📖 Introduction

Established in 1956, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) is a distinguished public university located in Beijing, China. Specializing in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), BUCM is dedicated to the preservation, advancement, and global promotion of this ancient and holistic healthcare system. As a key institution for TCM education and research, BUCM offers a comprehensive range of programs, including Chinese medicine, acupuncture, pharmacology, and healthcare management.

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine is recognized for its significant contributions to the field of traditional Chinese medicine, both within China and internationally. The university is known for its commitment to integrating modern scientific approaches with traditional medical practices, fostering a balance between ancient wisdom and contemporary healthcare needs. While specific world rankings may vary, BUCM holds a prominent position in the realm of traditional Chinese medicine education and research, contributing to the preservation and modernization of this valuable cultural and medical heritage. The university's emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and its role in training skilled practitioners and researchers make it a key player in the global landscape of traditional medicine education.

🏫 About Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM)

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), founded in 1956, a prestigious university in China, has been well-known for its leading subjects traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese Materia Medica. Since its inception, BUCM has been listed under the Project 211, a project designed for prioritizing development of about 100 colleges and universities and a host of key disciplines for the 21st century. Since 2011, it has been listed under the Project 985, a major decision made by CPC and the State Council on building first-class universities of the international standard at the turn of the century. Since 2017, its three disciplines have been listed under China’s “Double-First Rate” initiative (world-class universities and first-class disciplines), specifically Chinese Medicine, Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica. The university now has three campuses – the Hepingjie Campus, the Wangjing Campus and the Liangxiang Campus. Boasting of distinctive characteristics and great strengths, BUCM has become an education base for the cultivation of high-level innovative TCM professionals, a model base for the reform of TCM education, a research base for the innovation in TCM knowledge and technology, a healthcare base for the prevention and management of critical conditions and rare cases, a humanity base for the dissemination of Chinese traditional culture, and an international exchange base for the introduction of TCM to the world. It has become a world-renowned TCM university integrating teaching, research and medical care. BUCM has made great contributions to the health undertakings, civilization and social advancement. BUCM is committed to establishing a future-oriented talent nurturing system based on high-level education. It has set up several teaching schools, including School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Materia Medica, School of Life Sciences, School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, School of Management, School of Nursing, School of Humanities, School of Chinese Culture Studies, International School, School of Distance Education, School of Continuing Education, and Physical Teaching Department. BUCM has 4 school-level research institutions, namely Beijing Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, National Institute of TCM Constitution and Preventive Medicine, National Institute of Chinese Medicine Development and Strategy, and Institute of Encephalopathy, Beijing, China. It also has 8 affiliated hospitals for clinical teaching, to be detailed, Dongzhimen Hospital, Dongfang Hospital, Third Affiliated Hospital,Zaozhuang Hospital, Shenzhen Hospital, Fangshan Hospital, Sun Simiao Hospital and Xiamen Hospital and Guoyitang TCM Clinic. BUCM is also a sponsor of national-level academic journals like Journal of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Journal of Beijing University of ChineseMedicine (Clinical Medicine), TCM Education, and Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (English Edition), all being important arenas for academic exchange. So far BUCM has 5,233 employees, including 1,478 full-time teachers and 346 doctoral tutors. Its teachers' team consists of renowned experts at home and abroad and middle-aged and young professors with national influence. BUCM has 32,325 registered students, including 12602 full-time students, specifically 7,536 undergraduates and junior college students, 4,504 master’s degree candidates, and 562 international students. In addition, its continuing education program has 1,864 students and its distance learning program has 17,859 students. BUCM is committed to establishing a future-oriented talent nurturing system based on high-level education. Currently, it offers 12 bachelor’s degree programs across a wide range of subjects such as Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, Medicinal Herb Manufacturing, Pharmacology, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Rehabilitation Therapeutics, Public Health Management, Pharmaceutical Business Management, Information Management and Information System, Nursing, English (Medical Science, International Dissemination of TCM), and Law (Medicine and Health). BUCM is China’s first cohort of TCM universities that offer doctoral degree programs and have three post-doctoral research centers, namely Center for Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, and Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine, all three disciplines having the doctoral degree program. It also has 42 doctoral degree programs of the specialized disciplines and 46 master’s degree programs.

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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

📬 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

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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