Beijing Jiaotong University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- 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
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.
- Fall Semester (September to January)
- Spring Semester (February to June)
- Academic year (September to June)
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.
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
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