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STU and Campus

Founded in 1981 with the approval of the State Council, Shantou University is a key comprehensive university under the "211 Project" in the Guangdong province. It is a university co-developed by the Ministry of Education, People’s Government of the Guangdong Province, and the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF). It is also the only public university in the world which is continually supported by a private foundation—the Li Ka Shing Foundation. It is located in the northwestern area of Shantou, a harbor city, with its campus covering a total area of 1.28 sq.km. and a total floor space comprising 448,400 sq.m.

East Gate

East Gate is a shopping district next to campus, which is consisted of restaurants, convenient stores, cafes, a hostel, herbal tea stores, boutiques, entertainment centers and so on.
University accommodation is a home away from home. In STU, we aim to provide a safe and comfortable on-campus accommodation for all international students.
Dormitory H&I
Block H and I are two independent accommodating buildings for international students, and every room includes two rooms, one living room and a balcony and is equipped with air-conditioner, and a washing machine.

Academic Calendar
•Autumn Semester
•21st September 2015- 24th January 2015
•Examination Period: 11th – 22nd  January, 2016
•Winter holiday: 24th January – 27th February, 2015
•Spring Semester
•29th February– 3rd July, 2016
•Examination Period: 20th June – 1st July, 2015
•Summer Holiday: 3rd July – 13th  August, 2015


Finance Budget:
Accommodation: RMB 1,200 Yuan/month
Room Deposit (refundable): RMB 800 Yuan
Electricity and Water: RMB 50-200 Yuan/person/month (shared among the residents of each apartment, and will be directly deducted from the residents’ STU smart card monthly)
Food: RMB 300 – 700 Yuan/month
Transportation: RMB 2 Yuan/ride (Bus)
Books and materials: RMB 500-700 Yuan/year
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