📖 Introduction

Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) is a leading public institution in Beijing, China, specializing in civil engineering, architecture, and related fields. Established in 1934, BUCEA has a rich history of contributing to the development of civil infrastructure and architectural design in China. As a comprehensive university, BUCEA offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, emphasizing the integration of theoretical knowledge with practical skills to prepare students for successful careers in the built environment.

One of the distinguishing qualities of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture is its commitment to innovation and sustainability in civil engineering and architectural practices. The university plays a crucial role in advancing research and education in areas such as green building design, urban planning, and infrastructure development. While specific world rankings may vary, BUCEA is recognized nationally for its significant contributions to the construction and architecture industries. The university's focus on fostering a sustainable and resilient built environment aligns with the evolving needs of the global community, making BUCEA a key institution in the field of civil engineering and architecture.

🏫 About Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA)

As the one and only architectural university in Beijing, the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) was formerly known as Capital Primary Industrial School established by the Qing Dynasty Government in 1907. Jointly sponsored by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, BUCEA is home to over 70,000 outstanding alumni. As a multi-campus university, BUCEA now has two campuses - Xicheng and Daxing. With over 1100 faculty and staff and more than 11000 enrolled students, BUCEA offers 39 undergraduate programs, 14 master’s degree programs and 2 doctoral degree programs. BUCEA has 10 schools, 1 basic teaching institution, as well as School of International Education, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education and School of Continuing Education, with faculties in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Surveying and Mapping, Electrics, Mechanics, Management, Law, and Science, etc. Through the pursuit of high-quality development and research excellence, BUCEA now boasts 26 ministerial- and provincial-level laboratories, 13 teaching bases above the ministerial- and provincial-level, and the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Urban Design, displaying its distinctive strengths in such featured specialties as Architectural Heritage Protection, Urban Planning and Architectural Design, Urban Transport Infrastructure and Underground Engineering, Sponge City, Modern Urban Surveying and Mapping, Solid Waste Recycling Technology, Green Building and Energy-Saving Technology, Smart Construction and Smart City, etc. To better serve China’s national strategy and Beijing’s function as Center for International Exchanges, BUCEA have set up the Belt and Road International Urban Innovation Center and 7 international innovation cooperation platforms, working in partnership with 97 universities and research institutions across 43 countries and regions for pragmatic academic exchanges and joint research. The university has proposed the initiative of establishing the BRAUIC, Belt and Road Architectural University International Consortium, committed to building it into a world-famous specialized international university alliance. Nearly 1000 Chinese and international students have benefited from Sino-foreign Cooperatively-running Programs and programs for international students. Under the leadership of the university administration, BUCEA is dedicated to the mission of cultivating talents with morals and the positioning of a top-notch featured university, seeking to serve the capital’s drive to become a major world center for science and innovation, and building itself into a top-notch, inclusive and innovative university in China with world-wide recognition and great emphasis on architectural education

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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

31 Days

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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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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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