Beijing Institute of Technology is one of the national key universities in China, an open, public, research-oriented university with a focus on science and technology. The 10th university to enter the 985 Project, which started in order to develop 39 Chinese universities that would seek to become world renowned universities.One of the first 15 universities to join 211 Project which established roughly 100 universities to cope with the challenges of the 21st century. Annual research fund in 2011 amounts to 160 million Euros ranking in the top 10 in China.

Received more than 130 national awards of science and technology over the past 30 years, ranking among the top 10 in China. According to the first national program evaluation from 2002 to 2004 by MOE, 1/3 of the programs in BIT were evaluated as national key programs.

BIT is one of the 1st universities to run a graduate school and one of the key universities supported by the central government in each Five-Year Plan since the foundation of the P. R. China. BIT receives considerable trilateral supports and endowments under the agreement signed by the Ministry of Education, the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, and the Beijing Municipal Government in September 2000.

BIT is now under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

2014 Chinese Language and Culture Experience Short-term Program

Chinese Language and Culture Experience Program 2014


The objective of the program is to improve friendly exchange among international students and to enhance ability to master the Chinese Language and understand Chinese culture.


Applicant Requirements:

We will accept candidates, who should be physically healthy and abide by Chinese Laws and university regulations.


Class Schedule:

Program Season

Time duration

Weeks Totally

Application Deadline

Winter program

January 13-January 27

Two weeks

December 15

February 6-Feburary 28

Three weeks

January 6

Summer program

July 1-August 1

Four weeks

June 1

August 1-September 1

Four weeks

July 1


Curriculum and Activities:

A.    There is a 3-hour Chinese Language Class from 8:30 to 11:30 every morning Monday to Friday, including Oral Chinese, Chinese Listening, and Fundamental Chinese. Class will be arranged according to students’ Chinese level.

B.    There is a 2-hour Chinese Culture Lecture from 14:00-16:00 on Tuesday and Thursday. Lectures are about Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Movie Appreciation, and Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, etc.

C.    Culture trips:

The Greatwall, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Chinese Acrobat Show, Beijing Capital Museum, Beijing Zoo,798 Art Zone, Enterprise visit, etc.


Tuition and Fees:

Registration: RMB250/person


Two-weeks program


Three-weeks program


Four-weeks program


The tuition covers: classes , extra lectures, textbooks, graduation certificate, souvenir, graduation banquet, tour tickets, transportation, tour lunch, tour guide accompaniment and insurance( China’s Ministry of Education requires that all international students should purchase the Comprehensive Insurance for Foreigners, which does not cover outpatient medical care). 


Accommodation (All on Beijing Institute of Technology campus):

International student apartment (There are 2 or 3 double-bed rooms in each apartment with shared living room and bathroom.): RMB60/bed/day

Standard room of school guest hotel (double-bed room): RMB100/bed/day

Apartment of International Educational Exchange Building in BIT (3-Star hotel): RMB130/person/day



Students will receive prepaid canteen card, and they can have meals in school canteens or in an annexed restaurant.



Students participating in the short-term program after passing the final exam will get our short-term program graduation certificate and transcripts issued by the International Student Center.



Group and individual application are both acceptable. Class will be opened when the number of applicants reaches 20 for each program.