Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University: Guangzhou
Space available for Spring 2016!
The academic calendar at Lingnan will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.
Fall Semester 2015 (Term 1):
Orientation: 21 - 23 August
Term 1 Begins: 1 September
Term 1 Ends: 2 Decemeber
Term 1 Examinations: 9 - 21 Decemeber
Spring Semester 2016 (Term 2):
Term 2 Begins: 18 January
Term 2 Ends: 27 April
Term 2 Examinations: 5 - 18 May
Lingnan, China Slideshow
With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the world's largest emerging economy. Since opening its economy to the world over 30 years ago, China has undergone a profound transformation, recently spurred by the award of the 2008 Olympic games and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Guangzhou is the thrid largest Chinese city and southern China's largest city with a population of over 12 million. It is a key national transportation hub and trading port.
Lingnan (University) College is the first business school accredited by both AMBA and EQUIS in South China and is located in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guandong Province. Lingnan has a large international presence with over 100 international exchange students from and around the world annual and 40 quality exchange partners in over 20 countries and regions around the world.
- Students are required to live on campus and share a room with a non-exchange student during their entire preiod of study at Lingnan. Exchange students will live in a residence hall with Lingnan students.
- All of the rooms are on a twin-sharing basis and generally sex-segregated on each floor.
- The University does not operate any meal plan. There is a student cafeteria and a full service Chinese restaurant on campus that provides a variety of inexpensive meals. There are also many restaurants in the neighborhood off campus.
Academics and credits
- Students on exchange programs take a full semester courseload at their host university (13-18 UMN credits/semester).
- Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
- Business courses taught in English are available to exchange students.
- Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.
- For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
- No host country language skills required
- UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
- Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
- Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
Visa and Passport
- All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
- All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if requried by their host country. The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs
- The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well
- Visa and passport requirements are always subject to change by the host country and students are expected to check with the consulate for up-to-date information
What is a Business Exchange Program?
- Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
- You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
- You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
- You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
- A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
- You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
Application and Admissions
To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will open on September 8th, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline. Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Cost estimate (Summary)
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate.
|Estimated Expenses 2014-2105|
|Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)||$7,029|
|Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,300|
|Documentation (passport, visa, immunizations)||$130|
|Books and Materials||$150|
|Room and/or Board||$3,000|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
|Global Identity Course - strongly recommended (charged to UMN student account)||$200|