Shantou University

Shantou University

Provinces : GuangdongShantou                               University Ranking : 428

About University

Shantou University

Shantou University is an essential part of Shantou University (STU), a public university that receives long-term support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, situated in Shantou, Guangdong, China, a beautiful and peaceful coastal city with fresh air in the South China & very close to Hong Kong. SMUC is dedicated to generating qualified medical professionals, providing quality healthcare services and undertaking innovative research projects. Guided by its core values of innovation, dedication and exemplary professionalism, Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) has made impressive progress in medical curriculum reforms, scientific research, professional training, international collaboration and exchange over the past decades.

Shantou University Medical College has full time 215 faculty members, among whom 92 have full professor ranks and 74 have associate professor ranks, 66% hold doctorate degrees and 48% have international experience either by studying or working abroad. There are 2,800 students enlisted at SUMC, including 1,467 undergraduate students, 1,209 master students and 119 doctorate students. The university has total five associated hospitals with over 5,500 patient beds and 6 associated partner hospitals to service eastern and northern Guangdong.  

The new SUMC Medical Education Center located on the main campus has been completed and put into use in 2016, marking a new milestone in the history of SUMC’s development. The new Medical Education Center, designed by Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd, covers an area of approximately 50,000 square meters and houses modernly equipped classrooms, research laboratories, computing rooms and others. The facilities including Simulated Medical Center & Human Life Science Hall enable our students to learn and develop in a simulated environment.

The Simulated Medical Center, official named Clinical Skills Training Center, was settled in 2002, as the first of its kind in China. The center has currently undergone a significant expansion and upgrade, and has been relocated to the new Medical Education Center on the main campus in 2016. The university designed as an actual modern hospital, the center provides an advanced platform for early clinical practice and has a sophisticated clinical skills training and assessment base to our medical students and also has residents from all levels. Around 6,000 square meter center runs on the sophisticated technologies & houses a number of multi-purpose training rooms and a full series of state of the art clinic rooms & well facilities including intensive care unit (ICU) and hybrid virtual operating room.

In addition to standardized patients, the center is equipped with various high-end simulators and virtual network technologies such as SimMan 3G simulator, the first virtual hybrid operating system imported from Sweden in Asia, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) model, anaesthetic machine, automatic delivery simulator,

laparoscopy training system, microscopic operating system and multi-functional operating table. Our clinical training courses are strong by an extensive collection of virtual learning resources including those shared by Stanford University and University of Alberta. While designed for use by medical students, the facility is also available for training to groups within and outside the SUMC community.

University's Program Types




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

 The Country rank of this University is 42 and the world rank is 428.

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 the IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted in this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometime students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

 The primary documents a student need for applying this University are Notary stamped scan 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 to come to an offer letter from any Chinese Universities after applying.

Is the university recognized by MOE and WHO?

Yes, it is approved by MOE and WHO.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March & September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply.

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

Undergraduate Programs in English at Shantou University Medical College, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Nursing Bachelor English 4 Years 33800.00 / Year September
MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery / Clinical Medicine ) Bachelor English 5 Years 60000.00 / Year September

Postgraduate Programs in English at Shantou University Medical College, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Medicinal Chemistry Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Epidemic and Sanitation Statistics Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Physiology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Oncology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Ophthalmology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Imaging and Nucleus Medicine Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Medical Jurisprudence Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Pediatrics Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Genetics Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Pharmacology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Surgical Science Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Psychiatry and Mental Health Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Internal Medicine Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Pathology and Pathologic Physiology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Immunology Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Clinical Medicine Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September
Preclinical Medicine Master English 3 Years 22000.00 / Year September

Fees Details

Detailed information of  Shantou University MBBS Fee Structure

1. Tuition Fee: 60,000 RMB/ Yearly

2. Accommodation Fee: 800 RMB/ Month

3. Dormitory Fee: 1,200 RMB/month (Triple Room)

4. Textbook: 7,500 RMB (5 Years)

5. Medical Insurance Fee: 600-800 RMB/ Year

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 the 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 Shantou University 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 detail information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport Size Photo & Passport (Scan copy)


The first thing you must need to have a passport. This is a very essential document because without a passport you can not go abroad or your dream country where you want to study or live. To have a passport makes you feel secure to live. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make your passport ready from the embassy office in your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport,  then make sure your passport is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Here is a sample of a passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). Applying for admission, your passport size photo should be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in color. The height of the head has to be between 28mm – 33mm and head width has to be between 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a color photo which is taken in the last 6 months. 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. Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy)

If you are interested to apply for Bachelor’s Degree you need to provide your school transcripts and certificates. For a Master’s Degree, you have to provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates, And for doctorate degree, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. 

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

3. Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense against you like arrest, conviction. This Certificate is also known as a good citizen certificate. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

4. Foreigners Physical Examination/Checkup/Report

You must have to fill the original copies in English. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete reports or without the signature of the attending physician and the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed picture of yours are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for the next 6 months, after 6 months you have to do it again. All applicants are kindly requested to require this issue into thought as you decide to take the medical checkup. Click here to gather the Foreigner Physical Examination sample.

5. English Proficiency Certificate

IELTS is not necessary for all Chinese universities but if you want CSC scholarship English proficiency certificate is very important. If you have done IELTS already then you are welcome to study in China without any delay.

6. CV/Resume

You must have to prepare your CV or resume to study abroad in your desired country. Academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, physical address, national Id or school Id, nationality, language, contact no,  etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address, and designation), personal achievement, etc are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of a CV/resume.

7. Study Plan or Research Proposal (Ms/Ph.D)

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 it your 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.

8. 2 Recommendation Letters (Ms/Ph.D)

Applicants for all graduate studies need two recommendation letters from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). The professors must have to be your known and obviously, you have completed any course with them. A recommended letter must have to mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the department or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you. Letters must be included with professors’ phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

9. Published Journal or Other Academic Achievements (if applicable)

Journal publication is not mandatory for applying Ph.D. When you planned for Ph.D. in china or other countries, journal publication will play a major role in getting admission into a good University and it might help in reducing the length of your Ph.D.

10. Bank Statement

Bank statement is mandatory to show any foreign country for different purposes of a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study, students also need to show the bank statement. So, applicants, you have to ensure that your all documents are ready. Sponsorship can be your parents or any other sponsors.

11. Study Gap Certificates

If you are not a current student or after complete your bachelor you left your study then you have to submit a gap certificate. 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. Fill The Application Form in Chinese or English

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

Why choose us?

Shantou University Medical College is an essential part of Shantou University. The university exists to lead by being student-centered in medical education, patient-centered in health service delivery, application-centered in biomedical and clinical research, public interest-centered in community services, faculty and staff-centered for sustainable development of SUMC. Guided by the root values of innovation, dedication and exemplary professionalism, SUMC Medical College continually strengthens education, research & healthcare services that meet foreign standards.

The University composed of 8 colleges and schools such as; College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, College of Engineering, Business School, Cheung Kong School of Art & Design, Medical College, Law School and, Cheung Kong School of Journalism & Communication. Since its beginning, Shantou University has received a generous support from the excellent humanitarian and international entrepreneur, Mr. Li Ka-shing.

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has allocate grants of HK$ 8 billion in the year of 2018 to support Shantou University. The institution is committed to offers student centered education with the educational idea of “Building Up Oneself for the Pursuit of One’s Selflessness”. This University is engaged in reforms related to university governance &  talent development, and also planning to move Medical College into the main campus to develop a globally advanced curriculum focusing on life science.

In  2001, Shantou University (SUMC) has supervised a profound international-oriented reform, and international talents have been recruited to serve as chief, vice president and deans. Through a series of reforms in curriculum design, teaching, resources management and human resources system, SUMC goal is to offer a platform for the exploration of higher educational reform in China. Shantou University is attempt for a top-rank university that provides quality education, develops advanced governance system, shows distinctive feature of internationalization, endeavors to meet the major demands for economic development of the nation & Guangdong, and places high value on innovation, creation and entrepreneurship.


China, Guangdong, Shantou, Jinping, 大学路243号


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