Southwest University History
Southwest University also known as SWU is a Chinese university located in Chongqing. The university was established after the merger of Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agricultural University in 2005. At present, the university enrolls over 80,000 students and is home to a large number of international students.
Southwest University Programs, Courses, and Schools
Southwest University offers 97 undergraduate programs, 159 graduate degrees, 66 research degrees, and 9 postdoctoral programs across 40 disciplines. The university is particularly renowned for its programs in Silkworm Genome, Psychological Behaviour of Minorities, Zero Tillage Cultivation, and Human Time Cognition.
Southwest University also offers programs in subjects like Marxism Studies, Political Science, Public Management, Animal Science and Technology, Plant Protection, Agronomy and Biotechnology, Horticulture and Landscaping, Food Science, Textiles and Garment, Life Sciences and Biological Technology, Music, and International Studies to name a few.
Southwest University Campuses
Southwest University has its campus located in the city of Chongqing, China. The university campus boasts of a state-of-the-art architecture with open green spaces and a small lake. The university has three libraries out of which the central library is home to over 3.8 million titles in both digital and print formats.
Southwest University is also home to an Art Gallery, Basketball and Soccer Courts, Sports Grounds, restaurant, cafe, shops, and laboratories in addition to international student desk, accommodation facilities, and health services.
Southwest University Achievements
Southwest University is regarded as Double First-Class Discipline University by the Ministry of Education, China and is also one of the universities receiving support from the Chinese Central Government for infrastructural and research development under the Project 211.
Southwest University is ranked 78th in China, top 260 in BRICS Countries, and top 270 in Asian Universities by QS World University Rankings. QS Rankings also rate a university’s research output as very high.
Southwest University USP
Southwest University attracts a lot of international students as compared to other universities in mainland China. There are students from over 60 different countries studying at the university.
Southwest University has an acceptance rate of 45% which makes it a selective institution. The university also offers scholarships like the Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship, SWU Excellent International students’ Scholarship, SWU President Scholarship, and Chongqing Mayor Scholarship to help students with living costs and tuition fee.
Southwest University Notable Alumni
Ayawawa (Chinese Internet Celebrity), Tsewang Lhamo (Singer), Zhao Shuai (Olympic Athlete), and Li Zhengyou (Agronomist).
Southwest University Application Requirements
Southwest University Cost of studies
Undergraduate: RMB 22,000
Masters: RMB 28,000
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
Southwest University Deadlines
Bachelors: June 15
Masters: June 15
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.
Southwest University Rankings
Bayi Rd, Beibei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400716,China