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China University of Petroleum

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  • Chinese Name : 西南科技大学

  • Province: Beijing

  • City: Beijing

  • Founded: 1953

  • Cost of living: $410-827 USD/year

  • Scholarships: Available

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World Rank
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Country Rank
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University students

China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUP), founded in 1953, is a national key university directly affiliated to China’s Ministry of Education. Its main campus lies at the southern foothill ofJundu Mountain in Beijing and the Karamay campus is located in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. With a distinctive characteristic in petroleum, CUP mainly focuses on engineering disciplines while having a coordinated development in multi-disciplines. In 1997, CUP became a member of China’s first Project 211 universities and was nominated as one of the universities to construct National Innovative Platform for Advantageous Disciplines in 2006. In 2017, CUP was selected to participate in the "Double First-Class" Initiative, starting a new journey to build itself into a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.

Disciplines

CUP is in a leading position in the petroleum and petrochemical disciplines in China. According to the ESI statistics by May 2020, CUP ranked within top 1% in ESI in the world for 5 disciplines: Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science, Geosciences and Computer Science, with the Engineering discipline getting into top 1‰ in ESI globally. Based on the petroleum industrial structure, CUPhas established a discipline structure featuring: preponderantdisciplines of Oil & Gas Engineering, Geological Resources andGeological Engineering, supporting disciplines of Chemistry,Material Science and Engineering, and newly emerging interdisciplinaryof Unconventional Oil & Gas, New Energy andOffshore Oil & Gas Engineering.

Students

CUP is known as the “Cradle of Petroleum Talents” for cultivatingnearly 200,000 excellent professional talents since its founding. There are over 16,000 students studying at CUP, including 8,074 full-time undergraduates, 5,945 master students, 1,543 PhD students and 702 international students. Graduates from CUPenjoy great favour among society and employers, contributingto a high employment rate for years.

Faculty

Guided by the principle of “Talents are the Primary Resources”,CUP insists on implementing the development strategy of “TalentsPowering the University” and has built a highly competent faculty.Currently, there are 1,499 staff members, including 268 professors and 389 associate professors, 341 academic PhD supervisors and 133 PhD supervisors of engineering. Among them are 3 academiciansof the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2 academicians ofthe Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). CUP promoted91 excellent researchers and professors, 9 innovation teams and 3 teaching teams that have been conferred honorary titles or funded at the national level and 6 teaching teams at the provincial level.Itwon 2second prizes in the 2018 National Teaching Achievement Award (High Education) from the Ministry of Education. CUP makes inclusive talent introduction channels and tailors diverse talent development plans to impel the growth of young teachers.

Research

CUPvalues scientific research adhering to the principle of “undertaking major projects, establishing large platforms, organizing strong teams, making important achievements and contributions in research”. Ithas 2 state key laboratories, 9 national research innovationsub-platforms, 23 research innovation platforms at provincial andministerial level and 18 key lab branches of China National PetroleumCorporation (CNPC). It has dominatedthe domestic leading position in several researching areas with an outstanding advantage in the disciplines of petroleum and petrochemistry.It has achieved rapid development in the fields of unconventional oil and gas, new energy and other emerging issues. Since the implementation of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan period(2016-2020), CUP has undertaken 1467 national researchprojects, winning 13 National Science and Technology Awards with 5 for which CUP is the major participant. It has been awarded 283 prizes of Science and Technology awards at provincial andministerial level and for the non-governmental sector with 173 for which CUP is the major participant. It ranked 10th in2014 and 2015 and 7th in 2017 among all the universities in China forthe number of national prizes it has won for general projects.

Philosophy

CUP insists on the development philosophy of combining government, industry, education and research. The Ministry of Education and China’s 5 top petroleum enterprises signed the co-construction agreement on developing CUP in October 2013. Till now,CUP has reachedcomprehensive cooperation agreements with 144 entitiesincluding domesticgovernments, enterprises and public institutions. It has explored a new talent training model taking advantage of the resources from enterprises and the university: 76 petroleum and petrochemical enterprises have launched scholarships in CUP and 13 have built auditoriums with distinctive features of the enterprises. Also, it jointly enrollspost doctors with 40 enterprise postdoctoral research stations. Moreover, it has established postgraduate workstations and joint training bases with 202 petroleum and petrochemical enterprises, set up student internship bases with 103 enterprises andstudent social practice bases with 69 petroleum and petrochemical enterprises. CUP actively pursues the innovation of talent training mechanism to combine resources from government, industry and university: It has jointly created Karamay Institute of Engineers with Karamay City and established Beijing Institute of Engineers with the research institutes ofChina’s 3 major oil companiesin Beijing, focusing on the implementation of Undergraduate Excellence Programand the training of professional degree graduates, taking new steps in the field of higher engineering education.

Internationalization

CUP attaches great importance to international exchangesand cooperation. Through the strategy of Internationalization, ithas been promoting international exchanges and cooperation andincreasing its global influence in higher education. It has maintained a large network of academic and industrial relationships with over 170 universities and enterprises abroad. And it has set up 13 international joint instituteswith world-famous universities and enterprises; moreover,it has established a Confucius Institute in cooperation withSan Francisco University in Quito, Ecuador. In 2018, CUP initiated Worldwide Energy University Network (WEUN) which has 31 member universities from 17 countries such as China, the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, etc. Responding to the Belt and Road Initiative actively, it has established cooperative links with over 60 universities and institutions from countries alongthe Belt and Road.It was selected to join the Belt and Road scholarship programof Beijing for international students and the Belt and Roadnational talent training base program of Beijing in 2017. It was approved to joinChinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Scholarship Program in the same year andthe Chinese Government Scholarship-China-Africa Friendship Programand China-Africa Friendship General Scholar Programin 2019.

Adhering to the tradition of petroleum industry culture, a campus atmosphere with distinctive petroleum characteristics has been formed. Encouraged by the spirit of “being diligent, practical, dedicated, and pioneering” and inspired by the motto of “accumulating profound knowledge and solving practical problems”, the students lucubrate in the way of “diligence, rigour, truth-seeking and innovation” and the teachers dedicate to the cause of education upholding the belief of “teaching knowledge and fostering virtue”.

Standing at a new historical starting point, CUP will insistently strive to build itself into a “world-class” research university in petroleum and petrochemical sciences disciplines.

Southwest University of Science and Technology originated from Chongqing No. 1 Civil Architecture School and Southwest Construction Engineering School founded in 1952, and Chongqing Construction Engineering School, which was established by the merger of the two schools. The school used to run schools in Chongqing, Shimian and Mianyang. In 1978, Sichuan Institute of Building Materials Industry moved to the site of the original Tsinghua University Mianyang campus, and some staff and educational resources of Tsinghua University Mianyang campus were merged into the college. In 1993, it was renamed Southwest Institute of Technology. In 2000, the former Southwest Institute of Technology and Mianyang Economic and Technical College merged to form Southwest University of Science and Technology. The school campus now covers an area of ​​5,463 acres, with beautiful environment and complete facilities. It is a good place to study and study. The school's existing building area is 1.19 million square meters, the total value of fixed assets is 2.7 billion yuan, and the value of teaching and scientific research equipment has reached 887 million yuan. The school library has a construction area of ​​37,800 square meters and has more than 2.53 million paper books and 7.56 million .

The school currently has more than 39,000 graduate students, general undergraduate and junior college students, and foreign students. There are 16 colleges including the National Defense Science and Technology College , and 83 undergraduate majors in 9 major disciplines such as engineering, agriculture, science, economics, law, literature, management, education, and art ; there is a first-level discipline doctorate degree There are 5 authorization points , 18 second- level doctoral degree authorization points , 24 first- level master’s degree authorization points, 88 second - level discipline master’s degree authorization points, and 15 professional master’s degree categories . There is 1 post-doctoral research mobile station , and there are 4 disciplines to carry out joint training of doctoral students with the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics. There are 2 “Double First-Class” construction disciplines (groups) in Sichuan Province , 4 provincial-level advantageous disciplines , 11 provincial - level key disciplines , 1 national defense basic discipline approved by the National Defense Science and Technology Administration , and 5 national defense characteristic disciplines . 4 disciplines of materials science, engineering science, chemistry, and environment/ecology entered the top of the ESI ranking1% , of which 3 disciplines of materials science, engineering science and chemistry entered the top 5 ‰ of ESI .

The school currently has more than 2,690 faculty members, including: 324 with senior professional titles and 629 with deputy senior professional titles; 875 doctoral and master tutors; 15 academicians are hired from director units; "National Candidate", "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" Youth Program, Winner of National Outstanding Youth Fund, "Ministry of Education New Century Talent Program" candidate, expert enjoying special government allowances from the State Council, outstanding expert with outstanding contributions in Sichuan Province, Sichuan Province Academic More than 200 people, including technical leaders and backup candidates, and famous teachers in Sichuan Province. There are 2 national defense science and technology innovation teams on "Biological Effects in Nuclear Waste Environment", "Intelligent Perception and Early Warning of Nuclear Emergency Environmental Safety", and 8 provincial and ministerial-level science and technology teams including "Carbon Nanomaterials", "Special Polymers", and "Military-Civilian Integration Research". Innovation team, as well as 17 innovation teams of Sichuan Provincial Department of Education such as "Photoelectric Detection Technology and Research".

The school has 1 national key laboratory jointly built by the province and the ministry, 1 national university science and technology park, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly built by the province and the ministry, 1 National Engineering Technology Research Center for Insulation Materials (co-built), and Mianyang Science and Technology City, the National Remote Sensing Center. 1 branch, 1 national defense key discipline laboratory, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 1 engineering research center of the Ministry of Education, 3 key laboratories of Sichuan Province, 4 engineering technology research centers of Sichuan Province, and Sichuan Province There are 2 international science and technology cooperation bases, 3 Sichuan engineering laboratories, 3 Sichuan collaborative innovation centers, 1 Sichuan science and technology resource sharing service platform , Sichuan military and civilian dual-use technology transfer and industrial incubation center, etc. There are 10 key laboratories of universities in Sichuan Province. There is one national and regional research and cultivation base of the Ministry of Education, one of the first batch of new think tanks in Sichuan, five provincial-level research platforms such as the Sichuan Provincial Key Research Base of Philosophy and Social Sciences, and two provincial social science popularization and bases. In recent years, the school has completed a number of major national special projects, "973" and "863" plans, national science and technology support plans, key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, national major instrument projects, key national defense projects, and national social science fund projects. There are more than 240 national and provincial science and technology awards such as the second prize of scientific and technological progress. The school ranks 125th in the 2020 Natural Index TOP200 universities in mainland China (the first place in Sichuan Province).

The school has 32 national and provincial first-class courses such as optoelectronic technology, hydraulic and pneumatic transmission, and practical teaching of ideological and political theory courses . Every year, more than 3,000 courses are offered to undergraduates and graduate students. There are 8 national and provincial university teaching teams such as electronic technology and innovation, chemical experimental teaching, etc., and 7 national-level outstanding talents education and training programs such as mechanical design, manufacturing and automation. In the 2012-2020 National College Teacher Competition Status Data Ranking released by the China Association of Higher Education in 2021, Southwest University of Science and Technology ranks 44th in the country (the second place in Sichuan Province). There are 6 national specialty construction sites including materials science and engineering, automation, and environmental engineering. Electronic information engineering is a national defense key specialty, and radiation protection and nuclear safety is a national defense shortage specialty. There are 38 national and Sichuan first-class majors, civil engineering. Seven majors including engineering have passed the national engineering education professional certification (assessment), and there are 2 national and 12 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers and virtual simulation experimental teaching centers . The school's innovation and entrepreneurship education has achieved remarkable results. Students have repeatedly won good results in science, technology, culture, sports and discipline competitions such as the National "Challenge Cup", "Mathematical Modeling", "University Entrepreneurship Competition", etc.; Award, the runner-up and best technology award in the Asia-Pacific region. In the results of the 2015-2019 "Innovative Talent Cultivation and Disciplinary Competition Evaluation in Chinese Colleges and Universities" published by the China Association of Higher Education in 2019, the school was ranked among the top 100 schools, ranking 67th in the country (1st in Sichuan Province). Ranked 58th in the fifth round of the 2020 National College Student Competition Rankings (ranked 4th in the province and 1st in provincial universities).The school has built a national lifelong learning service system covering all forms of higher education continuing education and non-degree education. It is a national modern distance education pilot university, a national continuing education demonstration base for higher education institutions, a national demonstration service center for higher education self-study examinations, and Sichuan Provincial Professional Technology Personnel continuing education base.

The National University Science Park of Southwest University of Science and Technology has been built into a "National Technology Transfer Demonstration Institution", "National Technology Business Incubator", "National University Student Technology Entrepreneurship Internship Base", and "Sichuan University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Demonstration Club". The school is one of the designated universities for comprehensive innovation and reform experiments in Sichuan Province. It has jointly established the “Sichuan Provincial Military-Civilian Integration Research Institute” to further promote military-civilian integration in the fields of national defense science and technology personnel training, collaborative innovation, technology transfer and regional characteristic high-end think tanks. The research results of the Latin American Research Center of the school actively serve the national Latin American strategy and have been fully affirmed by Vice Premier Liu Yandong. The school gives full play to environmental friendly energy materials, advanced building materials, control engineering and intelligent systems, special environmental robotics, environmental safety technology, urban sewage and solid waste treatment and recycling, nuclear waste treatment and disposal technology, and recycling of agricultural biomass resources. and other scientific research features and traditional advantages, serve economic and social development, and generate social and economic benefits of tens of billions of yuan.

The school has established extensive cooperation and exchanges with more than 30 foreign (overseas) universities and scientific research institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, etc., and has especially strengthened cooperation with countries along the “Belt and Road” in the fields of teaching, scientific research and personnel training. , Multi-level international cooperation and exchanges, and the internationalization level of school education has been accelerated.

"The pearl of the southwest emerges from the sea, and the spring breeze of peach and plum is new." In the new development journey, the school will be guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, always adhere to the school-running philosophy of "education-oriented, moral education first, scientific rationality, openness and inclusiveness, and excellence", and carry forward "hard work and hard work". , hard work and innovation" the spirit of Southwest University of Science and Technology, practice the school motto of "honesty, erudition, dedication, innovation", and work hard to accelerate the construction of a high-level university with distinctive characteristics!

A comprehensive accommodation service is available to all students throughout their whole stay at the university and the university is able to offer a guarantee that it will find satisfying university accommodation for every student. Special and high-standard accommodation is provided to international students, with very good living and safety facilities.

International student’s apartment (Double room) 

The rooms are equipped with Refrigerator, television, air-conditioner, private bathroom, Internet connection, public kitchen and public laundry room, study room and activity room.

Applicants Eligibility 

  1. Need to be Non-Chinese citizens
  2. Need to be in good health
  3. Age Limit: Bachelor Degree:18-25 Years old; Masters Degree:18-35Years old; PhD: 18-40Years old;Chinese Language:18-40Years old
  4. Need to have good academic result in highest education degree
  5. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 or TOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  6. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  7. Doesn’t have any criminal record in the past
  8. Need to have skill on research & publication(For Masters and PhD Degree )
  9. Need to have publication on good journal (For PhD Degree)
  10. Need to provide real and complete resume

Application Documents for Bachelor Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White/Blue Background)
  3. Higher secondary /A Level/Grade 12/High School Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  8. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  9. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  10. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  11. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Application Documents for Masters Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Bachelor Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  8. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for PhD Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Masters Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  7. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  8. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the guardian(under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for Chinese Language courses:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Last academic Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  5. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  6. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  7. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  8. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  9. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Bachelor Degree Scholarship Covers:

Type A: Scholarship Covers:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Full Accommodation fees free

3. Medical Insurance Fees Free

4. Monthly stipend:1800CNY/Month

Type B: Scholarship Covers:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Full Accommodation fees free

3. Medical Insurance Fees Free

 
Type C: Scholarship Covers:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Medical Insurance Fees Free

 

Master Degree Scholarship Covers:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Full Accommodation fees free

3. Insurance fees free

4. Monthly stipend: 3000CNY/Month

 

Bachelor Degree Major List Taught in English:

1. Chemical Engineering and Technics

2. Petroleum Engineering

Master Degree Major List Taught in English (Duration 2-3 years):

1. Oil and Natural Gas Engineering

2. Geological Resources and Geological Engineering

3. Chemical Engineering and Technology

 

CUP is known as the “Cradle of Petroleum Talents” for cultivating over 200,000 excellent professional talents since its founding. There are over 20,000 students studying at CUP, including 12,163 full-time undergraduates, 6,346 master students, 1,714 PhD students and 671 international students. Graduates from CUP enjoy great favour among society and employers, contributing to a high employment rate for years

Canteens in China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Within the University’s campus area and around the University, there is a variety of restaurants, offering Western, Chinese and Muslim cuisines. However, by comparison, the school’s cafeteria is cheaper. Within the Foreign Students Dormitory, there is also a common kitchen, equipped with induction cookers, microwave ovens amongst other kitchen equipment. Students are allowed to purchase their own personal kitchen utensils such as pots and pans to cook meals themselves. There are several restaurants around the school that offers takeaway service with cash on delivery basis. 

FAQ about China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program. 

2. How is the living standard in Beijing city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living expense here is about 200 USD for your food per month. China University of Petroleum (Beijing) has a variety of restaurants and provides delicious and clean food to international students; several restaurants around the school that offers takeaway service with cash on delivery basis.

3. How can I arrive in Beijing city, the location of University?

Answer: There are many direct flights from the entire world to Beijing.

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: the university can provide airport pick up service for the students in group from Beijing International Airport to campus. But students should send detailed departure schedule to us minimum 3 days in advance so that we can pick up without any delay. Airport Pick-up Service is only available during Registration time. If Airport Pick-up service is not available, student may come to university by taxi, or airport bus shuttle.

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in big Airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need. 

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Beijing City? 

Answer: there is one international airport, five train stations and subway. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call any time and there are lots of public internet club.

7. How is the climate in Beijing City?

Answer: Beijing has a dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and generally cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone. And average temperature is 11.5 ℃(52.7℉). 

8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world.

9. Can a student open a Bank Account? 

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

10. Is learning Chinese language compulsory? 

Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

11. What is the voltage used in China? 

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

12. Useful public contact number in China:

Answer: Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691

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