Beijing University of Chemical Technology, abbreviated as BUCT, is a technological university in mainland China. BUCT was founded in 1958 and is affiliated with the Ministry of Education. As a member university of the Project 211, BUCT has developed from an institution of scientific specialties to a more comprehensive university, with a curriculum including liberal arts. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First-Class Discipline University, with Double First-Class status in certain disciplines.

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🏫About Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT)


Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) is a high-level university that aims to develop chemical talent at the cutting-edge of science and technology. The university was established in 1958 and formerly known as the Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology. As a national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and as one of the Project 211 universities and 985 Project Innovation Platforms, BUCT has responsibilities for basic and applied scientific research; original, high-tech development; and the training of high-level, innovative talent.

With half a century of history, BUCT has become a multi-disciplinary university with a solid foundation in science and engineering, as well as other distinctive disciplines such as management, economics, law, literature, education, philosophy, medical sciences. The university is a multi-level training system for undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and students from foreign countries. Since its establishment, BUCT has trained more than 100,000 people for China.

BUCT has a total of 14 colleges with 15,249 full-time undergraduate students; 6,303 full-time graduate students (including 804 PhD students); and 460 international students. The university also has 4,096 continuing education students, including those in higher vocational education, the correspondence university, and the night university.  

BUCT has 2,354 faculty members, including 1,093 full-time teachers; 771 are full or associate professors. Faculty members include: 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one National Outstanding Professional and Technical Talent; 7 experts from the National Thousand Talents Program; 8 Chief Scientists in the 973 National Program; 24 winners of “the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”; 7 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund; 2 winners of the Chinese Young Women Scientist Award; 11 Distinguished Professors and 2 Chair Professors from the Cheung Kong Scholars Program of the Ministry of Education; 2 Young Scholars from the Cheung Kong Scholars Program of the Ministry of Education, 71 from the Cross-Century Talent Program of the Ministry of Education.

BUCT has 14 colleges; 51 undergraduate subjects; 96 master’s degree programs; 5 professional master’s degree categories; 10 master’s degree programs in engineering fields;  7 primary discipline doctoral programs; 28 secondary discipline doctoral programs; 7 Postdoctoral Mobile Stations; one National Key Discipline (covering 5 Secondary Disciplines); 2 National Secondary Key Disciplines; one National Key (Training) Discipline; 3 Beijing Primary Key Disciplines (covering 14 Secondary Key Disciplines); 2 Beijing Key Interdisciplinary Programs; 3 Beijing Secondary Key Disciplines; 8 National Feature Subject Construction Sites; 16 Beijing Feature Subject Construction Sites; 3 Engineering Education Subjects certified by the Ministry of Education; 2 National Key Laboratories; one National Engineering Technology Research Center; one National Engineering Laboratory; 12 laboratories at the provincial and ministerial level; 15 Engineering Technology Research Centers at the provincial and ministerial level. 


BUCT has been committed to industrialization and the transformation of high-tech achievements, and has qualified as a "National University Science and Technology Park." The science and technology industry of BUCT has more than 20 science and technology industrial entities, which are closely integrated with teaching and scientific research at the university. BUCT’s high-tech industries rely on the university’s advantages in science, technology, and talent and strive for the industrialization of scientific and technological achievements. High-tech industries that have the characteristics of BUCT have been established, and they have produced a variety of technologies and products in biochemical engineering, household chemical engineering, fine chemical engineering, new chemical materials, and other fields. In recent years, BUCT has also cooperated with local governments and has focused on setting up local institutes of science and technology in advanced materials, industrial biotechnology and other fields in the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, and the Bohai Rim regions.

International Exchange

BUCT gives much attention to international academic, cultural, and educational exchanges. The university has established academic cooperation with 107 universities, including those from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Australia, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. BUCT now cooperates with more than 30 foreign institutions and has started more than 40 overseas study programs for students, including student exchange programs, joint training programs, degree programs overseas summer camps, overseas internships, and international conferences and competitions. 285 students enrolled in these programs in 2016. BUCT has also opened multi-level educational opportunities for foreign students, including language students, undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral students. In 2016, BUCT had 460 international degree students. BUCT has a number of high-level international cooperative projects, such as the "Overseas Expertise Introduction Project for Discipline Innovation" (referred to as "111 Project"), the "Overseas Higher Cultural and Educational Experts Introduction Project", the "High-end Foreign Experts Project ", and the "Overseas Top Teacher Project". These have gradually led BUCT’s research teams to the cutting-edge of technological advancement.

School of International Education

The college currently undertakes educational and management functions of Sino-foreign cooperative education programs and the training of foreign students in China. It has established in-depth cooperative relations with more than 40 universities in more than 10 countries, including the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Ireland. At present, Chinese-foreign cooperative education programs include: undergraduate programs of mechanical design and manufacturing and automation majors at the University of Detroit (foreign docking: robotics and electromechanical engineering), and undergraduate programs of bioengineering at the State University of New York's Environmental Science and Forestry ( Docking with foreign parties: major in biological process engineering), undergraduate project with industrial design major at the University of Genoa, Italy (docking with foreign parties: product and ship design major). The college introduced high-quality educational and teaching resources such as the advanced educational concepts, teaching methods, and talent training models of partner universities, effectively promoting the international integration of our school's professional and faculty teams, and building an international team including many well-known experts at home and abroad. Transform the teaching staff, and promote the quality of talent training in our school to the advanced international level.

The college currently has more than 600 foreign students coming to China. Relying on the professional advantages of our school, the college has continuously improved the training system for foreign students in China. At present, it has established a comprehensive Chinese and Chinese national education curriculum system and has established 6 master's courses taught in English and taught in English. There are 58 courses, including 1 national-level excellent English course and 21 university-level excellent English courses and training courses. The college has also effectively used international resources to build a platform for industry-university-research cooperation. Currently, the “Belt and Road” college of their university has been established. A series of national talent training bases for the “Belt and Road” in Beijing, the China-Spain Joint Research Center for Advanced Materials, the “Belt and Road” International Talent Training Center of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry International Capacity Cooperation Enterprise Alliance, and “Silk Road” scholarships. The international student training platform has formed an education system for foreign students in China covering different levels of language preparatory, undergraduate, master, and Ph.D., and cultivated a large number of international talents who know China and China. The college has actively promoted the "Belt and Road" visit training program. More than 50 experts from more than 10 countries, more than 20 universities and institutions The visit to their school has made a positive contribution to the international cultural integration and the international development of the school.


The university, covering an area of 64.4 hectares, is composed of 4 campuses:

East campus (headquarters): located on the eastern section of the North Third Ring Road, southeast of the Asian Games Village.
West campus: On the central section of the West Third Ring Road.
North campus: located in Changping, near Lake Shisanling. Most of the North campus had been sold to the China University of Petroleum while the remaining will be the dormitory for the staff, since the new North campus, a.k.a. Nankou campus is a little bit more far from the East campus and requires an additional dorm for staff.
Nankou campus: located in Changping, about 5 km from the Changping Xishankou station of Beijing Subway Changping line. Near the Institute of Nuclear Energy Technology, Tsinghua University.
Currently, the undergraduates in BUCT spend their first 3 years in the Nankou campus and then transferred to the East section for the fourth year of the study. Some of the postgraduates in BUCT spend their first year in the north campus, too.

The east campus is designated for all postgraduate students.

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🏠 Accommodation

The International Student Dormitory of Beijing University of Chemical Technology provides different types of dormitory rooms to international students. Included in each room are air-condition, refrigerator, internet, TV set, and furniture. The apartments have the capacity of accommodating around 500 international students.

  • 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.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$85 USD

Tuition fee:

35,000 CNY per year

105,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

💸 Living Expenses in Beijing

Expense Average costs
Accommodation On average, a single room student dormitory accommodation will cost about RMB 1500 per month, or about RMB 18,000 per year, including utilities.
Food A meal at the university canteen/restaurant or in a fast-food restaurant outside would cost about RMB 7 to RMB 30. The average monthly bill for students that will study in Beijing, China can be between the range of RMB 1800 to RMB 4000.
Transportation A one-way local transport ticket in Beijing costs about RMB 4. The taxi start rate costs about RMB 13, plus the additional taxi rate per kilometer of about RMB 2.30. A monthly transport pass for university students in Beijing would cost around RMB 200.
Extra costs: Some extra costs for university students who will study in Beijing, China are books and study materials around RMB 210 to RMB 350 per month (increased costs for those studying Sciences, Medicine, or Art), and medical insurance of about RMB 400 per six months.

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 40.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL 95 and above is an advantage.

Minimum education level: Master's

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 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:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo
  • Official transcript
  • Personal statement
  • English certificate (You can take the English test online here)
  • Guarantor letter
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Research proposal

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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