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Last updated June, 2018
Language of Instruction
English and Mandarin.
- Courses must be taken at Sun Yat-sen University Business School.
- Each semester, the school offers at least 25 courses conducted in English covering topics in Business, Management, Finance, Marketing and Economics.
- Exchange students can take 20 hours of Chinese language classes. No credit is offered, as this is a complimentary class.
- To take classes taught in Chinese students must score above level six on HSK (Chinese Mandarin Test).
- Undergraduate exchange students may also take MBA and postgraduate level courses. Master students will take Master courses only.
- SYSB courses
- Academic Year: September - July
- Spring Semester: March - July
- Fall Semester: September - January
- Academic calendar
Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements
- Minimun course load: 3 courses
- Maximum course load: 6 courses
Accommodation and the Cost of Living
Only off campus accommodation available. Rent varies: RMB 1,500-2,500/month. Normally the landlord will provide the necessary furniture (table, chairs, beds).
Cost of Living
Please budget for RMB 9,000 to RMB 15,000 per semester (2018).
Scholarships available for students going to China
Student Visa and Insurance
Information on Student Visas & Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.
The University, City and Region
Originally established in 1924 as the National Kwangtung University, the University’s name was subsequently amended to Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) to honor its founder, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a great 20th century leader affectionately regarded as the founding father of modern China.
As one of the leading business schools in China, SYSBS consists of six departments - business administration, accounting, marketing, tourism and hotel management, finance and investment, and management. Exchanges provide an opportunity for students to be introduced to the culture of China and its business practices, thereby broadening their global vision. SYSBS has more than 40 business school partners from Australia, North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific Regions. The School has approximately 700 undergraduate students, over 2000 master-level graduate students, and 200 PhD students.
Since its inception, SYSU has grown from one to four campuses, with its main campus located in Guangzhou, the largest metropolitan in the leading economic province of China and a vibrant neighbor of Hong Kong (less than two hours by train) and Macau. Guangdong is by far the most economically developed province (being consistently ranked first for over two decades) and is the most dynamic (domestic) economy in China. Guangzhou is the third largest Chinese city with a population of 13 million.
Guangzhou has plenty of architecture showcasing the ancient magnificence of Chinese civilization: the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Guangxiao Temple, The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, The Museum of the Southern Yue Royal Mausoleum, Shamian Island and The Chen Family Temple, Baomo Garden etc. You might like to try the famous Yue Ju (Cantonese Opera), a traditional regional style performed in the Cantonese dialect and based on ancient stories.
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