Guangxi Normal University is known for having a strong reputation of success and significant influence internationally. It has established cooperative and exchange relations with over 200 universities and institutions of higher learning in more than 40 different countries and regions.
The University also has the authority to receive international students under the “Chinese Government Scholarship" awarded by China’s Ministry of Education, the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Han Ban), and the “ASEAN Scholarship” by Guangxi Provincial Government. Currently, it is the only university in Guangxi approved by China’s Ministry of Education to be a Demonstration Base for foreigners studying in China, as well as by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office under the State Council to be a Chinese language education base.
In the past 10 years or so, it has increasingly worked to expand its enrollment of international students and now more than 15,000 overseas students have come here to further their studies by long or short-term education programs. The educational degrees on offer for international students have been expanded to include BA, MA and PhD studies, while the subjects have been extended from Chinese language and culture to tourism management, economics, law, computer science, physical education, design, music, education, environmentalism, politics, foreign languages, and more.
The University has worked together to set up 3 Confucius Institutes with the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, the Malang National University in Indonesia, and the Hanoi University in Vietnam respectively. It has attached great importance to ASEAN studies and has set up the “ASEAN Education Research Institute”, “Vietnam Research Center”, “Indonesian Culture Center”, and “Thai Culture Center”. It has sponsored regular ASEAN education seminars and published a series of influential academic monographs.