South China University of Technology or 华南理工大学 (SCUT) - public higher education institution in China. The studies at South China University of Technology began in 1952. The main building of the university proudly stands in Guangzhou inside an urban campus.

University ranking. South China University of Technology has a high position in the academic rankings of China. South China University of Technology is among the top 5% of world universities Its expertise lay in the fields of: «Mathematics», «Chemistry», «Computer Science».

Application process and the cost of tuition. As a state university, SCUT provides scholarships to remarkable students.

The composition of the university. South China University of Technology is classified as a large university with more than 40,000 concurrent students. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. Foreigners make about 5% of all students. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 2700 specialists. Student exchange programs is one of the draws of the university. If you wish to learn more about the university’s life you can follow them on social media: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of SCUT. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory.
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1952
Abbreviation SCUT
Teachers 2,752
Students 40,606
Foreigners 5%
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
博学慎思 明辨笃行
• Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China
World ranking 452
Country ranking 24
Citations per Faculty 179
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 151
Chemistry 101
Computer Science 151
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 452
QS World University Rankings 575
ARWU Academic Ranking 301
Cost of living in Guangzhou
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 181 320
Food 121 201
Transportation 28 56
Communications and utilities 34 42
Clothing 21 80
Sports and leisure 27 79
Total 413 779
Accommodation in Guangzhou USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 183
Shared room in city centre 324
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 302
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 535
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة جنوب الصين للتكنولوجيا
German Südchina Technische Universität
Spanish Universidad de Tecnología del Sur de China
French Université de technologie de Chine méridionale
Japanese 華南理工大学
Korean 화남이공대학
Portuguese Universidade da Tecnologia do Sul da China
Russian Южно-китайский технологический университет
Chinese 华南理工大学
Location on map

Description of South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology (SCUT) is one of China's key universities operating under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education. The university, which has a total area of 294 hectares, is situated in Guangzhou, a southern metropolitan in China. The university has two campuses: The Wushan Campus and Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus. South China University of Technology (SCUT), formerly known as the South China Institute of Technology, was established in 1952. In 1960, SCUT was awarded ranked among the key universities of China. In 1981, it was authorized by the State Council to confer doctor degrees and master degrees, and was among the first universities in the country to do so. In 1995, it was selected as one of the universities into which China will make significant investment in the 21st century. In 1999, it was rated "excellent" during the Undergraduate Teaching Assessment, and was among the first "Excellent Universities of Undergraduate Education" in the country. In the same year, a national science park was established with the authorization of State Ministry of Technology and State Ministry of Education. In 2000, Graduate School was authorized to be established. In 2001, the new cooperative construction of State Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province was implemented in SCUT and it was listed among the top universities in the country. After 60 years of development, SCUT has become a multidisciplinary university focusing on engineering, combined with science, also promoting well coordinated development of management, economics, humanities and law. With precise knowledge pursuit, the school eminent spirit of comity and factualism has come into being, which help cultivating exclusive technological and management talents that are welcomed to the society. In recent years, the demand of graduate students has exceeded their supply. The employment rate of its undergraduates in 2013 has reached 99.33% and that of its graduates 99.48%. Since its founding, the university has cultivated for the country over 290,000 graduates at all levels. A large number of school fellows have become technological mainstays, distinguished entrepreneurs or leading cadres. Facing the new century, SCUT will take discipline constructions as prerequisite, regard individual as its roots, consider talent cultivation as its ultimate aim and highlight technological pursuit. SCUT intends to enlarge and extend its scale and realize the coordinated development of its scale, structure, quality and benefit. SCUT accelerates its education reform by gearing the university from multidiscipline-oriented to integration-oriented, from teaching research-oriented to research-oriented, and from partial open form to completely open form, so as to build SCUT into a top-ranking State university and a famous world-class university
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