South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) is a young public university located in Shenzhen, China, neighboring Hong Kong. Aiming at building a “world-class, top-tier, research intensive” university, SUSTC is a fast rising universities in China under the leadership of Chen Shiyi, a world renowned scholar in Mechanical Engineering and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Show less
Show more

📚About the Program

Bachelor’s in Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)


Students should expect a very high admissions difficulty for all SUSTech programs.

Offer holders who pass the online test and interview will be offered a full scholarship, which is equivalent to US$9000-10000 per year, covers tuition fees, dormitories, insurance, and living expenses during the four years of college study on the condition that good academic standing is maintained.

From the second year after international students are admitted to the university, those who have passed the scholarship renewal qualification assessment each semester will obtain the scholarship for the following semester.


To fulfill the continuous demand of new generation of chemists at high quality, and to provide greater opportunities for the students to develop themselves, our Department focuses not only on the basic theoretical aspects, but also strongly emphasizes on practical research training, fostering students’ strong interests in science, and also cultivating students’ critical thinking ability.

For the teaching, the comprehensive 4 years credit-based bachelor curriculum in our Department covers a wide range of chemistry aspects and related disciplines with up-to-date literature materials for their selection. Generally it included the four basic chemistry areas as the core courses (inorganic, analytical, organic and physical chemistry), elective courses included but not limited to medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, chemical biology, energy and materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and environmental chemistry, which are closely related to the frontiers of current research and the needs of our society. Moreover, in order to encourage inter-displinary research, the students are motivated to study other science related subjects in the first year of admission, included but not limited to biology, physic and engineering.

Unlike many other institutions, our undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to conduct research since their first year of academic study. In this connection, they are supervised directly by our faculty members and are worked closely with RAs and RFs. Moreover, our undergraduate laboratory sections provide the research-grade equipment for them to use during and after the class. For example, it includes NMR, HPLC, GC-MS, high-resolution mass spectrometer (HRMS), atomic absorption spectrometer (AA), infrared spectrometer (IR), UV-visible spectrometer (UV-VIS), gel permeation chromatometer (GPC), scanning electrochemical microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron microscope, rheology and laser resonance raman spectroscope.

Application Requirement 

1. Applicants should have a high school diploma or be awarded a high school diploma before June of their enrollment year.

2. Applicants under 18 by the 1st of June of the enrollment year should confirm a guardian based in China. 

    If the guardian is not one of the applicant's parents, the applicant should provide an authorization letter that has been certified 

    by the local Chinese Embassy.

3. Applicant should be academically prepared for rigorous STEM study across Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

4. Applicant should be fluent in English. The Chinese Language is not required but a certain level of Chinese would be helpful in study.

5. Applicant should not have any criminal record and must follow the law of China and regulations of SUSTech. 

Show less
Show more

🏫About Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

The academic programs at SUSTC focus on sciences and engineering, complemented by selected programs in management science, humanities, and social sciences. At present, SUSTC has eight departments and one school, i.e. physics, chemistry, biology, material science and engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, finance and financial engineering, mathematics, computer science (in preparation) and the school of environmental science and engineering. Currently, SUSTC has about 180 faculty members, the majority of whom have oversea education or working backgrounds.

By Fall 2015, SUSTC have 2100 undergraduate students with academic quality ranked in par with those enrolled in the top 10 to 15 of the best universities in China. SUSTC emphasizes student-led innovation, small-classroom teaching, undergraduate participation in research and student engagement through the creation of a living learning environment through residential halls and the adviser system. Most courses are taught in English and/or use text books from North America or Europe. SUSTC strives to provide global education for every student during their college years at SUSTC.

By 2020, SUSTC will reach the full capacity of 800 faculty members, 4000 undergraduate students and 4000 graduate students.

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen, neighboring Hong Kong, is located on the eastern bank of the Pearl River. A picturesque modern coastal city on the southern tip of Mainland China, Shenzhen has not only fast economic and social development, but also harmony between human and nature.

As China’s first special economic zone, Shenzhen is regarded as an innovative pioneer for China’s reforms and opening-up policy. In merely 35 years, Shenzhen successfully transformed from a tiny fishing village to a modern metropolis with an impressive GDP per capita topping the list of Chinese cities. Now, Shenzhen has become one of the metropolises in the Pearl River Delta region, an economic powerhouse of China, and the largest manufacturing base of the world. These are remarkable achievements in the history of world urbanization, industrialization and modernization.


SUSTC’s campus creates a stunning backcloth for all that happens within the University. SUSTC offers unparalleled resources to the University community, including libraries, laboratories,  and research centers to support scholarly work in nearly any field or discipline.

Surrounded by winding creeks and wooded hills, the SUSTC campus occupies a two-square-kilometer site in Nanshan (Southern Mountain) district of Shenzhen.

Despite the absorbing natural beauty, we now have 32 main buildings surrounded by abundant amenities for cultural and athletic purpose, which takes up about 210,000 square meters. To meet demands of 2,100 students currently, we provide well-equipped classrooms that accommodate various class sizes, dedicated labs that assist teaching and science researches, modern faculty and administrative offices that ensure effectiveness and intimate study spaces that thrive the academic community. Meanwhile, our desirable library, which houses an extensive collection of books with access to our global library resources, immerses students into seas of knowledge.

As the expansion on campus, we expect to house 8,000 students in 2018 with a greenest, eco-friendly campus in China.

Living in University

There are 59 students societies of SUSTC, in fields of social innovation, practice and public benefits, literature and art etc., including 4 societies for academic skill, 20 societies for culture and art, 19 societies for sports, 8 societies for professional technology and 4 societies for public interests practice, and the society activities enrich campus culture and life of students and teachers of the University and create harmonious culture atmosphere. There are 59 societies of SUSTC, in the fields of science innovation, interests and hobbies, literature arts and sports. If you wish to soar in the imaginative world, we have the wonderful Scientific Fiction Society for you; if you want to show your skill on the field, tennis, football, basketball and many sports societies wait for your coming; if you have lithe and graceful dancing and adept instruments, the Hip-hop Society, Latin Dance Society and various instrument societies are waiting for your to explore brilliance. The society activities have sound working foundation and culture atmosphere, and enrich campus culture.

Show less
Show more

🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it
Show less
Show more

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 30.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL 95 and above is an advantage.

Minimum education level: High School.

All students from all countries are eligible to apply to this program.

Is this not correct? You can edit your profile or contact us.
Or see the list of programs you are eligible for here .
Check Your Eligibility Show Suitable Programs

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese 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:

  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Personal Statement Letter or Study Plan
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

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

Show more

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 China 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.

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

❓ Have a Question?

There are no similar questions. Please send us your question below

    📝 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Reviews

    (No Reviews)
    Write a review

    📍 Location

    🛏️ Accommodation

    🍜 Food

    🏓 Facilities

    💲 Value for money

    👨‍🏫 Classes

    🕺 Student experience

    🗣️ Recommend a friend?