Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to China. 

Sun Yat-Sen University
City: Guangzhou

International Affairs Office

Approximate semester dates: Semester 1 (Fall Semester): August - January
Semester 2 (Spring Semester): February - July
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
Full time load equivalent: 12 credits per semester
Fields of Study Available:


  • Lingnan (University) College Undergraduate Exchange Course List: China Business Study courses taught in English for students to learn how Chinese business operates in domestic and global markets. Two core courses are Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics. 
  • Chinese Language courses avialable at Beginner and Intermediate levels. Course information here
  • Courses taught in English offered by School of Government
  • Undergraduate courses taught in Chinese from individual School websites


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:  TBA
Approximate living expenses:

RMB 5000 per month
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Additional information:

Information Sheet for Lingnan (University) College (Business/Commerce studies) 

All students going on exchange to Sun Yat-sen University are required to purchase mandatory medical insurance (SYSU Insurance and Benefit Plan), RMB 400 per semester.

Handbook for international students.

What our students say about Sun Yat-sen University
Aaron: Sun Yat-sen University (Semester 2, 2015) Aaron: Sun Yat-sen University (Semester 2, 2015)