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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Beijing Jiaotong University, School of Economics and Management

Founded in 1896, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) is one of the oldest universities in China with about 25,000 student currently enrolled. The university and its faculty have played an important role is developing China’s industries and railway systems.  BJTU is an influential institution when it comes to solving China’s technological and policy-making issues in the development of the robust Chinese economy and society.

The School of Economics and Management (SEM) is well established within BJTU. With its over 100 years of existence, the School has established twenty different education research institutes including the Institute of Development Strategy, Research Center of Acquisiti9on and Reconstructing of Chinese Enterprises and the Institute of Labor Economics. BJTU’s School of Economics and Management is an excellent school for any exchange student to learn about and be immersed in the Chinese business environment.


Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China.  It has been the political center of China for approximately eight centuries. It boasts palaces, gardens, opera, tombs, temples, and is within close proximity to the Great Wall of China. It features galleries of internationally sought after pieces of art and universities of the highest caliber. All of this makes Beijing the center of culture in China. It is immense, urban, and headquarters for most of China’s largest companies and a major hub for transportation. The high-speed rail, national highway and railway all make their way through Beijing. The BJTU is located in the district central of Haidian in Beijing and close to a subway stop for easy access to the rest of the city.
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Chinese
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)


Exchange students will take courses at the School of Economics and Management (SEM) at Beijing Jiaotong University. SEM offers a selection of courses taught in English along with those in Chinese. The course selection varies from semester to semester but it usually includes classes such as corporate management, international business law, economics and accounting.
At the university, Center for International Education at BJTU offers Chinese language courses that are open to exchange students to take if they wish as well as the option of having a Language Partner. Students will take a placement test upon arrival. The Chinese language classes are free for exchange students.
The Center for International Education also arranges excursions for exchange students and city tours throughout the semester. Trips usually include sites around Beijing such as the Forbidden City and cultural activities like the Mid-Autumn Festival.


Exchange students are encouraged to live in an on campus dorm which offers the most convenience. BJTU has four different dorms for exchange students to choose from. The majority of dorm rooms are shared with one roommate and have a private bathroom, internet, TV, and is furnished. The usual cost for living in a dorm is between 5600 to 8400 RMB per semester, or around $900 to $1,350, depending on which dorm the student selects.
On the other hand, students do have the option to live off campus in apartments. The student is responsible for finding his or her own accommodation and it is usually more expensive. Rent for a single room is usually 2000 to 4000 RBM, or $325 to $650 per month.


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
Helpful Links

SEM Homepage
BJTU Homepage
BJTU Exchange Fact Sheet
BJTU Center for International Education
BJTU Dorms
BJTU Chinese Language Courses
BJTU Campus Life and Facilities
BJTU Campus Map
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding Page
Scholarship and Funding options
Beijing, China City Guide
China Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Aggies in China

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


For detailed information about the exchange program at Beijing Jiaotong University, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.