Study in Shenzhen as an International Student

Located in Guangdong province southeast of its capital, Guangzhou, Shenzhen is strategically located in the Pearl River Delta which has a population of over 68 million people. It is one of the fastest developing regions in the world, with a GDP greater than South Korea.

The city shares a border with Hong Kong and is under 20 minutes from Kowloon by fast train. You can spend a day trip in Huizhou, Dongguan, and Macao, which are also nearby cities. With its numerous international airports, high-speed trains, railway networks and the Shenzhen Bay bridge, Shenzhen provides easy access travel within China or in neighboring Asian countries.

Shenzhen in the 1970s. The small fishing village of Shenzhen was one of the first Special Economic Zones (SEZ) under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, the “father of modern China”.

From a sleepy fishing village 40 years ago, Shenzhen is now a bustling megacity and one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Shenzhen has grown rapidly with its population now standing at 13 million, almost twice the population of Hong Kong at 7.5 million.

Ranked by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences as China’s top city for overall economic competitiveness, and the country’s premier Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Shenzhen’s foreign investment market is second to none. It houses the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), the 8th largest stock market in the world with a market capitalization of $3.36 trillion.

14,000 high-tech companies including tech giants Huawei, Lenovo, DJI and Tencent are located in Shenzhen. The city has rightfully earned the nickname as China’s Silicon Valley. With its investment-friendly policies, futuristic landscape and innovative vibe, millions of talents, tech graduates, entrepreneurs and multi-million corporations flock to Shenzhen every year.

But more than a glimmering proof of China’s economic miracle, Shenzhen also boasts of a vibrant metropolis with thriving arts, education, cuisine, music and nightlife. Shenzhen has a pleasant weather all year round. The city has a sub-tropical climate – so it’s very, very humid during the rainy season (April to October).

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) is the second campus of PKU. It is an important part of PKU’s progression towards becoming a top university worldwide.

With a fast-growing economy, Shenzhen has a strong focus on quality higher education. The city has been working on building some of the best universities to come to Shenzhen and create a campus, and invest in facilities.

Some of the universities that have set up campuses in Shenzhen include, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and SUSTech University.

There are some impressive campuses in Shenzhen, with world class teaching facilities, professors, and strong opportunities for internships and careers.

The CUHK Shenzhen campus reflects both Chinese elements and Western charm, showing the concepts of “mountain, tree and courtyard”.

One of the most highly distinguished universities in China is located in Shenzhen – The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Shenzhen. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong which is ranked 46th in the world and 10th in Asia in the QS Rankings 2020.

CUHK Shenzhen hosts top English-taught programs including Bachelor’s in Business, Computer Science, Marketing, Finance and has a number of scholarships for international students.

CUHK Shenzhen has one of the largest libraries in China.

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