South China University of Technology - SCUT



Nathaly Bejarano Serrano

Referentin für Internationalisierung


+49 241 80 27787




The South China University of Technology, SCUT for short, is one of China’s leading universities, operating under the direct supervision of the State Ministry of Education, and is a member of Project 985 and Project 211, making it a top institution for teaching and research. Since 2012, SCUT has been ranked among the top 500 in the QS World University Rankings. SCUT is located in Guangzhou, close to Hong Kong and Macao. It has two campuses, the Wushan Campus and the University City Campus.

General Information






Number of Students

about 47,000



International Office der SCUT

Introduction to the South China University of Technology / Programs Offered


Type of Agreement

Cooperation of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

Who can Apply?

Bachelor’s students (in the third semester or higher)

Master’s students

Students who are Chinese citizens may not be nominated for a student exchange at SCUT.

Type of Stay


Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter and/or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

Five per semester

Study Details

Semester Dates

First Semester: Start early September
Second Semester: Start end of February

Partnering Faculty / Department School of Civil Engineering and Transportation

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Courses at other Faculties may not necessarily be open to exchange students. Please get in touch with the partner university or check the first-hand experience reports by other exchange students for further information.

Please note that, in general, you must take most of your courses at the partnering department. You may take some courses at other Faculties or departments if you meet the course prerequisites.

School of Civil Engineering & Transportation


Course Offerings

Please go directly to the partner university’s website to find out which courses they offer. Feel free to contact the partner university if you have any specific questions about the courses or the course offerings in general.

Course Catalogue in English

Course Catalogue in the National Language


Language Courses

The university offers intensive courses and language courses during the semester.

Language Requirements


Application Deadline at the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

31 January for 1 to 2 Semester starting the winter semester of the same year

To the Faculty 3 application portal

Application Deadline at the Partner University

June 1 for the winter semester of the same year
November 30 for the summer semester of the same year

Applying to the partner univesity takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University.

Application at the Partner University

Information on application and application documents from the partner university.

Student Exchange Program

Applying to the partner univesity takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University.


Tuition Fees Fees Waived
Expenses Travel Costs, Cost of Living
Average Cost of Living

About 350 to 650 Euro per month

Country Information

Funding Possibilities

Chinese scholarship of approximately 600 euros per semester for RWTH exchange students

BAföG for abroad

PROMOS scholarships abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

The Partner University offers accommodation in student dorms for exchange students.

Information on how the university can help you find accommodation

Health Insurance For the entire stay aborad health insurance and liability insurance is necessary.
Experience Reports

See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges

Additional Information

Foreign Office