South China Normal University was founded in 1933. Located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, South China Normal University is a member of “Project 211” and the university co-constructed by both the Ministry of Education of China and People’s Government of Guangdong Province. It is selected into the list of key construction universities in the Guangdong High Level Universities Program.
SCNU has three campuses, Shipai campus, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center campus, and Nanhai campus. SCNU is one of the first universities in China able to recruit foreign students, and a university authorized to recruit students funded by Chinese Government Scholarship and Confucius Institute Scholarship., and one of the first "Chinese Cultural Propagation and Inheritance Base" assigned by Guangdong Government.
SCNU now has 37 colleges and research institutes, offering 84 undergraduate majors, more than 200 master programs and over 100 doctoral programs of 12 disciplines, including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, agriculture, art, and medical science. Psychology, science of sports, and education rank top 10 in the national ranking. Chemistry, plant and animal science, engineering and mathematics is among top 1% in ESI global ranking.
SCNU adheres to the goal of becoming a teaching-oriented research university. It has a staff team of experts and scholars who are famous at home and abroad. There are 1,934 teaching Staff, of whom over 500 are professors and 1,218 are PhD.
SCNU has been striving to value individual development of each student, preparing students for their future lives and careers with knowledge and critical thinking, intensified practical training, global vision and innovative spirit. SCNU now has 33,229 full-time students, with more than 1,300 foreign students each year.
SCNU has long been active in international exchange and collaboration. The university has established links with over 150 overseas universities and scientific research institutions and is now conducting diversified student exchange programs and joint-degree programs with more than 50 universities With a history 30-year of Chinese education for non-Chinese speakers, a mature Chinese course setting is well shaped and developed. In recent years, the university has built three Confucius Institutes with Coquitlam in Canada, Universite de La Reunion in France, and University of Latvijias to extend our Chinese education service overseas.
SCNU is dedicated to create a congenial and harmonious environment for both teaching and academic research and has fostered a rich variety of campus culture. We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us soon.