Study in Guangzhou

Study in Guangzhou

By Anna Zielinska

Updated July 28, 2021 Updated July 28

Guangzhou is a brand-new addition to the QS Best Student Cities 2022 at joint 110th.

The Chinese metropolis in the south of the country is an important industrial and trade location with the nickname ‘Factory of the World’.

Three universities in Guangzhou feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2022, the most notable of which is Sun Yat-sen University, which stands at 260th in the world.

The size of a city can make a big difference on your study experience. Some students prefer the feel and pace of larger busy cities, while some may prefer a smaller and calmer feel. Guangzhou averages a population of about 13,302,000 residents and covers some 3843km2.

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Best universities in Guangzhou: QS Best Student Cities ranking: =110th

Sun Yat-sen University (260th); South China University of Technology (=407th); Jinan University (China) (751-800)


More about Guangzhou

Number of universities ranked by QS


Highest-ranked institution

Sun Yat-sen University (260th)



Average international fees (at ranked unis)


Desirability rank


Employer Activity rank


Affordability rank


Student View rank


To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

This article was originally published in July 2021 .

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