📖 Introduction

Apply online now at South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China for 2022 intake. Info of admissions for international students, scholarships, and more.

🏫 About South China Agricultural University (SCAU)

Situated in Guangzhou, “City of Flowers”, South China Agricultural University (SCAU) is a national key university with a history of 112 years. It is a “211 project” university co-sponsored by Guangdong Province and Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and a cultivated high-level university of Guangdong Province. SCAU covers a total campus area of 546.6 hectares, of which constructed area is over 1.39 million square meters. With beautiful scenery and pleasant environment, the university is selected as one of the ten most beautiful campuses in China. The history of SCAU can be traced back to its predecessors – Guangdong Agricultural Experimental Station and Traning Center founded in 1909. In 1952, South China Agricultural College was founded through the merger of the Agricultural College of National Sun Yat-Sen University, the Agricultural College of Lingnan University , and Veterinary Medicine Department & Pest Pathology Department of Guangxi University. South China Agricultural College is directly affiliated to the the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Chairman Mao Zedong autographed the original college name. In 1984, South China Agricultural College was renamed South China Agricultural University and was transferred to the administration of Guangdong Province in 2000. SCAU's CPC Committee Secretary General is Dr. Wang Binwei, and President is Prof Liu Yahong. The university has formed valuable tradition and shaped distinguished features as reflected by the university motto Upgrading Integrity, Broadening Knowledge, Pursuing Truth, Seeking Breakthroughs. We provide high quality knowledge, education and research, and were evaluated “excellent” for undergraduate education by Ministry of Education. A multi-layer educational system of graduate, undergraduate and continuing education has been established at SCAU. We offer 99 undergraduate programs, 145 master programs, 62 doctoral programs, and 11 post-doctoral research stations. We have 6 national key disciplines (1 under construction) and 24 key disciplines at the ministerial and provincial level, including: - 5 Key disciplines of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs - 13 Guangdong provincial primary key disciplines - 4 Guangdong provincial secondary key disciplines - 2 Key disciplines of National Forestry and Grassland Administration. SCAU has 3363 employees, amongst 2276 are full-time teachers. We have one of China’s best-equipped and highly professional teaching and research staff, including 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Many of our teachers are awarded prominent titles at the national, ministerial and provincial levels. There are 25 colleges (departments). Full-time students total 46,000+ (including 200+ international students), comprising more than 38,000 undergraduates and 8,000 graduates. Show less
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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

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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