Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), created by a merger in 1995 of Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages and Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade, is a key provincial university and a high-tier one with distinctive features of internationalization in South China. The University offers 61 undergraduate programs in eight disciplines: literature, economics, management, law, engineering, science, and education and art studies. The University is home to eight national key academic disciplines, sixteen provincial key disciplines, one post-doctoral research station, one Category I discipline PhD program, seven Category II discipline PhD programs, 10 Category I discipline masters programs, 35 Category II discipline masters programs, and five professional masters programs. The university boasts three campuses with a total area of 153 hectares. It serves 20,013 full-time undergraduate students, 2,751 graduate students and over 11,000 international and continuing-education students.