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Renmin University of China (RUC), also known as the People's University of China, is a key university in China. RUC's strengths lie in the humanities and social sciences, however, the university also embraces disciplines in the area of natural sciences. The RUC is a comprehensive research-orientated university. At present, the RUC has a total enrollment of 22,300 students. This breaks down to 10,300 undergraduate students and 9,300 postgraduate students. International students account for 1,500 of the student body. The RUC offers bachelor's degrees in sixty areas and double degrees in eight areas. The RUC has ninety-nine Masters programs and sixty-six Ph.D. programs. The RUC ranks third among all the universities in China with respect to the number of disciplines. In a recent appraisal conducted by the Ministry of Education, five disciplines at the RUC ranked first among all the universities in China: Theoretical Economics; Applied Economics; Legal Studies; Sociology; and Journalism and Communication. The same appraisal also scored RUC's programs in Political Science, Management of Agricultural and Forestry Economics, History, and Business Administration very well.
On-campus dorms are available to international students. Buildings 1 & 2 include shared bathrooms on each floor, telephones, air conditioning, and internet service. Building 3 consists of single rooms, which include a bathroom, TV, telephone, air conditioning, internet access, and room cleaning service. Housing in Building 3 costs approximately three times as much as housing in Buildings 1 and 2. Alternatively, students may find off-campus housing on their own.
- meal plan
- on-campus dining
The International Student Office also houses the International Student Canteen. Students may use their Student ID as a dining card to pay for their meals at the international student canteen or at the various other dining halls on campus.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Course offerings are not announced until students arrive at Renmin at the beginning of their semester of study.
Some classes in economics, finance, law, and political science are taught in English.
Participants should be fluent in Chinese if they want to enroll in lecture courses taught in Chinese. Students should score at least a level 6 on the HSK Chinese Language Proficiency Test. The test can be taken in 10 US cities, including Atlanta. In Atlanta, the test is administered at Kennesaw State University. It is given twice a year, usually in May and October. You must register in order to take the test. Please visit click here to learn more about the test and registration.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Regular lecture courses:
1 Renmin credit = 1.52 GT credits
Intensive Chinese Language Program:
1 Renmin credit = 1.136 GT credits
Renmin Grade = US Grade
90-100 (A) = A
80-89 (B) = B
70-79 (C) = C
60-69 (D) = D
0-59 (E, Failure) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.