Beijing Jiaotong University

Of Urban and Rural Planning (Urban Planning and Design)

March, 2018

I ProgramDescription

1. Generalinformation


AcademicEducation Programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republicof China is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerialpersonnel for the recipient countries, offering one-year and two-year masterprograms as well as three-year doctoral programs for the purpose of educatinghigh-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields ofgovernment, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, cultureand health, building intellectual capacity and facilitating the economic andsocial development of the recipient countries. These programs provideassistance to governmental officials, research fellows, and senior managerialpersonnel on their master and doctor education in China, which are fullyconducted in English. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree,relevant working experiences, and decent physical conditions, essential for thehigh-compact curriculum needed for the degrees.

Startingfrom 2008, large numbers of students from developing countries have attendedthese programs, and many students have graduated and obtained master degrees.These graduates are now working in their specialties back in home and undertakingan increasingly significant role in the economic development cooperationbetween China and their home countries.

Asfor the positive effects and good results brought by these programs instrengthening economic ties and friendship between China and the recipientcountries, the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China willcontinuously intensify its efforts in enlarging the enrollment scale andimproving the quality of education.

Urban andRural Planning English Master program aims to cultivate high-level andapplication-oriented talents who are adaptable to international trends, areequipped with basic theories and knowledge, and can meet the needs for actualwork in an urban planning career. Through systematic and comprehensive learningof urban planning and construction, students are expected to work independentlyin the actual work of urban planning and construction, to have relatively strongcapability of innovating, to adapt to the new trends of economic constructionand global competition as result of globalization, and to demonstrateleadership in urban planning and construction.

Asthe “Belt and Road” strategy is advanced, regional and urban planning plays animportant role in “planning first”. Urban and Rural Planning and design EnglishMaster program aims to cultivate high-level talents for urban planning andmanagement who have global views and are familiar with Chinese situations. Inaddition, the program is a response to China’s 13th “Five Year Plan”, whichmakes contribution to relocate excess manufacturing capacity and transform thedevelopmental mode of cities and countryside in the New Normal of China’seconomy. In coordination with the “Going Global” strategy of China’s high-speedrail and the research advantages of Beijing Jiaotong University with regards torailway traffic, students graduated as Master of Urban and Rural Planning anddesign will constitute the backbone of expansions of railway traffic and theimplementation of the “Belt and Road’ strategy.

Webelieve that by attending the programs and achieving the degrees, you willembrace a successful career and brighter future.


Ourprospective students are mid-to-senior level officials or managers from thegovernment, the media, NGOs, and other public sectors, who have demonstratedsuperior performance, both academically and in their work. By the time ofmatriculation, each must have obtained an undergraduate bachelor's degree inthe case of our master program.


Toprepare high qualified and integrated talents in field of urban and ruralplanning and design for developing countries


TheMaster Program of Urban and Rural Planning and design English Master program isa two-year program, consisted of course study and professional researchpractice. In 2017 we have planned to enroll up to 20 students in our masterprogram. The instruction of the courses, the writing and assessment of theproject report and thesis are all in English.


TheChinese Ministry of Commerce will provide "Chinese GovernmentScholarships" to admitted students from developing countries. Thesescholarships cover both tuition and living expenses. The scholarship covers thefollowings which include tuition fee, teaching materials expenses, researchingand investigation fee, thesis guidance fee, subsidy for English taught programetc. Insurance is also covered and school will purchase the insurance for eachstudents. In addition, accommodation will be provided by each school free ofcharge. In terms of living expenses, it is 36000RMB/year for the masterprogram, and 42000RMB/year for the doctoral program. There is also a settlementallowance of 3000RMB/person, which will be given to students when they arriveat school. Living expenses and will be given to students in fixed terms, whilethe other fees like the teaching materials expenses etc will be managed by theMinistry of Commerce or BJTU.

Thescholarship also include round-trip international airfare for all the students(for one year program, the scholarship will cover one time round-tripinternational airfare, for programs of 2 years or more, the scholarship willcover n-1n is the program duration in term of yearsnumberof round-trip international airfare.

2. Overviewof the University

Briefintroduction of BJTU

Establishedin 1896, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU, a.k.a. Northern Jiaotong University) is anational key university, leading in information and management disciplines andfeaturing traffic and transportation science and technology. It is one of thefirst institutions authorized to confer master’s and doctoral degrees. Over thepast century, the university has become an important base to turn out talents,especially outstanding talents in information technology and urban railtransit, for the economic andsocial development of China.

TheUniversity attaches great importance to talents and human resources. BJTU has4,428 faculty and staff members among which 1,741 are full-time teachers.(Among the full-time teaching staff, 379 teachers have senior professionaltitles and 698 have associate professional titles) There are 4 academiciansfrom CAS and 8 from CAE, 5 National Renowned Teachers, 6 members of StateCouncil Academic Evaluation Committee, 4 National 973 Chief Scientists, 8Changjiang Scholar and Chair Professors, 11 National Hundreds and Thousands ofTalents Project, 7 Winners of National Outstanding Youth Funds, 11 Winners ofNational Excellent Youth Funds, 69 New-Century Excellent Talent Support Planand 166 experts receiving government special stipends, etc.

Beijing JiaotongUniversity attaches great importance to the international education so as tobring out the power of a multidisciplinary system with bachelor, master,doctoral programs and exchange programs in the fields of engineering,management, economy science, arts, law,and philosophy. A variety of scholarships are available forinternational students, such as Chinese Government Scholarship, ConfuciusInstitute Scholarship, Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship and BJTUScholarship for International Students. Up to the year 2015, there are nearly2,000 international students from over 100 countries studying at BJTU.

BJTU has two campuses(Beijing Campus and Weihai Campus), located in Haidian District, Beijing andWeihai, Shandong Province respectively. Enjoying an advantageous location,Beijing Campus is close to downtown with convenient transportations. It alsohas abundant rooms equipped with good facilities to accommodate students. As aninternational campus, Weihai Campus is only 5.5 kilometers away from beach withbeautiful environment and fresh air. It provides the students with excellentcampus accommodation at lower cost. Weihai campus mainly devotes to thepreparatory programs of international students and Chinese-foreigncooperatively-run education.

Home page of BJTU

Centerfor international education

Briefintroduction of SAAD

Schoolof Architecture and Art currently has nearly 80 faculty members, 40% of whichhave oversea experience. In 2015, 17 English-taught and partly-English-taught classes are established. Meanwhile, foreign experts areinvited to teach “Qualitative Research Methods of Urban Planning”, “ResearchMethods of Architecture” and “Professional English for Urban Planning” as aresult of the joint “YinZhi” project of Ministry of Education, SAFEA and theschool. In 2015, three Sino-foreign cooperative courses -- “Cincinnati UrbanResilience Joint Teaching (Spring)”, “Cincinnati Dissertation Writing for PostGraduates”, “Landscape Design of Lund University” – were launched as a resultof student exchange programs. Through the launch ofEnglish courses and the organization of international student workshop, theschool is experienced in organizing international courses and administeringoversea students.

Inthe Urban Planning Department, there are currently 13 faculty members, most ofwhich have oversea experience. Please see the following table for theirrespective research orientations. In addition, the Department plans to invitefamous scholars overseas to lectures as a result of the joint “YinZhi” projectof Ministry of Education, SAFEA and the school.

Introductionof living environment and conditions

Theclimate of Beijing is a typical warm temperate and semi humid continentalmonsoon climate. It is hot and rainy in summer, cold and dry in winter, shortin spring and autumn. The average annual temperature is 10~12 degreescentigrade. The average temperature of the four seasons is 1-12 degrees Celsiusin spring, 18-29 degrees Celsius in summer, 15-25 degrees centigrade in autumnand -5-5 degree centigrade in winter. As the capital of Beijing, the pricelevel is slightly higher, but the cost of students in the school is low, andthe student scholarships for full scholarship are sufficient to pay the cost ofliving.

Ourschool will provide single room for students in this program, we will arrangeaccommodation based on our availability, below is some reference for studentsto know the condition of dormitories.

BeijingCampus: There are 4 kinds of dormitories for international students.

ADouble rooms with public kitchen, laundry, bathroom and restroom on each level. The room is furnished with two single beds and bedding, desks, bookshelves, closet, TV set, phone, air-conditioner, internet cableBuildings #1,4
BDouble rooms with bathroom, public kitchen and laundry on each level. The room is furnished with two single beds and bedding, desks, bookshelves, closet, TV set, phone, air-conditioner and internet cable.Buildings #1,4
CDouble rooms with private bathroom, public kitchen and laundry on each level. The room is furnished with two single beds and bedding, desks, bookshelves, closet, TV set, phone, air-conditioner and internet cable.High-rise Building Tower C
DDouble rooms with private bathroom, public kitchen and laundry on each level. The room is furnished with wooden floor, two single beds and bedding, desks, bookshelves, closet, TV set, phone, air-conditioner and internet cable.High-rise Building Tower C

3. Education Plan

Curriculum arrangement

(1) Required courses

A. Course type and credit arrangement

Course TypeCourse TitleHourCreditRemark
General RequisteContemporary Chinese Society (English)322= 7
Elementary Chinese644
Information Retrieval161
Theory CourseTheory of Urban and Regional Planning322= 12
Theory of Urban Transportation322
Eco-city Theory and Practice322
Theory of Urban Economic322
Urban Transportation and Road Planning322
Dissertation Writing322
Supplementary CoursesDesigned by tutors   
DissertationLiterature Review and Thesis Proposal   
Seminars and practices4  

B. Introduction of courses

Course TitleContent
Chinese CultureThis course includes many aspects of China’s culture; it includes a brief introduction to China, land and administrative division, geography and climate, history and civilization as well as Chinese tea cultures and so on. After this course, students could understand Chinese history, culture and national conditions in a comprehensive way. And help the students to cultivate comprehensive quality and innovative ability.
Basic ChineseThis course is for Chinese-learning beginners; this course provides a step by step and complete training process and shows the Chinese culture points as much as possible. In the process of learning this course, the students could feel and understand Chinese culture while learning Chinese.
Information RetrievalThis course aims to cultivate a sense of information, and the students’ academic aptitude of obtaining, evaluating and using information. The course based on the resources of the library of Beijing Jiaotong University, and guide the students a fully understand and use the services of the library, teach the students to analysis the project, the data base, network retrieval and the application of one to two reference management tools. This course also promotes students to use RSS, delicious, Zotero and other social tools to develop a scientific and efficient research habit, guides students to use APA, MLA and Turibian and other formats to write academic papers.
Theory of Urban and Regional PlanningThis course mainly introduces the basic concepts and principles of urban planning, the development of the theories and practice of urban planning, the general and concrete principles of urban planning in China, and administrative laws and regulations of urban planning. Through course study, students are expected to acquire the basic knowledge and theories of urban planning, learn the development of urban theories and practice, learn different kinds of aims and procedures of urban planning, understand the laws and technical regulations of urban planning. The course emphasizes concrete urban planning and design of residential zones to equip students with the principles and methods of design of residential zones, and understand the requirements for basic detailed planning of urban construction to cultivate the overall outlook for urban development.
Theory of Urban TransportationThis course aims to help students understand the relations between urban transportation needs and transport facilities supply, the dynamic functions of urban land development and transport, and the common technical requirements for urban transport facilities for students to carry out rational layout and organization of urban transportation system in both general and concrete planning. Through the course, students are expected to learn the functions and impacts of transportation on urban development, to acquire the basic ideas and theories of urban transportation planning, to learn the main principles and methods of the planning of urban external transport system and the overall network system of road traffic, and to understand the requirements for the design and planning of external transport facilities, passenger traffic system (including both public and individual traffic), freight transport system, urban road traffic system and traffic hubs. The course covers the topics of the outline of urban transport, urban external transport facilities (including railways, highways, ports, airports), survey for urban transportation, city resident trip characteristics, planning of urban public transportation, methods of transport predictions, and strategies and policies of transportation, with classic case studies and seminars on urban transport system.
Eco-city Theory And PracticeThis course is an interdisciplinary subject of ecology and urban science, which covers many elements of the natural and social sciences, a science that studies the relationship between human activities and the urban environment. The relationship between structure and function, the mechanism of regulation and control; the application of ecological principles in the evaluation, planning, construction and management of the city, the development and management of urban ecosystems. From the optimization of urban ecosystem structure, regulating system relations to improving material conversion and energy efficiency and improving the quality of the environment, student should achieve the basic knowledge of a reasonable structure and understand the functional and efficient coordination to enhance the vitality of the city.
Theory of Urban EconomicThis course is an introductory course on the study of city economy and public policies from a global view, which mainly focuses on topics such as urbanization, urban land utilization, housing, location selection, urban development and renewal, welfare economies, urban public finance, city environment and transportation. The aim of the course is to help students understand the basic theories and concepts of urban economics. The course adopts a global view and applies theories to practice in China against an international background. The main purpose of this course is to make students understand the basic principles and concepts of urban economics, and to apply those theories to China against an international background with comparative methods. The task of the course is to make students acquire the core theories of economics, understand application of economic thoughts to the topics of urbanization, urban land utilization, housing, location selection, urban development and renewal, welfare economies, urban public finance, city environment and transportation
Urban Transportation and Road PlanningThrough the study of this course, students can understand the important role of roads and traffic in the city, can systematically analyze the traffic of the city and put forward reasonable planning to complete the urban road network planning and design. The main contents are: urban road traffic analysis, urban traffic planning and road network planning, urban road cross-sectional design, urban road and vertical cross-section design, urban road intersection design, urban road public facilities, urban road traffic control and management.
Dissertation WritingThrough the course, students should understand the thesis writing standards and graduation requirements through literature review, opening questions, pre-defense and other aspects of training, in order to enhance dissertation writing.

(2) Selective courses

A. Course type and credit arrangement

Course TypeCourse TitleHourCreditRemark
SubjectUrban Planning Management and Law32214
ElectiveUrban Public Infrastructure322 
 Rural and Towns Planning322 
 The Function and Structure of Modern Cities322 
 GIS and Spatial Clustering Studies of Cities322 
 Social Investigation of City Planning322 
 City Planning – Practice and Internship322 

B. Introduction of courses

Course TitleContent
Urban Planning Management and LawThe course cultivates high-end talents for urban planning and related theoretical knowledge, who understand urban planning administration regulations, understand relevant laws, regulations and technical specifications, and strengthen their concept of law-ruling.
Urban Public InfrastructureThrough the study of this course, students are expected to understand more comprehensively the functions of urban and rural infrastructure, such as transportation, post and telecommunications, water supply, commercial services, scientific research and technical services, landscaping, environmental protection, culture and education, health and other public utilities and public service facilities. Students are expected to grasp the basic principles of urban and rural planning and urban and rural infrastructure to apply the knowledge to explaining and solving some practical problems, and to lay a solid foundation for the follow-up courses.
Protection of Historic Cities, Towns and VillagesThe course taught the theoretical knowledge and methods necessary for practical planning of towns. This course has four goals: first, to understand the rapid pace of urbanization and socio-economic changes in China's rural and small towns and their present situation and problems; secondly, to master the principles and methods of rural planning; thirdly, to master the principles of town planning; Fourthly, to understand China's rural and town planning, the construction of policies, and the dynamic and latest trends.
The Function and Structure of Modern CitiesThe purpose and task of this course is to make students familiar with the concept of modern city and the nature and task of urban design; to master the origin and development of cities; to understand the relationship between urban design and urban master planning, detailed planning, and architectural design; Students are expected to understand the guiding ideology and design principles, types and contents, research objects, as well as design methods and results demonstration; to understand urban design and its decision-making, implementation, operation and management links.
GIS and Spatial Clustering Studies of CitiesWith a focus on the requirements for future study and career in urban planning and related majors, the course aims to provide supplement knowledge and improvement for students based on other quantitative analysis courses to help students improve their abilities of comprehensive data analysis, spatial analysis, and solve practical issues with facts and data. In terms of spatial analysis, the course combines closely with the practice of planning to improve the skills of solving practical planning issues. These analysis includes applying network analysis to solving transport planning issues, applying spatial analysis methods to solving social planning and community planning issues, solving land planning issues and cadastral management through simple data models, and to analyze urbanization through remote analysis etc. These data or spatial analysis methods taught in the course are respectively related to specific urban planning issues, the learning of which could improve students’ ability to carry out planning based on factual analysis and data support. In addition, students should use empirical data to support planning policies, to draw rational conclusions from spatial data analysis, and to improve their ability to apply quantitative methods to analyze and manage problems occurring in a dynamic, complex system.
Social Investigation of City PlanningThis course is a supplement and extension course for courses on urban planning principles. Focusing on the needs for future course study and career in urban planning and related majors, this course provides supplement knowledge and improvement for students based on geographical mathematics methods and other quantitative analysis courses to improve students’ ability of comprehensive data analysis, spatial analysis, and solve practical issues with facts and data. This course aims to improve students’ ability, to make them better understand the urban issues based on urban planning theories. Through research design, students are expected to find appropriate ways to acquire data, to get familiar with yearbook database, and to demonstrate and explain actual city-related problems through analysis. To be more specific, in terms of statistical analysis, these analytical methods include crosstab, AVOVA analysis, different kinds of techniques in regression analysis, exponential regression, binary logistic regression, probability analysis, count model and system dynamics model. In the meantime, the course focuses more on practical analysis and solving urban problems as a result of overall planning ideas.
City Planning – Practice and InternshipBy participating in the city planning practice project, students are expected to master the basic skills as a career planner, to understand the values, skills and language of a career planner. Students should be clear about urban planning and what it requires for collecting information, participating in urban planning management and implementation of the work process, being familiar with the organization and approval of the adjustment process, and mastering the management and implementation of urban planning mechanism.

(3) Faculty

A. Teaching lectures

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Course TitleLectures
Chinese CultureWang Enlin, Master, Lecturer
Wu Fenglan, Bachelor, Lecturer
Information RetrievalLi Dejuan, master, lecturer
Theory of Urban and Regional PlanningYu Gaohong, PhD, Associate Professor
Theory of Urban TransportationLu Yuan, PhD, Associate Professor
Eco-city Theory And PracticeDong Xiaofeng, PhD, Professor Zhang
Theory of Urban EconomicChun, PhD, Associate Professor Gao
Urban Transportation and Road PlanningWei, PhD, Associate Professor
Dissertation WritingSheng Qiang PhD, Associate Professor
Spatial Analysis and Digital DesignGao Jie, PhD, Lecturer Xu Ran, PhD,
Smart City and Sustainable DesignLecturer
Rural and Towns PlanningWang Xin, PhD, Lecturer
Modern Cities and Architecture DesignHan Linfei, PhD, Professor Zhu Mingjia,
GIS and Spatial Clustering Studies of CitiesPhD, Lecturer Yao Yifeng, PhD, Lecturer
Smart Transportation and Future City WorkshopZhang Hongwei, PhD, Associate
City Planning – Practice and InternshipProfessor

B. Tutors

Students can choose their tutors for degree thesis based on their interests in the area of railway operation and management.

1Xia HailinProfessorPhD
2Han LinfeiProfessorPhD
3Dong XiaofengProfessorPhD
4Xue linpingProfessorPhD
5Meng XiaoyingProfessorPhD
6Yu GaohongAssociate ProfessorPhD
7Gao WeiAssociate ProfessorPhD
8Zhang HongweiAssociate ProfessorPhD
9LuyuanAssociate ProfessorPhD
10Zhan ChunAssociate ProfessorPhD
11Hu YingdongAssociate ProfessorPhD
12Gao JieLecturerPhD
13Guo HaiLecturerPhD
14Zhu MingjianLecturerPhD
15Chen LuLecturerPhD
16Wang XinLecturerPhD
17Yao YifengLecturerPhD
18Xu RanLecturerPhD

Note: The research field and other information of tutors can be found on the website of STT:

Teaching Methods

(1) This is a 2 years’ program with an education mode combining courses study and professional practice. Students should study courses at BJTU for the first academic year and undertake professional practice and research for the second academic year.

(2) Tutorial System. Students complete the theoretical study, engineering practice, research work and thesis writing, defense and other links under the guidance of the tutor.

Semester arrangement

RegistrationSeptember 1st 2018Refer to the admission letter for the registration date
1rst day of  
First termSeptember, 2018- January, 2019The specific time of each term refers to school calendar. Generally speaking, winter vacation lasts about 4-5 weeks, summer vacation lasts about 6-8 weeks.
Second termFebruary, 2019-July, 2019
Third termSeptember, 2019- January, 2020
Fourth termFebruary, 2020-July, 2020
GraduationAugust, 2020 


(1) Requirements of degree thesis

The topics of degree thesis shall come from applied projects or practical problems with specific professional background and application value. Usually students choose the topic in the third semester, and then do the opening report and mid-term assessment. Those who pass the assessment will pursue a master's degree according to the training plan; those who fail to pass the assessment should submit the opening report again after making modifications.

(2) Requirements of thesis oral defense

Thesis oral defense is taken in the fourth semester. After completing all the arrangements stipulated in the training plan, and getting the required credits, students can apply to do thesis oral defense. Only after getting tutor’s approval, can students report the paper to the research paper report committee, which is composed of 3 to 5 experts with senior professional title or master tutors in engineering area and relevant engineering areas.


Ifstudents pass the defense, related documents will be submitted to the AcademicDegree Evaluation Committee of BJTU for the diploma.


1.   Eligibility

Applicantsmust be department leader or above, people in charge of academic institutionslike dean or above or administrative staff with the equivalent ranking. They must be recommendedby the institution they work in or 2 teachers with associate professor orprofessor title. Applicants must have sufficient English proficiency for study(Applicants from non-English speaking country must provide valid English proficiencycertificate, e.g. TOFEL: 68 or above, IELTS: 5.5 or above or pass the English languagetest arranged by BJTU.) No limit on applicant’s age or nationality but they must atleast hold Bachelor of Science or Bachelor Engineering degree. Applicants must submittheir physical examination reports to show they are physically and mentally fitto study in China without severe infectious diseases, disability.



Allapplicants must meet the following admission requirements:

1)       Applicants must benon-Chinese citizens from developing countries, with a valid passport.

2)       Applicants for themaster program must have attained a Bachelor degree of Science or Engineering;and must be department leader , in charge of academic institutions oradministrative staff with equivalent ranking.

3)       Applicants must beproficient in English. Non-native English speakers or candidates are requiredto submit a test score of TOEFL (68 or above)or IELTS (5.5 or above) or passthe interview in English as proof of English proficiency.

4)       All applicantsshall be in good physical conditions, applicants must provide healthcertificate or physical examination form that issued by local public healthprovider. and carry no infectious diseases which may have a serious impact onpublic health or fall into any of the health situations prohibited by China’sEntry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations. We do not acceptapplicants who have severe hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancerand other serious chronic diseases, mental illness or are likely to causesignificant harm to public health, infectious diseases, major surgery and acutediseases, seriously disabled or pregnant women to attend the training course.

5)       Only applicants recommendedby the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy in thecountry that accords with the candidate’s nationality will be considered.

1)Application to Beijing Jiaotong University

Please visitBeijing Jiaotong University online application system at and register for an account.

Select “MOFCOMScholarship of the Ministry of Commerce” on the first page, then choose“Master's Degree Student” in the next page. Then choose the program “Masterprogram on Urban and Rural Planning (Urban Planning and Design)” in the programlists and click apply;

After filling inall the required information online, an application form will be available toprint out. Printing out the form, write your name, and date, as well as yoursignature and then post a photo in the appropriate area on the form.

2)Application to Chinese Government Scholarship

Pleasevisit the online application system of Chinese Scholarship Council at,and register for an account. Selectthe program“ChineseGovernmentScholarship”, fill in all the required information, and an application formwill be formed. Print out the form, write your name, and date, as well as yoursignature and then post a photo in the appropriate area on the form.

(2)   Reminder:

A.  Theagency No. of BJTU is 10004 and the program is Master program on Urban andRural Planning (Urban Planning and Design)ChooseScholarship Category B.

B.  TheCSC code will be used for filling the 201 form when applying for Student Visa.

3)      Materials

DocumentsRequirementsOriginal copyPhotocopy
1BJTU Application FormPlease visit, fill in the application form, print it out, sign, date, and post a photo on it.11
2Chinese Government Scholarship Application FormPlease visit, fill in the application form, print it out, sign, date, and post a photo on it.11
3Degree CertificatesAn original copy and a photocopy need to be prepared for each degree the applicants earned.11
4Official TranscriptsTranscripts must list all courses taken and all scores obtained.11
5Personal StatementPersonal statement must be written in English and be some 1000 words in length. It shall cover such essential elements as applicant’s academic background, work experience, achievements, and future career plans, including a research plan at Beijing Jiaotong University.11
6CVIn English.11
7Recommendatio n Letter by Current EmployerRecommendation letter by a superior in the institution where the applicant works, the letter should include the applicant’s personal detail like name, sex, title at the institution. In addition, the institution are willing to recommend him to study in China. The recommendation letter should be print using the institution’s letter head with name and contact info of the person who issued the recommendation letter as well as official stamp of the institution.11
8Academic Recommendatio n LettersTwo recommendation letters by two professors who knows the applicant well. Introduce the applicants’ academic background, major background, past experiences and achievements, research abilities as well as the professor’s personal comments about the applicant.  
9English Language Proficiency Test ResultsApplicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not conducted in English shall provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores.11
10Physical Examination FormThe health form shall be issued within one month before the submission of application, showing that the applicant carries no infectious diseases which may have a serious impact on public health or fall into any of the health situations prohibited by China’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations.11
11Photocopy of a Valid PassportThe passport must be a personal regular passport. All successful candidates must enter China and register with Peking University using the same passport as used for applying for the program.02
12Passport Photo35*45mm20

4)      Submission

1)       Submitall the application materials listed in the above table through BeijingJiaotong University’s online application system ( Make sureeach type of application materials are scanned into a separate pdf file. Andthen submit No.3,7,8 of the above mentioned documents in both hard copy andscanned copy to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of ChineseEmbassy. Hard copy must include both the original copy and the photocopy, asindicated in the table.

For emails and addresses of the Economic andCommercial Counsellor’s Offices, please visit http://www.china‐

2)       Submita written request to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of ChineseEmbassy for an official recommendation letter and clearly state:

a)       Whether theapplicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universitiesif the programs are already full.

b)       Other special requests if any.


a)     Applicantswill get back all the hard‐copy materials, both original copies and photocopiesfrom the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office and sent the documentswith official recommendation letter directly to the university. If admitted,they must take the documents to China and submit them to the Beijing JiaotongUniversity during registration in early September.

b)      All the documents to be submitted should be inChinese or English. Otherwise, a notarized copy in Chinese or English isrequired.

c)      An original copy of degrees, transcripts andlanguage certificates must be presented for on‐site verification.

d)     Noneof the materials submitted to the university will be returned. For importantdocuments such as degrees and transcripts, a stamped copy issued by theinstitution where the applicant received his/her degrees will be accepted as areplacement of the original copy. In this case, the original copy must be presentedfor on‐site verification.


Theapplication deadline for the master program is June 29, 2018.

III Contactsand Reminders

Contactperson: Mr. Zhang Zhiguo     Mr. Zhang Kaiyu

Telephone:(86-10) 51684535Fax: (86-10) 51685258

Admission documents will be sent by the end of July, 2018.They will include other necessary documents for visa processing.

Registration will take place in early September 2018. Theexact date will be specified in the admission letter.


(1)   None of thematerials submitted will be returned no matter what the result is

(2)  Chinese governmentis not obliged to make any explanation on the results.

(3)  The fees ofstudents’ spouse and children won’t be covered.

(4) Some otherprocedures and requirements will be stated in the admission documents.