📖 Introduction

Shandong University of Art and Design (SDUAD) is a comprehensive public university specializing in art and design education. Located in the vibrant city of Jinan, Shandong Province, China, the university has played a crucial role in nurturing creative talents since its establishment. Founded in 1958, SDUAD has grown into a prominent institution known for its commitment to artistic innovation and cultural development.

As a key player in the realm of art and design, SDUAD offers a diverse range of programs encompassing fine arts, design, media arts, and related disciplines. The university places a strong emphasis on fostering creativity, critical thinking, and practical skills among its students. SDUAD is recognized for its contributions to the cultural and artistic landscape, both nationally and internationally. While specific rankings may vary, the university's focus on artistic excellence and its role in shaping the creative industry contribute to its significance in the field of art and design education in China.

🏫 About Shandong University of Art and Design (SDUAD)

Founded in 1973, Shandong University of Art & Design (SUAD) is located in the historical and cultural city, Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province. Now it has 4 campuses(two campuses in Jinan, one Innovation and Entrepreneurship College in Zibo and one Industry and Education Integration Base in Qingdao), 7678 students and 770 staff. As the only one specialized in design among the independent state-owned art and design universities, it has formed a multi-level education pattern, including graduate, undergraduate, vocational, continuing, community art and senior high school education. SUAD now has 4 discipline categories: Art, Literature, Engineering and Management, 11 first-level disciplines, and develops into a structure that design as the leading, fine arts as the foundation, related disciplines as the support, and traditional arts & crafts as the characteristics. Design is one of the first-class disciplines in Shandong Province. According to Shanghai Ranking, design is at the top 6% in China (2019). Design Art Studies, Art, Drama & Film Studies are the key disciplines during 12th 5-Year Plan, out of which Art Design is among the provincial characteristic specialties, Design Art Studies and Art have been included in Taishan Scholar program. Art theory, Design, and Fine Arts are the Master's degree authorization center of first-level disciplines. Art Design and Art are authorized disciplines for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA). As a design university, SUAD adheres to the motto of serving the society with design. Relying on its professional advantages, SUAD participated in many key national and provincial design programs and projects, such as official poster of the Beijing Olympic Games, the visual image system of the 11th National Games, Shandong Week of the World Expo in Yeosu of Korea. SUAD is committed to an open strategy. It has established extensive educational cooperation and international academic exchange relations with universities (institutions) in more than 40 countries and regions, signed agreements or MoU with above 40 universities, and expanded a series of overseas education cooperation projects on the basis of abundant international resources.

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🏠 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

📬 Admissions Process

31 Days

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3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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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 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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