Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) is located in the capital city of Beijing, which is China's political and cultural centre, also the confluence of some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Beijing is home to one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, known for its distinctive traditional culture and outstanding educational resources.
BUCM is the only TCM university affiliated with the Ministry of Education in China. Many distinguished experts and professors gather here in BUCM, a university that combines both traditional and modern elements. Upholding the philosophy "Inspiring knowledge while transferring traditions and promoting innovation", BUCM is dedicated to imparting the skills and culture of TCM to future generations. BUCM has trained over 20,000 TCM professionals from over 90 countries and regions, and has formed partnerships with 108 leading universities and research institutions in 30 countries. With excellence in teaching, research and health care, BUCM is a renowned university for TCM both in China and abroad.
Features and Advantages of Studying at BUCM
1. The Leading Institution for TCM
1.1.Highly Qualified English and Chinese Teaching Staff
The Beijing University of Chinese Medicine is the only university of TCM selected by the Ministry of Education as a demonstration centre for international education. The faculty consists of 4517 members, 1104 of whom are professional teaching staff including 360 doctorate degree supervisors. Among the professional teaching staff, 62% of the teachers are senior professionals and 78% of them hold a master degree.
1.2.The Finest Affiliated Hospitals for Clinical Practice
BUCM has four affiliated hospitals: Dongzhimen Hospital, Dongfang Hospital, The Third Affiliated Hospital and Zaozhuang Hospital, which in total provide 3,000 hospital beds and up to 15,000 daily outpatients. Three new hospitals are under construction in cities like Dalian and Shenzhen. BUCM also has China's most influential TCM clinic, Guo Yi Tang, where over 200 Chinese medicine masters and experts practice. BUCM also operates the Kotzing TCM Clinic in Germany, as well as three new overseas Traditional Chinese Medicine Centres in Sydney (Australia), St. Petersburg (Russia) and Maryland (United States).
2. High Standard and Quality of Student Training in BUCM
BUCM attracts the most outstanding students to study in the school, and produces the finest graduates to contribute to society in the future.
3. A Comprehensive Educational System for TCM
The school offers two undergraduate degree programs: one program in Traditional Chinese Medicine and another in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina. Both programs highlight TCM culture and its distinguishing characteristics. TCM related courses constitute more than 50% of the entire curriculum structure for both programs.
4. Teaching Methods
There are two types of teaching method, A and B. Students can either study together with the Chinese students, or with the international students.
5. Comprehensive Clinical Training and Internship Arrangements
There is an extensive clinical training of 58 weeks arranged for international students during their undergraduate study, with a variety of learning experiences during the training period.
6. A Variety of High Value Scholarships
BUCM offers a variety of scholarships: the BUCM International Freshman Scholarship, the Chinese Government Scholarship (full scholarship), the China Ministry of Education Scholarship for Outstanding Self-funded Students, as well as the Beijing Foreign Students Scholarship. More than 50% of freshmen and almost 20% of all enrolled students receive a scholarship.
7. Extensive Career Paths and Opportunities for Further Study
7.1.Work and Study in Beijing
Beijing, China's politics, cultural, scientific and technological centre, provides graduates with a wide range of employment opportunities. Graduates of BUCM can take the National Physician Qualification Examination in China. International students of BUCM have a passing rate of over 60%, which is equivalent to the Chinese students. Students may choose to pursue master or doctoral degrees at BUCM or other institutions of TCM.
7.2.Opportunities for Work and Further Study in the Student's Own Country
Graduates of BUCM are recognized and welcomed by medical institutions all over the world.