Beijing Normal University
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Beijing Teachers University, Peking Normal University.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average of 80%, or in the 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 and official degree certificate awarded in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in l902. Draws students from entire country; trains people to teach at other normal schools, colleges and middle schools. 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 can vary by department or faculty; the above scale is the most common one for this school.
Language of instruction: Chinese.
Master's: 3 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate: 3 years after master's degree and entrance examination.