Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)

北京理工大学 Běijīng Lǐgōng Dàxué

Beijing Institute of Technology was founded in 1940. At first, the University was utilized to be a research university that was directly supervised by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Since the primary years of the University’s founding occurred during the War of Resistance Against Japan, the University was enhanced to cover more Science and Engineering disciplines. For students that are looking for university degrees in China that focus on Information Technology, Science, and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology is a fantastic option to pursue.

Notable Campuses & Programs within China

Beijing Institute of Technology has six distinct campuses within China to include: Zhongguancun, Liangxiag, Xishan, Fangshan, Qinhuangdao, and Zhuhai. Zhongguancun is the primary campus of Beijing Institute of Technology and is located in the area Northwest of Beijing known as the “Silicon Valley of China.” Liangxiang Campus is primarily the home to the younger Undergraduate students within Beijing Institute of Technology. Fangshan campus is located in a Southwestern suburb of Beijing and hosts Undergraduate coursework as well. The Qinhuangdao, Hebi campus was founded for a one-year pre-university program for ethnic minority students whose first language is not Mandarin. This program serves to jumpstart these minority students to other prominent universities such as: Beihang University Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Northwestern Polytechnical University. The Zhuhai, Guangdong campus provides continuing education, graduate courses, and distance learning courses.

Beijing Institute of Technology currently has 23,003 Full-time students, which are comprised of 14,010 Undergraduates, 5,504 Master Students, 2,701 Doctoral students, and 426 International Students. In terms of faculty, there are more than 3,442 faculty members and 22 of those faculty members are Chang Jiang Scholars. Beijing Institute of Technology currently has 16 key national disciplines, 25 ministry level key disciplines, offerings Bachelor’s degrees in 60 majors, Master’s degrees in 144 majors, and Doctorate degrees in 62 majors.

One of the most important sectors of Beijing Institute of Technology is their research institution that is dedicated to military technology. This institute has developed technology related to missiles, radar, firearms, and armored combat vehicles. The majority of this research is top secret and cannot be published. Other disciplines that are growing rapidly in their research sector are: Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

The library at Beijing Institute of Technology was established in 1940 and has over 3 million items that include 1.13 million electronic items. In addition, the BIT Press has published more than 3,000 books that are primarily focused on Natural Science and Technology.

Final Remarks

Beijing Institute of Technology is a very prestigious University that has programs appealing to both international students and Chinese students. Students that have a focus on Engineering, Information Technology, and the Sciences are highly advised to apply here due to the many campuses that are located in Beijing and the surrounding areas. Due to the University’s presence in Beijing, it is absolutely possible to take advantage of networking opportunities and internship positions at key companies with their offices in Beijing. Beijing Institute of Technology is a fantastic option to consider when trying to decide where to attend University within China.

International Students Accommodations

Students are allowed to live on campus or find an apartment outside on their own.


Room Type



Building No.14

Zhong Guan Cun Campus

Double bedroom

Air-conditioner, desk, wardrobe, internet access, bathroom, (24-hour hot water), communal kitchens, and laundry


per person per month

Building No.14

Zhong Guan Cun Campus

4 Loft beds

with desk

Air-conditioner, desk, wardrobe, internet access, bathroom(24-hour hot water)

communal kitchens on each floor and communal laundry


per person per month

Su Zhou Qiao Dormitory

Zhong Guan Cun Campus

Triple Bedroom

Air-conditioner, desk, wardrobe,internet access, refrigerator,

communal bathrooms (24-hour hot water),

communal kitchens on the top floor, communal laundry


per person per month

Liang Xiang Campus

2 Loft beds with desk

Desk, wardrobe, internet access, refrigerator,

bathroom, kitchen ventilator


per person per month

International Student Dormitory in Liang Xiang Campus is available for all the students (except language students) and is around 35 kilometers away from the main Zhong Guan Cun Campus. It takes one hour or more to travel between the main campus in the downtown and Liang Xiang Campus. Students can take metro or BIT shuttle bus every day.

Dormitory: No.14 Building Double Room

Dormitory: No.14 Building Quad Room

Dormitory: Su Zhou Qiao Triple

Liang Xiang Campus Dormitory 2 Loft Beds