General Information of South China Normal University
South China Normal University is an institution of higher education with a long history and a rich legacy. Originally known as Guangdong Provincial Xiangqin Normal College, South China Normal University (South China Normal University) was founded in 1933. In 1996, it became a member of "Project 211", a national project aiming to establish 100 well-acknowledged key universities and colleges in China. 2015 saw the co-construction of South China Normal University by the Guangdong Provincial Government and Ministry of Education as well as its entry into the Guangdong High-Level University Sponsoring Project. In 2017, South China Normal University became a member of the National Sponsoring Project for World-Class Disciplines Construction. South China Normal University now boasts three campuses, namely Shipai Campus, University Town Campus and Nanhai Campus, with a total school area of over two hundred hectares and a total floor space of over one million square meters, housing a collection of over 3.7 million books.
The discipline of Physics at South China Normal University has entered the national project of "World-class Disciplines Development". South China Normal University also boasts four state-level key disciplines: Educational Technology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Optoelectronics, and Sports Humanities and Sociology; nine key disciplines as defined under "Project 211", and twenty-three key disciplines for Guangdong Province. In the fourth round of discipline evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education, four disciplines at South China Normal University, namely Psychology, Physical Education, Education and Marxist theory, ranked among the top 10% Chinese disciplines. Five disciplines, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Plant & Animal Science and Materials Science ranked top 1% in the World ESI. South China Normal University now has 87 undergraduate programs, 33 master's programs for the first-grade disciplines, over 200 master's programs, 18 master's programs for professionals, 19 doctoral programs for the first-grade disciplines, over 100 doctoral programs, 1 doctoral program for professionals and 17 postdoctoral research centers.
International Cooperation and Exchange of South China Normal University
South China Normal University is active in international cultural and academic exchange, with its advantage of being close to Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and its strength in teacher education. Links have been established with over 160 higher education institutions and scientific and research organizations at home and abroad. Substantial progress has been made in a wide range of cooperation projects involving talent introduction, quality teaching resources, talent training, academic research, joint education, international conferences, the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language, etc.. Among others, the“International Joint Laboratory for Optical Information Technologies” was co-established with Eindhoven University of Technology, the University of Twente and Lund University, Sweden, marking a new stage in the internationalization of science and technology at South China Normal University. So far South China Normal University has established three Confucius Institutes in the city of Coquitlam in British Columbia Canada, and at the University of Reunion in France, and the University of Latvia in the Republic of Latvia.
Scholarship in South China Normal University
1. Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship
Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship is established by Guangdong Provincial Government to attract outstanding international students for undergraduate and graduate studies in the universities of Guangdong Province. As one of the key comprehensive universities, South China Normal University (SCNU) undertakes the enrolment of international students under this government scholarship.
One-off payment subsidy: RMB￥30,000 per person for doctoral students; RMB ￥20,000 per person for master's students; RMB￥10,000 per person for bachelor's students.
Winners for this scholarship will be given priority consideration in the next round scholarship application.