📖 Introduction

Southern University of Science and Technology is a public research university in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Founded in 2012 with a mission to reform and reinvigorate Chinese higher education, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is dedicated to virtue, truth, and advancement.

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China's innovation center. SUSTech is proud of its unique dual-advisor system, which ensures that our students have every aspect of their lives are cultivated to maximize their university experiences. The university believes that it is important that students are able to develop their personalities and be nurtured as potential future leaders with a global outlook.

🏫 About SUSTech

SUSTech has attached enormous importance to attracting high-quality talents to its faculty. Through our continuing efforts, SUSTech is proud to have over 1,300 faculty members, and we continue to expand the faculty with talent from all over the world. Many of our faculty members have been honored with selection into national or regional talent programs, and SUSTech is keen to nurture its talented members.

SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development.

By promoting the application of scientific and technological achievements and nurturing innovative talents, SUSTech shall provide a long-term platform for educational reform within a framework of sustainable development and support of Shenzhen.




  • To serve the needs of innovation-oriented national development.

  • To serve the needs of building Shenzhen into a modern, international and innovative city.


  • To lead higher education reform in China and serve as a testing ground for building excellent research universities through innovation.

  • To serve as a model for reforming the education system and modernizing the national university system.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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