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Student Categories and Admission Requirements
(a) Undergraduate students: Applicants for undergraduate programs should have finished senior high school and be at the age of 18 – 45 and healthy. The study period for human and social sciences and natural sciences is 4 years, and for medical sciences is 5 years.
(b) Master’s Degree Candidates: Applicants for Master’s degrees should have finished undergraduate programs, with two recommendation letters from two associate professors or professors, and should be generally under the age of 35 and healthy. The study period is 3 years.
(c) Ph. D. candidates:Applicants for doctoral degrees should have finished their MA or MS courses and with two references from
two associate professors or professors and should be generally under the age of 40 and healthy. The study period is three
(d) The Chinese Language Requirements for the Degree Students:For liberal arts, economic, trade and managerial
studies, the score for the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) should be Grade 6 or above, for science, technology and medical
studies, Grade 3 or above.
(e) Non-degree Students: College students who have finished 2 years' study and want to take relevant courses in China, aged 18 - 55 or under and healthy. The study period for this category of students is 1 or 2 years.
(f) Non-degree Advanced Students:Those who have a MA or Ph. D degree and want to undertake advanced studies on specific topics under the supervision of Chinese professors, aged 55 or under. The study period is usually less than one year.
(g) Chinese Language Learners: Those with a senior high school diploma, aged 18 - 55, and those with a basic command of Putonghua (Mandarin) listening and speaking if they want to go into a Cantonese language program.
Application Time and Procedures
(a) The university practices a double-semester system. The academic year starts in September and consists of two semesters. Generally the fall semester lasts from September 1 to the end of January and the spring semester from March 1 to mid July.
(b) Application deadlines:
Postgraduate Studies: May 5 
Chinese Studies and other undergraduate programs: June 5 
Chinese Studies for the spring semester: December 5.
(c) Documents to be submitted :
Undergraduate: Applicants should submit Application Forms, Xerox copies of passport, diploma and transcript for senior high school and certificate of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), whose who apply for the BA program for teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language are exempted.
Postgraduates: Applicants should submit Application Forms, Xerox copies of passport, copies of graduation diplomas and transcripts, copies of degree certificates, research plans for Ph. D candidate, personal resume, two reference letters from two different associate professors or above, and copies of the Chinese Proficiency Certificate (HSK).
Non-degree Students & Non-degree Advanced Students: Applicants should submit Applications Forms, Xerox copies of passports, copies of certificates of education and research plans.
Chinese Learners: Applicants should submit Application Forms, Xerox copies of passports and certificates of education.
Chinese Language Programs (Degree and Non-degree Courses)

   School for Overseas Educational Exchange (SOEE) undertakes the Chinese language teaching for international students. Its former Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (CTCFL) was founded in 1981. The school is one of the earliest departments appointed to teach Chinese as a Foreign Language by the Ministry of Education of China. It has 3 professors, 8 associate professors and 14 lecturers who are experienced and with notable achievements in Chinese language teaching and research.
  For international students, the school runs both undergraduate program for Chinese language and non-degree Chinese program with different levels. Applicants who have successfully graduated from senior middle schools can apply for this degree program and the study length is 4 years. Those who aim at enhancing their Chinese proficiency may apply for the non-degree Chinese training program. The study length for this non-degree program is from half a year to 2 years. Besides, the school also runs a Cantonese program.
  The school offers such courses as Intensive Reading, Extensive Reading, Speaking, and Listening (visual and aural). Placement into different classes is based on the students' Chinese language proficiency (Chinese beginners included). The school also offers selective courses such as Journal-Reading, Applied Writing, Chinese Grammar, Business Communication, Chinese Idioms, Translation (from Chinese to English, Japanese, Russian, or Vietnamese), Survey of China, Traditional Chinese Culture, Literature Appreciation, Chinese Customs, Chinese Movies, Calligraphy, Chinese Martial Arts (Gong Fu) and Spoken Cantonese. The School for Overseas Educational Exchange (SOEE) is also one of the designated testing centers for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). HSK is given twice a year, respectively in April and November. Those who pass the test will receive the "HSK Certificate" issued by the State HSK Commission.
The Specialties and Majors for the Undergraduate Programs

The Specialties and Majors for the Undergraduate Programs (Study Length: 4 years for humanities and science and 5 years for medical sciences) 
School for Overseas Educational Exchange (SOEE): Chinese language  ( For international students, there are two fields: Chinese Language and Business Chinese).
School of Humanities:
Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Archaeology.
Lingnan (University) College:
Economics, International Business & Trade, Finance, Cameralistics, Risk Management and Insurance, Logistics Management
School of Business:
Business Administration, Corporate Finance and Investment, Electronics Business, Finance Management, Marketing, Accountancy, Tourism and Hotel Management (Field: Hotel Management),
School of Law: Law Science。
School of Government:
Sociology, Political Science and Public Administration, Administrative Management, Public Relations, Public Policies, Social work.
School of Asia-Pacific Studies: International Politics.
School of Foreign Languages:
English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature,Korean Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature.
School of Education:  Applied Psychology.School of Communication and Design:Journalism, Digital Media Design, Art Design (including Space Design, Visual Design and Industrial Design).
School of Mathematics and Computational Science:
Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Information & Computational Science.
School of Informational Science and Technology:
Computer Science and Technology,  Information Safety, Electronic Information Science and Technology, Communication Engineering, Automation (Computer Control and Application), Network Engineering.
School of Physics Science and Engineering:
Physics, Material Physics, Optical information Science and Technology, Micro-electronics.
School of Engineering:
Traffic Engineering (Intellectualized Traffic), Traffic Engineering (Urban Traffic Construction), Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Heat Energy & Dynamical Engineering (Liquefied Natural Gas Utilization & Urban Gas Technology), Civil Engineering.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:
Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Chemistry (Biochemistry), Material Chemistry Chemical Engineering & Techniques, Polymer Material & Engineering.
School of Life Sciences:
Biology, Biotechnology, Ecology,Biotechnology & Application (BS and MS program). 
Department of Earth Science:Earth Information Science, Geology
School of Geographical Science and Planning (SGSP):
Geography, Resource Environment & Urban and Rural Planning and Administration (Economic Geography and Urban & Rural Planning), Geographical Information System, Urban Planning, Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering.
School of Environmental Science and Engineering:
Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Applied Meteorology.
School of Software:
Software Engineering (Field: Digital Media Technology, Communication Software,  Applied Computer Software, Inlaid Software and System)
School of Translation and Interpretation:
English (Business, Interpretation and Chinese Language as  a  Foreign Language).
School of Tourism and Management: Tourism Management.
Department of Information Management:
Library Science, Computer Science and Technology, Archives Science, Information Management and Information System.
School of International Business:
Economics (International Trade, International Finance, Finance & Taxation), Business Administration (Accountancy & Financial Management).
Zhongshan School of Medicine (Study Length: 5 years):
Clinical Medicine, Anesthesiology, Medical Imaging, Medical Jurisprudence, Ophthalmologic Vision Optics, Medical Verification, Convalescent Therapeutics, Biomedical Engineering.
School of Public Health (Study Length: 5 years):
Preventive Medicine, Medical Nutrition, Health Care for Children and Women, Health Management.
Guanghua School of Stomatology (Study Length: 5 years):  Stomatology.
School of Nursing: Science in Nursing.

School of Pharmaceutical Science:  Pharmaceutical Science (Study Length: 5 years).
(a)  For further information about the course structures for the specialties mentioned above, please visit the home page for undergraduate programs at the following website:
(b)  The courses offered by the above specialties are also the non-degree ones for international students who just sit in classes and take neither graduation diplomas nor degrees.
Programs for Postgraduate Studies

 Programs for Postgraduate Studies (Study Length: 3 years) .
The program indicated with the symbol * offers courses leading to both Master’s and Ph. D degrees, and
those without only offer courses leading to the Master’s degrees:
*Chinese Language and Literature:
*Theory of Literature and Art, *Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (Dialect Studies & Application, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Social Linguistics, Computational Linguistics), *Chinese Philology, Ancient Chinese Literature, *Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Ethnic Language and Literature, *Comparative Literature and World Literature,Studies of Non-matter Cultural Heritage.
*Historical Theory and History of Historical Science, *Archaeology and Museology, Historical Geography, *Studies of Historical Literature (including Paleography and Studies of Dun Huang), History in Special Fields, *Ancient Chinese History, *Modern History of China, *World History,*Historical Anthropology, Law History of Sino-Foreign Countries.
*Fundamental Mathematics, *Computational Mathematics, *Probability and Mathematical Statistics, *Applied Mathematics, Operational Research and Control Theory, *Information Computational Science
*Theoretical Physics, *Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics, *Atomic and Molecular Physics, *Plasma Physics, * Condensed Matter Physics,*Acoustics, *Optics, *Radio Physics,*Thermo-physics & Energy Technology.
*Inorganic Chemistry, *Analytical Chemistry, *Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (including Chemical Physics), *Chemistry and Physics of Polymers,Chemistry Biology.
*Physical Geography, *Human Geography, *Cartography and Geography Information System,*Ocean & Seashore Geography, *Urban & Regional Planning.
*Botany, *Zoology, *Physiology, Hydrobiology, *Microbiology, *Neurobiology, *Genetics, *Developmental Biology, *Cell Biology, *Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, *Biophysics, *Ecology, *Food Safety Biology, Biotechnology, Information Biology.
*Optical Engineering: *Optical Engineering.

*Science of Business Administration: *Corporate Management (including Financial Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Management), *Tourism Management, *Financial Management & Investment, *Industrial Organization and Management, *Technology Economy and Management, *Accounting, *Marketing.
* Marxist Philosophy, *Chinese Philosophy, *Logic, *Foreign Philosophy, *Ethics, *Aesthetics, *Study of Religion, *Philosophy of Science and Technology.
*Theoretical Economics:
* Political Economics, *Western Economics, *World Economics、Population、Resources and Environmental Economics,*Economic History of Ideology, *Economics.
Applied Economics:
*Public Finance, *Finance, *International Trade, *Quantitative Economics,*Statistics, Regional Economics, National Economics, Industrial Economics, Labour Economics, Economics of National Defence.
Science of Law:
Jurisprudence, Law History, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Procedure Law, Economic Law, International Law, Military Law.
*Political Study:
*Political Theory,  History of Chinese Communist Party, International Politics,  International Relations.
*Sociology: *Sociology, *Demography, *Anthropology, *Folklore (including Chinese Folk Literature).
Education: Theory of Education, *Higher Education, Education Technology.
Physical Education: Physical Education and Training.
Science of Art: Art Designing.
*Science of Psychology: Applied Psychology, *Psychological Foundation
*Science of Ethnology: *Ethnology.
*Theory of Marxism: *Basic Theory of  Marxism, Development History of Marxism, Studies of Marxism with Chinese characteristics, Studies of Marxism in Foreign Countries, Marxism Theory and Ideology, *Political Education.
Foreign Languages and Literature:
*English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Linguistics, German Linguistics, Indian Linguistics, Spanish Linguistics, Arabian Linguistics, Asian-African Linguistics, *Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.
Atmospheric Science: *Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment.
Marine Science: Physics Oceanography, * Marine Biology.
Geology: *Mineralogy, *Petrology, *Ore Deposit Geology, Structural Geology, Quaternary Geology.
Mechanics: *Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, General Mechanics and its Foundation.
*Material Science and Engineering: Material Physics and Chemistry.
*Dynamic Engineering and Thermo-physics:*Engineering Thermo-physics.
Electrical Engineering: Power Electronics & Power Transmission.
*Electronic Science and Technology: Electric Circuit & System, *Micro-electronics and Solid State Electronics.
Information and Communication Engineering: *Communication and Information System, Signal and Information Processing.
Control Science and Engineering: Detection Technology & Automatic Equipment, Mode Identification and Intelligence System.
Computer Science and Technology: *Computer Software and Theory, Structure of Computer System, *Computer Applied Technology.
Civil Engineering: Rock and Soil Engineering
Hydrological  Engineering: Hydrology and Water Resources, Harbor, Costal and Offshore Engineering
*Environmental Science and Engineering:  * Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering.
Traffic Transportation Engineering: Highways & Railway Engineering, Traffic Information Engineering & Control, Traffic Transportation Planning & Management, Utilization Engineering of Delivery Means.
Chemical Engineering and Technology: Chemical Crafts.
Plant Protection:  Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control.
Science of Stockbreeding: Science of Grass Industry.
*Biomedical Engineering: *Biomedical Engineering.
* Pre-Clinical Medicine : *Anthropotomy & Histology and Embryology, *Immunology, *Pathology, *Pathological Physiology,  *Forensic Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Medicine of Aviation, Spaceflight and Navigation, Liver Cell & Histiocyte Engineering, Molecule Medicine.

*Clinical Medicine: *Internal Medicine (Cardio-vascular Diseases, Gastro-Entomology, Endocrinology and Metabolization, Pulmonary Medicine, Nephrology, Hematology, Rheumatismm Infectious Disease), *Surgery (General, Thoracic & Cardiac, Orthopedics, Urology, Neuropathy, Anaplasty, Burning, Field Operations), *Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Geratology, Psychopathy and Psychiatry, *Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, *Neurology, Dermatology and Sexually Transmited Disease (STD), *Infectious Diseases, Medical Imaging Sciences and Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostics of Clinical Check,  Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine & Physiotherapy, Medicine in Sports, *Oncology, Anesthesiology,  Emergency Medicine, Medicine of Serious Sick Cases, Transplantation Medicine.
Stomatology: Pre-clinical Stomatology, *Clinical Medicine of Stomatology.
Public Health and Preventive Medicine:*Epidemiology & Health Statistics, *Labor Health & Environmental Hygiene,        *Nutrition & Food Hygiene, *Health Care for Children and Women, Hygeian Toxicology, Preventive Medicine in Military, Medical Check & Quarantine.
*Clinical Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Western Medicine:
Pre-clinical Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Western Medicine, Clinical Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Western Medicine.
*Pharmaceutical Science:Pharmic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Microbiology & Biochemical Pharmacy, Pharmacology.
*Managerial Science and Engineering: Managerial Science & Engineering.
Science of Public Management:
*Administration Management, Social Medicine & Public Health Care Management, *Educational Economy and Management, Social Guarantee, *Management of Land Resources, Public Budget, Public Relations, Social Work, Public Media Management, *Law & Administration.
Science of Library, Information and Archival
*Library Science, Information Science, Archival Science.
Programs for Special Degrees:

Special Ph. D: Clinical Medicine.
Special Master’s Degrees:
Clinical Medicine, Business Administration (MBA,only for self-funded students), Public Administration (MPA), Law (JD), Education, Interpretation, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Public Transportation, Hydraulic Engineering, Accountancy, Management of Projects, Material Engineering, Biological Engineering, Optical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Computer Technology, Environmental Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Integrate Circuit Engineering, Stomatological Medicine, Public Hygiene.
Short-term Programs

 Short-term Programs
For the purpose of enhancing the cultural exchange between China and other nations, School for Overseas Educational Exchange (SOEE), Sun Yat-sen University, also runs short-term programs of the Chinese language and other subjects. The minimum size of a class in the program is 15 participants (The Chinese proficiency should be at the same level). The student age limit is from 17 to 60 years old. If any overseas institutions or relevant agencies wish to sponsor students for such programs, please contact School for Overseas Educational Exchange (SOEE) three months in advance.
Subjects: Chinese language, Chinese Culture, Chinese Calligraphy and shadowboxing,

Length: one, two, three or four weeks.

Methodology: Class work combined with extracurricular activities such as field trips and excursions.

Remark: Individual application is unacceptable to the short-term programs.

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