📖Introduction

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, located in the Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, southern China, was co-founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University as the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. Its charter has been approved by the Ministry of Education with full support from local authorities.

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📚About the Program

Bachelor’s in Artificial Intelligence at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC)

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programme at UIC is committed to providing students with an education that prepares them for AI-related careers in various industries. It will offer broad training in core computer and intelligence technology and provide students with a good foundation for career development.

The Programme also aims at offering opportunities to students who wish to pursue a postgraduate education or to develop their technology skills in AI in the modern industrial context. Specifically, the Programme is designed to

  • Give students a solid foundation in computer science and AI upon which to build their understanding of AI applications;

  • Provide a broad-based and yet deep education in AI technology, so as to enable them to apply their knowledge and skills in various related professions;

  • Well train students in AI-related mathematical thinking and the use of various AI-related mathematical tools because mathematics are indispensable tools for solving AI problems; and

  • Teach students how to formulate appropriate AI models for solving real-life problems.

In order to emphasize the various domains of AI technology, two concentrations of AI technologies and their applications will be provided for students to choose from. The two concentrations are AI in Business and Finance Concentration, AI in Multimedia Concentration.

AI in Business and Finance Concentration covers artificial intelligence courses on solving business and financial problems. For many years, financial technology has been one of the most exciting topics in academia and finance. This is so not only because the subject is extremely important in terms of financial and commercial value, but also because of its highly unpredictable nature, it poses a real challenge to researchers all over the world. With this concentration, students will learn how to apply various AI technologies (such as machine learning, data mining, deep network, financial technology and Quantum Finance technology) related to smart finance learned in the programme to AI-based finance Engineering issues, such as data mining. The financial market, financial pattern recognition, quantum financial forecasting and multi-agent-based trading system.AI in Multimedia Concentration covers artificial intelligence courses on solving multimedia problems, such as speech, image recognition, and multimedia mining.

AI in Multimedia is an interdisciplinary concentration that teaches students to make computers to understand images, graphs, charts, and videos, and to read complex documents. Other tasks include augmented reality to guide field technicians when operations are complex; helping computers speak and dialogue with emotions and expressions; and enriching videos with metadata. The courses include Speech Processing and Recognition, Digital Image Processing, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Multimedia Mining and Analytics, Design and Implementation of Intelligent Vision System, etc.

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🏫About Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC)

Situated in Zhuhai, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong. UIC shoulders the historical mission of advancing the internationalization of Chinese higher education and taking the lead in implementing liberal arts education in China.

Exceptional Location

UIC is located in the beautiful coastal city of Zhuhai in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. As one of China's most liveable cities, Zhuhai is adjacent to Macao and Hong Kong, connected by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Zhuhai was one of the first places where modern Chinese met Western culture.

International Higher Education

With English as the medium of instruction, UIC's education is of international standards with high-caliber academic performance. The college has established the Divisions of Business and Management, Culture and Creativity, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, in addition to the Graduate School. Altogether UIC offers 28 undergraduate programmes, and is approved to offer nine research and five taught postgraduate programmes for over 7,000 students. Undergraduates receive HKBU Bachelor's Degrees and UIC Graduation Certificates, and postgraduates earn HKBU degrees.

Liberal Arts College

Aiming to serve China and the world, UIC has built a new model for liberal arts education in China by tapping into traditional Chinese and Western cultural resources. A liberal arts education cultivates open-minded, well-rounded talents, enabling students to dig into their academic field of expertise with an interdisciplinary approach. UIC provides a student-centered learning environment and encourages a healthy student-teacher interaction that benefits both parties in terms of mentorship and collaboration.

Diversity and Development

UIC enrols students from 30 provinces and regions of the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas. More than 72% of the graduates from the Class of 2020 chose postgraduate studies home and abroad, 74.4% of which were admitted to the world’s top 100 universities. Many of the graduates have started their careers in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies or non-profit organisations. There are also alumni listed in Forbes 30 under 30.

Features:

  • 4 Divisions providing 25 Undergraduate Programs
  • 6000+ Undergraduate students; Above 70% Graduates go onto further study abroad.
  • Faculty and students from more than 30 countries and regions.
  • Liberal Arts Education & Whole Person Education
  • Graduation Certificate Awarded by UIC and HKBU Degree.
  • English-taught Curriculum with Special Programmes on Chinese Culture and Society.
  • Career Development for more possible future.
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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$0 USD

Tuition fee:

100,000 CNY per year

400,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 600 CNY.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • BNU-HKBU United International College International Students Application Form
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Certificate
  • Personal Statement Letter or Study Plan
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Your Passport Copy
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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