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About Beihang University
Beihang University (BUAA), formerly known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was founded in 1952 and is China’s first university of aerospace technology. Since the 1950s, BUAA has excelled as one of the 16 key state universities in China. Through 60 years of development, BUAA has grown into a science and technology university with aerospace features, combining disciplines in science, engineering, liberal arts, law, economics, management and education. There are currently 26,000 students enrolled in BUAA, including over 12,000 postgraduate students. Doctoral programs are available in 49 fields, master programs in 144 fields and bachelor programs in 57 subjects.
BUAA is one of the most famous universities in China, and is equipped with advanced laboratories and teaching facilities. At present, the university comprises 28 schools, out of its 130 professional laboratorie–35 are listed as state or ministry key laboratories.
The campus of BUAA is located in the west of Beijing, and the bright lights and big names of the capital’s own Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun. BUAA’s campus is known for its beautiful environment, tree-lined streets, and delightful Green Park, whose lake is filled with Lotus flowers in summer. Convenient transportation links, international student dormitories, and excellent sporting facilities including gymnasiums, and an indoor swimming pool make BUAA’s campus a great place to be. . There are also banks, a post office, dining halls, supermarkets and many other services for the complete convenience of the academic and daily lives of international students.
International education at Beihang University (BUAA) was inaugurated in the early 1990s’ and has continued to develop at a very fast pace. By the end of 2011 over 1100 international students were enrolled in programs at BUAA. Among them over 700 international students were studying for their doctoral, master, or bachelor degrees.
BUAA is one of the few universities in China which uses English as its primary language of instruction for all international master and doctoral programs, as well as some of its bachelor programs. It has done this since the early 1990s. Since 1993, more than 6,000 students from over 80 countries have been enrolled in BUAA, including more than 1000 doctoral and master candidates. Over 600 have been awarded master or doctoral degrees.
BUAA is qualified to admit all categories of international students, including those sponsored by the Chinese Government Scholarship. The Education Ministry of China has designated BUAA as one of the top universities in China able to implement the Postgraduates Program, a full scholarship sponsored by Chinese Government. The Beihang Scholarship for international students was established in 2007 to encourage and support the coming of excellent international students to BUAA. Since that time hundreds of distinguished international students have been awarded the scholarship. International students who have successfully completed a bachelor program at BUAA are also eligible to study for a master’s degree here. These students are frequently recommended for the Beihang Scholarship. BUAA also actively carries out its student exchange program with famous European and Asian universities and accepts dozens of students annually from various countries.