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ChinaUniversity of Geosciences in Beijing traces its roots to Beijing College ofGeology, founded in 1952 as a result of the merger of the geologicaldepartments from Peking University, Tsinghua University, Tianjin University,and Tangshan Railway College. Early success led to its being named one of thenation’s 64 “key colleges and universities.” In 1975, the school was obliged tomove to a new campus in Wuhan. In 1978, the graduate faculties relocated inBeijing under the support of Mr. Deng Xiaoping, the leader of the People’sRepublic of China. In 1987, the Ministry of Education approved a plan for ChinaUniversity of Geosciences to develop two tertiary institutions in Beijing andWuhan respectively, both of which have independent legal personalities. ChinaUniversity of Geosciences in Beijing is among the first group of China’s higherlevel universities designated for the state key construction of the “211”project and is one of the first 33 universities in China approved to set upgraduate schools as well. In February 2000, China University of Geosciences inBeijing (heretofore “CUGB”), previously managed by the Ministry of Land andResources, was put under the management of the Ministry of Education. In March2005, CUGB and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) became independenteducational entities. Finally, in September 2006, CUGB was established as ajoint responsibility of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Land andResources.

Since itsfoundation in 1952, China University of Geosciences in Beijing has experiencedan unusual course of development: creation, expansion, re-location,reconstruction, and revitalization. CUGB has produced a large cohort ofgraduates equipped with the technical knowledge and professional attitudesneeded to build up the nation and contribute to the flourishing of the earthsciences.

At present,the university boasts nine members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on itsstaff. Out of 40,000+ graduates, 24 alumni have been elected to either theChinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and more than200 alumni have been singled out as “model workers” by provinces or ministries.

As amulti-disciplinary national key university, CUGB is one of China’s main centersfor educating geological researchers and professionals of all sorts. It hasevolved an educational program that balances sciences, technology, arts,management, economics and law—one which emphasizes a connection betweeneducation and geology, natural resources, environment and geologicalengineering. CUGB has 17 colleges with a total of 47 undergraduate programs and118 graduate programs for a master’s degree, 37 doctoral programs, 16 fields ofMaster of Engineering, and 9 post-doctoral research stations. At present thereare 14,000 full-time students, 25,000 continuing education students, 12,000independent college students enrolled with a teaching and research staffcomprised of 1,200. CUGB is headed by Mr. Wang Hongbing, the chairman of theuniversity council and Prof. Deng Jun, president of the university.

During its 60years of practice, China University of Geosciences in Beijing has developed itsglorious motto of “work hard, keep modest, and pursue truth and pragmatism”.Guided by the principle of scientific development, CUGB attempts to accomplishthe following: it embraces a philosophy of “special and best;” it earnestlycarries out the Party's policy on education; it perseveres in the socialistorientation in education provision; and CUGB cultivates innovative graduateswith “good moral, sound background, wide knowledge, high profession.” Theuniversity is going forward to become a first-class international university inthe field of geosciences


1. Tuition:

For bachelor’sdegree RMB 26,000 Yuan (about US$4300)per year;

For Master’sdegree RMB 28000 Yuan (about US$4600)per year

For Doctoraldegree RMB 35000 Yuan (about US$5800)per year;

For Chineselanguage studying RMB 16600 Yuan (about US$2700) per year.

2. Accommodation:

(1) Double Roomwith washroom no Kitchen RMB 4800 Yuan (about US$800) per year

(2) Double Roomwith washroom and Kitchen RMB 9600 Yuan (about US$1600) per year

(3) Single Roomwith washroom and Kitchen RMB 19200 Yuan (about US$3200) per year

3. Compulsoryinsurances: about RMB 600 Yuan per year.



Bachelor Degree Programs (4 years)
1. Geology (the Training Base for Geosciences)
2. Geology
3. Geochemistry
4. Prospecting Engineering (Mineral Resources)
5. Prospecting Techniques and Engineering
6. Civil Engineering
7. Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation
8. Safety Engineering
9. Materials Science and Engineering
10. Materials Chemistry
11. Computer Science and Technology
12. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
13. Geographic Information Science
14. Electrical Engineering and Automation
15. Environmental Engineering
16. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
17. Science and Engineering of Groundwater
18. Petroleum Engineering
19. Prospecting Engineering (Energy)
20. Prospecting Engineering (New Energy Geology and Engineering)
21. Business Administration
22. Accounting
23. Law
24. Economics
25. Information Management and Information Systems
26. English 
27. Gemology and Material Technology
28. Art Design
29. Geophysics
30. Measurement and Control Technology and Instrumentation
31. Electronics and Information Engineering
32. Marine Science
33. Surveying and Mapping Engineering
34. Land Resources Management
35. Software Engineering


Master Degree Programs (2—3 years)
1. Philosophy of Sciences and Technology
2. Political Economics
3. History of Economic Thought
4. Economic History
5. Western Economics
6. World Economics
7. Population, Resources and Environmental Economics
8. National Economics
9. Regional Economics
10. Cameralistics
11. Finance
12. Industrial Economics
13. International Trade
14. Labor Economics
15. Statistics
16. Quantitative Economics
17. National Defence Economics
18. Country Economics
19. Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
20. Environment and Resources Protection Law
21. Scientific Socialism and International Communism Movement
22. Fundamental Principles of Marxism
23. Development History of Marxism
24. Research of Marxism in China
25. Research of Marxism Abroad
26. Ideological and Political Education
27. Higher Education
28. Applied Psychology
29. Theory of Physical Education and Training
30. Linguistics & Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages
31. English Language
32. Journalism
33. Design of Art
34. Computational Mathematics
35. Applied Mathematics
36. Optics
37. Inorganic Chemistry
38. Analytical Chemistry
39. Organic Chemistry
40. Physical Chemistry
41. Polymer Chemistry & Physics
42. Physical Geography
43. Human Geography
44. Cartography and Geographic Information System
45. Atmospheric Physics & Atmospheric Environment
46. Marine Chemistry
47. Marine Geology
48. Solid Earth Physics
49. Space Earth Physics
50. Mineralogy, Petrology, Mineral Deposit Geology
51. Geochemistry
52. Paleontology & Stratigraphy
53. Structural Geology
54. Quaternary Geology
55. Gemology
56. Petrology and Mineral Materials
57. Eco-geology
58. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
59. History of Science and Technology
60. Machine Manufacture and Automation
61. Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
62. Mechanical Design and Theory
63. Vehicle Engineering
64. Material Physics and Chemistry
65. Material Sciences
66. Material Processing Engineering
67. Communications & Information System
68. Signal & Information Processing
69. Control Theory & Control Engineering
70. Detection Technology and Automatic Equipment
71. Computer System Structure
72. Computer Software and Theory
73. Computer Applied Technology
74. Geotechnical Engineering
75. Structural Engineering
76. Municipal Engineering
77. Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilation and Air-condition Engineering
78. Disaster Prevention, Reduction Engineering and Protection Engineering
79. Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
80. Hydrology and Water Resources
81. Hydraulics and River Dynamics
82. Hydraulics Structure Engineering
83. Irrigation Works and Hydro-Power Engineering
84. Huber, Coastal and Offing Engineering
85. Geodesy and Survey Engineering
86. Photogrametry and Remote Sense
87. Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering
88. Applied Chemistry
89. Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration
90. Detection of Earth and Information Technology
91. Geological Engineering
92. Geological Information Engineering
93. Groundwater Science and Engineering
94. Underground Engineering
95. Exploitation of Nontraditional Mineral Resources
96. Resources and Industrial Economics
97. Geophysical Engineering
98. Petroleum Geology and Engineering
99. Resources Management Engineering
100. Safety Engineering
101. Environment and Engineering Geophysics
102. Remote Sensing of Resources and Environment
103. Drilling Engineering
104. Safety Technology and Engineering
105. Oil and Gas Well Engineering
106. Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering
107. Environmental Sciences
108. Environmental Engineering
109. Management Sciences and Engineering
110. Accounting
111. Corporate Management
112. Tourist Management
113. Technology Economy and Management
114. Administrative Management
115. Social Medicine and Public Health Management
116. Education Economy and Management
117. Social Security
118. Land Resources Management

Doctoral Degree Programs (3 years)
1. Ideological and Political Education
2. Marine Geology
3. Solid Geophysics
4. Space Geophysics
5. Mineralogy Petrology and Mineral Deposit Geology
6. Geochemistry
7. Paleontology and Stratigraphy
8. Structural Geology
9. Quaternary Geology
10. Gemology
11. Petrology, Mineralogy and Materials
12. Eco-geology
13. Geotechnical Engineering
14. Hydrology and Water Resources
15. Cartography and Geographic Information System
16. Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration
17. Detection of Earth and Information Technology
18. Geological Engineering
19. Geoinformation Engineering
20. Groundwater Science and Engineering
21. Underground Architecture Engineering
22. Development of Nontraditional Mineral Resources
23. Resources and Industrial Economics
24. Geophysical Engineering
25. Petroleum Geology and Engineering
26. Resources Management Engineering
27. Safety Engineering
28. Environment and Engineering Geophysics
29. Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and Environment
30. Drilling Engineering
31. Safety Technology and Engineering
32. Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering
33. Environmental Sciences
34. Environmental Engineering
35. Management Sciences and Engineering
36. Land Resources Management


Adimission Time

For bechelor, master or Ph.D studying,only begin in September.

Applying before the end of June.

The summer holidy is from the beginingof July to the end of August.

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  • Founded in: 1952
  • Campus: 120000square meters
  • Students: 26000 (as of 17 December)
  • International Students: 1600 (as of 17 December)
  • Scholarship: Yes