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.
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.