Engagement with China

Saint Mary's University, founded in 1802, is one of Canada's oldest universities. We have grown into Canada's most internationalized campus with students from over 110 countries and a top ranking in international research collaborations. Our relationship with China dates back to the early 1980s, and continues to develop today.


Beijing Normal University — Zhuhai

Saint Mary's has had a partnership with BNUZ since 2002, encompassing a number of study-abroad programs, transfer credit agreements, and a Saint Mary's satellite campus at BNUZ.

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SMUdents & China

We facilitate study abroad experiences in China for many students each year. Saint Mary's is unique in Atlantic Canada in offering a comprehensive, degree-granting interdisciplinary program in Asian Studies; honours, majors and minors in Chinese Studies are included, as well as a certificate program.

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Current Partnerships & Collaborations

Saint Mary's currently has six student exchange agreements, credit transfer agreements with 14 Chinese institutions, and several active research collaborations.

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An Extended Relationship

Nearly four decades of communication and collaboration have transformed our connections with universities and business sector partners in China into valued and enduring relationships.