Shenzhen University (SZU) was founded as a public university on May 10th,1983 with the accreditation of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, and has undergone rapid growth and expansion in the past three decades just like the city of Shenzhen, China’s most successful Special Economic Zone.
International Office serves as a bridge of Shenzhen University to link its overseas reaches, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan in terms of cooperation of higher education. Through International Office, the university fulfils broad range of international missions, such as establishment of foreign partnerships, developing international programs, recruitment of foreign language teachers and teachers for special courses, assisting and overseeing inbound and outbound visiting academics
SZU comprises two campuses, Houhai campus and Xili campus, occupying 2.72 square kilometers of land area in total. The Houhai campus is located near the picturesque coastline of Houhai Bay with 1.34 square kilometers land area, spreading across rolling hills covered with lichee trees and flowers, two lakes, a forest, an abundance of green space and works of art. The new Xili campus now under construction is located in the city’s University Town and takes up nearly 1.38 square kilometers and is scheduled to open in the end of 2016.
SZU, as one of the 54 MOE accredited Chinese universities for international education and the HSK testing institution, began to enroll international students in 1987.