Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Province: Guangdong Guangzhou                               University Ranking: 5645

About University

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

The foundation of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) is the Guangdong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which was founded in 1924. It was one of the first four high-level Chinese medicine undergraduate schools in New China approved by the State Council in 1956. It was renamed Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 1995. Originally directly under the Ministry of Health, it was transferred to the People’s Government of Guangdong Province in 2000. In 2017, it was selected as a national “double first-class” subject construction university, and in 2018, it was promoted to a key construction university in Guangdong Province.

There are two campuses in Sanyuanli and University City, covering an area of 227 acres and a construction area of more than 780,000 square meters. There are 1449 full-time teachers, including 394 with high professional titles and 467 deputy high professional titles. There are a group of famous expert professors represented by Chinese medicine masters Xuan Guowei and Zhou Daihan. There are 20 second-level colleges, 29 undergraduate majors, 7 first-level disciplines of Chinese medicine, Chinese pharmacy, integrated Chinese and Western medicine, clinical medicine, pharmacy, nursing, basic medicine, social medicine and health management, science, and technology. Ph.D. in 2 second-level disciplines of Philosophy and 3 professional degree categories in Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine, and nursing. There are 3 first-level disciplines in Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and integrated Chinese and Western medicine and 1 professional degree category in Chinese medicine Degree authorization. There are 3 post-doctoral research mobile stations for Chinese medicine, Chinese pharmacy, and integrated Chinese and Western medicine.

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) has 1 national “double first-class” construction discipline, 5 key construction disciplines of high-level universities in Guangdong Province; 25 key disciplines of traditional Chinese medicine of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2 disciplines of clinical medicine, pharmacology and toxicology have entered the top of the ESI global ranking 1% ranks. 

Based on its own advantages, the university actively participates in the construction of a strong province of traditional Chinese medicine. There are currently 4 directly affiliated hospitals and 3 in total with the government, and 28 non-directly affiliated hospitals. The first and second affiliated hospitals were selected as the “climbing plan” for the construction of high-level hospitals in Guangdong Province. The First Affiliated Hospital became the first batch of innovative pilot units of Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment mode in the country, and the second batch of “National TCM Clinical Research Base Construction Units”. It was one of the hospitals with the largest number of regional Chinese medicine (specialty) diagnosis and treatment centers in the country.

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) and affiliated hospitals have established joint laboratories and research bases with internationally renowned universities, cooperating to set up distinctive brand courses, conducting exchange student projects, in-depth cooperation research in the field of traditional Chinese medicine, and jointly establishing Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao Greater Bay Area Chinese Medicine Innovation Center and the Karolinska Institute of Medicine in Sweden jointly established a joint research base for traditional Chinese medicine.

The university library has accumulated a total of 1.47 million copies of paper resources, 41,490 foreign language periodicals, 1,361 Chinese periodicals, 13 foreign periodicals, 31,168 dissertation papers, and 33,050 CD-ROMs. 1.8 million ebooks, 1.99 million kinds of electronic dissertations, 5,300 episodes of video resources of famous lecturers, more than 30 kinds of database and more than 90 sub-libraries, including 28 kinds of databases related to biomedicine, including 15 kinds of full-text databases and abstracts 7 types, 3 factual databases, 11 comprehensive databases, 17 medical databases, 18 Chinese databases, and 13 foreign language databases. The collection of books is mainly based on biomedical, especially Chinese medicine literature, covering various fields of natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) has hosted a number of national and provincial scientific research projects in the past five years and has won more than 30 scientific and technological achievement awards above the provincial and ministerial level. The university has undertaken more than 2,069 scientific research projects and total vertical research funding 350 million yuan, including 176 national-level projects, including 3 national “973” plan projects (including 1 subject), 34 national science and technology support plans, 125 national natural science funds, 1 national spark plan project, national major. There are 8 special scientific and technological projects, 1-second prize of national scientific and technological progress, 79 provincial and ministerial awards, 2 first prizes of scientific and technological progress of the Ministry of Education, and 2 first prizes of Guangdong scientific and technological progress.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

he Country rank of this University is 528 and the world rank is 5645.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

No, Students don’t need IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents for applying to this University are Notary stamped scanned copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks for an offer letter to come from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March/September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and the Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO)


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Non Degree Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Chinese Medical Training Non Degree 1 Week to 5 Months 8,500 Per Week Chinese/English

Bachelor’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Science of Chinese Medicine Bachelor 5 Years 30,000 RMB per Year English
Acupuncture & Tuina Bachelor 5 Years 30,000 RMB per Year English
Rehabilitation Treatment Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Science of Chinese Materia Medica Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Pharmacy Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Pharmaceutical Engineering Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Pharmaceutical Preparation Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Chinese Materia Medica Resources and Development Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Nursing Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Integrated Western and Chinese Clinical Medicine Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Applied Psychology Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Physical Education Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Economics and Trade Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Public Administration Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Computer Science and Technology Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese
English Bachelor 4 Years 20,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学)

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Non-Degree:  8,500 RMB Per Week
  • Bachelor Degree: 20,000 RMB – 30,000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee: 
  • Single-bed Room 16,000 RMB Per Year
  • Double-bed Room 19,200 RMB Per Year
  1. Food cost: 1,000 RMB-2,000 RMB
  2. Application Fee: 500 RMB
  3. Living expanse: 2200 RMB-2800 RMB
  4. Medical checkup: 600 RMB
  5. Insurance: 800 RMB per year
  6. Residence permit: 800 RMB

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report. 

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Applying for any course at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) is very easy. Following some easy steps, you can easily apply for your desired course. You can complete your application online by following some simple steps. 

Here is the detailed information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan Copy)


First of all, you must have a passport. As we know passport is a very essential document and without this, we can not leave our country. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make it from your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport, then make sure that it is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Please note, your passport must have to be ready before your visa processing. See a sample of passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). For applying in china universities, your passport size photo has to be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in colour. The height of the head is between 28mm – 33mm and head width 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a colour photo which is taken 6 months before. Use a clear picture of your face. Do not use any filters and take off your eyeglasses for passport size photos, selfies or pictures with someone do not use as a passport size photo. Here is a sample of a Passport Size Photo.

2. Academic Transcript and Certificate (must be notarized copy)

Submit your immediate academic transcripts & certificate for applying. For example, if you are applying for bachelor submit your school transcripts and certificates. For Master’s Degree provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates. When you are applying for Ph.D, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. Transcript And Certificate are important, it help universities to decide if you have the necessary background and skills for the major. All Transcripts and Certificates must have to be notarized. You can notarize your document from an advocate who is authorized by the government.

Note: All the applicant’s transcripts and certificates must be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

3. CV/Resume

You must prepare a CV or resume for applying in abroad country. CV acts as your business profile, though universities are not interested in detailed descriptions of your jobs or experience, but you have to add this. You should focus on your published academic papers, describe academic group works or extracurricular activities, relevant think-thanks, etc. Add your academic qualifications with results, personal details, personal achievement these are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of the CV/resume.

4. Physical Examination

Aspiring overseas students are required to take a medical examination to ensure that you are in a good physical condition. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. The medical examination result will be declared as invalid without the signature of the attending doctor and hospital stamp or seal. You must bring the original medical documents when you come to arrive in China. The Medical certificate will be carried out on behalf of The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Public Security. Here get a sample of physical examination.

5. Police Clearance

The police clearance certificate is known as “No Criminal Record Certificate” and also known as a good citizen certificate. Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense like arrest, conviction. Additionally, a police clearance certificate is valid for the next 6 months, After 6 months of issue, it will be declared as invalid. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

6. Bank Statement

A bank statement is mandatory when we go foreign for different purposes like a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study. So, students also have to show a bank statement. China has no strict rules that only your parents have to be your sponsor. Anyone can be your sponsor. See the sample of a bank statement.

7. English Proficiency Certificate

For studying in China you must have to submit your English proficient certificate to prove your English skills. It is not mandatory that you must have IELTS, you can take English Proficiency Certificate from your school or university. Additionally, If you have done IELTS or TOFEL you can submit it. See the sample of English proficient certificate.

8. HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese (if you have)

If you want to study in Chinese taught and want to get CSC scholarship then you must have to submit HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese. HSK is not mandatory for English taught, but if you have it will be beneficial for you. HSK supervised by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to judge the Chinese language skill of non-native speakers. See the sample of HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese.

9. 2 Recommendation Letter (Ms/Ph.D.)

Students of masters & Ph.D. have to submit two recommendation letters. A recommendation letter is usually written by a supervisor, colleague, and teacher. Two recommendation letters have to be written by two-person. Make sure that the writer knows you very well and you have completed any course with them or work with them.  In the letter mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the major or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you and include professor’s phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

10. Study Plan/ Research Proposal (Ms/PhD)

If you want to apply for MS/Ph.D you must need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words). A study plan describes in detail what you are going to do with the scholarship. Explain your main educational goal, and how you want to achieve this. And keep in mind that it is very important, that helps in an excellent organization as well as creating a sense of liability in your learning process. This document is needed only for Ms or Ph.D applicants, so please make sure that your study plan or research proposal states that information as specific as possible. See the sample of Study Plan.

11. Study Gap Certificates

Study gap certificate is an affidavit that is used to show a gap in education or further study. Gap certificate provides your statement on the non-judicial stamp paper stating the reason for taking the gap and claim that you did not take admission to any other college, university or courses during the gap year. You can get this stamp paper from any notary, sub-registry office or court and contact with an advocate they will prepare your gap certificate.

12. Application Form

Fills this form in Chinese or English language. It is essential to fill all the information that should be very authentic. Click here to get the Application Form sample.

Please send us all these documents through our E-Mail:

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants. Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.

Scholarship Information

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) is setting up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have to be non-Chinese or foreigners, hold a valid foreign passport and meet the appropriate requirements of studying abroad in China. 
  2. Applicants should be  friendly to China and be in good health
  3. Applicants should have received an undergraduate program or long term language must have a senior high school diploma and are under the age of 30.
  4. Applicants should have excellent academic performance and have a good command of English
  5. Law-abiding, diligent and studious, good grades and good conduct.

Application Materials   

  1. Application Form.
  2. Scan copy of notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
  3. San copy of Study Plan or Research Proposal (800 words or above).
  4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English) signed by a professor or an associate professor who knows you.
  5. Scan copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form or Blood Examination Report or notarized photocopy.
  6. Students under 18 should have to submit relevant legal documents from their guardians.

The final information is subject to the University If there is any inconsistency!

Why choose us?

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) is one of the first batches of universities identified by the Ministry of Education to implement the “Experimental Reform Program for the Education and Training of Excellent Doctors (Traditional Chinese Medicine)” and universities that undertook the “Pilot Project for the Reform of the Top-notch Innovative Talent Model for Traditional Chinese Medicine”, and was selected as the second batch of demonstration universities in China to deepen innovation and entrepreneurship education. Traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese pharmacy are the first batch of first-class undergraduate majors in the country.

“Emphasis on classics and strong clinical practice” is the most distinctive feature of undergraduate teaching in schools. In the mid-1980s, the university took the lead in launching the teaching reform of returning classics to clinical practice, including the four classics as a compulsory course into the teaching plan, implementing the management system of “integration of departments and departments”, and promoting the coordinated development of medical education. Degree and graduate education began in 1978, and it was the first batch of universities in China to obtain the right to grant doctoral and master degrees. The university has a large number of talents and has trained a group of outstanding alumni including Professor Liu Liang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and alumni all over the world.

The university actively promotes collaborative innovation and serves the local economy. Establish industry-university-research cooperation relations with 15 prefectures and cities inside and outside the province to help farmers get rid of poverty accurately and promote the revitalization of mountainous villages. The series of proprietary Chinese medicines developed by the university, such as Wei Naian, Gu Xian Pian, Xiao Ke Wan, Jin Fo Zhi Tong Wan, Zi Shen Yu Fei Wan, and Wei Zhi Zhi Tong Capsule, has become the core products of Guangdong pharmaceutical enterprises and are popular in the country. In the past 3 years, the university has vigorously developed the transfer of scientific and technological achievements and technology transfer, and the contract funds for the transfer of scientific and technological achievements have reached 50 million yuan. Guided the establishment of 50 standardized planting bases of Chinese medicinal materials featuring “Southern Medicine” in the province, with a planting area of more than 164,737 acres.

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine(广州中医药大学) has been cooperating with Southeast Asian countries and African countries to carry out antimalarial research. The restructuring system sent medical teams to Ghana to perform medical assistance tasks. Undertook the technical assistance project of the Comoros Antimalarial Center of the Ministry of Commerce, the technical assistance project of malaria prevention and control in Sao Tome and Principe, and the construction project of the Malayan Prevention and Control Center of Papua New Guinea in Guangdong Province. Comoros achieved the first malaria in the history of the country Zero deaths. The university’s compound artemisinin universal medication to eliminate the source of infection is included in the “National Plasmodium falciparum medication-on-site implementation manual”, which has contributed to the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine for the global malaria prevention and control process.

The university vigorously excavates and promotes the culture of traditional Chinese medicine, shaping the unique humanistic environment of the industry. The Guangdong Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine built by the university is the first batch of national secondary museums in colleges and universities in the country. Together with the First Affiliated Hospital and the Second Affiliated Hospital, it was determined by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine as the first batch of national Chinese medicine culture publicity and education bases an important window for Chinese medicine culture.

The university gives full play to its geographical and cultural advantages, and actively serves the national “Belt and Road” initiative and the development strategy of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Since 1974, it has recruited foreign students. So far, it has trained more than 20,000 senior Chinese medicine talents in more than 110 countries and regions. It has cooperated with universities in Hong Kong and Macau to establish the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Chinese Medicine Alliance. It has been in countries such as Australia and Sweden. Seven overseas Chinese medicine centers and three Chinese medicine international cooperation bases including the “Sino-US Chinese Medicine Education and Research Base” were established.