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Living in USTB

USTB attaches great importance to the overall development of students and provides a rich variety of extra-curricular activities ranging from science to sports, culture and the arts to fulfil students' high expectations of their campus life.


blob.pngblob.pngUSTB dormitories are available to foreign students to ensure they have comfortable living arrangements and have a successful academic experience. Dormitories include furniture, internet,telephone, a television, air-conditioner, private bathroom, 24-hour heated water and regular room cleaning services.


As a leading university in Beijing, USTB offers its students a vast array of amenities to ensure a comfortable quality of life and provide for a balanced lifestyle while on campus. USTB owns an Olympic Gymnasium on campus which held competition events for Judo and Taekwondo in 2008. Now this gym has been transformed to venues of table tennis, tennis, badminton, basketball and swimming pool. You may use the swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center and other campus recreational facilities.

Hongbo and Wanxiu Cafeterias

blob.pngThe Hongbo and Wanxiu Cafeterias – located on opposite sides of the USTB campus – serve a variety of dishes from different parts of China.

USTB Olympic Gymnasium

blob.pngThe USTB Gymnasium – originally built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics - is available to students and local residents.

Student Services

In order to complement an active lifestyle and productive academic year, USTB provides various services to make for a seamless study-abroad experience.

International Office

blob.pngThe English-speaking staff of the USTB International Office is responsible for assisting students with any legal and quality-of-life issues, as well providing them with all necessary administrative support.

Student Clinic

blob.pngLocated on the north side of the USTB Campus, the students' clinic is available during working hours to treat students, provide dental care, provide testing services, and offer medical referrals. 

Living in Beijing

A sprawling city full of life, history and a conglomeration of people from all over the world, Beijing is a 20 million people metropolis of where cutting-edge architecture gracefully coexists with ancient temples, historically-rich alleyways called hutongs and various public parks. As a developing city, Beijing strives toward a future that promises to be even more ambitious than its history, resulting in a transformed city that embraces modernity while holding on to the past. During their free time international students will have a myriad of fascinating destinations to visit:

* Tiananmen Square: Located in the center of the Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest public arena of its kind in the world. 

* The Forbidden City: Ringed by a 52m-wide moat at the very heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City is the largest palace complex in the world.   

* Beijing Olympic Park: Site of the 2008 China Olympics, the Olympic Park is now a popular tourist destination thanks to the interesting architecture and open landscapes. 

* The Summer Palace: The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.