International Foundation Program

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Introduction to the Program

The International Foundation Program at South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a one year English-taught program for international students.

About SCUT

South China University of Technology is one of China’s leading universities. It operates under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education. It is a member of Project 985 and Project 211 which qualifies it as a top institution of teaching and research. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The International Foundation Program offered by South China University of Technology (SCUT) is designed to prepare international students to operate in a university setting by familiarizing them with the requirements for a successful 4 years as undergraduates. The program is designed for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for direct entry into SCUT’s undergraduate programs.

All courses are conducted in English by SCUT lecturers and experienced English-speaking lecturers. Students are guaranteed admission to English-taught undergraduate degree programs at SCUT if they successfully complete the program. Students can also apply for Chinese-taught degree programs if they meet the basic Chinese language requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate recognized by other higher institutions will be awarded.

Entry Requirements

  • “O-Level” Certificate and results, or a letter from your current school which shows that you have successfully completed two years of high school.
  • English test results: Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68/190/520 or IELTS 5.0, or pass SCUT’s placement test.

Application Deadline

Before 30th June each year

Start Date of the Program

September of each year


Main Courses: Mathematics, Physics, Basic Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Management, Introduction to Computer Science.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 18,000 per academic year


SCUT has two campuses: the Wushan campus and the University Town campus.
For information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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