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Sun Yat-sen University


  • 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.


SYSU has 37 Guangdong provincial key disciplines, including 20 peak-climbing key disciplines and 17 preponderant key disciplines.


  • State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies (Sun Yat-sen University)
  • State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol (Sun Yat-sen University)State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China (Sun Yat-sen University)
  • State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology (Sun Yat-sen University)
  • National Engineering Research Center of South China Sea Marine Biotechnology
  • National Engineering Research Center of Digital Life
  • National Clinical Study Center for Anticancer Drugs
  • International Joint Research Center for Translational Medicine
  • International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of IncRNA and Serious Diseases
  • State-Province Joint Engineering Laboratory of Molecular Diagnosis of Clinical Medicine


In order to further implement the talent strategy, accelerate the pace of educational development, introduce high-level talents particularly from overseas, and promote the development of teaching, scientific research, medical sciences and discipline construction, Sun Yat-Sen University is recruiting excellent scholars at home and abroad who are qualified for the “100 Top Talents Program”.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
73 6
79 10
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
201 50
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
323 -56
267 -7
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
129 30
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Student services

Office for International Students’Affairs.

Housing services

The Zijing Yuan Hotel is located in the Southeast Area of Guangzhou South Campus, behind the School of Foreign Languages.

Library services

The collection of more than 30,000 kinds of ordinary ancient books, more than 300,000 volumes. Covering various categories of classics, history, sub-, collections, and collections, the collection features local chronicles and Lingnan local documents.

ICT services

Students can apply for internet access 

Medical services

  • The Guangzhou South Campus Clinic
  • The Guangzhou North Campus Clinic
  • The Guangzhou East Campus Clinic
  • The Health Service Center of Sun Yat-sen University Zhuhai Campus

Campus life

  • Guangzhou South Campus covers an area of 1.239 square kilometers. 
  • Guangzhou North Campus is located in downtown Guangzhou and covers an area of 0.209 square kilometers. 
  • Guangzhou East Campus is located at Higher Education Mega Center in the east part of Guangzhou city and covers an area of 0.989 square kilometers. 
  • Zhuhai Campus covers an area of 3.571 square kilometers. 
  • Shenzhen Campus is located in Guangming New District, Shenzhen and covers an area of 3.143 square kilometers. It is under construction. 

Sports facilities

  • The Department of Physical Education is mainly committed to teaching public physical education courses and training masters of physical education at SYSU. Besides, it is also responsible for extracurricular sports training, mass sports and scientific research.
  • Sports Venues and Facilities   SYSU is equipped with complete sports venues and facilities. They are mainly used for P.E. courses, the training of sports teams and public sports activities.
  • Yingdong Sports Center on Guangzhou South Campus was donated by Mr. Henry Fok and completed in 1988, which includes Yingdong Gymnasium, Yingdong Stadium, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, swimming pool and administration building.

Student clubs

  • SYSU Student Chorus
  • SYSU Host and Etiquette Team
  • SYSU Student Dance Troupe 
  • SYSU Chinese Orchestra
  • SYSU Drama Association
  • SYSU Original Music Association
  • SYSU Painting and Calligraphy Association

Guangzhou, Guangdong Sheng, China

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