Established in 1960, Beijing University of Technology is a key comprehensive university for science, engineering, management and liberal arts, and has been designated as one of China's "One Hundred Key Universities" for the 21st century. Beijing Tech currently houses about 12,000 undergraduate students abd approximetly 1,500 full time teaching staff.
Beijing, capital city of China, has a population of about 7.34 million and it is not only the nation's political center, but also its cultural, scientific and education center, and a key transportation hub. As an ancient city and the capital of several dynasties, Beijing boasts many superb historical legacies some of which include the "forbidden city" and the Great Was at Badaling which is one of the great wonders of the world. As a modern city Beijing is also attractive for its new look. Since 1949 tremendous changes have taken place in the cities appearance. Beijing's temperate continental climate produces four clearly contrasted seasons: a short spring, rainy and humid summer, long and cold winter, and a very pleasant autumn. For more information visit www.ebeijing.gov.cn
While attending the Beijing University of Technology you will participate on the following non-degree seeking program offered by the university. Language courses are strongly encouraged however, major specific courses will be taught in English.
Long-term Chinese Language Training Program
The Contemporary Chinese Business and Culture
Engineering Program for International Students
This program offers a very special arrangement and the Beijing University of Technology is offering two full tuition scholarships each semester for UW-Stout study abroad students. As a condition of the scholarship you will be asked to keep an online blog and represent the program when you return to campus.
To see the programs offered and find course descriptions you may follow this link.
The university provides a self-catering student dormitory (also known as International Student Center) for all of the international students, which is located just opposite to the universities west entrance. The dormitory has 88 twin rooms. Each room will be equipped with two wardrobes, two beds, a television, international sockets and a telephone and an air conditioner, etc. There is also a public section of the dorm where you will find a computer room, a reading room, a multifunction room and a gym. The first floor will have laundry services and each floor will have public toilets and showers. There is also a shared kitchen on the sixth floor.
Passport/ Visa/ Travel
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in China. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from China. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in China before or after the program.