Introduction

 

The Education Committee of Shandong Province of China approved the General Study Program (GSP) at Shandong University under the cooperation of Canadian National Education Exchange Center (CNEEC) and Shandong University (SDU) in 2001. 

Shandong University follows the GSP’s general curriculum and provides a high quality team of instructors, while offering more than 35 university courses covering the disciplines of Economics/Commerce and Science/Engineering, and providing the first two years of an internationally acceptable undergraduate degree. The GSP at SDU also provides the students with approximately 1,300 hours of intensive English training to meet international English standards. Qualified students who complete the courses provided by the GSP are eligible to apply to Canadian universities for further study towards an undergraduate degree based on their academic achievement. The GSP at SDU is an ideal program for students who are interested in further study in Canada.  

More than 2,400 students have completed their study in the GSP and were admitted as transfer students by more than thirty-sven Canadian universities up to 2018 

Outline of SDU

Shandong University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Shandong University was founded in 1901 and was the second national university established after Jingshi University (the Metropolitan University) in the country. Recently, the Ministry of Education approved the university as a "national key comprehensive university" and in 2001, listed it among the top 21 nationally constructed first-class universities.
Situated in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province, Shandong University covers an area of 3.8 square kilometers. The province is located on the east coast of China near the south end of the Yellow River. Not only is it one of the most economically developed coastal provinces in China, but Shandong is also a major contributor to ancient Chinese culture-- renowned as the auspicious birthplace of Qilu culture.

Shandong University consists of 31 colleges and a graduate school. Courses are offered in 11 main academic disciplines: philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, natural sciences, engineering, management, medicine, education and military. There are 104 undergraduate degree programs, 209 master's degree programs, 127 doctoral degree programs, and 15 post-doctorate mobile stations. In addition, there are 7 professional master's degree programs in law, business management, engineering, clinical medicine, public health, dentistry and public administration respectively. The student population totals to about 95,000, of which 40,978 are fulltime students, 10,755 are postgraduate students, and over 1,000 are international students.

Shandong University embraces an abundance of scientific research facilities, a strong teaching staff, and favorable studying environment. At the university there exist 35 national, provincial, and ministerial key academic disciplines; 2 national key research labs; 20 provincial and ministerial key research labs; a national engineering and technology promotion center; 19 provincial technology research centers; 4 national basic scientific research and personnel development bases; 4 social science key research bases approved by Ministry of Education; and 4 national fundamental science personnel development bases. The university also has a group of reputed scholars known home and abroad; of these 922 are professors. There are 29 academicians (including adjunct academicians) who are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Three general hospitals, including Qilu Hospital and 12 teaching hospitals are affiliated with the university. Over 175 experimental labs, teaching and research facilities are well equipped. The university library houses a collection of over 5,600, 000 volumes.

Shandong University is a higher learning institution open to the world. Over the years, Shandong University has established a broad international network for educational cooperation and has signed exchange agreements with over 70 universities from over 50 countries. The university remains active in academic cooperation and exchanges with over 100 educational and research institutions worldwide. The university has become an important education base for international students. Since 1980, Shandong University has received over 10,000 students from over 60 countries.

(Authorized quoting from the Web Site of Shandong University: http://www.sdu.edu.cn/english/second/014introduction.html

Teachers

The General Study Program employs the most highly qualified and professional teaching staff among all other schools in Shandong University. All of the teachers in the GSP have solid English language skills as they must use only original English version textbooks and all written items, including syllabus, textbooks, tests, homework and blackboard writings, are instructed in English.

 There are approximately 40 teachers working in the GSP, including 20 professors, 4 associate professors, 6 lecturers and 9 foreign ESL teachers.
All teachers are highly educated with strong academic backgrounds. Many of them also have extensive overseas education and research experience from top institutes such as, Harvard (USA), Oxford (UK), University of British Columbia (Canada) and University of Regina (Canada).
 

Features

The General Study Program at Shandong University employs developed counties' education systems and criteria, and provides the first two years of general university study leading to an undergraduate degree acceptable in most English speaking universities worldwide. This supplements the shortage of degree education in China while simultaneously promoting the export of Canadian higher education.
 
The GSP provides many advantages to Chinese students. The program actually divides four years of degree education into two parts, general study and major study. The general study portion may cover a specific discipline, yet it offers a broad variety of courses giving students who complete the GSP more flexibility in choosing future majors.

Most senior high school graduates are not prepared to consider all majors in all disciplines and thus find it difficult to confirm their lifelong major at that time. However,  in China, if a student is admitted into a certain major in a university, he/she is unable to change his/her major due to the restriction of "quota of degree pre-assigned" imposed by Chinese central government. The GSP of Shandong University has successfully solved this problem and brings great benefits to its students.   
 
The education goal of the GSP of Shandong University is to provide universal education meeting international standards.  It offers a comprehensive general study program leading to an undergraduate degree, and effectively pioneers a way to overcome the education barriers existing in China. 

Outcomes

A total of about 2,500 students were admitted to the GSP between 2001 and 2018. 146 of those students completed their study in 2019.  

The vast majority of students achieved acceptable academic standings. For students admitted to the GSP in 2001 to 2012, the highest score on the Chinese National University Entry Examination (CNUEE) was 654; the average score was around 451. After completion of studies in the GSP, the highest GPA was 96%; the average GPA was 80%, with a highest Paper-based TOEFL score of 650 with TWE 5.5 and an average of about 530; and a highest Internet-based TOEFL score of 112 with IBT and an average of about 66;

At present, a total of  136 GSP students have been admitted about Twenty Canadian universities and many students were accepted by more than two universities at the same time. Some of them even received entry scholarships to Canadian universities.
 

 

Statistics of GSP students accepted and enrolled in Canadian Universities

 

Top

Universities

TNA(2003-2018)

TNE(2003-2018)

TNA (2018)

TNE (2018)

1

McGill University

6

3

1

1

2

University of British Columbia

88

55

0

0

3

University of Toronto

42

32

1

0

4

Queen’s University

10

4

3

2

5

University of Alberta

502

406

66

59

6

McMaster University

7

3

0

0

7

Dalhousie University

116

69

5

5

8

University of Calgary

315

222

10

5

9

University of Saskatchewan

374

246

7

3

10

University of Ottawa

42

19

0

0

11

University of Western Ontario

23

5

2

0

12

University of Manitoba

288

221

14

14

13

Simon Fraser University

31

18

1

0

14

University of Victoria

150

103

0

0

15

University of Waterloo

9

6

0

0

16

University of New Brunswick

29

22

0

0

17

Carleton University

17

9

0

0

18

Memorial University of Newfoundland

36

23

1

1

19

York University

70

46

18

15

20

University of Regina

173

122

8

6

21

Wilfrid Laurier University

2

1

0

0

22

Concordia University

7

2

0

0

23

Brock University

104

77

6

4

24

University of Windsor

1

0

1

0

25

Mount Allison University

9

2

0

0

26

University of Lethbridge

97

69

1

1

27

Acadia University

66

34

0

0

28

University of Prince Edward Island

3

0

0

0

29

Trent University

185

126

3

2

30

Saint Mary’s University

340

247

10

9

31

St.Thomas University

4

0

0

0

32

Laurentian University

35

14

0

0

33

The university of Winnipeg

12

8

0

0

34

Brandon University

32

27

0

0

35

Mount Saint Vincent University

33

25

3

2

36

Thompson Rivers University

214

174

6

6

37

Grant MacEwan University

7

6

0

0

38

University of the Fraser Valley

16

10

1

1

39

Algonquin College

1

0

0

0

40

Capilano University

4

4

0

0

41 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

3

3

0

0

 

TOTAL

3503

2463

168

136

 

                     TNA: Total Number Accepted     TNE: Total Number Enrolled

Top Universities TNA(2003-2016) TNE(2003-2016) TNA (2016) TNE (2016)
1 University of Alberta 380 294 64 51
2 University of Saskatchewan 356 235 22 16
3 Saint Mary's University 304 216 12 12
4 University of Calgary 287 202 12 11
5 University of Manitoba 259 195 15 15
6 Thompson Rivers University 194 154 10 10
7 Trent University 171 113 11 9
8 University of Regina 158 109 17 14
9 University of Victoria 144 102 8 8
10 University of Lethbridge 92 65 1 1
11 Brock University 81 59 11 7
12 University of British Columbia 88 55 12 11
13 Dalhousie University 98 54 39 24
14 Acadia University 63 32 5 2
15 University of Toronto 38 29 3 2
16 Brandon University 32 27 0 0
17 Memorial University of Newfoundland 34 22 0 0
18 Mount Saint Vincent University 29 22 2 2
19 University of New Brunswick 29 22 5 4
20 University of Ottawa 42 19 0 0
21 Simon Fraser University 29 17 1 0
22 York University 31 16 10 8
23 Laurentian University 35 14 0 0
24 Carleton University 16 9 0 0
25 The University of Winnipeg 12 8 0 0
26 University of Waterloo 9 6 0 0
27 Grant MacEwan University 7 6 0 0
28 University of the Fraser Valley 12 6 2 2
29 University of Western Ontario 17 4 1 0
30 McMaster University 7 3 1 0
31 Kwantlen Polytechnic University 3 3 1 1
32 Mount Allison University 9 2 0 0
33 Concordia University 6 2 0 0
34 McGill University 5 2 0 0
35 Capilano University 2 2 0 0
36 Queen’s University 6 2 0 0
37 Wilfrid Laurier University 2 1 0 0
38 St. Thomas University 4 0 0 0
39 University of Prince Edward Island 3 0 0 0
40 Algonquin College 1 0 0 0
Total 3095 2129 265 210

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