GO China: STEM Futures

Explore China’s capital and take your studies in a new direction with an exciting summer programme for engineering students hosted at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Update 2021:

Due to the pandemic and the ongoing uncertainty around international travel, all in-person summer programmes, including GO China, have been cancelled for 2021. We hope to return to in-person programmes in 2022.

You can still gain international experience and develop new skills by taking part in a virtual international activity. Have a look at some of the virtual opportunities offered by our partners. For virtual activities with a fee, you can apply for a Global Opportunities Scholarship

Some UoB summer programmes will run in a virtual format, although participation will be limited to students from certain schools. If you would like to be on the waiting list for a virtual UoB summer programme, please register your interest.  

Programme at a glance

When? Four weeks in July 2021
Where? Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China
How much? The programme and tutition cost is £800. Beijing Institute of Technology provide accommodation free of charge. You will need to pay for other costs including flights, insurance, visa, subsistence etc. Some bursaries are available. See our costs section below for more information.

Who? Open to all undergraduates studying a STEM-related subject, and not in their final year. Priority will be given to students not on a Study Abroad course.

Applications: A decision on whether to run this programme will be made in February 2021. If the programme goes ahead, applications will open in February. Register your interest to receive email updates about application requirements and deadlines. 

Choose from 3 STEM-focussed programmes:

  • Exploring Vehicle Design
  • Big Data Analysis
  • 5G Technology and Applications

Why choose this programme?

  • Develop your engineering skills, through engineering classes and an engineering project
  • Study at a highly ranked research university with specialisms in science and engineering
  • Study in a standout location in the Chinese capital
  • Gain international experience while deepening your understanding of engineering and China's culture
  • Acquire cross-cultural skills greatly valued by employers
  • Enjoy an experience beyond the classroom including trips designed to develop your cultural and linguistic experience
  • Mix with other University of Bristol students taking the GO China: Culture and Language programme.

Contact us

Email: summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
Office: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Book an online appointment

From the programme I gained many close and hopefully long-lasting friendships; knowledge of vehicles and the possible futures of vehicle engineering; some basic Chinese speaking skills; and an understanding of life in Beijing and of Chinese culture and history as a whole.

Ellie

How to Apply

Due to the pandemic and the ongoing uncertainty around international travel, all in-person summer programmes, including GO China, have been cancelled for 2021. We hope to return to in-person programmes in 2022.

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