About the university
Location: Beijing, China
The State Specialized Beijing University of Aviation and Astronautics (the official full name of Beihang University, abbreviated BUAA) is a leader in the provision of world-class higher technical education. The university is ranked among the top 20 higher education institutions in China. Thanks to close cooperation with large organizations in Beijing, the university has a fairly strong influence not only on the aviation industry, but also on China’s space activities.
To increase the rating and recognition in the global education market, the institution received the abbreviated name “BeiKhan”. After that, it became one of the first in China to use English as the main language for teaching. This fact made it possible for students from all over the world to freely take a training course without additional knowledge of the Chinese language, as many other universities in China practice.
Beihang University (BUAA) was founded back in 1952 and has been constantly reorganized during this time to improve the educational process. It is now one of the top aviation universities in the world, with highly specialized graduates qualified to work anywhere in the world.
University ranking and its advantages
National Beihang University holds a leading position in China and 300th in the ranking of the best higher institutions in the world. In the opinion of many experts, the university is the best training for narrow-profile specialists who are appreciated in the aviation, machine-building and space industries of many countries.
The main advantages of the institution:
- all engineering specialties are taught in English;
- cooperation with the best aviation companies in China;
- a wide range of specialties for foreign students.
The multidisciplinary Beihang University is included in PROJECT 211 and PROJECT 985, which testifies to the active support from the Chinese state and investment by large enterprises whose activities are related to the aviation and mechanical engineering fields.
University composition and infrastructure
The University of Aviation occupies more than 100 hectares of area where training centers and other infrastructure buildings and structures are located for the successful completion of the training course. The campus is located in the area of the most prestigious educational institutions in Beijing, so the subway, cafes, restaurants, sports clubs and many other cultural centers are very close.
The Aviation University has the following base:
- 17 separate school faculties;
- 42 research centers;
- 89 laboratories;
- huge library;
- the latest sports complexes and stadiums of various sizes;
- pools and gyms;
- several hostels;
- dining room.
In addition, students in their free time can visit sports sections that are located off campus, because Beijing is famous for many types of martial arts that are popular among young people from different countries.
Admission and tuition fees
Admission to the Beijing Aviation University is made on a general basis, by selecting students with the best balls. At the time of admission, the student must reach the age of 18 and have a Certificate based on 11 grades and an international passport. The training is carried out by highly qualified teachers.
The full composition of the university:
- more than 3,000 teachers, including more than 1,450 professors and doctors of science;
- 10 professors of the highest degree are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
- 26,000 students, of which more than 500 are foreign students from 30 countries.
The university’s training center provides students with preparatory courses, the duration of which takes 6 months or 1 year and is 13,000 yuan and 22,000 yuan, respectively. Also, foreign students can take a Chinese language course.
The cost of the full course is:
- Undergraduate – 25,000 – 30,000 RMB per year;
- Master’s degree – 30,000 – 35,000 yuan per year;
- half-year training program – 13,000 yuan;
- annual training program – 22,000 yuan;
- one pink registration fee – 400-500 yuan.
Upon completion of the comprehensive education, the graduate receives an established international diploma with the right to work in any country in the world in the field of aviation, mechanical engineering and astronautics.
Peking Aviation University is part of the China Campus Network program, which entitles students to study with grants for full or partial coverage of the total cost of training.
The university, within the framework of the state program, provides foreign students with a grant for all 4 years of study at the Bachelor’s degree. Pupils who have a high score in subjects, namely 80-90 with an IFP training profile, are eligible for 100%, 50% and 20% discounts for full education in the institution, as well as for living in a hostel.
The conditions of the grant apply to the first year of study. If a student wishes to receive another grant, he must submit an application annually. The key to successfully receiving a grant is high academic performance and other achievements during the year of study.
The University provides all international students with an extensive study program. The most popular ones on the Bachelor’s degree, which are available in English:
- Electrical Engineering and Automation
- International economics and trade
- Mechanical engineering and automation
- General design and engineering of aircraft
- Electronic Information Engineering.
After successfully completing the Bachelor’s course, the student can count on further education at the Master’s degree. At the same time, he should know that training in the Master’s program takes place only in Chinese. During the four-year study at the Bachelor’s degree, many students successfully pass the HSK special exam and continue their studies at the Master’s degree in Chinese.
Bachelor in English (4 year course):
- Science and Technology;
- Art and Design;
- Business and Management;
In the Master’s program, training takes place in Chinese and takes from 2 to 4 years.
Beihan University has several dormitories that are available for international students. Single or double rooms are equipped with all necessary furniture, TVs, air conditioners. A bathroom and a kitchen can be both in the room and on the floor, designed for several adjacent rooms. The cost of paid accommodation ranges from 550 to 1,300 yuan per month per person, depending on the selected room.
Beihang University BUAA is always proud of its graduates, as many of them hold high positions in a wide variety of industries of aviation, mechanical engineering and astronautics. It is this fact that gives them the opportunity to be considered the best educational institution in the major league.