Guangdong Pharmaceutical University is one of the three pharmaceutical universities in the country.
The school has a long history of running schools, and its origins can be traced back to the Tuqiang
Medical School (Tuqiang Midwifery School) founded by Wu Hanchi in 1902. Through the years, it has
maintained the continuity of medical and health education and teaching. In 1958, the Guangdong
Provincial School of Health Cadre Training was established. In 1978, it was upgraded to an ordinary
undergraduate college and named Guangdong Medical College; in 1994, it was renamed Guangdong
Medical College; in 2016, it was officially renamed “Guangdong Pharmaceutical University” after
approval by the Ministry of Education. Since the establishment of the school, the school has
adhered to the school motto of “Pharmacy, Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine, and Good Medicine”,
and has promoted the school spirit of “Inspirational and Prosperous, Harmonious and New”. A unique
institution of higher pharmaceutical sciences.
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University has five campuses in Guangzhou (University Town, Chigang,
Baogang), Zhongshan and Yunfu, covering an area of nearly 5,300 acres. There are 19 colleges
(departments) and 2 affiliated tertiary hospitals. There are 47 undergraduate majors, and it is one
of the most complete universities in the field of pharmacy in China. Among them, 3 are pharmacy,
pharmaceutical preparations, and preventive medicine. The 11 specialties are Chinese medicine,
clinical medicine, information management and information system. Characteristic specialties; there
are five master’s degree first-level disciplines authorized in pharmacy, integrated traditional
Chinese and western medicine, public health and preventive medicine, basic medicine, and
bioengineering, and six master’s degrees in pharmacy, traditional Chinese medicine, clinical
medicine, public health, nursing, biology, and medicine Professional degree authorization category.
There are more than 22,000 full-time undergraduate, graduate and international students.
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University has prominent advantages in disciplines, and the advantages of
the pharmacy discipline group with pharmacy, clinical medicine, and integration of traditional
Chinese and western medicine as obvious leaders. The clinical medicine discipline has entered the
top 1% of the global ESI ranking, and the pharmaceutical discipline has ranked 21st in the country
and 2nd in the province in the new round of discipline evaluation. The subject of integrated
Chinese and Western medicine ranked No. 3 (top 5%) in the country for the second consecutive year
in the “Best Disciplinary Rankings in China” of Soft Science in 2018 and 2019. There are 7
provincial and ministerial key disciplines, including 1 Guangdong Panfeng Key Discipline, 3
Guangdong Provincial Key Disciplines, 1 Guangdong Provincial Key Cultivation Discipline, and 2 key
disciplines of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University proactively serves the major strategies of the country and
Guangdong Province, and its research strength is increasingly strong. There are 47 national and
provincial research platforms including the Ministry of Science and Technology “Guangzhou
University City Health Industry Industry-University-Research Incubation Base”, “Guangdong
Pharmaceutical University-Hong Kong University Zhongshan Biomedical Innovation Platform”, and
complete chemical medicine, biological Medicine and traditional Chinese medicine “three major
medicines” and integrated research and development innovation system. Among them, the research on
the prevention and treatment of glucose and lipid metabolism diseases with integrated traditional
Chinese and Western medicine is particularly prominent. A new multi-disciplinary integrated model
for the prevention and control of glucose and lipid metabolism diseases has been established. The
conference on the integration of traditional Chinese and western medicine released a series of
innovative Chinese medicines with independent intellectual property rights, such as “Fu Zhen Zhen
Zhu Tiao Zhi Capsule”. A total of 262 national, PCT, European and American invention patents were
In the past 5 years, the school has won 31 scientific and technological achievements above
provincial and ministerial levels, including the second prize of national scientific and
technological progress, the national award for innovation, the Heliang and Heli awards, and the
national patent excellence award. A group of major national projects, including 2 key special
projects of modernization research, 2 key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of
China, and 1 outstanding youth fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China;
participated in the research and development of 81 new drug products and technologies, and
generated benefits of nearly 100 billion yuan. The scientific and technological achievements
transformation of soft science ranks 50th in the country and 1st in pharmaceutical universities.
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University currently has 1,733 faculty members, of which 1410 are
full-time teachers, 94.0% have masters and doctoral degrees, 45.0% have senior professional and
technical positions, and there are more than 300 doctoral and master supervisors. Among them are
dual-appointed academicians, national model teachers, special allowance experts of the State
Council, members of the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, Nanyue Baijie
training engineering talents, Zhujiang scholars, famous Chinese medicine practitioners in Guangdong
province, Guangdong Province “special support plan” series of talents, Guangdong province teaching
81 famous teachers and 5 provincial high-level research teams.
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University has established cooperation and exchange relationships with
more than 50 universities and research institutions in more than 20 countries and regions on 5
continents, and has recruited various types of international students from more than 30 countries
and regions including the United States and Russia. The school has become an important platform for
academic and cultural exchanges in the field of pharmacy at home and abroad. In recent years, it
has hosted the Fifth World Conference on Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, the
2019 Annual Meeting of the Council of the Federation of Sino-Russian Medical Universities, the 23rd
Sino-Japanese Health Symposium and China-Japan Cultural exchange activities, “Ho Liang Ho Lee” fund
summit forum and photo exhibition activities, hosted the 5th Lingnan Metabolic Disease
International Forum, Integrated Pharmacy Summit, etc., led the establishment of the Guangdong-Hong
Kong-Macao Pharmaceutical Industry Collaborative Innovation Alliance, China Integrated Pharmacy
Alliance, School Academic, The influence of the industry continues to increase.
Guangdong Pharmaceutical University strives to cultivate high-quality talents with innovative
spirit. Since the establishment of the school, more than 130,000 graduates of high-quality medicine
and related industries have been trained. Among more than 600 pharmaceutical companies in Guangdong
Province, more than 1/3 of them have been founded or served as senior management by alumni. The
school has outstanding characteristics of innovation and entrepreneurship, and was rated as
“Guangdong Province University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Demonstration
School”, Guangzhou University City Health Industry Industry-University-Research Incubation Base was
rated as “Guangdong Province University Student Entrepreneurship-Driven Employment Demonstration
Base” and “Guangdong Province Business Incubation Demonstration Base “.
The new era begins a new journey. At present, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University is aiming to
build a domestic first-class, internationally renowned and distinctive high-level pharmaceutical
university, adhere to the connotative development path, implement an innovation-driven development
strategy, and build the school into a southern pharmaceutical education highland and regional
medical innovation. Highland and Guangdong Great Health Industry serve the highland and work hard.
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- Chinese Training Programs
- Be in good health
- Under 65 years old
- Junior high school graduate
- Senior high school graduates or above.
- Willing to abide by the student status management regulations and
related regulations of GDPU.
- Enjoy good health.
- Non-criminal record.
- International students must have good reading, listening, writing
and speaking abilities of Chinese language.
- Students can study the Chinese language program at GDPU. Students
who reach the level-3 of HSK of People’s Republic of China can apply for the undergraduate
- Application form is prerequisite, and every university has its
- Be sure to prepare fully the following documents before starting
online application. You will be asked to upload attachments in the application progress.
- Chinese Training Programs
- One passport-sized photo
- Copies of passport
- Copy of highest education certificate
- Photocopies of passport
- One passport-sized photo
- Certificate of HSK level 3, students should join the Chinese
language program if HSK level-3 certificate cannot be provided.
- Proofs of educational diplomas or certificates
- Proofs of score reports
Computer science and technology ( teaching in English )
Tuition fees: 20,000 RMB
Other undergraduate programs ( teaching in Chinese )
- Pharmacy ( teaching in English )
Tuition fees: 20,000
Chinese Language Program
Training Objectives Students learn the basic knowledge of Mandarin, including pronunciation skills,
writing rules, strong listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation skills and Chinese
communication skills. Students can pass the State of Han Office of HSK (Chinese Proficiency) Test.
II. Curriculum 1. Major Courses: Basic Chinese, Chinese Listening and Speaking, Chinese Reading and
Writing, Chinese Conversation, HSK Intensive Course, Chinese Culture, etc. 2. Elective Courses:
Traditional Chinese Calligraphy, Martial Arts, Folk Music, Chinese History and Geography, etc. III.
Tuition Fee Tuition Duration Fee One Semester 6500 RMB.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Guangdong Pharmaceutical University of China?
- Recognised by Ministry of Education in China to enrol
MBBS students in English Medium.
- Excellent faculties educated abroad to teach in
- Affiliated hospitals for clinical practice.
- Teaching in small group, only 30 international
students in the session of 2011, for quality teaching.
- Scholarship provided to the excellent students.
- City of 2010 Asian Games.
- Direct flight from major cities in the world.
Do we need to take an English proficiency test for studying at Guangdong
Pharmaceutical University of China?
If your previous education was taught in English or you are a native English speaker, then
you don’t have to. If not, you have to provide the certificate (TOEFL or IELTS preferred).
My son/daughter isn’t 18 yet, can he/she study in China?
Yes, students who are under 18 years old can study in China, but only non-degree programs.
To study non-degree program they have to provide a guardian letter and a guardian’s
ID/passport. The guardian has to be Chinese citizen or a foreigner with work visa in
For a degree programs students have to be 18 years old or above.
Why do I have to pay the application fee?
Every university in China has application fee.
It is required to process the application documents, and covers the cost of preparing the
students visa, and sending the documents to the students by mail in home country.
The application fee is always paid before admission and it’s not refundable, no matter
whether you get the admission or not.