Sichuan University is a national key public research university located in Chengdu, China and established on 1896. SCU is one of the top universities of China and wholly funded by the Ministry of Education. It is a Class A Double First Class University and a member of various education projects aiming at developing elite universities, including the Double First Class University Plan, the Project 211, and the Project 985.

Show less
Show more

🏫About Sichuan University (SCU)

About Sichuan University (SCU)

Sichuan University is an institution that came from three national universities: the former Sichuan University, the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology, and the former West China University of Medical Sciences. SCU's history dates back to 1896. The university is one of the earliest modern institutes of higher education in Southwest China.

Sichuan University has an excellent tradition of providing quality education to Chinese students. In fact, it has a handful of renowned scholars as its alumni. This includes historian Gu Jiegang, writer Li Jieren, esthetician Zhu Guangqian, physicist Wu Dayou, botanist Fang Wenpei and more. The leaders and faculty and staff in SCU are competent, professional, and internationally acclaimed. 

SCU offers 354 doctoral programs, 438 master programs, 32 professional master's programs, 138 undergraduate programs, and 37 post-doctoral research stations. Sichuan University has formed a rich cultural heritage and laid a solid foundation in education. The university’s motto is “Sea, all water, receives all rivers; Utmost wit listens to all sides”, and its spirit is embodied in the following four words: preciseness, diligence, truth-seeking, and innovation.


SCU is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Chengdu is a city rich in history and culture. It is popular as the land of abundance. The university has three campuses namely: Wangjiang, Huaxi and Jiang'an. SCU's location is peaceful, quiet and has a beautiful landscape. 


If you have good academic standing, you can apply for scholarships offered by Sichuan University. These include the Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program, Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program, Chinese Government Scholarship China-U.S. People-to-People Exchange Degree Program Scholarships and the Sino-US Cultural Credits Students’ Program Scholarship. Undergraduate students, master’s students, doctoral students, general scholars, and senior scholars can apply for any of the scholarships mentioned. 

Campus Life

Sichuan University makes sure that every student learns inside the classroom, however, the school also emphasizes the importance of academic and social life balance. SCU has a beautiful and green campus where students can hang around while they are on a break from their classes. The university organizes fun activities, gatherings, and field trips during the year to enable you to meet new friends. 

You can join students groups according to your interests. SCU offers many free services to students. This includes postal services, easy access to sports facilities, psychological counseling, internet services, medical services, banking, dining and the use of the library which has thousands of available resources. 


Sichuan University is popular for its sports facilities. Near the West Dorm are the swimming pool, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Near the East Dorm, there are football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and gyms.SCU's gym is huge and inside the gym is a badminton court and basketball court. Sports facilities at SCU are open for SCU students, the faculty and staff and the public. 

Show less
Show more

🏠 Accommodation

To make your stay in China and at SCU a memorable one, the university offers on-campus and off-campus accommodations.

SCU has a hostel inside the campus which offers comfortable single, double and triple rooms at an affordable price. On-campus hostels are available on all three campuses. The International Student Office at SCU will make sure that you enjoy your stay at the hostel. They will also help you resolve problems and meet your needs. All rooms have a separate toilet and bath, furniture, and other facilities. As with most campus residences, you have rules to follow so you should read them carefully.

If you don't want to stay inside the campus, SCU can arrange off-campus accommodation for you. Upon arrival, you need to register to the local police station within 24 hours.

  • 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.
Show less
Show more

💰 Fees

Application Fee:

652 RMB

Tuition fee:

26,000 CNY per year

104,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 45.

English fluency is required.

Minimum education level: Master's

The program is quite competitive, you need to have a high grades of Average B, 60%, or a high GPA.

All student except from Nigeria 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:

  • Bank Statement
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • Medical Examination Form
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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

    📝 Sichuan University (SCU) Reviews

    (No Reviews)
    Write a review

    📍 Location

    🛏️ Accommodation

    🍜 Food

    🏓 Facilities

    💲 Value for money

    👨‍🏫 Classes

    🕺 Student experience

    🗣️ Recommend a friend?