BNU-HKBU United International College Welcomes All International Visiting and Degree-Seeking Students


Zhuhai, Guangdong -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/12/2015 -- United International College (UIC) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Since its inauguration in 2005 the college has gradually developed the option for foreign students to take part in one of their 20 programmes. Prospective candidates can either be degree-seeking students or visiting students half-way through a degree, looking to study abroad for six months or even a year.

Co-founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), UIC is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between Mainland China and Hong Kong.

As of 2015, there are twenty undergraduate programmes being offered by three divisions: the Division of Business and Management, the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Division of Science and Technology. Classrooms are state-of-the-art and e-learning is an integral part of UIC's Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning approach.

There are currently around 5000 students, including those from Hong Kong, Macau and overseas. English is used as the medium of instruction and the teaching staff are from more than 20 countries and regions.

Degree-seeking students will be awarded a Bachelor's Degree (Honours) by HKBU and a Graduation Certificate by UIC upon completion of the programme.

Alongside their major field of study, students take part in General Education and Whole Person Education classes. These classes promote a balanced mind, ensuring internationally-recognized quality and excellence in education, equipping graduates with seven attributes: citizenship, knowledge, learning, skills, creativity, communication, and teamwork.

Visiting students will be placed with a Chinese roommate to enhance immersion into the local student life. They also have the opportunity to partake in Chinese language classes and can learn about the culture, the history and the development of China's politics.

Moreover, UIC is located in Zhuhai and therefore boasts a vibrant student life with many clubs, including archery, rock climbing, yoga and traditional dragon and lion dance.

The cost to study a degree course is RMB¥ 80,000 per annum (Around $12,000 based on September 2015 exchange rate). Accommodation fee is roughly RMB¥ 5,000 per annum, while the insurance fee will cost RMB¥ 600 per annum. Monthly estimated expenses will approximately cost RMB¥ 1,200 per month.

UIC normally expects degree-seeking applicants to have obtained 12-year pre-university years of schooling. Admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Visiting students who are not seeking a full 4 year degree must have completed at least one year of university study as well as having a minimum GPA of 2.5 (4-point scale) or equivalent. Students whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 55(paper-based)/ 213(computer-based)/80 or above or have received an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.

If you wish to register and become a student, you can contact UIC's International Development Office (IDO) to find out further information as well as the application form to become a full-time degree-seeking student. UIC can help with all questions and queries as well as providing support for obtaining a visa.

The deadline to apply for four year degree-seeking students for the 2016 autumn semester is May 2016, while visiting students need to apply before October 2015.

About United International College
United International College's charter has been approved by the Ministry of Education plus it has full support from local authorities. UIC has grown into an international institution with innovative educational approaches.

Media Contact:
Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University
Address: 28 Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China 519085
E-mail: is@uic.edu.hk
Telephone: +86-756-3620058
Website: http://uic.edu.hk/en/ido