International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Universities in Chengdu

Sichuan University

A key national research university with a history of more than 100 years, Sichuan University (SCU) was founded in 1896 and is one of the national universities recognized and directly managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE)of the People's Republic of China. As a comprehensive institution with the widest selection of disciplines in Western China, SCU enjoys a deep cultural background and eminent scholarly research tradition. The university is dedicated to the internationalization of China's higher education system and actively seeks opportunities for collaboration and scientific research with institutions of higher education and corporate partners all over the world.

SCU is composed of 31 schools with an enrollment of over 60,000 students in both undergraduate and graduate levels; the university hosts approximately 2,000 international students each semester. As the international student body is just above 3%, international students are valued and warmly welcomed to pursue academic studies at SCU; many ISA students find this to be a good location for complete immersion with Chinese students and culture.

Popular areas of study at the SCU include:

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Humanties
  • Policial Science
  • Social Science

Sichuan University is ranked No.13 in China by "2014 University Evaluation Report" conducted by the Chinese Alumni Association, and ranked No. 8 among the Chinese universities according to the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The university was also ranked 66th in the 2014 BRICS QS World University Rankings. As it is located near the downtown area of Chengdu, the university has easy access to the Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) and both North and South Railway Stations. Public buses can take students to nearly anywhere in the city.

Our programs at the Sichuan University