📖 Introduction

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), founded in 1955 in Beijing, China, is a university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and co-built by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology(MIIT). BUPT is one of the first “Project 211” universities. BUPT has also joined the “Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superior Discipline”. BUPT is a comprehensive university with information technology as its main feature, engineering and science as its main focus and a combination of engineering, management, humanities and sciences as its main pursuit, which becomes an important base for fostering high-tech talents.

🏫 About Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)


BUPT has 14 teaching units, three research institutes, and one graduate school. The 14 teaching units include the School of Information and Communication Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Automation, School of Software Engineering, School of Sciences, School of Economics and Management, School of Public Management, School of Digital Media and Design Arts, School of Humanities, International School, School of E-learning (Continuing Education), School of Ethnic Minority Education, Teaching and Research Center for Marxism. The three research institutes are Institute of Network Technology, Institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communications as well as Institute of Intelligent Sensing Technology. The Schools and Institutes mentioned above cover disciplines of engineering, science, management, economics, philosophy, law, education, humanity, and arts.

The university has 22,000 full-time students and about 30,000 part-time students. It offers 36 undergraduate programs, 9 Ph.D. programs, 23 master programs, and 5 post-doctoral programs. The employment rate of BUPT postgraduates and undergraduates reaches 100 percent and 99 percent respectively. In addition, BUPT students get outstanding records in various major competitions in mathematics, physics, electronics, and English.

BUPT has over two thousand staff in total, including 9 academicians, 1420 full-time teachers (85 percent of them with master or doctor degree), 4 distinguished Chang Jiang Scholars, 21 national experts with outstanding contributions, 6 "Project 973" chief scientists and so on.

BUPT has two national key disciplines, which are Information and Communication Engineering (top 1 among national key disciplines) as well as Electronic Science and Technology. BUPT has two state key laboratories, which include the State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology and the State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, and two national engineering laboratories, which include National Engineering Laboratory for Disaster Backup and Recovery as well as National Engineering Laboratory of Information Content Security Technology. BUPT has two “111” International Academic Talents Base funded by the Chinese government including Key Technologies for Telecommunications and Networks as well as Advanced Intelligence and Network Service. Professor Zhores I. Alferov, the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the Rector of RAS St. Petersburg Academic University, is the Great Master of Science in the first one of the two 111 bases, the Honorary Director of the State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications (BUPT) and the Director of the Russian-Chinese Joint Laboratory of Information Optoelectronics and Nanoheterostructures.

International Exchange

BUPT attaches great importance to the exchanges and cooperation with other higher education institutions both at home and abroad and has established inter-university academic exchange programs with over 70 universities from 40 countries and regions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, France, Japan, Korea and those from the regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. BUPT has also cooperated successfully with many world-renowned enterprises in telecommunications to create a better environment for students to develop their modern and international consciousness. Currently, the figure for international students studying in BUPT reaches 410 and they are coming from more than 70 countries. In 2004, BUPT initiated the International School (approved by the Ministry of Education) to implement the International Joint Degree Programs with Queen Mary, University of London. Over 83 percent of graduates pursued their higher education abroad. The Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific (CI-USP, headquartered in Fiji, is jointly established by BUPT and the University of the South Pacific(USP). CI-USP has offered valuable learning opportunities to USP students and local people. CI-USP is making its effort to become one of the models of excellent Confucius Institute.

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Library

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Library was built in 1955, covering about 14,000 square meters. The primary library holds more than one million copies of various documentations. The library has distinct characteristics of posts, telecommunications, and electronics,with many prestigious professional books on telecommunications throughout the world. It is no doubt number one in that respect in quantity or quality in China. Now there are 1,100,000 books in the library, including 3,000 periodicals. Besides the printed books, the library also has 26 databases with a large amount of electronic documentation, including IEL, EI village, ISTP, PQDD, China Academic Journal, etc.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

💸 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.

📬 Admissions Process

31 Days

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3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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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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