📖 Introduction

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.

🏫 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. 

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 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:

  • 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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