Placeholder image for Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the University is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning. 

Short Courses



Founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen -- a great leader of the 20th century, Sun Yat-sen University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning characterized by its revolutionary spirit. The mission of SYSU is to advance knowledge and educate students in arts, science, technology, and other academic areas that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.


Being one of the leading universities in the People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, medical sciences, pharmacology, and management sciences.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
101 50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
208 16
224 13
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
251 50
301 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
287 8
295 24
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

  • Shuttle bus service is offered among the four campuses.
  • There are post offices on each campus. Not only can you post letters and packages there, but you can also buy telephone cards and transportation IC cards and top up value as required.
  • On campus dining
  • Supermarkets, stores and bookstores are available on the campus.

Housing services

The living community on Zhuhai Campus is divided into Li Yuan and Rong Yuan. Each department is convenient for living. International students live in No. 16 Li Yuan.

Library services

The SYSU Library system consists of 4 campus libraries including the Main Library (in South Campus), the Medical Library( in North Campus), the East Campus Library, the Zhuhai Campus Library and 3 sub-libraries including the Economy and Management sub-library, the Biology library and the Chemistry library. There are 6965 seats for readers and 455 service terminals to searching.

ICT services

The SYSU Library has a completely upgraded LAN. A united and automatic management system is applied in the 4 campus libraries and 3 sub-libraries. A conveniently distributed and digitalized information service network has been built, realising the co-development, co-acknowledgement and sharing of data resource and the unimpeded circulation of the library's materials.

Medical services

There are campus clinics inside the campus, where primary health care is provided to the University staff and students, including clinical consultation, medication, first-aid and minor operative treatment. Full payment for medical treatment is required.

Student Life

Campus life

At present, Sun Yat-sen University covers a total area of 5.972 square kilometers and has 4 campuses: Guangzhou South Campus, Guangzhou North Campus, Guangzhou East Campus, and Zhuhai Campus.

Sports facilities

Sports stadiums and gymnasiums are mainly used for P.E. courses during teaching hours and for public sports after class. You can go to the Office of Sports Venue Management at the Department of Physical Education (or Campus) in advance to apply for access to sports venues. Sports stadiums and gymnasiums are open to the public on weekends (charging fees)

Other programmes from this university