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Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Address: 2 Baiyun N Ave, Baiyun, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Description Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

  • Founded: 1965
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Number of students: about 40,000
  • Rating in the USA: 82.

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies is a popular Chinese university among foreigners that provides education in various programs: most of them are in Chinese. The choice of programs is very large: from foreign languages, journalism and economics to design, international commerce and politics.

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies is a state university, which gives a chance to receive scholarship payments with high academic performance. The university cooperates with foreign partners on exchange programs, and the total number of foreigners exceeds 30% of all university students.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

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Minimal Chinese language programs

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: from 1 month.

The program is suitable for those people who need only to tighten their knowledge of Chinese, training on vacation time is possible.

Long-term Chinese courses

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 1-4 semesters.

Courses are recommended for those wishing to enroll in a specialty that is not taught at the university in English.

from 2 800 $ / year

Undergraduate in Chinese

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 4 years.

Students are available for more than 20 specialties: from accounting and design to computer science and international trade.

Part-time undergraduate course in English

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 4 years.

Only specialized disciplines are taught in English.

Bachelor in English

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 4 years.

The most popular programs are Chinese business culture and international business.

from 2 900 $ / year


  • Age: 21+ years
  • Duration: 2 years.

Advanced courses give certain bonuses in the labor market.

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Doctoral studies

  • Age: 21+ years
  • Duration: 3 years.

The programs are aimed at scientific and teaching activities.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation is possible both in a hostel and in a rented separate room or apartment: you can rent a room for a month from $ 183 on the outskirts of the city and from $ 324 in the center, renting an apartment will cost $ 300 and above on the outskirts, and in the center of Guangzhou - 535 $. Food in China is inexpensive, per month it will take from $ 120.

Events Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Students communicate with each other, learn a lot of interesting things about other nations, their traditions. In their free time, they organize various performances and competitions, games and concerts. Guangzhou is an ultramodern city that offers interesting excursions and entertainment on weekends, you can also go to other major cities in China.

Equipment Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

The university equipment meets all international standards: comfortable furniture, necessary equipment, computers - everything that is necessary for an effective educational process. Also on the territory of the university there are libraries, sports facilities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The educational process at the university is divided into semesters. All expenses associated with transport, mobile communications, recreation, will range from $ 115 per month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The admissions committee does not have special requirements: the presence of a document on previous education and the passing of entrance exams.

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Guangdong University of Foreign Studies reviews

I would like to enquire for undergraduate studies in international relations in English. Thank you
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Hi, Aren! Please apply directly to the university here

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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