International Summer Camp


with common commitment to global education, to strengthen cultural ties, and to broaden the experience and horizons of students, School of Civil Engineering (SCE), Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China will host an international summer camp in July, 2012. Participants from different cultures will gather together here; exotic oriental culture is waiting for you; academic lectures will be delivered by prestigious professors. Students majoring in civil engineering and related disciplines will be warmly welcomed. The purpose of this camp is to further mutual understanding, learn about the Engineering Schools of BJTU and Chinese culture.

School of Civil Engineering has organized International Summer Camp for the first time in 2012, over 30 students, and 5 faculty  from University of Nevada at Reno, Newcastle University, Taiwai National University of Science andTechnology, and Politech di Milano participated in the program.

From August 5 till 16, 2013, School of Civil Engineering oragnized 2013 Summer Camp in Beijing. 30

students, and 3 faculty from overseas partner universities joined the program. A variety of activities

were arranged during two weeks, including academic lectures, sightseeing, visiting labs and construction

site, and cultural classes. 


In April of each year, application procedure will start.

Applicants should submit the application form, motivation letter, transcript and cv to the coordinator of their home university, and the home university rank sthe applicants and gives a recommendation to the host university.

Normally the maximum of accepted students are 5.


Office Room: 724
Staff: Zhang Xinchao 
Tel: 51687240


The second International Summer Camp was organized from August 5th  to August 16th, 2013 in Beijing. 30 students, and 3 faculty from overseas partner universities joined the program. A variety of activities were arranged during two weeks, including academic lectures, sightseeing, visiting labs and construction site, and cultural classes. 




Participants of the second International Summer Camp contributed much to this program and learned a lot from it. All the participants were divided into five groups, and endeavored to complete a teamwork. Each team was responsible for two-day report. Here follows their presentations. intro denis technion israel.ppthttp:// 4.ppthttp:// country Italy.ppt

Academic lectures were given to participants. The invited professor include Japanses scholar Yukio Tamura from Tokyo Polytechnic University, Liberato Ferrara from Politecnio di Milano, Qiuhua Liang from Newcastle University, Gabrielle Bolzon from Politecnio di Milano and JianguoQiu from Taiwan National University of Science and Technology.The lectures are as follows, Xiang from China.pdfhttp:// East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster BJTU Intnl Summ.pdfhttp://地震车桥动力分析.ppt


The second International Summer Camp caught much attention among the students from both China and abroad. 30 international students and 58 Chinese students joined the program, which is larger in scale than the fist camp. It gained more credits and was highly praised by participants from partner universities. They share their experience with friends on university websites. For more information, please find the following website.

Sydney University reports this program on its Newsletter. For more information please find page 7 of the PDF file. Newsletter - Aug - Oct 2013.pdf

Some of members made a digital album by themselves.Beautiful memory was inscribed in every participant's mind. 

The first International Summer Camp was held from July 1st to July 14th,2012. The room 702 witnessed the closing ceremony, where Prof. Yang Qing, Vice President of School of Civil Engineering awarded certificates to the participants. During the program, the participants were divided into five groups and each group had a name. Group one was called “叫我第一名 group two “Six Kittens”, group three “Griffins”, group four “4 Got”, and group five “Awesome Possom Sauce”. Each group made a journal report, which covered all the activities within two days. Group 5 “Griffins” was awarded the “Honor Group” by a narrow margin of one vote. Journal reports were attached as follows:


 Civil Engineering International Summer Program

Program Introduction 
The International Summer Camp Program in School of Civil Engineering (SCE), Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students from all over the world, interested in enhancing their academic profile with a rigorous and challenging academic experience, strengthening cultural ties and broadening the experience and horizons with a series of visiting activities in Beijing. The purpose of this program is to further mutual understanding, and learn academic knowledge in the field of civil engineering and Chinese culture.

Excellent students majoring in civil engineering and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Students are given the opportunity to attend academic lectures in the fields of engineering and have a practice of scientific research and on-site visit. The academic lectures are delivered by prestigious professors from participant countries, covering a variety of cutting-edge studies related to civil engineering. The main activities of the summer program are available in the following:
ØAcademic Lectures related to civil engineering
ØTraditional Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Courses
ØThe Subway Construction Site Visit
ØBeijing Tours
*Full scholarships for outstanding students are available, covering full tuition costs, housing at BJTU’s dormitories or hotels, daily breakfast at the cafeterias of hotel and an allowance of RMB500.

The Summer Camp will provide on-campus or nearby-campus housing through the Civil Engineering School. 

Social and Cultural Activities
Participant students will be arranged to visit the subway construction sites. The engineer will introduce how the subway is built, the distinctive features from the other sites, and the techniques applied within. On weekends, students are scheduled to visit well-known historical sites, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, and Prince Gong’s Mansion. If time is permitted, participants will travel by high-speed railway to Tianjin, a big city near Beijing. After a series of traditional and modern tourist attractions visits, students can get a sense of China’s unique ancient culture, acquire the development of traffic railway and structure engineering, as well as have a direct capture of academic studies. On campus, students have access to BJTU’s faculty, including history museums, laboratories and so on. Social activities are led by BJTU experienced student guides.

Support & Assistance
School of Civil Engineering, BJTU trains student guides to assist the visiting students in solving issues they encounter during the time, including the pick-up service at the airport, currency exchanges, campus orientation and so on. The campus facilities are available to the international students.

Dates and Application
ØDates: July 27th to August 5th, 2015. 
ØNumber: 5 students for each institute.
ØApplication Procedure: Apply in your home institute before April 15th, and home institute offers the recommendation name list to SCE, BJTU before April 20th. 

Your application must include the following documents:
ØCompleted Application Form
ØOfficial university transcripts (original or approved copies)
ØOne letter of recommendation*
ØOne motivation letter**
ØResume with passport size picture

English Proficiency
The program is operated in English, and the candidates are required to be proficient in English. If he or she is familiar with Chinese, that will be an advantage in evaluation.

Program Costs
ØThe Summer Camp does not cover Medical Insuranceapplicants should pay for their insurance.
ØPlease note that the program costs do not cover applicants’ airfare, meals or other expenses.
ØPrices are subject to change due to BJTU decision, fluctuations in market prices and currency exchange rates.

Frequently Asked Questions                                          

1. What kind of visa do I need in order to enter China?
Before entering the academic program, all students must clear their eligibility status for a tourist visa (type L) or a visit visa (type F). Once entering China with a tourist visit visa, the visitor must leave China after six months. All Visas will be handled after acceptance.
2. Who can apply for the summer camp?
The program is usually open to civil engineering students who are from BJTU partner institutes, both undergraduates and postgraduates. 
3. What and to whom do I need to submit my application?
You need to submit your application materials to your home institute. The home institute evaluates your supporting materials and provides BJTU a recommendation name list with the candidates’ materials. Normally the maximum number of accepted students for each institute is 5. 
4. Is there any pick-up service at the airport? 
Yes, students guide will pick you up at the airport on condition that you provide your flight information, including flight No., landing time and delayed information.
5. Where will I live?
Students are housed in the dormitories or hotels on campus. Each room accommodates 2 students with a facility of shower, bathroom, and TV set.
6. Do I need to bring my laptop?
Yes, you are suggested to bring a laptop. The hotel provides cable line, but wifi is only available on the condition that you have a user name, which is exclusive to local registered students. Moreover, during the program, some extracurricular work is asked to complete, including teamwork, via computer. 
7. What do I need to prepare in advance?
Besides daily necessities, you are suggested to prepare an introduction about your home institute, and a special part will be set for you to introduce, normally on the first day of the program.

For more information you are free to contact the program coordinator: