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Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Location Main Campus, Shenzhen China (Mainland)
Official Website
Ranking

# =226

QS World University Rankings
PGicon

29

Undergraduate programs
International

77

International students

SUSTech: a rising star


Founded in 2012 with a mission to reform and reinvigorate Chinese higher education, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is dedicated to virtue, truth, and advancement.


Ranked first in the world on the Nature Index rising star list for 2021 and added to the Double First-Class Initiative in 2022, in just twelve short years SUSTech has delivered impact through being at the cutting edge of fundamental scientific progress.


SUSTech researchers joined the research on   the Covid-19 pandemic, producing  the first images of the virus morphology in its native state  via our cryo-electron microscopy center and exploring  the impact of the pandemic on atmospheric pollution .


We are pushing the boundaries of robotics through  capturing the world fish robot speed record , developing  novel artificial muscles for insect-like robots  designed to aid in disaster relief operations, or  testing smart gloves  to help patients with tactile dysfunction recover their sensation.


SUSTech teams are also on the frontlines of the research on climate change and the drive to sustainability, studying  the loss of forest in southeast Asian mountain ranges the impact of extreme temperatures on tea cultivation , and  climate change ’ s impact on worldwide river flows .


Why study at SUSTech?


  • Liberal arts general education - SUSTech uses the 2+2 model that consists of taking foundational courses and general education the first and second academic years to strengthen students grounding and general knowledge.
  • English - it is the medium of instruction across all major required courses. No need for additional language classes, although all international students study Mandarin and Chinese culture to help them adapt.
  • International - over 90% of SUSTech faculty have experience of working abroad at top universities, and that shows in their research. We are mainland China’s most internationally-collaborative university with strong research links across the world. Amongst leading Chinese universities, we have the highest percentage of graduates going on to further study overseas.
  • State-of-the-art everything - established in 2012, SUSTech has developed at an astounding rate and built a brand-new campus with the latest lab facilities and amenities in the Shenzhen hills.  
  • Scholarships - SUSTech provides fully-funded scholarships for ALL accepted undergraduates. Master ’ s or PhD students also have the opportunity to apply for a fully funded Graduate Scholarship as well. Undergraduate students are covered in terms of tuition fees, insurance, health checkup, residence permit, living expenses, and accommodation (a total of 36,000 USD across 4 years).
  • Shenzhen - the innovation capital of China and home of companies such as Huawei, Tencent, DJI and over 70,000 hi-tech enterprises. Be at the cutting-edge of technological development in the heart of the Greater Bay Area, with Hong Kong only a stone’s throw away.

  • Check out more on Youtube , Twitter , Facebook or Instagram .


    Take a virtual tour of our lush campus here and see for yourself : https://www.sustech.edu.cn/vr.html

SUSTech: a rising star


Founded in 2012 with a mission to reform and reinvigorate Chinese higher education, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is dedicated to virtue, truth, and advancement.


Ranked first in the world on the Nature Index rising star list for 2021 and added to the Double First-Class Initiative in 2022, in just twelve short years SUSTech has delivered impact through being at the cutting edge of fundamental scientific progress.


SUSTech researchers joined the research on   the Covid-19 pandemic, producing  the first images of the virus morphology in its native state  via our cryo-electron microscopy center and exploring  the impact of the pandemic on atmospheric pollution .


We are pushing the boundaries of robotics through  capturing the world fish robot speed record , developing  novel artificial muscles for insect-like robots  designed to aid in disaster relief operations, or  testing smart gloves  to help patients with tactile dysfunction recover their sensation.


SUSTech teams are also on the frontlines of the research on climate change and the drive to sustainability, studying  the loss of forest in southeast Asian mountain ranges the impact of extreme temperatures on tea cultivation , and  climate change ’ s impact on worldwide river flows .


Why study at SUSTech?


  • Liberal arts general education - SUSTech uses the 2+2 model that consists of taking foundational courses and general education the first and second academic years to strengthen students grounding and general knowledge.
  • English - it is the medium of instruction across all major required courses. No need for additional language classes, although all international students study Mandarin and Chinese culture to help them adapt.
  • International - over 90% of SUSTech faculty have experience of working abroad at top universities, and that shows in their research. We are mainland China’s most internationally-collaborative university with strong research links across the world. Amongst leading Chinese universities, we have the highest percentage of graduates going on to further study overseas.
  • State-of-the-art everything - established in 2012, SUSTech has developed at an astounding rate and built a brand-new campus with the latest lab facilities and amenities in the Shenzhen hills.  
  • Scholarships - SUSTech provides fully-funded scholarships for ALL accepted undergraduates. Master ’ s or PhD students also have the opportunity to apply for a fully funded Graduate Scholarship as well. Undergraduate students are covered in terms of tuition fees, insurance, health checkup, residence permit, living expenses, and accommodation (a total of 36,000 USD across 4 years).
  • Shenzhen - the innovation capital of China and home of companies such as Huawei, Tencent, DJI and over 70,000 hi-tech enterprises. Be at the cutting-edge of technological development in the heart of the Greater Bay Area, with Hong Kong only a stone’s throw away.

  • Check out more on Youtube , Twitter , Facebook or Instagram .


    Take a virtual tour of our lush campus here and see for yourself : https://www.sustech.edu.cn/vr.html

University information

Undergraduate


SUSTech welcomes talented students from all over the world to apply for undergraduate study. Three windows are open during each academic year for entry in September. Find out here:


Application process: https://infoadmin.sustech.edu.cn/admission


Requirements: https://infoadmin.sustech.edu.cn/application


Scholarships: https://infoadmin.sustech.edu.cn/tabcontent?xxlmm=8,9


Alumni stories: https://infoadmin.sustech.edu.cn/story


Postgraduate


Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) offers two types of full-time graduate programs: Doctoral Programs and Integrated Master-Doctoral Programs. Both types of programs are taught in English.


Email: [email protected]

IELTS

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

9

TOEFL

Minimum score

75

Maximum score

120

SUSTech’s state-of-the-art campus is situated in the lush landscape of Shenzhen, amongst nine hills and with creeks winding down to the Dasha river. The topical, tranquil atmosphere is the ideal environment to study and relax.


We have maker spaces, brand new libraries incorporating the latest tech as well as the latest publications, and the lab space and facilities for you to get hands-on. If you want to unwind, there are multiple tennis courts, basketball courts, football pitches, miles of trails to walk through the lychee orchards, and an outdoor swimming pool open throughout the warmer months. Or you can always catch a lecture or performance in the SUSTech Convention Center.


Why not get away for a while or explore the myriad opportunities on offer in the Greater Bay Area? Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhou are all only a couple of hours from campus, and Shenzhen has many flights to South East Asia and beyond. 


Take a virtual tour here and see for yourself: https://www.sustech.edu.cn/vr.html

Total students

6,514

UG students

66%

PG students

34%

International students

77

UG students

70%

PG students

30%

Total faculty staff

1,206

Domestic staff

83%

Int'l staff

17%

Student life

Residential Colleges


With six residential colleges to choose from on campus, you ’ ll find a variety of places to relax, study and enjoy yourself. Every college features well-appointed rooms and a commitment to nurturing students throughout their time at SUSTech, in any way they choose. You might find a passion for something you never knew about while living in one of our residential colleges, so this is the best way to get involved in the SUSTech community!


Accommodation


All international students receive on-campus housing in our new dormitories (opened 2019) which prioritise safety, comfort and convenience.


Food


At SUSTech, we ’ re proud of our Grade A student cafeterias. With a focus on quality, flavor, and freshness, students have a variety of options at our student cafeterias from first thing in the morning to late night snacks. Fresh fruit and juices are available throughout the day, and many palates are accounted for, ensuring that everybody can find something delicious and nutritious to eat on campus.


Study Abroad


SUSTech has developed various international programs to expand undergraduates' global vision and insight, and eventually enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace, including short-term, smaller modular courses during summer semester, specialty research projects developed by schools/departments, tailored collaborative programs, master classes with lectures by leading foreign scholars, joint programs, and semester exchange programs.


Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS)


In order to provide dedicated support services for international SUSTechers, in 2019 the CISS was created. The Office's mandate is to promote the integration of international undergraduates, postgraduates and faulty faculty members into campus culture.


Aside from managing the recruitment and admissions process for undergraduates, the Office also assist with visa and residence permit issues, holds cultural activities, lectures and excursions, provides orientation services, and acts as an all-purpose information hub for international students and faculty.

Since our first cohort graduated in 2015, SUSTech students have carved paths for themselves across the world. 40% of graduates go on to further study outside mainland China, 35% go on to further study in mainland China, and 25% go straight into the workforce. Of those going on to further study, 70% go straight to PhD.


Shenzhen is the perfect location students looking to begin their careers in the Greater Bay Area one of the most dynamic regions in Asia and indeed the world. Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou are all easily reachable and the majority of the world ’ s leading companies are represented locally. With 70,000+ hi-tech companies in Shenzhen alone, SUSTech grads are perfectly situated to be a part of the next wave of technological development.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2021
    #323
  • 2022
    #=275
  • 2023
    #=226

Ranking criteria

41.2
Overall
7.8
Academic Reputation
1.7
Employer Reputation
97.7
Faculty Student Ratio
80.9
Citations per Faculty
38.2
International Faculty Ratio
1.7
International Students Ratio
56.9
International Research Network
4.2
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

The three focuses of SUSTech: research; innovation, entrepreneurship, pair perfectly with the features of the university. The innovative residential colleges pair with the personalized dual advisor system for every undergraduate student, ensuring their full preparedness for the days, weeks and months ahead.

With a focus on individual development through research and an international outlook, undergraduate students have the flexibility to study from a wide range of globally trained professors and lecturers from various schools on campus. SUSTech operates under the credit system, tutorial system, and residential college system. It specializes in personalization, small class, and internationalization of talent cultivation. Through a first-rate talent training system, it fosters a sound personality, a solid foundation, and outstanding capabilities, with high-quality talent providing vision, social responsibility, innovative spirit and practical ability.

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