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Study in China

Guangzhou University - Guangzhou, China

Study in China and learn Chinese Language, Culture, Economics and Law in the thrilling metropolis of Guangzhou. The city, approximately three times the size of NYC, is the biggest in Southern China and one of the fastest growing urban areas in the world.

Get to know the city of Guangzhou with the help of this video. Asia Exchange welcomes you to study at this unique Chinese city. Apply now - you will get a confirmation within a week! 

Guangzhou University will grant a scholarship of 3000 RMB (375 EUR) for each student at the end of the study abroad semester.


 Study in China


Guangzhou University [back to top]

Guangzhou University (GU) was founded in 2000 when five universities in the city were combined into one university of 20,000 students. GU is a public university funded by the Guangzhou Municipal Government and recognized by the Ministry of Education in China as well as the International Association of Universities (IAO). Most of the students come from Guangzhou and the province of Canton, but there are also students from Hong Kong, Macau and abroad.

Located in the vicinity of the Guangzhou Sculpture Park and Luhu Park, GU is located in the 'Mega Center', a complext built with 2,1 billion dollars that consists of 10 universities. The campus enjoys all transport conveniences in addition to a picturesque environment. Its well-stocked library has a total collection of 1,960,000 books.

A large number of moves and shakers in Chinese economy, politics, law and techonology have graduated from GU and the university strives at continuing to build its influence and resources further.

University's contact information:

Guangzhou University
International Office
Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center
230 Wai Huan Xi Road
Guangzhou 510006

Contact person at Guangzhou University: Mrs. Jane (Cai Yifan)

More information on Guangzhou University

University's website

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Studies and semesters [back to top]

International study abroad programs at Guangzhou University last 3-4 months and are taught in English. They are arranged from September to December each year. Guangzhou University is responsible for teaching and transcripts of records.

The aim of the study program is to acquaint students with Chinese language (Mandarin), culture, legislation and international trade and to deepen students’ knowledge of China and Asia. Students have time for free time activities and traveling in addition to their studies. GU prides itself in providing a well-rounded education and a fulfilling study experience and carries out various sports and cultural activities regularly on campus. 

 Available semesters:

Autumn 2014 semester schedule:

Semester dates: Sep 1 - Dec 12, 2014

Application deadline: May 31, 2014

Autumn 2015 semester schedule:

Semester dates: Sep - Dec, 2015

Application deadline: May 31, 2015

Guangzhou University reserves the rights to change the semester dates. It might be possible to apply also after the deadline.  Autumn 2013: Sep 2 - Dec 13, 2013.


  • Chinese Language* (Mandarin), 9 credits
    • Intensive Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking
  • Chinese Culture, 4 credits
    • Outline of Chinese Culture
    • Taijiquan
  • Chinese Economics, 5 credits
    • Economic Law and Regulations of China
    • Import and Export Trade of China

*It may be possible to arrange advanced Chinese courses in the destination.

Download course descriptions here.

One Guangzhou University credit most often converts to 1½ ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) or to 1 US study credits. Remember to ask your home institution about transferring credits. Read more about study credits and transferring credits under study credits.


Student testimonial


"All the teachers are extremely professional. I'm so glad that our studies consist of many different courses and give us a comprehensive and in-depth view of the Chinese language, culture, economics and law.”

“One of the things I could never have imagined beforehand is how much this experienced contributed towards and benefited my career. I started to look for summer jobs and internships when I knew that I am coming to study here. I sent three applications to different places and I got all the jobs -all three!”



jenna student


To whom is the program intended for? [back to top]

The program is intended especially for students who want to learn Chinese and who are interested in the massive role China is expected to play in the global economy during the next decades. Students participating in the program want to combine academic challenges and unforgettable experiences which will benefit their future. Employers often value studies completed in Asia.

Most of the participants are students of business, technology, political science and tourism but the courses have been designed to accomodate several study backgrounds so that students would be able to transfer as many credits as possible towards their degrees. Ask your possible home institution about transferring credits. 

The minimum requirements are 18 years of age, completed upper secondary school (e.g. high school) and sufficient language proficiency to understand lectures given in English and complete them succesfully.

If you are interested in intensive Chinese language teaching in the private elite institution of Jiahua Language School in Shenzen on the border of Hong Kong, please read the program description. The program includes 60 teaching hours a month and you will gain the basic knowledge of Chinese in just one month. The price is 1600 EUR per month. The program is an excellent alternative for the first phase of your career when relocating to China. If you’re interested in this program, please contact us via e-mail.






Accommodation [back to top]

Guangzhou University offers students a possibility of living on-campus at a student hotel. The room costs about 100 EUR a month. 

Read more about accommodation here.




Fees [back to top]

A semester at Guangzhou University costs 1390 EUR. Application fee is 50 EUR.

Non-European students: check the fees here.

Guangzhou University will grant a scholarship of 3000 RMB (375 EUR) for each student at the end of the study abroad semester.

Besides the study place you will get AE's services, AE Guide, AE Student Card and Orientation Ceremony. The study materials can be acquired either free-of-charge or very affordably.

Most often the tuition fees at Asian universities are more expensive for free movers finding a study place on their own. Unlike other free movers, non-native English speakers going via Asia Exchange are not required to take a TOEFL English language proficiency test which costs approximately 185 USD. Please also take into account that costs of living in Asia are very low.


Application procedure [back to top]

Applying is easy and you will get a confirmation from Asia Exchange within a week of sending in your application and its attachments. After that you can start preparing for the upcoming study abroad semester. 

Required attachments:

  • An official transcript of records in English (stamped by your home institution), or if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education a copy of your high school diploma (or similar document)
  • A copy of the identification page of your passport (please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your trip ends)

Please try to send all the attachments together with your application. All attachment must however be sent to us by the application deadline. Please upload the required documents in pdf.-format.

Sending the application

  • Scan the required documents (1-2) to your computer.
  • Fill in the application form electronically and attach all the documents here.
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We will send you the official acceptance letter and JW-202 form before the semester starts. Please write down a permanent address where you will definately get the documents. 

After receiving the initial acceptance letter by email you should present a study plan to your home institution. Together with the letter of acceptance we will send you the invoice for the application fee (50 EUR). We will send the final bill for tuition fee 1,5 months before the start of your study abroad program.

You can apply and get a confirmation even though you wouldn't be completely sure of your participation. You can cancel your participation in the study abroad program a month before the start of the semester abroad. Please read through our terms and conditions.  

Extra information [back to top]

On our website you can find beneficial extra information for arrangements before, during and after your study abroad program. 

- When considering studying abroad you should take a look at the destination guide on Guangzhou, testimonials from students and general tips for organizing accommodation

- While organizing your study abroad semester, read through information on traveling, scholarships, credits, visa and hints and tips from former Asia Exchange students. Also discuss with your home institution about the studies and possible scholarships. 

When the application round has ended we will send the new exchange students an orientation guide that includes information on studying, accommodation, traveling, healthcare, leisure time, dealing with money and local phone subscription. 

You can contact us by email or by telephone.


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