Overview

Renmin University

City: Beijing
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Previously known as the People's University of China (est.1937) - first university to be established by the newly founded People's Republic of China
  • Consistently scores in top 20 in China/Asia in various world university ranking systems (Times Higher Ed 2013; Chinese University Alumni Association 2013:QS World University Rankings 2013, Academic Rankings of World Universities – Greater China)
  • 23 schools of different disciplines, 14 inter-disciplinary research centers, 16 transitional centers for post-doctoral fellows, and also a School of Continuing Education, a School of Education and Training, the Shenzhen Research Institute, and International College (Suzhou Research Institute)
  • Since 2001, RUC has received nearly 200 provincial or ministerial research awards
  • Ranks first in China with respect to the total number of projects secured from the National Social Sciences Foundation or the Key Projects on National Strategy in Humanities and Social Sciences from the Ministry of Education
  • Has undertaken 422 national social science projects commissioned by the Ministry of Education and 79 Beijing municipal philosophy and social science programs
  • Robert Mondell, Nobel Prize winner - awarded the title of honorary professor
  • J.C. Harsanyi and Robert Mundell, Nobel Prize winners - awarded an honorary Ph.D. degree by RUC

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Classes taught in English are available during the international summer school session
  • Regular term classes are taught in Mandarin
  • Some graduate level English classes available

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Only students from Faculty of Arts (UBCV) and the Faculty of Arts and Science (UBCO) may apply 

Term dates

  • Fall Semester: Beginning of September to Mid-January 
  • Spring Semester: Mid-February to End of June
  • International Summer School: Beginning of July to End of July

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 20 Renmin Credits = 15 UBC Credits

Passing grade

60

Grading scheme

  • 90-100 A
  • 86-89 A-
  • 83-85 B+
  • 80-82 B
  • 76-79 B-
  • 73-75 C+
  • 70-72 C
  • 66-69 C-
  • 63-65 D+
  • 60-62 D

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

Not applicable

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 1st
Title: European Arts: From Classic to Contemporary Art
Partner course code: SH 1721
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-30
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Art History of Western Asia
Partner course code: 21010732
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-13
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Political and Social Changes in Contemporary China
Partner course code: CP 1701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Political and Social Changes in Contemporary China
Partner course code: CP 1701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Works on theory of literature and art
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Chinese Language Study at University Level
Partner course code: 21014642
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-10-26
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: History of Foreign Literature
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: China’s experience and comparison with developing countries
Partner course code: CD 1604
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-03
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Buddhism and Tourism Culture
Partner course code: 21010462
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: HongKong Cinema
Partner course code: CHIN
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: "Dream of Red Mansions" and the society of the Qing Dynasty
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Buddhism History and Culture
Partner course code: 21010316
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: The study on Hong Kong Film
Partner course code: ASIA 4th
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Basic Ancient Chinese Art of Number
Partner course code: 21014486
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Study of "The Analects of Confucius"
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Traditional Chinese Culture
Partner course code: CC 1501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Contemporary China through Film
Partner course code: CC 1602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Classical Chinese Poetry and Chant
Partner course code: 21014569
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-10-26
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Appreciation of Works on Various Dancing
Partner course code: 21014718
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Analysis of Song Poetry
Partner course code: 21009312
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-11-05
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Explaining Graphs and Analyzing Characters (Shuo Wen Jie Zi)
Partner course code: 21015808
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-10-26
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: History of Chinese Modern Literature
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-11-05
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Rise and Fall of A Great Country
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Social Media Analysis and Applications
Partner course code: SN 1503
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Social Media Analysis and Application
Partner course code: SN 1703
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: international finance
Partner course code: SE 1612
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-09
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: SE 1612
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: ECON 1st
Title: China’s experience and comparison with developing countries
Partner course code: CD 1604
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-20
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: Investment Environment and Policy in China
Partner course code: CE 1804
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Contemporary China's Financial Problems
Partner course code: CE 1601
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: A CRITICAL HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
Partner course code: SE 1707
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavior, Experiment and Development Microeconomics
Partner course code: SE 1815
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavioral Economics: Theory and Practice
Partner course code: SE 1609
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-19
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Mathematical Foundations for Marxian Economics
Partner course code: SE 1617
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Mathematical Foundations for Marxian Economics
Partner course code: SE 1617
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: ELEV 1st
Title: Interpersonal Communication in Cross-cultural Context
Partner course code: SH 1709
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: ELEV 1st
Title: Interpersonal Communication in Cross-cultural Context
Partner course code: SH 1709
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: FMST 2nd
Title: Marriage and Family in China
Partner course code: CS 1406
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
UBC course: GEOG 1st
Title: China’s Experience and Comparison with Developing Countries
Partner course code: CD 1706
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Contemporary Issues in Justice
Partner course code: SH 1521
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-04
UBC course: POLI 1st
Title: Asian Pacific Political Economy
Partner course code: SP 1707
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Socialist Transitions: A Comparative Perspective (Cuba,China and Vietnam)
Partner course code: SP 1609
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: PSYC 1st
Title: Enter the psychology
Partner course code: 21017985
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-30
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Psychology of Emotion
Partner course code: 21010264
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-17
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Economic Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 21011648
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: History of Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Leadership Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Developmental psychology
Partner course code: 21017035
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-30
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Cognitive Neuroscience
Partner course code: PSYC 21016238
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Emotional Psychology and Experiments
Partner course code: PSYC 21016923
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-22
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Personnel Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Emotional Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Introduction to Population Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 1st
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 301
Title: Sociology of development and undevelopment
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 303
Title: Migration and urbanization in China
Partner course code: CS 1605
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 372
Title: Contemporary Western Sociology Theory
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Global Population Study: An Academic Frontier in the 21st Century
Partner course code: SS 1607
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: World Religions in Sociological Perspective
Partner course code: SS 1703
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Social Change and Social Modernization
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: History of Chinese Social Thought
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Collective Behavior and Social Movement
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Social Stratification Theory
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 440
Title: Economic Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 21000624
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 484
Title: Sociology of health and illness
Partner course code: SOCI 21013596
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Educational Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: STAT 3rd
Title: Statistics
Partner course code: statistics 21001043
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-06
UBC course: psyc 3rd
Title: Psychology of Human Sexuality
Partner course code: SS 1820
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Hedge Fund and Its Strategies)
Partner course code: SE 1602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Critical Thinking and Business Intelligence Analysis
Partner course code: SM 1701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-09
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Corporate finance
Partner course code: finance 21000381
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Accounting
Partner course code: accounting 21000544
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Investment Banking
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-05-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Trade in Practice
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-05-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Theory of Finance and Corporate Governance
Partner course code: SE1502
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-05-28
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Partner course code: 21012634
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Engineering
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-05-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Insurance Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-05-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Risk Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: American Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Transfer of Technology contracts
Partner course code: SP 1404
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Leadership and Participation
Partner course code: SM 1409
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Model Management
Partner course code: SM 1707
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Research Frontier in Finance and Chinese Stock Market
Partner course code: CE 1803
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Stock investment theory
Partner course code: finance 21001365
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Theory of Venture Capital Investment
Partner course code: finance 21003170
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Future, Options, and alternative investment
Partner course code: finance 21003948
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Investment Theory
Partner course code: statistics 21008594
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
Education
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Current and Emerging Trends in Education Beyond Borders
Partner course code: SS 1501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: Tea and Health
Partner course code: 21016124
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-03
Population and Public Health
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Introduction to Population Studies
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
Science
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Environment and Sustainable Development
Partner course code: 21011737
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-07-10
Social Work
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Introduction to Social Work
Partner course code: SOWK 2100507
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-03
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: China and the world in the 21st Century
Partner course code: CP 1404
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-04

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Classical Confucian Philosophy and Its Contemporary Significance
Partner course code: CC 1702
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Marx and Hayek: Comparative Study of Marx’s Capital and Mainstream Economics
Partner course code: SE 1715
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Hedge Fund and Its Strategies
Partner course code: SE 1602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-14
Management
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Macrocosmic Theory and China’s Economy
Partner course code: CE 1701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Business Model Management
Partner course code: SM 1707
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Business Negotiation
Partner course code: 21000474
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Real Estate Finance and Investments
Partner course code: SE 1604
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-19
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • For the summer program, you will pay UBC for the number of credits you choose to enroll in

Scholarships + awards

  • The Chinese Government, in collaboration with the Ministries of Advanced Education and Education, is offering scholarships for eligible B.C. students to study abroad, in order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people around the world
  • Full and partial scholarships are offered to successful applicants to study in China (B.C. high school graduates, post-secondary students and scholars wishing to participate in Chinese language studies, academic study at the undergraduate or graduate level, or research are eligible to apply) 
  • Language of instruction is primarily Chinese, however, the program may sponsor and recommend remedial Chinese language studies for applicants who are not applying for the Chinese language study program
  • Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Chinese Government Scholarship can be found here (for further information on scholarships offered by Renmin University, see their website)

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Not applicable

Housing

Types of accommodation available

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