Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University

Location
Beijing, China 

Availability
Available university-wide   


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    Known as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, Beijing Normal University (BNU) was founded in 1902 from the Faculty of Education of Capital Metropolitan University. The University initiated teacher training and is the epitome in the development of modern teacher training and higher education in China. 
     
    Today Beijing Normal University has become a comprehensive and research-intensive university with its main characteristics of basic disciplines in sciences and humanities, teacher education and educational science. The North Taipingzhuang campus was built in 1954 and is located in the Haidian district of Beijing. 
     
    BNU is ranked the 240th among the world universities, the 46th best among Asian universities, and the 8th best among the universities of Chinese mainland (QS World Ranking 2015). The University has 16 national key disciplines, among which, the disciplines of Education, Psychology, History, Ecology and Geography are ranked the first in China according to the latest official ranking by the Ministry of Education. 
     
    Each year, over 1000 BNU students study abroad on exchange programs, internship programs, collaborative programs and degree programs; above 900 international professors and scholars are invited to lecture and research at the University. BNU currently hosts around 1800 international students (full program and exchange) from over 100 countries and regions. 

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    Beijing, China’s massive capital, has a history stretching back 3 millennia. The city is known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the Forbidden City complex and Imperial Palace. Beijing isn’t just the political centre of China – it’s the cultural heart of the country too. With top-class museums, galleries and an increasing number of music venues, there’s enough to keep you busy day and night.

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    • The Great Wall 
    • Forbidden City 
    • Tian’anmen Square 
    • Summer Palace 
    • Temple of Heaven Park 
    • Gate of Heavenly Peace 
    • Azure Clouds Temple 
    • 789 Art District 
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    China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with around 1.428 billion people. It is also the third or fourth largest country by total area.

    Of the 1.425 billion people in China, 91.51% are Han Chinese. While China has an estimated population density of 145 people per square kilometre overall, Shanghai, the largest city in the country (and the world) has a population density of 3,800 people per square kilometer.

    China is home to many impressive monuments, most notably the Great Wall, as well as ancient palaces, giant Buddha statues, buried statues and more. There are also wonderful natural features to explore such as the Yellow Mountains, the Rainbow Lakes, Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Floating Peaks, and the Qiantang Tidal Bore.

    The diversity in landscapes goes hand in hand with diversity of culture - you can stay in some of the world’s most advanced cities with access to high-speed trains and modern technology, or you can explore small country villages that remain almost untouched by modernity. Many Chinese people speak some English making it relatively easy for English speakers to navigate, however the chance to learn even a bit of Mandarin is fantastic for future careers.

    Did you know…..?

    China originated as one of the world's first civilisations in the Yellow River basin, and has a history of over 3,000 years. *The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice flour! Using sticky rice as a construction ingredient was one of the greatest innovations of the Ming dynasty, helping structures (including tombs and pagodas as well) survive earthquakes and the elements. *https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sticky-rice-mortar-view-space-and-more-fun-facts-about-chinas-great-wall-180962197/

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Beijing Normal University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Autumn semester (SP5)
September to January

Spring semester (SP2)
February to June/July


Beijing Normal University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -8°c to 12°c 
Spring/Summer: 15°c to 31°c 

Currency
¥ Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB) 

Local language/s
Mandarin


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    Beijing Normal University offers free pickup service for students from Beijing International Airport T3 Arrival Hall if you arrive at on the designated pick up dates fromClick here to see when the pickup date is for the next available intake.  

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    On-campus accommodation is available at the main campus of Beijing Normal University and varies between single and double rooms and shared apartments. Once you have received your acceptance from Beijing Normal University, you can start your housing application via your BNU student portal. 

    More information on accommodation can be found here.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Beijing Normal University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1600 
    Health Insurance  $350 per semester 
    Accommodation  $300 to $600 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $500 per month 
    Transportation  $30 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $550 t0 $600 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at Beijing Normal University, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See here for more information. 

Beijing Normal University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on China is available here
 
China embassy website can be found here
 
Beijing Normal University student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Beijing Normal University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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No available summer/winter school

Beijing Normal University is not an exchange partner for winter/summer school.  To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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