Thinking about an exchange?
If you want to study at Beihang as an exchange student for one or two semesters, you must be enrolled at one of our partner universities, which have signed formal student exchange agreements with us. Please consult the international office of your university to find out if there is such an agreement.
Applicants must have a good academic record, display a suitable level of competence in English or Chinese and be officially nominated by their home universities.
Semester dates can be found at the section "Prepare for Beihang".
What can I study?
Beihang is one of the first Chinese universities to offer postgraduate programmes in English for international students. Currently, over 250 of our courses are taught in English. At the undergraduate level, English-taught courses are offered in seven fields. More choices are available at the postgraduate level.
Incoming exchange students can select courses across a range of fields and are not restricted to courses only in their major. It is also possible for undergraduate exchange students to choose courses from postgraduate programs, and vice versa. However, courses are taught only once a year, either in the spring semester or autumn semester.
One credit at Beihang generally equals to 16 hours of lecture time, around 2-2.5 ECTS credits. Our grading scale is: 0-59 Fail; 60-69 Average; 70-84 Good; 85-100 Excellent. Transcripts of records will be sent to your home university coordinator either in late March or late September.
In parallel with your regular studies, you can take Chinese language courses for 4 to 20 hours a week, depending on your proficiency level. Application for such courses takes place on arrival. Intermediate courses may incur extra fees.
Research Projects: brochure
Exchange students are welcome to do final-year projects or research internships supervised by our professors. Available opportunities can be found in the brochure compiled annually by the International Division.
Applicants should first contact prospective supervisors by sending a CV and a motivation letter (please copy them to email@example.com). With all resources at hand, if there is still difficulty in matching professors, please request for help from the program manager of your region.
Apply for an exchange
Step 1. Speak to your home university's exchange coordinator
Contact the coordinator for exchange programs at your home university and find out the steps you need to follow in order to be nominated for exchange to Beihang.
Step 2. Submit your application to Beihang
Your coordinator should send to the program manager at Internatioal Division: a recommendation list (xls. format), and single PDF files by person containing the other documents. Please kindly note that late applications will not be considered and no hard copy is required.
- Application documents:
- Application deadlines:
Autumn semester (Mid-September to early January): April 15
Spring semester (Early March to Mid-July): October 15 of the previous year
Step 3. Wait for confirmation
After receiving your completed application, another unit – the International School will evaluate your documents and decide whether you can be accepted.
If you qualify, we will mail the package to your home university coordinator within two months. It will include an admission notice, a supporting document for visa application, and a detailed guide.
The International Division provides strong buddy support for each incoming exchange student. Around one month before you come to Beihang, you will be introduced to a local student, who can pick you up at the airport and explore Beijing together with you, among many other activities supported by our Buddy Program.
Prepare for Beihang
When you receive the admission package, please start to apply for a Chinese visa. We would like to highlight the following information:
Tuition fees are to be paid by exchange students to home university only. However, you should cover your own expenses as follows: travel, accommodation, food, books and teaching materials, insurance and other associated costs.
After arrival, you will be required to register for Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China. The cost is ¥400/6 months.
Exchange students can apply for on-campus housing. Please submit the Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org after you are officially accepted to Beihang.
The available option is double-occupancy bedroom with bathroom at the International Student Dormitory (Building 10, Da Yun Cun, near Exit F of Zhichunlu Station, Subway Line 10). The monthly rent is around ¥650 per person. It is not possible to apply for single rooms.
- Autumn semester 2017
Dormitory open for check-in: September 8
Official registration day: September 13
Classes begin: to be confirmed
Moon Festival + National Day Holiday: October 1-8
New Year Holiday: January 1-3, 2018
Final exams end: around January 20, 2018
- Spring semester 2018 (estimated)
Semester begins: March 5
Tomb-sweeping Festival: April 5-7
May Day: May 1-3
Dragon Boat Festival: June 16-18
Suggested departure date: July 9 or afterwards
More details can be found here.
We are very interested in furthering our global engagement and providing new opportunities for our students and staff to gain international experience in this global community.
Currently, Beihang University partners with over 200 institutions worldwide, 41% of which are based in Europe, 29% in Asia and 21% in North America. These partnerships cover faculty exchanges, student mobility workshops and conferences, joint degree programs/courses, and joint publications. The University is also a member of several global consortia, including International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO), Top Industrial Managers for Europe (T.I.M.E), Sino-Spanish University Consortium, and China-CEECs Higher Education Institutions Consortium.
Beihang is home to the U.N. Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China), the first UN organization in China dedicated to space education. Launched in November 2014, this centre is jointly run by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Beihang University. It aims to improve the space science and technology education in developing countries.
Exchange/double degree partners
Please download the list of exchange/double degree partners.
Joint centers, laboratories and schools
Air Transportation Management Joint Laboratory
Beihang-EPFL Space Technology Initiative
Beihang-KTH Centre for Wireless Communications
Beihang-KTH Joint Laboratory for Solar Energy Technology and Engineering
Beihang-Motorola/Freescale Education Laboratory
Beihang-Purdue Joint Laboratory of Low-Emissions Combustion Science and Technology
Beihang-Purdue Joint Laboratory on Energy Systems
Beihang-SMC Research Centre
Beihang-TI DSP Education Laboratory
Beihang-ULB Education and Research Centre
Beihang-UPM Education and Research Centre
Complexity Data Analysis Research Centre
Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University, Japan
Ericsson Mobile Cloud Computing Laboratory
Fert Beijing Institute
Heeger Beijing Institute
International Joint Research Centre of Advanced Life Support Technology
International Research Centre for Complex Systems and Scientific-Engineering Computing
ITI-Beihang Training Centre
Joint Laboratory of Advanced Machining Technology in Aerospace Industry
Sino-Canadian Joint Centre for Social Sciences
Sino-French Laboratory for Sciences and Engineering
Sino-German Joint Software Institute
Sino-Japan New Materials Research Centre
Sino-UK Joint Laboratory on Space Science and Technology
Sino-French Engineer School (ECPKn)
Thomas Beijing Institute