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Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

about our university

  • Establishment:1956
  • Location:Beijing
  • Website:www.bucm.edu.cn
  • Ranking:85
  • Attribute:Medicine Universities
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) is a prestigious university in China with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese materia medica as its leading subjects. As the exclusive top university of traditional Chinese medicine listed under the Project 985 and Project 211, it is under the direct supervision of the Chinese Ministry of Education and jointly development by the National Health Commission, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SATCM) and municipal government of Beijing. Prof. Gu Xiaohong is now the Secretary of Party committee, and Prof. Xu Anlong, the university President.
 
Founded in 1956, the university, formerly known as Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is one of the earliest established institutions of higher learning of TCM approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. In 1960, it was acknowledged as a national key university by the central government. In 1971, it merged with the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and then it divorced from the union in 1977 and became an independent college. It was renamed Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology in 1993. In 2000, it merged with the former Beijing College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Osteology and Traumatology. Since 2011, the university has been listed under the Project 985, as an innovation platform for its leading subjects. Since 2017, three disciplines of BUCM have been listed under China’s “Double-First Rate” initiative, i.e. world-class universities and first-class disciplines: traditional Chinese medicine, integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine and Chinese materia medica. The university now has three campuses -- the Hepingjie Campus, the Wangjing Campus and the Liangxiang Campus.
 
In terms of university management, BUCM adheres to the university motto “Qin Qiu Bo Cai, Hou De Ji Sheng” (Study Diligently, Make Use of the Strengths of All Others; Value Virtue and Benefit the Society by Practicing Medicine) and the management philosophy “constant pursuit of excellence”. It advocates learning, inheritance and innovation, and aims to educate students to have high moral character and lofty sentiments. With distinctive characteristics and great strengths, the university has become an education base for the cultivation of high-level innovative TCM professionals, a model base for the reform of TCM education, a research base for the innovation in TCM knowledge and technology, a health care base for the prevention and management of critical conditions and complicated and miscellaneous cases, a humanity base for the dissemination of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and an international exchange base for the introduction of TCM to the world. It has become a world-renowned TCM university performing functions of teaching, research and medical care, and meantime, it has made great contributions to the health undertakings, civilization and social advance.
 
Up to date there are 5,020 persons on the staff, among whom 1,285 are full-time teachers. Those who have senior professional titles account for 66.3% and those with master’s or doctorate degree make up 85.45%. The university has 335 doctoral tutors. The teaching staff consist of experts of great renown at home and abroad and middle-aged and young professors with national influence. Among them there are 6 TCM Grand Masters, 3 TCM National-level Masters, 33 TCM Masters at the Beijing Municipal Level, 3 Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professors, 3 winners of the Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars offered by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 winner of the Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 4 chief scientists of the National Project 973, 4 Scientific and Technological Innovation Leading Talents in the “Ten Thousand Talents Plan” (China’s national special support plan for high-level talents), 1 Prestigious Teacher in “Ten Thousand Talents Plan”, 3 members of the 7th Discipline Evaluation Committee under the State Council, 7 on the list of candidates of the New Century Talents Projects, 8 middle-aged and young experts with outstanding achievements at the national level, 4 Prestigious Teachers in TCM universities, and 130 experts enjoying special government allowances.

There are 32,266 registered students at the university. Among them, 11,644 are full-time students, including 7,264 undergraduate and junior college students, 3,594 master’s degree candidates and 786 doctoral degree candidates. In addition, there are 508 students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, and 537 international students. Moreover, 2,467 students are enrolled in the continuing education program and 18,155 in the distance learning program. The university is committed to establishing a future-oriented talent nurturing system based on high-level education. Currently, it offers 12 bachelor’s degree programs across a wide range of subjects such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, Medicinal Herb Manufacturing, Pharmacology, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Rehabilitation Therapeutics, Public Health Management, Pharmaceutical Business Management, Information Management and Information System, Nursing, English (Medical Science, International Dissemination of TCM), and Law (Medicine and Health).

Program Duration Starting Date Application Deadline Tuition Fee
Program Duration Teaching Language Starting Date Application Period Tuition Fee
Traditional Chinese medicine 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Rehabilitation therapy 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Public Service Management 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Pharmacy 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Nursing 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Law 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Information Management and Information System 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
English 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Chinese Medicine Pharmaceutics 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Chinese Medicine 5 English-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 45000 Apply Now
Chinese Medicine 5 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Business Administration 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 4 Chinese-taught 1-September Flexible ¥ 35000 Apply Now
Program Duration Teaching Language Starting Date Application Period Tuition Fee
Program Duration Teaching Language Starting Date Application Period Tuition Fee

Content of scholarships The monthly stipend Scholarship duration Application period
full scholarships Tuition fee, monthly stipend and medical insurance.
Undergraduate   : 2000CNY/month
Postgraduate    : 2500CNY/month
PhD             : 3000CNY/month
 
Undergraduate  : 1 year
Master program : 2-3 year
PhD : 4 year
DirectPhD : 5 year
Jan. - Apl.
partial scholarships partial scholarships
Undergraduate   : 2000CNY/month
Postgraduate    : 2500CNY/month
PhD             : 3000CNY/month
 
Scholarship
Chinese Government Scholarships School Scholarships

Fees & Payment Visa

Category

Tuition Fee (CNY) /Year /Person

Starting Date

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree) Programs

Chinese Programs

35,000 CNY

September

English Program 

45,000 CNY 

September

Short Term Training

Preparatory Program

28,000 CNY

February and September

Traditional Culture Training

2,800 to 45,000 CNY

Lessons start on the first Monday of every month, postponed if less than 10 students sign up.

Short-term TCM Training

TCM Training for Western Physicians

Training for National Physician Qualification Examination

         35,000 CNY

August


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