South China Normal University
SCNU is located in Guangzhou, in the center of the Pearl Delta near Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao.
Brief history of BUPT
South China Normal University (SCNU, 华南师范大学) is a comprehensive university in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, in the People's Republic of China. The university is featured distinctively by both teaching and research, consisting of diverse branches of learning such as philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, technology, and management.
SCNU is one of the main universities of Chinese teaching, has a long foreign teaching history and is experienced in teaching and administration. As one of the first colleges and universities of teaching international students announced officially and publicly by the Education Commission of China, SCNU now has international students from 50 different countries, which covers 5 continents.
College of International Culture(CIC)
College of International Culture is an ideal place for foreigners to learn Chinese language and culture. For 17 years, over 2,000 students, from tens of countries all over the world, have finished their studies at College of International Culture. The college has a high-class staff of Chinese teachers. These teachers can speak standard mandarin and all of them are qualified in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Students, no matter what native language they speak, can acquire fluent Chinese in our college and get well prepared for further study of other subjects and future employment as well.
Cost of living in Guangzhou
For an international student living on campus of SCNU, it is not expensive. Generally speaking the living expenditure of one student, excluding accommodation, is around RMB 500 Yuan, including meals, phone calls, and traffics, which means around RMB 6, 000 a year. Of course things are quite different if you are living off campus, which may vary greatly from person to person.
The accommodation fee normally is around RMB 700 - 2,000 Yuan a month. The prices vary in terms of furniture and facilities, distance from university, environment, etc.