome parties, award ceremonies, and contests where students fully demonstrate temperament and elegance as Miss Manners.


The on-campus residence is not one hundred percent guaranteed, but you should give it a try. As for off-campus residences, you may find apartments or residence hotels in the surroundings. These options can be expensive, but you can share a two-bedroom apartment to reduce expenses.

Students planning to live on campus should apply for housing once admission is confirmed. Living on campus can cost you around 55 RMB to 120 per day, depending on your accommodation type. Because of the high demand for housing, it is better to reserve accommodation.


Following are the global rankings of Sun Yat-sen University.

  • By QS World Ranking, Sun Yat-sen University ranks 267.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Sun Yat-sen University ranks 251=300.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Sun Yat-sen University at 159.


Sun Yat-sen University
China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Haizhu District, 滨江路新港西路135号 邮政编码: 510275

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