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Beihang University (Peking University of Aviation and Cosmonautics)

Address: No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PR China, 100191

Description Beihang University (Peking University of Aviation and Cosmonautics)

  • Established: 1952
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Number of students: 27,231
  • Rating: 327
  • Language of instruction: Chinese, English.

Beihang University (BUAA) was founded in 1952 and is one of the strongest state higher educational institutions in China. The university provides an opportunity to study at the following faculties:

  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Biological engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Aircraft Design and Engineering
  • International Economics and Trade.

The leading areas of study at BUAA are computer science, science, engineering and technology.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Beihang University (Peking University of Aviation and Cosmonautics)

Program name
from 3 642 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 18 years old
  • Duration: 4 years.

Undergraduate programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Aircraft and rocket science
  • Business management
  • Biotechnology
  • Aircraft engines (aviation / astronautics)
  • Flight Design and Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  • Aircraft: engineering protection of life and the environment
  • Foundry and automatic control technology
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Engineering and automation
  • Organization of traffic flows and transport engineering
  • Instruments and technologies for measurement and control
  • Design and manufacture of spacecraft
  • Thermal power (aircraft engines / car engines), etc.

Preparatory program

  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 18 years old
  • Duration: 1 year.

This program is intended for training in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chinese
  • Chemistry.
from 1 255 $ / year

Language program (Chinese)

  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 18 years old
  • Duration: 1-4 semesters.

The Chinese Language Learning Center (CLTC) provides students with a variety of study programs: basic Chinese, spoken Chinese, scientific and technological Chinese, etc.

To help understand Chinese culture, history, society, and traditions, CLTC offers activities such as linguistic practice, scenic visits, and trips outside Beijing.

The main goal of the center is to teach students basic and practical Chinese, which is why CLTC focuses on the comprehensive improvement of listening, speaking and writing skills, which allows graduates to develop careers and take HSK tests.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a hostel to its students:

  • Two-room apartment with a TV, telephone, air conditioning, bathroom and kitchen (1300 ¥ / month)
  • Single and double occupancy (550 ¥ -1100 ¥ / month).


  • BUAA is in the top 20 of the best universities in the country, occupying 16th position in the ranking, and in 5% of the best universities in the world
  • Students of the educational institution have the opportunity to receive a grant for 20%, 50% or 100% discount on tuition (provided only for 1 year).

Equipment Beihang University (Peking University of Aviation and Cosmonautics)

BUAA is located in the capital of China - Beijing. The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • The library
  • Laboratories
  • Research centers
  • Sports infrastructure.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee 500 ¥ -600 ¥
  • Health insurance 300 ¥ / semester
  • The cost of living in Beijing is 4340 ¥ -8484 ¥ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the educational institution you must:

  • Pass entrance exams
  • Education document
  • TOEFL 550 / IELTS 5.5 (for programs in English)
  • HSK-5 Certified (for Chinese programs).

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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