Beijing Institute of Technology
In 1940, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), the first science and engineering university was founded in Yan’an by the Communist Party of China. It has been one of the key universities in China since the founding of New China. The university is now affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. All the faculty members and students are striving for the goal of “two hundred years” of the national standard, and are fully committed to the goal of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
BIT was founded in 1940 in Yan’an, Shaanxi Province and was relocated to Beijing in 1949. In 1952, the school was renamed Beijing Engineering College, the first defense industry university in the PRC. In 1988, the school was renamed Beijing Institute of Technology.
BIT now has 18 professional schools as well as Xu Teli School, Advanced Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science, Institute of Advanced Structure Technology, Institute of Convergence Medical and Engineering, etc. BIT has 2 national collaborative innovation centers, 9 state level cooperative innovation centers, state level laboratories and 6 state level research centers.
BIT aims to develop students as leaders with ambition, wisdom, innovation and sense of duty. BIT comprises 28,000 full-time students. Currently, BIT has established inter-university collaboration with more than 270 renowned universities in 74 countries and regions on six continents and student exchange program with more than 70 partner universities. BIT is building an international university, and has created a global network for exchange and cooperation.
BIT has always formulated its strategies in light of national strategic needs and global developments in science and technology and education, and in accordance with its own strengths and missions. A number of scientific and technological achievements directly serve major national economic and people's livelihood projects.
BIT pays special consideration to the growth of each student and in promoting the development and betterment of the foreign student education system. At present, all the courses taught in Chinese are also eligible to recruit foreign students. Presently BIT offers 6 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in English.
Scholarships & funding
Beijing Institute of Technology has a wide array of scholarships available to international students to cover tuition and living costs during their studies. The duration of the scholarship and amounts will vary. Students may visit the Beijing Institute of Technology Scholarship page to learn more.
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