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GIST International College

Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 479 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 30%
Institution type Private

About GIST International College

GIST International College is the first standalone international college to be approved by the Jiangsu Provincial Government to offer an option to obtain a foreign degree from established and prestigious universities around the world in Suzhou, China. It goes hand in hand with the emergence of China as the new world economic and technology powerhouse.

GIST International College provides high-quality education and is strongly supported by their industrial partners, which include big names such as Microsoft, Motorola, Cisco, Apple and a lot more, and all of them are present in SIP. Through their industrial partners, their students have an opportunity to gain experiences in these companies.

GiST International College offers a various courses ranging from Pre-Degree to Undergraduate, Pre-MBA to Post Graduate Courses and Executive Training Programmes.

These courses have been designed to prepare theirs students in pursuing their goals. GIST works with the professionals in the industry to allow their graduates to gain professional experience while studying. The courses are designed to prepare graduates with skills that are useful in the industry.

GIST International College has two mobile technology laboratories, made by Microsoft and Apple China. This is to train GIST students in software and application design using Android & Apple's mobile operating system (iOS). These allow their students to work in real-life projects from these two giant companies thus enabling the students to grow their own work portfolio. There is also possiblity for the students to gain opportunity to work in these major corporations upon graduation. 

Campus information

 GIST International College is located in Dushu Lake Higher Education Town within Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). A joint development project between the Government of Singapore and the Government of China. GIST provides excellent facilities such as libraries, Internet access, sports facilities, club activities and more. 

Dushu Lake Higher Education Town is an area of high quality education. There is a regular shuttles between Dushu Lake Higher Education Town and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. There is also a bus service from Suzhou Train Station passing through North Coach Station to the university. The trip takes about 45 minutes using train.



MBA APARTMENT (3 rooms) 

  • Rental (3 months): RMB 3000 (USD 501) - per student
  • Deposit (1 month): RMB 1000 (USD 167) - per student 


  • Rental (3 months): RMB 2820 (USD 468) - per student
  • Deposit (1 month): RMB 940 (USD 156) - per student  


  • Payment: Quarterly (1st payment: 3 months rental + 1 month deposit)
  • Rental excludes all utility costs.
  • Each apartment has 3 bedrooms, shared bathroom and living room.
  • Among facilities provided includes: Sofa, Beds, Pillows & Bedding Linen, Desk & Tables, Wardrobe, Air-Conditioning, Washing Machine, Internet Access, Refrigerator & Microwave Oven.

R&D APARTMENT (2 rooms)

  • Rental (3 months): RMB 4410 (USD 735) - per student
  • Deposit (1 month): RMB 1470 (USD 245) - per student


  • Payment: Quarterly (1st payment: 3 months rental + 1 month deposit)
  • Rental excludes all utility costs.
  • Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, shared bathroom, kitchen, living room and balcony. 
  • Among some of the facilities provided includes: Sofa, Beds, Pillows, Desk, Tables, Air-Conditioning, Washing Machine, Internet Access, Refrigerator, Microwave Oven & Gas Stove.


  • Rental (3 months): RMB 5400 (USD 900) - per student
  • Deposit (1 month): RMB 1800 (USD 300) - per student


  • Offers 4 bedroom and 6 bedroom apartments, each comes with: independent bedrooms, independent bathrooms, kitchen, living room & balconies. 
  • Apartments include individual bedrooms, bathrooms, shared kitchen & living room area. 
  • Only one person per bedroom is permitted. 
  • Located 1.5km from GIC
  • Among some of the facilities provided includes: Dining Table, Chairs, Beds with Mattresses, Wardrobes, Pillows, Covers, Bedsheets, Refridgerator, Central Heating System (non-electric) & Cleaning Service.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 6 Computer Science, IT 4 Engineering 2



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