Introduction to Guizhou University (GZU)

Guizhou University (GZU), known as Guida, is a provincial research university located in suburban Guiyang, capital of Guizhou, China. Founded in 1902, it is the flagship institution of higher learning in Guizhou province. With over 30,000 students, Guida is one of the largest universities in southwest China.

About Guizhou University

In November 1951, Mao Zedong, the then chairman of the country, inscribed in person the Chinese name of Guizhou University. In August 2004, it was merged and formed the current Guizhou University with Guizhou University of Technology. In December of the same year, the Provincial Government signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to co-build Guizhou University. In September 2005, it was approved to be one of the key “211 Project” universities.

At present, GZU has a full-time enrollment of 44588 undergraduates, 7233 postgraduates, 9415 adult students, and 291 international students. Among the staff of 4198, there are 2530 full-time teachers, including 381 PhD owners, 1083 Master degree owners, 383 full professors, 854 associate professors, 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 concurrent academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 5 state-level middle-aged or young experts, 5 candidates of state-level New Century Million-and-10-Million-Talents Project, 1 member of discipline appraisal group of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, 8 members of the National Instructive Committee of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education, 10 new century outstanding science and technology talents, 6 first-batch key provincial experts, 56 province-managed experts, 54 province-level young science and technology talents, and 25 famous teachers of higher education of Guizhou Province.

The university consists of 24 colleges and 2 public education departments. There are 137 undergraduate specialties, covering 11 branches of learning such as philosophy, economics, laws, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agriculture, and administration. The university has a national center of engineering technology, an engineering laboratory co-constructed by the state and GZU, 5 national teaching bases and demonstration sites, 5 key laboratories or centers affiliated to the Ministry of Education, 34 provincial key laboratories or centers, and 4 provincial research centers of humanities and social sciences.

GZU always places importance on developing international cooperation and exchanges. So far, the University has established cooperative relations with more than 100 academic institutions in over 40 countries and regions. GZU is a base of international education aid authorized by the Ministry of Education, an institution offering Chinese Government Scholarship Programs, and a base of international cooperation in science and technology authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology. In 2009, GZU established Guizhou’s first Confucius Institute in Presbyterian College, U.S. Four sessions of “China-ASEAN Educational Cooperation Week” have been successfully organized by GZU in 2008. The university also plays an important role in such international organizations as IAUP and AUAP.

About Guiyang

Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province, China. While not the most spectacular of Chinese cities, it has much to offer as an introduction to the history, culture and natural splendor of Guizhou and China’s southwest. Moreover, it is drastically cheaper than the more touristed and developed provinces. It makes an excellent base for exploring mountains, caves, rivers, and minority cultures (including traditional Han Chinese culture lost in many areas) of the province.

As a capital of a poor western province, Guiyang’s sudden development into China’s ‘Big Data Valley’ has brought astonishing change, with Foxconn and Tencent already drawn to the city. As a growing city, Guiyang is also showing some success in drawing in young talent. Housing is cheap, at around 2,000 yuan (£227) a month for a central apartment, while comparatively fresher air and the lush surrounding countryside also have appeal.

Guizhou University Scholarships

  • Service fee 500$ (First payment 300$ -before applying documents, Second payment 200$ after taking acceptance to Scholarship)
  • Tuition fee 0$ (for 2 semesters)
  • Accommodation fee (per accommodation year – 10 month): 3 bedroom – 8500 RMB I bedroom (in the apartment with 2 rooms) – 10000 RMB I per room – 12000 RMB
  • After arriving you’ll spend about 2500 RMB (370$) on registering in the migration department, book, medical insurance and etc.

Requirements:

  • Age: 16-30
  • Average school score/university GPA more than = 70%
  • No need for other academic exams certificates
  • Lack of previous conviction
  • Good health

Documents:

  • Medical check for study abroad
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Photos for application
  • Translated diploma and transcript with lawyer verification
  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • Passport

Campuses

Guizhou University has nine campuses situated in different locations around the city of Guiyang. The administrative center is located on the North Campus on the Huaxi River, Huaxi District of Guiyang.

Campus Life

Food

The food and drinks service company are one of the subordinates of the Rear Service Group of Guizhou University, and it is responsible for the food and drinks service for student cafeterias on five campuses including the South Campus, North Campus, Cai Jiaguan Campus, Chadian Campus, and Xiaoguan Campus.

Library

The Guizhou University Library (simply referred to as the Library hereinafter) was built in 1942. After the merging of Guizhou University with Guizhou Agricultural College in 1997 and then with Guizhou Industrial University in 2004, the libraries have been joined into one system. Now the total floor area of the libraries in the four main campuses is more than 30,000 m2, with a total storage of books numbering over 2 million. There are altogether 144 librarians, among whom over 70 have obtained the high- or medium-ranked titles and 120 have completed university or college education.

The working system of the Library is that the chief-librarian, under the leadership of the university president, is in charge of the administration work. The Library consists of seven working sections: the Gathering and Editing Center, the Circulation Department, the Periodical Center, the Consulting Service Center, the Technology Center, the Rare Books Section and the General Office.

The Library has long been concerned about and supported by the leaders at different levels, directed and helped by many experts and a large number of readers, and managed with great efforts by its own staff. Hence, it has achieved remarkable development. In 1998, when Guizhou Education Department conducted an assessment of all the university and college libraries in the province, Guizhou University Library was graded as an excellent one.