|Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Programs at GDUFS
Guangdong University of
university is located in Guangzhou, and
was created in 1955 by the merging of
two independent institutes. The
institute of foreign studies was created
in 1955 and started to host
international students from 1987.
The university is comprised of three
campuses and there is a total student
population of around 20,000. The main
campus is quite distinctive and has many
green areas and a nice atmosphere.
Areas of Study: Humanities, Languages,
French, English, German, Korean, Japanese
sizes: 12-20 students average
Teachers: University 20 percent
Campuses and departments: 3
security, location and comfort, Real
World Chinese has extremely strict
criteria to select accommodation for
students. For example, all
accommodations must be within 20 minutes
on foot from classroom. In order to make
sure the accommodation meets western
people's needs and life style, our
housing officers must check each housing
room in site before we arrange for you
to move in.
following accommodation is available for
programs at Guangdong University of
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Dates and Fees
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GDUFS Library was set up in June 1995 with
the merging of the then existing Guangzhou Institute of
Foreign Languages Library and the Guangzhou Institute of
Foreign Trade Library. The total floor space of the library is
22,000 square meters on the north campus and 28,000 square
meters on the south campus. The library has open-shelf stack
rooms with an area of 16,000 square meters for lending and
reading and a multi-purpose auditorium equipped with 450
seats, projection and audio systems.
The Library has a collection of 1.23 million
volumes, with 820,000 books in Chinese, 240,000 in English,
130,000 in other foreign languages and 12,000 items of other
types of material in 12 different languages. There are 55
English periodicals, 44 Chinese periodicals and more than 500
electronic books either in Chinese or English.
In recent years, the library has been
developing its electronic information resources, in particular
its overseas network database. The library provides high-level
information services based on the network such as conveyance
of original literatures, on-line consultation, and on-line
Readers can enjoy a number of services
besides borrowing and reading books and journals. For example,
library users can search for information on the library
network database, copy materials and ask for the original
literature service. In addition, readers can also receive
training and other media services. The library has 4,648 seats
in its reading room, and 540 seats in the computer room. The
240-seat study room in the basement is open 24 hours a day.
The library is currently striving to create an academic
information service system featuring flexible services and
advanced management and application of information
The library is open from 8 am – 10 pm at
night, and during vacations from 8 am – 5 pm. Students of
Chinese may use the library if they study for a period of two
or more months, but as yet may not borrow books.
Outside the dormitories, there is a
decent-sized swimming pool, inexpensive tennis courts,
volleyball courts, a football pitch, and a gym costing very
little to use. The campus also has a bar and karaoke for
evening entertainment. Every month, international students in
the Chinese Department can take part social activities such as
outings to famous sights in and around Guangzhou.
Near the campus there are many dry cleaning
and other service facilities.
Money & Banking
The nearest branch of the Bank of China is
just at the gates of the campus, and there are many other
banks nearby offering international money transfer, currency
exchange and other services for international students.
The campus hospital is the first port of
call for common medical complaints. Other nearby hospitals
include Zhongshan Medical University's own hospital and
Southern Medical University's own hospital.
Food & Groceries
Although the campus doesn't have any western
restaurants, within five minutes walk you can reach North
Street where there are many restaurants to suit all tastes,
plus supermarkets and other shopping facilities.
A post office is available at the south
entrance to the university. Students can send and receive mail
and parcels from all around the world at the post office,
which also offers envelopes, stamp and post boxes.
Distance from airport and train
station: The university is about a half an hour journey by
taxi from either the airport or the train station.