China Agricultural University or 中国农业大学 (CAU) - public higher education institution in China. CAU began its activity in 1905. It has an urban campus located in Beijing.

University ranking. China Agricultural University has a strong position in the top 30 universities of China. China Agricultural University is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to enroll to the university. Traditionally the academic year is divided into semesters like in many other universities of China. As a state university, CAU provides scholarships to remarkable students.

The composition of the university. China Agricultural University is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 20,000 students. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. The ratio of foreign students at CAU is 1% of all students. The academic staff includes more than 1600 teachers and professors. To learn more about the students and alumni of the university you can visit the university’s social media pages: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of CAU. The university has its own library.
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1905
Abbreviation CAU
Teachers 1,581
Students 20,917
Foreigners 1%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Library Available
• Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China
World ranking 748
Country ranking 33
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 748
ARWU Academic Ranking 301
Cost of living in Beijing
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 358 654
Food 147 263
Transportation 23 55
Communications and utilities 35 39
Clothing 25 92
Sports and leisure 32 110
Total 620 1,212
Accommodation in Beijing USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 361
Shared room in city centre 661
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 464
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 841
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة الصين الزراعية
German Landwirtschaftliche Universität Chinas
Spanish Universidad Agrícola de China
French L'Université agricole de Chine
Japanese 中国農業大学
Korean 북경농업대학
Portuguese Universidade Agrícola da China
Russian Китайский сельскохозяйственный университет
Chinese 中国农业大学
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Description of China Agricultural University

China Agricultural University (CAU), directly subordinated to the Ministry of Education, is one of the top ranked key national universities in China. CAU President is appointed by the Central Government. As the oldest agricultural higher education institution in China, CAU’s history can be dated back to October 1905, when the College of Agriculture was founded by the Qing Dynasty in the Jing Shi Da Xue Tang (the former Imperial University of Peking and the present Peking University). When the People’s Republic was established in 1949, Beijing Agricultural University (BAU) was founded by merging of three colleges of agriculture, namely College of Agriculture of Peking University, College of Agriculture of Tsinghua University and College of Agriculture of North China University. Beijing Agricultural Mechanization College (BAMC) was established in 1952 by joining together BAU’s Department of Agricultural Machinery, North China Agricultural Machinery College and the Ministry of Agriculture’s Tractor School. BAMC was renamed Beijing Agricultural Engineering University (BAEU) in 1985. Finally in 1995, China Agricultural University was formed by merging BAU and BAEU
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