Established in 1951, Southern Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Guangzhou (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Guangdong. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education, Guangdong Province, Southern Medical University (SMU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Southern Medical University (SMU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 65 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Chinese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.