South China University of Technology - International Foundation Program


Program Overview

The International Foundation Program offered by South China University of Technology (SCUT) is designed to prepare international students to operate in a university setting by familiarizing them with the requirements for a successful 4 years as an undergraduate. The program is designed for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for direct entry into SCUT's undergraduate programs.

Main Courses:

Mathematics, Physics, Academic English, Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Business Management, Computer Science Overview etc.

Why This Program?

All courses will be conducted in English by SCUT lecturers and experienced English-speaking lecturers. A Chinese language course will be also arranged during the course of study;

Students will be guaranteed admission to English-taught degree programs at SCUT if they successfully complete the program. Students can also apply for Chinese-taught degree programs if they meet the basic Chinese language requirements.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate recognized by other higher institutions.

Course Duration: One Year  

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have an O-level qualification or equivalent. Qualifications from all countries are considered; applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting SCUT's minimum English language requirements:

TOEFL 152 (Computer-based test) or 470 (paper-based test) or IELTS 5.0 or Evidence of English ability equivalent to any of the above.

Application Documents:

(1) “O-Level” Certicate and results, or a letter from your current school which shows that you have successfully completed two years of high school.

(2) English test results: Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68/190/520 or IELTS 5.0, or pass SCUT’s placement test.

Application Deadline: before 30th June each year.


Registration Fee: RMB450

Tuition Fee: RMB 18,000 per academic year

Accommodation: RMB 15,000 per year (Single air-conditioned room); 

RMB 8,000 per year (Double air-conditioned room)

Term/Semester Date:

SCUT has two semesters per academic year; new students can only apply during the first semester which runs from September to January; the second semester runs from late February or early March to July

Why South China University of Technology?

  • A member of Project 211 and Project 985 universities for its excellency in teaching and research.
  • One of the best universities in Southern China Guangzhou, ranked within the top 20 of all Chinese universities.
  • Among the top 10 Chinese technology-based universities in China.
  • Study from Foundation Courses leading to Degree Studies with the same university. Learn more about the English-Medium Undergraduate Programs at South China…
  • Located in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, a historical and cosmopolitan city.
  • Wonderful climate and unique, tasty and variety food.
  • Be adjacent to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
  • If you study at SCUT, you can learn not only Common Chinese Mandarin (Putunghua) but also native Cantonese, which is popular in "China Towns" of western countries.

South China University of Technology (华南理工大学) is a public university located in the Tianhe District and Panyu District of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China.It is a multidisciplinary university focusing on engineering, combined with science, also promoting well coordinated development of management, economics, humanities and law.

There are two campuses of SCUT both located in Guangzhou, Wushan Campus (or North Campus) and Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus (or South Campus). The headquarter of the university is in Wushan Campus, while the schools directly under SCUT are located in both campus respectively. Among 26 schools, 16 of them are located at Wushan Campus, and the remaining 10 schools are at Guangzhou HEMC Campus. The School of International Education is located at South Campus.
Below are breathtaking views of the campuses of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou China


South China University of Technology North Campus View


South China University of Technology South Campus View


South China University of Technology Main Gate


East Lake Aerial View


Aerial View of Campus West


Students Dormitory


Red Mansion


Beautiful bridge reflection



Old garden with lush growth of trees 


Students activities center


The School of Performing Arts

Sun Yat-senStatue

Sun Yat-sen Statue

SunYat-sen Square

Sun Yat-sen Square


The misty campus


North Lake Scenery


Eastern Sport Facilities


International Students Dormitory


Stone Engraved With School Motto


South Campus Library


North Campus Dormitory 


Campus Scenery

Source - South China University of Technology

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