Established in 1985, the School of Business of Sun Yat-sen University is one of the earliest Business Schools in China. Based on the profound cultural and academic tradition of the parent University, and supported by overseas and domestic foundations, the School of Business has become one of the best institutions for training high-caliber business executives and entrepreneurs in China. The main campus of the University is located in Guangzhou, the center city of the Zhujiang River Delta. With a total area of 6.17 square kilometers, the University has altogether 4 campuses with three of them located in Guangzhou and one in Zhuhai City.
Guangzhou is a port on the Pearl River, navigable to the South China Sea, and is located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Hong Kong. As of the 2000 census, the city has a population of 6 million, and an urban area population of roughly 11.85 million. The provincial government's official estimate of the metropolitan area's population at the end of 2006 was 9,754,600. Guangzhou's urban land area is the third largest in China, behind only Beijing and Shanghai.
This program offers 6–7 specific undergraduate courses in English per semester. Note: The application deadlines for this program are March 15 for fall semester, and September 15 for spring semester.
Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 15
Spring Semester Application Deadline: September 15
Submit the following materials directly to Kate Mattingly Learch (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
Sun Yat-sen assists students in finding off-campus accommodations. Apartments usually cost $220–$290 per month.
The fall semester runs from September to January; depending on professors, students may be able to schedule their final exams early and complete the semester in late December. The spring semester runs from early March to early July. View Sun Yat-sen's academic calendar.
Sun Yat-sen University invites teachers from the School of Chinese as a Second Language to give lectures on Chinese language and culture. These include elementary conversation language and Chinese culture. These will be arranged once a week for 1.5 hours each session. Tuition for this program is waived for exchange students; participants only pay for the textbook. A certificate signed by the instructor will be issued after the participant has successfully completed the training.
Note: Internships are very competitive and not guaranteed.
Sun Yat-sen University has a broad relationship with different types of companies and encourages students to have an internship during their stay at the school. Internship assignments may vary in length according to the needs of the organization, however internships normally last 2–6 months. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Complete the internship application [pdf], and provide one letter of recommendation from a professor.
Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).
Ms. Elaine ZhaoCoordinator, International Student Exchange ProgramsOffice of International AffairsSun Yat-sen University+ 86 (20) 84112697
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