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South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology (SCUT) is one of the leading universities in China. It is directly affiliated to the State Ministry of Education. Located in the city of Guangzhou, the thriving metropolis in South China, it covers a total area of 294 hectares consisting of two campuses: Wushan Campus and University Town Campus.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The university was formerly known as South China Institute of Technology, which was first established in 1952 by merging several major polytechnic institutes in Guangdong province at the time, and also absorbing a number of relevant departments from universities in other provinces.


Widely recognized as one of the most influential universities in China, the reputation is based on the university's historical commitment focusing on the spirit of innovation, cross-disciplinary education and research, as well as high responses to social obligation.


The outstanding tradition of "Study broadly and deliberate carefully, discern clearly and practice universally", which is a legacy inherited from the Chinese history and the ancient Chinese learning philosophy, has educated tens of thousands of graduates that are strongly demanded by the nation and the society, especially in fields like technology, science, engineering and management.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a key and comprehensive research-oriented university under “Project 985” and “Project 211”. It bears outstanding scientific research capacity with 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 foreign academician of Russian Academy of Engineering, 22 Chang Jiang Scholars and 30 receivers of the National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. It has 2,147 graduate instructors, including 749 doctoral supervisors.

Library services

The library of South China University of Technology was established in 1952, with the Foreign Textbooks Centre directly under the State Ministry of Education and the Novelty Search Workstation at the ministerial level authorized by the State Ministry of Education, is among one of the largest libraries of the key polytechnic universities.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Wushan Campus
  • University Town Campus

Student Reviews

Jay Lo rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like architecture and play music,Ican play guitar and cello,they make life colorful and without lonely.So I think learnning them is the most meaningful thing in life.I look forward to sharing my growth with you,thank you.