The School of International Education (SIE) is an international student administrative organization of South China University of Technology (SCUT), which integrates with international student education, administration and the academic research. Since its establishment in July 2004, SIE has enjoyed steady growth and has expanded considerably in both its number of student and teaching and researching strength.

Each section of SIE has its own distinctive responsibilities so as to provide better service in student enrollment and administration, the designing and teaching of the Chinese Language programs, as well as accommodation and other consultation services. We handle international student affairs, including recruitment, enrollment, residence permit, management of student profiles, student consultation, accommodation, Chinese teaching and logistics services, etc.

One of SIE’s missions is to provide high value-added language education and training programs to help the international students to improve their competitiveness in the new knowledge-based economy where China plays a significant role. General Chinese is offered on four levels, which students can select according to their language proficiency. It is a course to be completed in 1-2 months, 1 semester or 1 academic year. It helps to build a solid foundation of Chinese proficiency in all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as the study skills required to be a successful student in a university in China. Content-based Chinese programs are designed to, through both Chinese language study and on the field work, provide students professional knowledge on language in the areas of science and technology, IT, business and other applied skills. In addition, we deliver Cultural tour and Summer/Winter Camp programs to meet various needs of our learners.

SIE also offers Undergraduate Programs with Medium of English. The programs are designed for students who would like to pursue high quality degree courses of English as teaching medium, as well as an intercultural experience and exploration in China. All courses are delivered in English by highly qualified lecturers and original English textbooks and teaching materials are used. Students who satisfy all the conditions prescribed by SCUT will be awarded Bachelor degrees. The first batch of programs available includes B.Eng. in Computer Science and technology, B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, B.Eng. in Environment Engineering, B. Eng. in Environmental Engineering, B. Eng. in Materials Science and Engineering, and B.A. in International Economics and Trade.

Our dedicated teachers had been engaged in teaching international students long before SIE was founded. With over 10 years of practice, our team is enriched in the teaching experiences which lead to profound teaching skills. If you are interested in learning at SIE, please feel free to contact us and we are looking forward to your prospective study in Guangzhou, the heart of Southern China. 


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