University of International Business and Economics
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Other names: Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average in B range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4-5 year diploma from 1949-1966; 4 year bachelor's degree from 1978-present; master's degree following diploma programs from the Cultural Revolution-present.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1954, acquired university status and title in 1984. Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation. It is the first university of it's kind in China. Formerly a "national key school," now a "211 Project" school. The 211 Project is aimed at forming a series of high quality higher educational institutions. These schools generally have the most prestige, the best students and the most government funding. Usual admission requirements are completion of senior secondary school (12 years of education) and a national entrance examination.
Grading scales vary; see above for common scales.
Language of instruction: Chinese and English.
Master's: 2.5-3 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate: 2-3 years after master's degree and entrance examination.