Semester Exchange - Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Semester Exchange - Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences.

Among the national key universities built during the time of China’s Seventh and Eighth Five-Year Plans, Beijing Normal University is acknowledged as one of the nation’s first ten key universities. The school entered into the first “211 Project” Construction Program during the time of the Ninth Five-Year Plan. On the occasion of the 2002 Centennial Celebration, the Ministry of Education and Beijing Municipality said they attached great importance to collaboration in the development of Beijing Normal University. The Ninth Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing listed Beijing Normal University as among the institutions it was supporting to become world-class universities. Over the Tenth Five-Year Plan period, the university was listed on the nation’s “985 Project” Construction program.

The main campus (North Taipingzhuang Campus) of Beijing Normal University covers 172.64 acres that serve as an important place for the university to carry out educational activities. The school has 22,000 full-time students, including 8,900 undergraduates, 11,300 graduates and 1,800 long-term international students. The campus has 1 education faculty, 22 schools and colleges, 2 departments and 36 research institutes (centers). The library boasts over 4.1 million volumes and some 17,300 GB of digital resources, with 1,400 GB e-books.

Country: China
Program Dates: Spring Semester: February - June. Fall Semester September - January
Type of program: Semester Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: Chinese or English
Accommodation: Dorms available, 60-95 Yuan RMB/day. Apply after accepted into exchange.
More Information: Please refer to this website Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • If studying in Chinese - Language requirement: HSK Level 6 (old test) or 180 point in HSK Level 5 (new test). If studying in English - native speaker or TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

Important notes:

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country."

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Beijing Normal University is a renowned institution known for teacher education, education science, arts and the sciences

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Business; Education; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science

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