Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC), founded in 2012, is a joint international college established in collaboration between University College Dublin (UCD) and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). It is located on the BJUT campus, conveniently situated close to the embassy and business districts in Beijing. BDIC’s focus is on information, communications & technology (ICT) and finance & economics.
Students are awarded degrees by both Beijing University of Technology and University College Dublin.
With all core modules delivered in English, the majority by UCD lecturers who travel to BDIC to teach, BDIC provides a world-class international educational experience that equips its multilingual graduates with the talents to thrive in an increasingly globalised knowledge and technology intensive society.
Student intake is 330 per annum and typically 80% of graduates go on to Masters level study (the majority internationally) and 30% to study at universities in the Top 50 of QS rankings.
All students enjoy the opportunity of short or long stay study periods in Dublin as well as exposure to Irish cultural events organised on campus at BJUT.
Admission to BDIC is through the National College Entrance Examination, or Gaokao, process. BDIC has its own listing and prospective students should apply directly to BDIC indicating their preferred programme of study.
Recruitment information from previous years is available here;
The fees for the 2021/2022 academic year are 75,000 RMB/year, for Chinese Nationals.
Students complete a single programme of study for their chosen course. On successful completion of all modules students are awarded two degrees, one from University College Dublin and one from Beijing University of Technology.
Learning Through English
BDIC provides an immersive English language environment for its students. The English language modules at BDIC are specifically designed as English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules.
All modules are taught through English.
The English language programme at BDIC is overseen by the UCD Applied Language Centre.
In first year (Stage One) students take modules in ‘English for University Studies’ and ‘English for General Academic Purposes’. In second year (Stage Two), they continue their academic English journey through the ‘Academic Writing and Communication Skills’ and ‘English for Specific Academic Purposes’ modules.
These modules develop students’ English language proficiency in the context of university study and prepare them for learning, and eventually working later in their careers, in English speaking environments.
In this learning model the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking are integrated, with the context of the students’ wider learning at the forefront. They are guided in areas such as concurrent note-taking while listening; summarising and synthesising information from different sources; and demonstrating academic integrity. In their assessed work students write about and present on topics within their degree major. They learn to give effective presentations, to engage in seminar-style discussions, and to critically evaluate what they have read or listened to in their writing and speaking.
This English language teaching model is centred around small groups of up to 20 students. This allows teachers to give individualised feedback in office hours, in assignments and in class.
On successful completion of the English language modules in Stages 1 and 2 all students are deemed to have met the UCD English Language Requirements.
Facilities in Beijing
Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC) is located on the Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) campus, located in south-eastern Beijing. The university campus occupies an area of more than 80 hectares and has a built floor area totalling about 700,000 square metres.
Sport clubs and societies
There are many clubs and societies available to students at BDIC. You can choose from a range of recreational pursuits including sports, music and debating.
The BJUT library is a modern complex occupying a floor area of more than 20,000 square meters. The library houses about 700,000 printed materials, 60,000 e-books and more than 40 resource databases available for teaching and research. The library, in close collaboration with the Capital Library of Beijing and the Information Centre of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, provides professional service to students and faculty.
There are excellent facilities and services available to students. The BJUT campus is very close to many shopping malls and supermarkets. Being located in a capital city also means that there are excellent medical services with many good public hospitals and pharmacies.
The BJUT Gymnasium is the only Olympic venue located in Beijing's south eastern area. At the 2008 Olympic Games, it served as the Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics venue. The BJUT Gymnasium boasts the world's largest pre-stressed suspension dome which contains a ceiling that is 93m in diameter.