Info Sheet: China – GDUFS

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS):

Eligibility: UG & PG / All Faculties

Location: South of China, Guangdong Province; situated in Guangzhou, a city with a long history and rich cultural legacy and the economic hub in South China.

Discipline areas of Interest:

  • Literature
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Education

About GDUFS:

  • GDUFS was established in June 1995 through the merger of Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages and Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade.

Unique facts about Guangdon:

  • Guangdong officially became the most populous province with a population of more than 110 million!  The massive influx of migrants from other provinces is due to Guangdong’s booming economy and high demand for labour.
  • Guangdong is also the ancestral home of large numbers of overseas Chinese.  Most of the railroad labourers in Canada, Western United States and Panama in the 19th century came from Guangdong.   Many people from the region also travelled to the US / California during the gold rush of 1849, and also to Australia during its gold rush a decade or so later.
  • Guangdong has a highly unbalanced gender ratio that is among the highest of all provinces in China.  According to a 2009 study published in the British Medical Journal, in the 1-4 age groups, there are over 130 boys for every 100 girls.


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