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Shantou University (STU), located in Shantou, Guangdong, founded in 1981 with the approval of the National State Council, is a comprehensive university under the jurisdiction of the Guangdong Province and co-developed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Li Ka Shing Foundation. STU is the first Higher Education Institutional Reform Experiment Demonstration University in Guangdong and the only public university in the world that is constantly subsidized by a private foundation, i.e., the Li Ka Shing Foundation. Currently, the campus covers a total area of 1.990. 20 mu and a total built area of 5/0.100 square meters.

 

Since its inception, Shantou University has been strongly supported by the Central, Provincial and Municipal authorities. In 1980, Comrade Deng Xiaoping received Mr. Li Ka Shing in Beijing and suggested that the University be more open to the outside world and dare to take unconventional measures, thereby gradually developing into a key university In China. Comrades Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and other leaders of the Central Government also graced the University with their visitations. The Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government, as well as the Shantou Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government also attached great importance to the reform and development of STU.

 

In March 2011, the University's proposed program to transform itself into a self-governing institution of higher education was designated by the Guangdong provincial government as the "Guangdong Pilot Project of Comprehensive Educational Reform". In June 2012. the Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Government, and the Li Ka Shing Foundation signed a tripartite agreement to co-develop STU and support its educational reform. Since 2015, STU has been listed in the Guangdong Funding Program for Developing High-level Universities. In 2013, the Li Ka Shing Foundation donated HK$100,000 to Technion-Israel Institute of Technology as a catalyst for its collaboration with STU to establish a higher educational institution - Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT). In December 2016. MOE approved the formal establishment of the GTIIT. On November 4. 2018, STU was approved as the first Higher Education Institutional Reform Experiment Demonstration University In Guangdong, aiming to seek a path of higher education Instructional, reform and innovation that is replicable and applicable. The construction of SU East Campus was started in 2019.

 

The construction and development of Shantou University received generous support from Mr. Li Ka-shining. The distinguished patriot and international entrepreneur. Till the year 2026, the Li Ka Shin Foundation will have earmarked grants of over HK$10 billion in addition to manpower and resources in support the University, which is one of the core projects of the Li Ka Shing Foundation as well as a platform for promoting educational reform Chinese universities. Following the CPC's guiding principles for education and adhering to the socialist orientation, STU made tangible efforts to fulfil the idea of "good governance in support of academic freedom" which is valued by Mr. Li Ka-shining. Based on its comprehensive reforms. STU strives to create more freedom for scholars as well as to encourage creative thinking and innovative research for the long-term.

 

Keeping abreast of the educational development trend of the country and continuing to play the role of a pilot program for the higher education reform, Shantou University embarks on a series of comprehensive educational reforms that focus on the "Advanced Undergraduate Education based on Integrative Thinking. Through these reforms, the university is striving hard to become a top-tier research university that breaks development barriers between Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, optimizing interdisciplinary collaboration and integration

 

Type : Public
Different Ranking : 159th in China, 11st in Guangdong Province
Year of Establishment : 1980
Current President/Principal : Prof. HAO Zhifeng
Number of Students : 29,695
Number of Teaching Resources : About 1600 people
Application URL : https://sie.stu.edu.cn/application

Achievements:

  • In 1994, Shantou University Youth Volunteer Association was officially established.
  • In 2003, Shantou University implemented a Mixed Dormitory Management Model for students from different colleges and departments to live together.
  • In 2003. Shantou University sent students to participate in the "University Student Volunteer Service Program for the Western region" for the first time.
  • In 2008, Veritas College, the first four-year residential college for undergraduates in the Chinese mainland, was established.
  • In 2009, the first "service learning" system embedded in the curriculum was established, the first step of the community service courses reform of STU.
  • In 2010, Shantou University organized the first outdoor development program "Shangri-La Advanced Training Camp" for students outside the province.
  • In 2011, the undergraduate initial employment rate of Shantou University ranked first in Guangdong province.
  • In 2014, Shantou University became the first university in mainland China to organize a scientific research expedition to Antarctica for students and teachers.
  • In 2014, Shantou University won the Gold Award in the First China Youth Volunteer Service Project Competition for its Cancer Patient Care Program and the Silver Award for the project "BLISS", ranking No. 1 among Guangdong universities.
  • In 2016, the Student Entrepreneurship Park was recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology as a national-level crowd innovation space.
  • In 2016, Max Company was commissioned to conduct a follow-up survey on the social needs and training quality of postgraduates and to implement a post-graduate education system that separates management, office, and evaluation.
  • In 2017, Shantou University was recognized by the Ministry of Education as a national demonstration university for deepening the reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education.
  • In 2018, the "Kungfu Chacha" rowing team completed the "17-18 Transatlantic Challenge", breaking four world records.
  • In 2019, Lin Bing, a graduate student, won the title of "National Outstanding Communist Youth League Member" and "National Self-improvement Model" in 2018, and Lu Jiewei, a graduate student, was awarded the honorary title of "Star of Self-improvement of Chinese College students" in 2018.
  • In August 2019, Shantou University was recognized by the Ministry of Education as a national university with typical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • In 2020, the "Dual College "pilot program of collaborative education between Zhixing College and Chung Kong College of Journalism and Communication, Siyuan College and College of Liberal Arts, and Dexin College and Chung Kong College of Art and Design was launched.
  • In 2020, Shantou University ranked 57th in the "2020 China University Graduate Salary Index Ranking", and 30thplace in the salary raise index

 

Features: 

Shantou University (STU), located in Shantou, Guangdong, founded in 1981 with the approval of the National State Council, is a comprehensive university under the jurisdiction of the Guangdong Province and co-developed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Li Ka Shing Foundation. STU is the first Higher Education Institutional Reform Experiment Demonstration University in Guangdong and the only public university in the world that is constantly subsidized by a private foundation, i.e., the Li Ka Shing Foundation. Currently, the campus covers a total area of 1.990. 20 mu and a total built area of 5/0.100 square meters.

 

Since its inception, Shantou University has been strongly supported by the Central, Provincial and Municipal authorities. In 1980, Comrade Deng Xiaoping received Mr. Li Ka Shing in Beijing and suggested that the University be more open to the outside world and dare to take unconventional measures, thereby gradually developing into a key university in China. Comrades Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and other leaders of the Central Government also graced the University with their visitations. The Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government, as well as the Shantou Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government also attached great importance to the reform and development of STU.

 

Academic requirements: 

1. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)  , STPM, A-level students can apply for Undergraduate Programs

2. SPM, IGCSE, O-level students should apply for Preparatory Program

 

Please submit your transcripts for reference and review. Qualified applicants will be admitted.

 

Language Proficiency Certificate

 

1. Certificate of HSK-4 or above is required. 

2. Applicants for TEACHING CHINESE TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES are not required to submit certificate of HSK.

3. Applicants of Malaysian nationality are not required to submit certificate of HSK.

 

Apply Method 1: Log in Shantou University foreign student admission system http://sie.stu.edu.cn/application to sign up; 

Apply Method 2: Please send all scanned application materials (PDF) to Shantou University School of International Education’s email [email protected] 

 

Application time: Before 31 June each year

Tuition: 

Preparatory: RM13, 000 - RM14, 000 

Undergraduate: RMB 20000-27000/year 

Master: RMB 25000-34000/year

PhD: RMB 33, 00-45000/year 

Accommodation: 6,000/year

Insurance:800/year

Application Fee: 400/person

Living costs: 1500-2500/month

Part-time work: N/A

 

Name of Scholarship: Chinese Government Scholarship 

Application Requirements: Master and PhD. Program applicants

 

Name of Scholarship: Scholarship for International Students of Guangdong Province

Application Requirements (Including grades requirements): All self-funded undergraduate students can apply for the Scholarship for International Students of Guangdong Province.

Scholarship Coverage: covering tuitions and accommodation.

Way to Apply: to register and apply for the scholarship.

 

For details, please refer to https://sie.stu.edu.cn/study.aspx?flowNo=11 

 

Degree Level Fields of Disciplines Field of Study Years of Study Course Fee (CNY) Language of Teaching Faculty Campus
Bachelor Degree Law Law 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese LAW SCHOOL main campus
Bachelor Degree Law Administrative Management 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese LAW SCHOOL main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Electronic Information Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Computer Science and Technology 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Civil Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Mechanical Design and Manufacturing and Automation 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Communication Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Environmental Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Electronic and Computer Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Data Science and Big Data Technology 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Biomedical Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Engineering Architecture 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Preventive Medicine 5 years updating Chinese SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature Chinese International Education 4 years 20,000/ year chinese and English SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Mathematics and Applied Mathematics 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Applied Chemistry 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Biotechnology 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Materials Science and Engineering 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Marine Science 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Science Statistics 4 years 23,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF SCIENCE main campus
Bachelor Degree Economics International Economics and Trade 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese BUSINISS SCHOOL main campus
Bachelor Degree Economics Business Administration 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese BUSINISS SCHOOL main campus
Bachelor Degree Economics Accounting 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese BUSINISS SCHOOL main campus
Bachelor Degree Economics Finance 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese BUSINISS SCHOOL main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature Chinese Language and Literature 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature English 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature Spanish 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Clinical Medicine 5 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Dentistry 5 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Nursing 4 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Biomedical Sciences 4 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Psychiatry 5 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Pharmacy 4 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Medicine Optometric Medicine 5 years 30,000-40,000/ year Chinese MEDICAL COLLEGE main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature Journalism 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature Advertising 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature Internet and New Media 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION main campus
Bachelor Degree Literature International Journalism and Communication 4 years 20,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION main campus
Bachelor Degree Art Visual Communication Design 4 years 27,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN main campus
Bachelor Degree Art Environmental Design 4 years 27,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN main campus
Bachelor Degree Art Art and Design 4 years 27,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN main campus
Bachelor Degree Art Digital Media Art 4 years 27,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN main campus
Bachelor Degree Art Product Design 4 years 27,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN main campus
Bachelor Degree Art Public Art 4 years 27,000/ year Chinese CHEUNG KONG SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN main campus
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