Shenzhen University

Shenzhen University (SZU) is committed to excellence in teaching, research and social service. Sticking to the motto of “self-reliance, self-discipline, self-improvement”, the University is dedicated to serving the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ), demonstrating China’s reform and opening up and pioneering change in higher education.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Established in 1983, SZU received support from top Chinese universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China in the founding of new schools. In the past decades, the University has undergone rapid growth and has become a comprehensive university with complete disciplines, top-ranked academic and research institutes and awe-inspiring faculty. 


SZU offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs and provides students with an interdisciplinary and inclusive multicultural learning environment. Students in SZU enjoy the plenty resources and facilities of both the SEZ and the University, pursue academic excellence and discover new interests and opportunities in a fast-changing era.


The University has established partnerships with numbers of overseas universities to offer exceptional exchange programs, joint degree programs, research collaborations, and a variety of other forms of collaborations with international partners. Students from all over the world are welcomed in SZU.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 50
401 100
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
601 100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
427 258
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

International Office serves as a bridge of Shenzhen University to link its overseas reaches, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan in terms of cooperation of higher education. Through International Office, the university fulfils broad range of international missions, such as establishment of foreign partnerships, developing international programs, recruitment of foreign language teachers and teachers for special courses, assisting and overseeing inbound and outbound visiting academics

Housing services

  • For exchange students from other countries
  • Total 7 floors
  • Single room / double room
  • Bed/mattress/table/chair/water heater and shower in the bathroom are provided.
  • you need to prepare for the sheet, the covers, the pillow and other daily necessarities.

Library services

Since the construction of the first university library building (Huidian building on the Yuehai campus, 23,441㎡) in 1986, SZU Library system has come a long way with the additions of the Huizhi building on the Yuehai campus (May 2009, 25,000㎡), the Lihu campus library (The first phase) on the Lihu campus (May 2017, 2,761㎡), the central library on the Lihu campus (In building, 40,000㎡).

Student Life

Campus life

SZU comprises two campuses, Houhai campus and Xili campus, occupying 2.72 square kilometers of land area in total. The Houhai campus is located near the picturesque coastline of Houhai Bay with 1.34 square kilometers land area, spreading across rolling hills covered with lichee trees and flowers, two lakes, a forest, an abundance of green space and works of art. The new Xili campus now under construction is located in the city’s University Town and takes up nearly 1.38 square kilometers and is scheduled to open in the end of 2016.

Sports facilities

  • Golf Course
  • Yuanping Gymnasium (dance classrooms)
  • Yuanping Stadium (football field, track-and-field ground)


SZU, as one of the 54 MOE accredited Chinese universities for international education and the HSK testing institution, began to enroll international students in 1987.

Student Reviews

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Shenzhen Madhouse
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The program felt rather disorganized, with my fellow students regularly being allowed to continue theur studies while failing to deliver results that would have qualified them to do so. Administratively, the situation could have only been described as chaotic. Luckily for me, I was able to form strong bonds with my professors, which enabled me to develope real life skills...

Shenzhen, Guangdong Sheng, China

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