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BUCEA 2022 International Student Enrollment Guide for Undergraduates

Beijing University of Civil Engineering & Architecture (BUCEA), which originated from Capital Elementary Industrial School in 1907, got its current name with the approval of the Ministry of Education, P. R. China in 2013. It is a multidisciplinary university focusing on engineering especially known for architecture. The university was approved as a Master’s degree awarding institution in 1986 and a doctor's degree awarding institution in 2018. It has also been approved to establish post-doctoral research stations in architecture and civil engineering. The university has over 10,000 students, including over 100 international students. It has formed a comprehensive and multi-level education system from undergraduate, master's to doctoral students, from full-time to international students, and adult education.

The university insists on opening-up policy and extensively carries out international exchanges and cooperation. In 2017, it initiated the establishment of the “One Belt One Road” International Alliance of Architecture Universities.

Currently, 72 colleges and universities from 27 countries have joined, which has made important contributions to continuously deepen the “Belt and Road” initiative, as well as comprehensively promote the infrastructure construction of countries along the route, the training of international talents, the collaborative innovation of science and technology, and the cultural exchanges.

I. Applicant Qualification

1. Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens who are in good health and hold a valid ordinary foreign passport.

If the applicant has foreign nationality at birth but does not have Chinese nationality since both or one of the parents of the applicant are Chinese citizens and reside in a foreign country; or if the applicant is a Chinese resident who have immigrated and acquired the foreign nationality, should hold valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 4 years (inclusive). The applicant must have resided in a foreign country for more than 2 years in the recent 4 years (before April 30 of the year of admission) (the actual residing in a foreign country for more than 9 months in a year can be counted as one year, subject to the entry and exit signature).

2. Applicants for bachelor’s degree generally shall be no more than 30 years old (as of September 1, 2022).

3. Applicants for bachelor’s degree shall be high school graduates or have high school diploma with university application qualifications and good academic performance.

4. Bachelor’s degree is full-time education. Once applicants enroll, it is not allowed to do the internship or work except for academic requirements by BUCEA. Once a violation is found, student who refuses to change after admonition will be handled as withdrawing from university.

II. Application Deadline

June 17, 2022 (application will not be accepted after the deadline)

III. Application Procedures

Applicants shall apply online at http://apply.bucea.cucas.cn/ by filling in information and uploading application materials online. Applicants are expected to check their online application account and emails regularly, as BUCEA’s Admissions Office may contact them when necessary.

IV. Application Documents

Applicants must provide true and correct information in all application documents in the online application system:

1. Please complete “Application Form for International Students” in online application system. Please complete in Chinese or English.

2. High school graduates shall submit the scanned version of the graduation certificate, and the graduating high school students shall submit the certificate of enrollment or pre-graduation certificate issued by the school (they must get their high school diploma before September 2022).

3. Academic Transcripts (for high school studies)

(1) Graduating high school students should submit academic transcripts for each year of high school to date.

(2) High school graduates should submit a complete set of academic transcripts for high school.

(3) The results report of their national college matriculation exam or internationally accepted standardized tests.

4. Language Proficiency Certificate.

(1) Chinese proficiency requirements

Applicants shall submit a HSK4 qualification certificate within valid period. Applicants who use Chinese as the language of instruction in senior high school may substitute the language certificate issued by the senior high school.

(2) English proficiency requirements

The TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic transcript can be provided as an auxiliary material for the application.

5. Scanned copy of valid passport. The passport should be valid through December 31, 2022.

Applicants who are indicated in "I. Applicant Qualification, 1" should submit scanned copies of the first page of their passports that valid more than 4 years, scanned copies of their exit and entry signatures and seals that could show they have actually lived abroad for more than 2 years in the recent 4 years, and scanned copies of "naturalization certificates" issued by the foreign passport country.

6. CV or resume, completed in Chinese or English.

7. Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in Chinese or English, bearing the stamp of the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for 6 months. (Please find attached: http://www.gov.cn/gzdt/att/att/site1/20121120/001e3741a4281215532601.pdf)

8. Applicants can provide proof of internship or work, proof of awards or scholarships, and proof of participation in academic activities as supplementary materials.


(1) All the application materials in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by the original copy and its notarized translation in Chinese or English. It is advised to have the original copy and its translation notarized at the Chinese Embassy in the applicant’s home country. Please stamp on the edges of all sheets with part of the impression on each sheet if the document consists of more than one page.

(2) Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials and will be held accountable for the authenticity of their documents. Incomplete or forged materials will be rejected.

(3) In general, there is no need to mail original hard-copy materials through courier service. However, under extraordinary circumstances, BUCEA reserves the rights to require applicants to mail original hard-copy documents for further review and identification. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

(4) In principle, our university implements the Guidelines on Physical Examination for Enrollment in Ordinary Institutions of Higher Learning issued by the Ministry of Education, the former Ministry of Health and China Disabled Persons' Federation. Our university imposes restrictions on application for the following majors:

① Weak color:

Experimental class for environmental innovative talents (including environmental science, environmental engineering and environmental ecological engineering); Architecture (experimental class) (including two experimental classes of Architecture (innovation experiment) and Architecture (Urban Design)), architecture (including three majors of architecture, urban and rural planning and landscape architecture), historical building protection engineering and environmental design.

② Color blind:

In addition to the same color weak limit reporting specialty, it also includes traffic engineering.

③ Those who cannot accurately identify monochrome wires, keys, signal lights and geometric figures are limited to:

In addition to the majors of same color weakness and color blindness, it also includes management science and Engineering (including engineering management and engineering cost), engineering management (experimental class), urban management (experimental class) and business administration. Those who cannot accurately identify the numbers and letters of any of the colors of red, yellow, green, blue and purple on the display cannot be admitted to the majors of computer science and technology and artificial intelligence.

V. Academic Programs

The undergraduate enrollment major of international students in our university is consistent with the undergraduate enrollment profile of Chinese students in 2022. The major name in the table below may change, and the actual name shall be subject to the admission notice.


Major Name


Length of major (years)



Architecture (Experimental)

School of

Architecture and Urban   Planning


Bachelor of Architecture




Bachelor of Architecture or   Engineering


Preservation Engineering of   Historic Buildings


Bachelor of Engineering


Environmental Design


Bachelor of Arts


Intelligent Construction   Engineering

School of Civil and

Transportation Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Civil Engineering (Experimental)


Bachelor of Engineering


Civil Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Transportation Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Building Environment and   Energy Engineering

School of

Environment and Energy   Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Water Science and   Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Experimental Class for

Environmental Innovative   Talents


Bachelor of Engineering


Energy and Power Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering



School of Electrical and   Information Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Electrical engineering and   automation


Bachelor of Engineering


Building Electricity and   Intelligence


Bachelor of Engineering


Computer Science (Experimental)


Bachelor of Engineering


Management Science and Engineering   (project management and construction cost)

School of Urban

Economics and



Bachelor of Management


Business Administration


Bachelor of Management


Construction Management   (Experimental)


Bachelor of Management


Urban Management (Experimental)


Bachelor of Management




Bachelor of Laws


Law (Experimental Class of   International Engineering Law)


Bachelor of Laws


Social Work


Bachelor of Laws


Surveying and Mapping   Engineering (Intelligent Navigation)

School of

Geomatics and Urban Spatial



Bachelor of Engineering


Surveying and Mapping (Urban   Spatial Information)


Bachelor of Engineering


Mechatronic Engineering   (Intelligent Manufacturing)

School of

Mechanical -electronic

and Vehicle Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Robot Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering


Vehicle Engineering

(Experimental Class of Urban   Rail Vehicle)


Bachelor of Engineering


Information and Computing   Science (Application of Big Data)

School of Science


Bachelor of Science


The undergraduate enrollment majors of BUCEA are all taught in Chinese.

VI. Admission and Selection

1. Verification of qualification

There will be a comprehensive review of the applicant’s foreign identity, highest degree diploma, academic performance, language proficiency, research plan, recommendations etc.

2. Interview assessment

Schools will conduct remote video interview assessment (ZOOM or Tencent Meeting) in June for part of the overseas students who pass the qualification examination, focusing on students' language communication, academic ability and comprehensive quality, etc. Offline interviews may still be arranged for students who are in China. Please refer to email for interview arrangement.

3. The best applicants will be selected according to the results of the qualification examination and interview.

Applicants can check their admission results on the International Development Research Institute (School of International Education) website (http://idri.bucea.edu.cn/) during July and August. Admission letters and visa application forms for study in China will be sent out accordance with the immigration policy.

VII. Length of Program, Duration of Study, Conferral of Degree

Length of study: 4-5 years

Duration of study: The maximum learning period is 6 years for 4-year students and 7 years for 5-year students (including the time of suspension or retention of student status)

Students who complete the credits stipulated in the teaching plan, complete their thesis, successfully pass the oral defense and meet the requirements for graduation, are granted the bachelor’s diploma, and those qualified are granted the bachelor’s degree.

VIII. Tuition Fee (charged per academic year in RMB, excluding cost of course materials)

Chinese bachelor programs: 20000 RMB/ academic year

IX. Study Expenses

1. Accommodation: Double bedroom 60 yuan/day/bed, Triple bedroom 40 yuan/day/bed.

2. Living Cost: Around RMB 1000-1500 per month (estimate based on personal consumption level).

3. Medical Insurance: For the safety of international students in China, according to the regulations of the Chinese Ministry of Education and BUCEA, international students are required to purchase medical insurance which is 800 RMB/year. Please refer to the enrolment instructions for detailed information of medical insurance.

4. Visa: 550 RMB

X. Scholarships

For Chinese taught undergraduates, there are the following 3 types of scholarships. Different types of scholarships will not be awarded to the same person at the same time. The scholarships will be reviewed once a year from the second year of enrollment, and eligible students can apply directly.

1. First-class Scholarships: to subsidize all tuition fees for one academic year.

2. Second-class Scholarships: to subsidize half of the tuition fees for one academic year.

3. Special Contribution Scholarships: It is used to reward international students who have made outstanding achievements in academic, sports, art, cultural exchanges, and public welfare activities. The amount of subsidy does not exceed 5,000 yuan per person per academic year.

Scholarship applicants must abide by the law, respect teachers, have good moral character, study diligently, unite with classmates, actively participate in group activities, attend the classes on time and complete all the credits of the courses required for the previous academic year with good grades. What’s more, applicants should have paid all tuition fees and meet the requirements of other relevant rules and regulations.

The International Student Scholarships Jury will adhere to the principles of standardization, objectivity and fairness to select scholarship applicants.

XI. Monitoring, Complaints and Action for Misconduct

1. Under the guidance of the University’s Student Recruitment Leadership Group, BUCEA’s international student recruitment is jointly conducted by the BUCEA Admissions Office and the relevant schools/colleges and is subject to the monitoring of the BUCEA Supervision Division. The Supervision Division can be reached on +86 (0)10 61209094/9381.

2. Applicants are responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of the information and documents they have submitted. New students’ admission qualifications will be rechecked upon their entry to BUCEA. Failure to meet the admission regulations for international students or any falsification or misrepresentation will result in disqualification of enrollment in accordance with the regulations of the educational authorities and BUCEA.

XII. Contact Information International Development Research Institute (School of International Education)

Tel:+86 (0) 10 68361635