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2013 International Summer Program of Sun Yat-sen University

2013 International Summer Program, SYSU

June 30-July 20, 2013


  Students from partner universities                                                           2nd year or above students are recommended

  Good academic performance                                                                    English capability is good


  Language Courses in entry, medium and advanced level             Opportunities to study with students from different cultures

  24 consistent seminars on Chinese Economics, Politics and Culture    Regular semester credits of SYSU

 English-taught courses                                                                         Farewell Party


  Application: February 1-April 1, 2013

  Fee payment deadline: May 15, 2013     

  Arrival free pick-up at the airport (2 days): June 29-30, 2013

  Official dorm check-in: June 29, 2013

  Orientation: the afternoon of June 30, 2013                                                 

  Classes: July 1-19, 2013

  Farewell party: the afternoon of July 19, 2013 

  Departure free drop-off at the airport (2 days): July20--July21, 2013  

  The last day for dorm check-out: July 21, 2013

For more information about charged pick-up and drop-off service, please refer to the website.

Courses Offered

Theme of the program: Chinese Language, Economics, Politics and Cultural Studies. (All courses are subject to be changed.)

Course I Chinese Language Study and Cultural Experiences (2 credits)

   Entry, Medium and Advanced level Chinese Language Courses                    

   Chinese Paper Cutting, Taiji& Caligraphy

Course II Economics, Politics and Cultural Studies (2 credits)

Course II is divided into two sessions. SYSU has organized excellent professors to give 24 lectures (12 for each session) in the afternoon. The content is various and trying to give a full picture of the current China in different aspects.

Session I Economics (12 lectures)

  Topic 1    An overview of China Economy

  Topic 2    Chinese Culture and Chinese Management

  Topic 3    Business Law and Practices in China  

  Topic 4  Multi-national Company Management in China

  One company visit per week

Session II Politics and Cultural Studies (12 lectures)
  Chinese Landscape and Scenery

  Chinese Dialects

  Chinese Customs and Festivals

  Chinese Civilization and Art

  Introduction to Chinese Medicine

  Chinese Opera

  Social Policy in China

  Urban Management in China

  Government and Politics in China

  Citizenship Practice in Contemporary China

  Regional Policy
  Cadre and Lineage in Rural Chin
Students of session II are also welcomed to join in the company visit.

Tuition Fee

RMB 6,000 per person.

Note: The international airfare, health insurance, board and lodging, local transportation and course books in Course II are not included in the tuition fee and are under students own expenses.


1. Online application at http://summerprogram.sysu.edu.cn
2. One recommendation letter from International Office of home university

3. One official academic transcript

4. One copy of passport or residence certificate (visa) for International students
5. E-copy of photographs



Contact Information

Ms. ZHENG Weiling (Coco)

Tel: +86-20-84111897;

Email: summerp@mail.sysu.edu.cn

About Guangzhou

Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the P. R. China. The city is also known by an older English name, Canton. It is a port on the Pearl River, and located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Hong Kong. The favorable geographical environment has helped to make Guangzhou what it is today: a city with a unique style and characteristic that will be eternal in its greatness.

After the opening and reform adopted in 1978, Guangzhou has become the southern gateway to exchanges between the inland and foreign countries. Giving full play to the extensive overseas in human relations, and geographical merits, Guangzhou took the lead in opening up to the outside world, intensifying the reform so that the economy has gained high-speed development.

The most famous part of Guangzhou culture is its so-called diet culture. As the old Chinese saying goes, Eating in Guangzhou, Cantonese cuisine enjoys a variety of traditional local food and has attracted the world by its own characteristics.

About Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University, originally known as Guangdong University, was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a great democratic revolutionary leader of the 20th century. The University is located in Guangdong Province, an area neighboring Hong Kong and Macao, which is at the forefront of Chinas reform and opening up.

Since its early days, the University has solidly borne the great expectation of Dr. Sun to rejuvenate China, and to lay a solid foundation for the country through education. Being one of the leading universities in China, Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, medical sciences, pharmacology, and management science. At present, Sun Yat-sen University covers a total area of 6.17 square kilometers and has 4 campuses: Guangzhou South Campus, Guangzhou North Campus, Guangzhou East Campus, and Zhuhai Campus.

Since its foundation, Sun Yat-sen University has achieved a prestigious record in its history of 88 years. In the course of the reforms in recent years, the University has been continuously extended both in its size and disciplines to meet national demands.


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