External Applicants

Tufts University has set up a Tufts@BNU Program for the spring semester of 2021 and welcomes your application and participation. Tufts@BNU is a collaboration program between Tufts University and Beijing Normal University (BNU), which enables Chinese students in China to take online courses from Tufts and in-person courses at BNU. If admitted, you will participate in the program as a Tufts student and enjoy all of its benefits. The application ends at 11:59pm, Friday, December 11, 2020, Beijing time.

Please review very carefully the information provided here before applying.

  1. Information on Tufts@BNU Program External
  2. List of BNU Colleges & Schools
  3. List of BNU majors
  4. BNU Academic Calendar
  5. BNU Dorm Info at Changping Campus
  6. Tufts@BNU application form for external students (The PDF file is for reference only, so that you know what information and documents you need for your application. You must fill out the form online at: Tufts@BNU Application S2021-E. Please gather all the information and documents you need before you start your application.

Important dates:

  1. Application dates: 11/24 to 12/11
  2. Admission Decisions by 12/21
  3. Student Acceptance & Commitment by 1/3/2021

Please also consider the following additional information:

  1. COVID-19 could possibly impact the program, as with all locations, and we are working on contingency plans with BNU. We will update you soon on the parameters.
  2. Accordingly, you are advised to keep your Tufts course registrations for the time being even if you are applying to the Tufts@BNU Program.
  3. You will need to plan your course selection at BNU and online Tufts courses in close consultation with your faculty advisor at your school, and relevant academic departments to map out your spring semester plan as you work toward your degree. You will receive all of your course grades from BNU & Tufts on a Tufts transcript.
  4. BNU spring semester dates:
    1. Registration for Tufts students on February 21, 2021
    1. Classes start on February 22, 2021
  • Final exams completed in June*
    • Summer vacation starts at BNU: 7/10*

*Students may be able to leave BNU earlier once they complete their final exams, which usually take place in mid-June. It depends on your courses. We will keep you posted.

We hope that this Tufts@BNU Program provides a valuable residential community learning experience you need during this difficult time.

If you have any questions regarding the spring semester program at BNU, please submit your questions to globaleducation@tufts.edu. We will respond to your questions in a timely manner. You can also visit our website at https://sites.tufts.edu/tuftsatbnu/ for program updates. For special information concerning external applicants, please visit the page at: https://sites.tufts.edu/tuftsatbnu/external-applicants/.

Please review the information carefully before applying. If you decide to apply, please do so by 11:59pm, Friday, December 11, 2020, Beijing time.  You can submit your application here:  Tufts@BNU Application S2021-E.