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Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) has currently signed agreements on exchange program with more than 200 universities worldwide. We welcome students from the partner universities to study in the exchange programs in BIT.


• Overview

Exchange students to BIT can study in the regular degree programs conducted in English or Chinese, they are also welcomed to study in intensive Chinese language program. We receive students from undergraduate, master and PhD level from the home university, except the first-year undergraduate students. The exchange program extends from one semester to two semesters in the academic program or intensive Chinese language program. No tuition fee for the exchange students.

Academic Calendar

Please click here for the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Nomination & Application


1. Must be a currently enrolled university student (grade two or above);

2. Complete 2 semesters at home university;

3. Non-Chinese citizen.


Exchange coordinator of home university needs to download the Nomination Form 2024 and send it to exchange admission officer by email after filling.

Nomination Deadline

Nomination deadline for fall semester:  May 15th

Nomination deadline for spring semester:  November 15th

Application Time

Application for fall semester:  Mar.1st - June 1st of the same year

Application for spring semester:  Sep.1st - Dec 1st of the previous year

Application & Supporting Documents

1. Please apply online by visiting, and upload materials below:

(1) photo page of passport (students are required to upload a passport with validity at least 6 months after the end of study at BIT);

(2) Transcripts at home university (English/Chinese version with signature and/or seal by home university);

(3) Proof of language proficiency;

a) IELTS≥6.0 or TOFEL≥85 or equivalent qualification for attending English-taught programs (no official test results required. Letter/certificate from home university accepted. No requirement for native speakers.)

b) HSK5 or above or equivalent qualification for attending Chinese-taught programs (Official test results required)

c) No HSK level is required for attending intensive Chinese Language program

(4) One letter of recommendation by home university lecturer or professor in relevant school;

(5) Statement of purpose clearly indicating duration and purpose of study, preferred technical work or experience, academic background, personality, hobby, etc. with a minimum of 1000 words;

(6) ID photo with white background;

(7) Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (Download from → Resources → Download);

2. Student for undergraduate study shall apply as a “general visiting student” and student for graduate study shall apply as a “senior visiting student” under exchange program (including Intensive Chinese Language Program).

3. Applicants will get the email notice about paying the application fee RMB 500 online when the first review of application is passed.

4. Applicants may need to upload more supporting documents if they receive further notice.

5. Admission Notice and JW202 Form for visa application will be sent to home university by post if applicants are admitted. 

 Preparation before Arrival

Visa application

All students are required to apply for Student Visa (X1/X2) at Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country with your passport, Admission Notice and JW202 Form. Any other type of visa is not accepted.


All students should purchase the Comprehensive Insurance at BIT.



Three-bed or four-bed room in No.14 and No.16 Dormitory in Zhong Guan Cun campus are available for all exchange students. The room is equipped with air-conditioner, desk, wardrobe, internet access and public laundry room. 

Students will receive an email about room reservation after admission and need to reply the email to reserve dormitory room on campus. Students don’t need choose No.14 or No.16 since the room will be assigned for each one after successful reservation.

Students need to pay the accommodation fee including water and electricity fee once for one semester when check-in on registration dates at BIT so it would be convenient that cash in RMB is prepared in advance. Fees won't be returned back if students check-out during the semester.

Regarding the detailed information, please refer to Accommodation page.

Exchange students are allowed to choose either live on campus or find an apartment outside on your own. 

Estimated Costs 


 • Upon Arrival

Courses Available

(1) English-taught Programs for Exchange in Undergraduate Study

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(2) English-taught Programs for Exchange in Graduate Study

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1.The course schedule will be sent to students by email right before the start of each semester. Please notice that the course information provided herein may be subject to change before course registration.

2.Some courses may have limited enrollment.

3.Courses in MBA program are only limited to graduate students with MBA background.

4.Exchange students could only choose courses within the relevant school.

5.Feel free to consult with the admission officer if you need any details of courses.

6.Chinese language course (6 credits) for beginners will be offered to exchange students each semester. Students are free to register if there is no time conflict with other courses.

7.Students in any major at home are free to choose Intensive Chinese Language Program with 20 class hours each week. Students register in this language program couldn’t choose any course in other program.


Transcripts will be sent to home universities at the beginning of the following semester after exchange:


• Admission Officer

Ms. Xin ZONG (Summer) (For University Partnership)

Tel: +86 10 6891 3603

Office of International Affairs

Ms. Zhengyang Cai (Ulrica) (For applicants’ questions)

Tel: +86 10 6891 8541

Office of International Students


Address: Building 14, No.5, South Zhong Guan Cun Street, Haidian District Beijing 100081 P.R.China


For your reference:
1. BIT Exchange Fact Sheet

2. How to apply




  • 2020-2021BIT English-taught Programs for Undergraduates
  • 2020-2021 BIT English-taught Programs for Graduates