South China University of Technology

FAQ about South China University of Technology

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English? 

Answer: The program is fully English medium program. 
2. How is the living standard in Guangzhou city? What about the canteen in the University?
Answer: The living expense here is reasonable, around 200USD for food cost per month. There is special canteen only for international students. 
3. How can I arrive in Guangzhou city, the location of University?
Answer: There are many direct flights from all over the world to Guangzhou.
4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?
Answer: The University can provide airport pick up service for the students in group from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to campus. But students should send detailed departure schedule to our university’s representative minimum 3 days in advance so that we can pick up without any delay. Airport Pick-up Service is only available during Registration time, If Airport Pick-up service is not available, student may come to university by taxi, or airport bus shuttle. (Chinese currency cash is required.) 
5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?
Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in the big international airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need. 
6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet settled in Guangzhou City? 
Answer: There is one airport, five train stations and many buses to many cities in China. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time and there are lots of internet pub for going on internet. 
7. How is the climate in Guangzhou City? 
Answer: Guangzhou is a subtropical maritime monsoon climate, warm and rainy.  The characteristic of this city was sufficient sunlight, long summer, short frost season. Annual average temperature is about 22.8 °C(73℉), which is one of the Chinese cities with the least annual temperature change in a year. 
8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?
Answer: China is a largest producer of engineering graduates in the world.
9.How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?
Answer: China has become the second largest economy and this has influential role in the global economy. 

10. Can a student open a Bank Account? 
Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required. 
11. Is learning Chinese language compulsory? 
Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.
12. What is the voltage used in China? 
Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.
13. Useful public contact number in China:
Fire: 119
Police Station: 110
Time Report: 12117
Telephone Directory: 114
Telephone Repair: 112
Emergency Ambulance: 120
Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691
The final information is subject to the University If there is any discrepancy!