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Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience (ROSE) - Guangzhou

Guangzhou, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Jun 25, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Freshman
Program Advisor
Rutgers Global—China Office

The ROSE Program - Guangzhou

The Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience (ROSE) program offers Chinese students the opportunity to experience their first semester as a Rutgers student at a partner university campus in China. The on-campus locations include Beijing, Guangzhou, Hainan, and Shanghai. Participating in the ROSE program will help students navigate their first semester at Rutgers while preparing for the eventual transition to campus in New Jersey.

By partnering with our long-term esteemed partner, South China University of Technology (SCUT), a Class A Double First university, and ranked 46th in the world for engineering, Rutgers has created an opportunity for first-year, Chinese international students to study at one of China’s most prestigious universities in the south. SCUT focuses on engineering, combined with science, and promotes the well-coordinated development of management, economics, humanities, and law.

Students will have the option to take two to three on-campus Rutgers courses from seven offered, in addition to Rutgers online coursework after consulting with your first year dean or advisor. 

Guangzhou, China

Campus Location & Access

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Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou

The Rutgers-SCUT ROSE program will be located at SCUT’s campus in Guangzhou’s University City in the Panyu district. This university city is an island comprised of many schools located in one convenient location. Students will be able to live and attend classes on campus as long as the campus is operating at a normal status for the fall 2020 semester. The campus may also be relocated to an alternate SCUT international campus if required. 

Campus access: The degree of campus access will depend on SCUTS’s Fall 2020 operating status. If SCUT is open and running at normal capacity, students in the Rutgers-SCUT ROSE program, will be issued a student ID card that will give them access to the campus, as well as most university resources such as the library, dining halls, and gym. 

Academics

ROSE will consist of a combination of in-person classes at this leading Chinese university campus taught by Chinese partner professors and online coursework taught by Rutgers professors. The ROSE program will allow students to interact with classmates in China, New Jersey and around the world to create a cohesive Rutgers community. For both in-person and online classes, students will be utilizing the same materials and syllabi as the Rutgers campuses in New Jersey. 

Online Rutgers courses: Students will work with their Rutgers first-year dean or school advisor to determine which online classes offered by Rutgers will be required for students to take in addition to the on campus courses. 

In-person Rutgers courses: An estimated six (6) Rutgers courses and one (1) recitation course will be taught by SCUT faculty in SCUT classrooms. Students would work with their school advisors  to determine which of the seven courses to take. Below is a tentative course offering for the SCUT campus*:  

 MATH 135  Calculus I for Life & Social Sciences  4 credits
 MATH 151  Calculus I for Math & Physical Sciences  4 credits
 MATH 152  Calculus II for Math & Physical Sciences  4 credits
 Econ 102  Intro to Micro Economics (Onsite Recitation Sections)  3 credits
 CS 111  Intro to Computer Science  4 credits
 CHEM 159  General Chemistry for Engineers  3 credits
 PHYS 123  Analytical Physics  2 credits


You will need to ensure that you are registered as a full time student according to Rutgers University requirements. This equates to a course load of 12-18 credits during the fall 2020 semester through a combination of both online and on-campus courses. Depending on course selection, you will receive 2-4 credits per class taken.  

* The final course offering might vary slightly due to final student enrollment. The current course listed are preliminary courses that may be offered. 

Housing and Meals

Rutgers students can select between housing options that include ROSE off campus housing or commuting. For more information on pricing, see the financial section below. 

1. On-Campus Hotel - For ROSE housing, students will stay at on-campus or at nearby hotels depending on capacity. Hotels will be on or in close proximity to campus, will include either single or double occupancy rooms with private bathroom and showers, as well as access to gyms and dining. Through ROSE housing, Rutgers students will have a similar experience to that of students living on-campus in New Jersey. Students who do not sign up or pay before the July 6 deadline are subject to higher prices for housing. 

2. Commute - Students have the choice to waive ROSE housing and commute to campus. Should a student who originally decides to commute from home before the start of the semester, later prefer campus housing, we will not be able to guarantee availability. Should housing be available, prices may increase based on current partner costs. 

Meals: Meals are not included in the housing option and are the responsibility of the student. Three meals a day are available in the campus cafeterias for a moderate price.

Internet: ROSE housing and classrooms are equipped with internet connection.

Rutgers Resources: Students will still be able to access and receive many of the resources available to students in New Jersey including online library access, student services, online programming, and other services.

 

DEPOSITS, WITHDRAWAL, AND DISCLAIMER


Program Fee Deposit: A $500 deposit will due once your final location  has been assigned to secure a spot in the ROSE program at this location. The deposit will be applied against your term bill. All deposits are due between June 29, 2020 and July 6, 2020.

Housing Deposit: By selecting ROSE housing, a deposit in the amount of $800 will be required to secure the room. Upon receipt of your deposit,   your placement for housing will be determined. The deposit will be due between June 29, 2020 and July 6, 2020. The housing deposit will become non-refundable after July 17, 2020.

Late Application: If a full application, including payment of deposits is received after the July 6th, the prices for housing may be higher than reflected below.

Withdrawal: The Rutgers-SCUT ROSE program option is one of several available to Rutgers first year undergraduates. Students maintain the ability to revert to a fully-online course of study before the start of classes on September 2, 2020.

Disclaimer: The Rutgers-SCUT ROSE program option is still under final negotiations and may be subject to change. The program is also contingent upon the normal operating status of our partner university as well as government and health regulations. The program may be cancelled at any time if deemed necessary for student’s health and safety. In such a scenario, students may have the option of transferring to another location if spacing is available, or they may automatically revert to a fully-online first semester course option.

 

CONTACT


If you have questions regarding your ROSE admissions application or status, emails should be sent to RUInternational@admissions.rutgers.edu. Direct inquiries regarding the ROSE program can be sent to rose@global.rutgers.edu. Please include your name and RUID. 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill for the fall 2020 semester of the ROSE program at SCUT.
Tuition $14,500
Fees $1,000
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
    (All students: The above tuition and fees are an approximate figure. Your final tuition bill will be determined by your school of enrollment and will be sent directly to you.)
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing $2,700
Travel $300
Meals $1,500
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Insurance* $0
Total $6,050.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

*Students will be required to buy health insurance or show that they have the equivalent insurance needed.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill for the fall 2020 semester of the ROSE program at SCUT.
Tuition $14,500
Fees $1,000
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
    (All students: The above tuition and fees are an approximate figure. Your final tuition bill will be determined by your school of enrollment and will be sent directly to you.)
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing $5,400
Travel $300
Meals $1,500
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Insurance* $0
Total $8,750.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Single occupancy housing is provided on a limited basis and all housing is available on a first come first serve basis.

*Students will be required to buy health insurance or show that they have the equivalent insurance needed.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill for the fall 2020 semester of the ROSE program at SCUT.
Tuition $14,500
Fees $1,000
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
    (All students: The above tuition and fees are an approximate figure. Your final tuition bill will be determined by your school of enrollment and will be sent directly to you.)
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing $0
Travel $300
Meals $1,500
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Insurance* $0
Total $3,350.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Students have the choice to waive ROSE housing. If a student originally decides to commute before the start of the semester and later prefers hotel housing, we will not be able to guarantee availability. If available, housing prices may increase based on partner costs at that time.

*Students will be required to buy health insurance or show that they have the equivalent insurance needed.

Spotlights

Guangzhou Train

Ranked as one of China’s strongest unviresities, especially in engineering. 

Guangzhou Tower

Students will attend courses on-campus with student access. 

Guangzhou Skyline at Night

Students will be able to choose from seven Rutgers on-campus courses as well as all Rutgers online courses.