Overseas students and guests are welcome to live in the redecorated International Apartment. You may also choose to live in the BUPT Hotel which is a 3-star hotel locating in the north-west corner of the campus.
There are a few restaurants in BUPT, such as Student Canteen, Huifeng Restaurant, Xueyi Restaurant, providing various delicious dishes to students and staff. All the restaurants are open to the international students and guests. We also have Qingzhen Restaurant on the fourth floor which is a newly built restaurant especially for Muslim. Additionally, there are many restaurants and fast food restaurants around the university, such as Fuwangju Restaurant, Ganguoyatou Restaurant near the east gate; Jinbaiwan Restaurant, Shuwazi Hotpot Restaurant near the south gate.
Life is very convenient in BUPT. There is Xueyuan Supermarket where you can buy daily necessities and food on campus; there are many large shopping malls around the school, such as Wumei Supermarket, MerryMart Supermarket outside the north gate; Hualian Supermarket and Jinwuxing Wholesale Market outside the south gate.
Post and Telecommunication Service
On campus, there is a Post Office on the first floor of Hongtong Building near the west gate, where you can handle a variety of postal services.
Beside the Post Office locates the China Mobile service center, where you can receive mobile communication service. Here, the M-zone business is strongly recommended because of its cost-effectiveness.
Here is free WIFI around the campus especially in the International Dorm. You can also go to the library or Internet cafes outside the university. BUPT often releases a lot of information on-line, much of which is very important. It is highly recommended that you visit it regularly.
Here are some useful linkages for your reference:
Student Bulletin Board of BUPT
International Cooperation and Exchange Office of BUPT
Academic Affairs Office of BUPT
Graduate School of BUPT
China Scholarship Council
All the information about Chinese Government Scholarship can be found here.
Currency and Bank
In China, Renminbi (RMB) is the only accepted currency. The unit of RMB is Yuan; and the fractional currencies are Jiao and Fen. Currency value includes 100 yuan, 50 yuan, 20 yuan, 10 yuan, 5 yuan, 2 yuan, 1 yuan, 5 jiao, 2 jiao, 1 jiao, 5 fen, 2 fen, 1 fen, 13 items in total. Coin includes 1 yuan, 5 jiao, 1 jiao, 5 fen, 2 fen, 1 fen.
Pound, Hong Kong dollar, Dollar, Yen, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar and some other foreign currencies can be exchanged into RMB.
Seven foreign currency credit cards can be exchanged at the designated exchange offices. That is:
American Express, Master Card, VISA, JCB, Million Card, Federal Card
It is very convenient to deal with banking business around BUPT. There is a postal savings office inside the university and some other banks outside, such as the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (opposite the school near the south gate) and the China Construction Bank (the one near the north gate outside the school, in the north of Sanhuan Road, near Beitaipingzhuang).You can apply for the RMB and a variety of foreign currency deposits and withdrawals business in any of the banks according to your requirement. By the way, you need to carry the passport or residence permit if you want to open an account.
These banks can deposit 7 kinds of foreign currencies directly, including Pound, Hong Kong dollar, Dollar, Yen, Canadian dollar, Australian currency and Euro.
Customer Service Number of Bank of China: 95566
Customer Service Number of CITIC Industrial Bank: 66056688
Customer Service Number of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China: 95588
Customer Service Number of China Construction Bank: 95533
Customer Service Number of Agricultural Bank of China: 95599
Student Society and Activities
International students also belong to the members of the Students’ Union and Graduate Union of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. All International students can actively participate in these activities.
There exist scores of student associations in BUPT, all of which recruit new members in September every year. You can see the posters related to these activities on the bulletin board, both outside the Student Activity Center and in apartment buildings, and then apply according to your interests and hobbies.It is available for the international students to establish friendship groups. However, you must submit a written application first and get the approval by the school authorities. All in all, you should be subject to the leadership and management of the school and make sure that your activities never go against Chinese laws and regulations.
Usually International Office organizes various activities such as sports, visits, excursions for international students. Meanwhile other schools also have many activities welcoming you to participate in. So please pay close attention to the notifications of other faculties and take part in different activities as you like.
All the stadiums are available to the international students. Certainly, you need to pay sometimes a fee. However, it is most important that you should benefit from the activities. At the same time, please take good care of yourself, as well as the equipment and facilities.