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About Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

SUSTech: a rising star :


Established in 2010 with the mission to reform Chinese tertiary education and become a top-notch international research university, SUSTech was launched in the tech capital of Shenzhen and is governed by Guangdong Province. In seven short years, SUSTech is becoming the important epicentre for China’s science and technology academic research and for the cultivation of innovative minds.  The rapid ascent of SUSTech onto the global stage is remarkable.

Located in the dynamic metropolis of Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, SUSTech is centered on a thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurship, innovation and research. Some 43 per cent of the total PCT patent applications in China came from Shenzhen in 2017, and the city shows no signs of slowing down. As China’s research and development center, it is the perfect place for entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators alike to make their home alongside tech giants such as Huawei, Tencent, BYD, DJI, BJI and Mindray.

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

About Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

SUSTech: a rising star :


Established in 2010 with the mission to reform Chinese tertiary education and become a top-notch international research university, SUSTech was launched in the tech capital of Shenzhen and is governed by Guangdong Province. In seven short years, SUSTech is becoming the important epicentre for China’s science and technology academic research and for the cultivation of innovative minds.  The rapid ascent of SUSTech onto the global stage is remarkable.

Located in the dynamic metropolis of Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, SUSTech is centered on a thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurship, innovation and research. Some 43 per cent of the total PCT patent applications in China came from Shenzhen in 2017, and the city shows no signs of slowing down. As China’s research and development center, it is the perfect place for entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators alike to make their home alongside tech giants such as Huawei, Tencent, BYD, DJI, BJI and Mindray.

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

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.

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]

General

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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

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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.

Careers

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.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is one of the top public universities in Shenzhen, China (Mainland). It is ranked #284 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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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).
All SUSTech undergraduate degree programmes are taught entirely in English and adopt the “2 + 2” academic model. This model consists of taking foundational courses and general education the first and the second academic years to strengthen their grounding and general knowledge, then in the third academic year at SUSTech, students choose a major according to their strengths and academic requirements. All throughout their undergraduate studies, the university builds a platform for students to utilize and explore current research in a variety of disciplines and fields, and they can participate in frontier research projects with hands-on research beginning in year one.
All international students receive on-campus housing in our new dormitories (opened 2019) which prioritise safety, comfort and convenience.
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