Guangzhou University

Guangzhou University

In July of 2000, the provincial government in Guangzhou, China merged five colleges and universities to form Guangzhou University (廣州大學). Today, GU is home to over 23,000 students and almost 1,500 faculty and  research staff members located on two campuses. The main campus is located on XiaoGuWei Island but there is also a smaller campus located in downtown Guangzhou. The university plays a key role in both provincial and national research with 57 research institutes and centers located within.


Guangzhou is the third largest city in China. The only larger cities are Beijing and Shanghai. It's coastal location and close proximity to Macao and Hong Kong have made it the biggest business center in all of China. Over a third of China's export leaves through the harbors of Guangzhou. Nestled in the shadow of Baiyan Mountain, the mild climate allows for flowers to bloom all year round which gives the city the nickname "the city of flowers."

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Programs include:

  • Architecture
  • Basic Education
  • Business
  • Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Education Software
  • Continuing Education
  • Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fine Art & Artistic Design
  • Foreign Studies
  • Humanities
  • International Education
  • Journalism & Communication
  • Law
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics & Information Sciences
  • Music & Dance
  • Physical Education
  • Physics & Electronic Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Teacher Training
  • Tourism 

Language of Instruction: Chinese

Eligibility Requirements: Sophomore standing or higher and a 2.75 GPA

Length of Study: Semester or year

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Director
Dr. Deryle Hope   

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