Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) is a comprehensive public university located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Established in 1965, GDUFS is dedicated to providing high-quality education in foreign languages and international studies. As a key institution in China for foreign language and international studies, GDUFS has played a significant role in fostering cultural exchange, language proficiency, and a global perspective among its students.

Known for its emphasis on foreign language education, GDUFS offers a diverse range of programs in languages such as English, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, and others. The university has a reputation for its strong faculty, language research centers, and international partnerships, contributing to its status as a leading institution in language education and international studies. While specific global rankings may vary, GDUFS stands out for its commitment to preparing students for global engagement, cultural understanding, and proficiency in foreign languages, thereby contributing to the broader goals of international communication and cooperation.

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📚About the Program

Master’s in Business Administration at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)

With the concept of "Global vision and Full-English teaching", Guandong University of Foreign Studies is committed to build an international MBA education system in terms of curriculum teaching, faculty development, international cooperation, team management, and public service.

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🏫About Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), established in 1965 and located in the Baiyun Mountain in South China, is a major internationalized public university for its global-minded faculty/students and its research on international languages, literature, culture, trade and strategic studies. GDUFS is one of the few universities worldwide qualified to offer high-end translation professionals to the United Nations (UN), the only foreign studies-oriented university in China that is in the CAMPUS ASIA program and accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and it's also the site to the Secretariat of the Asian University Presidents' Forum (AUPF).

GDUFS offers various programs consisting of 72 undergraduate programs in economics, literature, management, engineering, science, law, education, and art for bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees and also post-doctoral research. They were accredited as one of the earliest universities to teach Chinese for non-Chinese speakers and was one of the universities considered as the Model Base for Studying in China by the Ministry of Education in August 2013. By 2016, they were receiving about 2,707 international students and currently increased to over 10,000 from over 123 countries and regions worldwide.

The university boasts 3 campuses, namely the North Campus, South Campus, and Dalang Campus, with a total area of 153 hectares and they currently serve over 40,000 students per year, which includes 20,000 full-time undergraduate students, over 2,700 graduate students, and about 11,000 international and continuing-education students. They also offer numerous scholarships of all levels for prospective international students such as the Confucius Institute Scholarship, Chinese government scholarship, Guangdong Provincial Government Scholarship, and the GDUFS Scholarship.

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🏠 Accommodation

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) provides International students with accommodations for both North and South Campus.

North Campus:
International MBA and Chinese language program students will be arranged on-campus accommodation in No.16 International Residence Hall of North Campus. The International student's Residence Hall on the North Campus offers balconied double and quad rooms, equipped with private toilet/bath, air-conditioning, hot water supply, and internet connections. The Residence Hall also has separate laundry facilities, a group kitchen, washing machine, table, and drying machine on every floor.

Accommodation Fees: RMB 2400 per semester/per bed (RMB 600/month/bed) for a quad room, No. 16 Building; RMB 4800 per semester/per bed (RMB 1200/month/bed) for a double room, No. 16 Building; and RMB 6000 for a double room, Ganxun Building. Included are the water and electricity fees. The exceeded part of water and electricity fees should be borne by students themselves.

South Campus:
The International Student Dormitories are available only for international degree students of the South Campus, and they offer balconied dormitory rooms equipped with private toilet/bath, air-conditioning, hot water supply, telephone, public laundry facilities, and internet connections.

Accommodation Fees: RMB 3600 per semester/per bed (RMB 900/month/bed) for a single room; and RMB 3000 per semester/per bed (RMB 750/month/bed) for a double room. Included are the water and electricity fees. The accommodation fees do not include bedding, water or electricity fees.

  • 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.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$105 USD

Tuition fee:

84,000 CNY per year

168,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 600 CNY.

📬 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)
  • 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

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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 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.

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

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