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South China Normal University


Originally known as Guangdong Provincial Xiangqin Normal College founded in 1933, South China Normal University (SCNU) has developed into a comprehensive teaching and research university with a wide range of disciplines covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, management, art, etc., thanks to the contribution and dedication of generations of SCNU’s faculty and students.


  • SCNU began to enroll students from the whole country in the 1950s. There are currently 24,835 full-time undergraduates, 8,212 postgraduates, 909 doctoral candidates, 131 researchers at the postdoctoral research centers and 1,181 overseas students from over 20 countries and areas, forming a complete talent-training system of bachelor, master, doctoral and postdoctoral degrees.


SCNU has persistently adhered to the goal of developing into a teaching oriented research university. It has a good team of experts and scholars who are famous at home and abroad. Besides, SCNU boasts a number of strong research institutes and labs, including the National Center for International Research on Green Optoelectronics, the MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science, the MOE Jointly Established Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base with the provincial department (Center for Applied Research in Psychology), the Key Research Base of the State General Administration of Sports.


The Chinese government has advocated a contemporary vocational education that will help nurture tens of millions of engineers, technical workers and "open the gates of success to young people," according to a statement from the meeting

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University Ranking

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Student services

As an important component of international exchanges and cooperation, international students education has been given great importance by the Chinese government. Due to half-century's painstaking efforts, an international students administration system, with distinct Chinese characteristics, has been constructed. This system has helped to produce a number of talents in the fields of science, technology, education, diplomacy, management, etc. for many countries, especially developing countries, and played an active role in enhancing the political, diplomatic and economic ties between China and those countries as well as promoting the exchange of culture, education and personnel.

Housing services

There are 18 dormitory buildings on the Shipai campus, with a total of about 15,000 beds. In general, the dorms are equipped with facilities such as air-conditioner, communal washing machine, etc. WiFi is available in all dormitories. The dormitories housing up to four people provide basic furniture, a private bathroom with hot water.

Library services

There are 3 multi-functional libraries on three campuses with more than 3.1 million books.

ICT services

  • WiFi is available in all dormitories

Medical services

Hospital at the Shipai campus:

  • Out-patient clinic
  • EPI clinic
  • A&E clinic

Campus life

  • SCNU now boasts three campuses, namely Shipai Campus, University Town Campus and Nanhai Campus, with a total school area of over two hundred hectares and a total floor space of over one million square meters, housing a collection of over 3.7 million books.

Student clubs

  • 100+ Organized Student Groups

Guangzhou, Guangdong Sheng, China


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