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Beijing Normal University
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Dates &
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
University Exchange Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Non-English Language Prerequisite:
2 Semesters Housing Type: Student Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Chinese
Study Abroad Adviser: Shanna Vincent
Language Category:
Language Category C
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Beijing Normal University

Highlights

  • Beijing Normal University is a top university in China and known internationally for their Chinese Language programs
  • Live in Beijing, a cultural and political center of China as well as the capital city
  • This is the most popular program in China for OU students!
This program is ideal for majors or minors of Chinese and/or Asian Studies!

Program Requirements
  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • CHIN 1225 or higher complete before study abroad semester
  • 2 Recommendation Letters:
    • 1 from any OU professor
    • 1 from an OU Chinese language professor
  • Host University Application
  • Visa
Academics
Most OU students take only Chinese language and culture courses at Beijing Normal University, although there are some English-Taught Courses (.xls) available each semester! It is possible for you to take regular courses in Chinese but a very high level of fluency is required to do this (level 6 on the HSK test). 

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Beijing Normal University and their OU equivalents click the following link: Beijing Normal University - Course Equivalency Information.

Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees and insurance to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Beijing Normal University.

Use this Beijing Normal University Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

Scholarships
There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started! Housing
You will live in one of several international student dorms; you can rank your preferences on the application in Phase 3. Use this comparison chart of the different housing and cost options when budgeting and ranking housing. Most if not all dormitories have elevators; classroom buildings do not.

Get Started
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for China to move on to Phase 2!

Other Resources
OU Student Blog: John in China
OU Education Abroad Pinterest Board: China 
Beijing City Tourism Website

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/22/2015
03/06/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 02/22/2015
03/06/2015 TBA TBA
Spring 2016 09/13/2015 09/23/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/21/2016 03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/21/2016 03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/18/2016 09/23/2016 TBA TBA

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