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Soochow University

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    About the Program

    Please note: This program is currently paused and will not be accepting applications until further notice.

    Soochow University is located in Suzhou, a historical and cultural city known as "Heaven on Earth". During the university's nearly 150 year history it has become famous for being a pioneer in modern higher education and merging the essence of Chinese and Western cultures. Today, the institution has 30 different college departments and offers a wide selection of courses ranging from mathematics and economics to physics and computer science. 


    Location Suzhou, China
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Language of Instruction Chinese
    Budget Available upon request
    Living Arrangements On-campus housing is mandatory, additional information will be provided upon acceptance.
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements Students must be non-Chinese passport holders matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.
    Application Deadline Fall/Academic Year admission: March 1

    Spring admission: October 1 
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Please note: This program is currently paused and will not be accepting applications until further notice.

    Please use this links to view courses offered at this university that were approved for Stony Brook Equivalency (direct course equivalency and/or SBC). For courses not on the list, IAP will request department approval and evaluate for SBC at a student's request.
    Fall 2020 Approved Courses

    Spring 2021 List of pending and approved courses

    Courses available for students in the following majors/minors: Math and Applied Math, Computer Science, Statistics, Financial Math, Economics, International Economics and Commerce, Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Physics, Science and Technology, Management Information Systems, Software Engineering, Electronic Information Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology.

    Academic Policies

    • Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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