2019 BNU Enrollment Guide of "The Rhythm of Water" Summer Camp for Excellent College Students


2019 BNU Enrollment Guide of "The Rhythm of Water" Summer Camp for Excellent College Students

Beijing Normal University will hold "'The Rhythm of Water' Summer Camp for Excellent College Students" (hereinafter referred to as "the Camp") from July 8 to July 11, 2019. The Camp aims to promote the popularization and exchanges of knowledge of the four disciplines, namely hydrology & water resources, hydraulics & river dynamics, ecological watershed science & engineering and groundwater science & engineering. Also, it aims to help excellent college students understand the latest development and hotpots of related disciplinary groups and introduce to them the teaching and research of College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University (hereinafter referred to as "the College"). In addition, it will provide consultation for the excellent students who are interested in studying in College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University through exam-exempted recommendation or postgraduate entrance examination.

The campers will grasp in-depth knowledge of the above four disciplines and have the opportunity to visit the experimental base. Furthermore, the campers who are interested in water science research will communicate face-to-face with the tutors of College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University who plan to accept postgraduate students, following the tutors for short-term scientific research practice. Please pay attention to the following announcement for the arrangement of the scientific research practice and related information, as well as the postgraduate enrollment information of Beijing Normal University in 2020.

I. Application Requirements

1. Applicants must have good ideology & morality and good physical & mental health. They must be law-abiding and hardworking. They must have relatively strong learning abilities and research innovation potential. They must be ready to serve the socialist modernization construction. Applicants must be honest and trustworthy in academics. They cannot have any record of cheating in exams or plagiarizing the academic achievements of others. They cannot have any record of committing offences.

2. Applicants must be junior undergraduate students, namely the students who will graduate in 2020, and they must major in the following disciplines in national colleges and universities: water conservancy engineering, hydrology & water resources, hydraulics & river dynamics, environmental science & engineering, groundwater science & engineering and other related disciplines.

3. Applicants shall have excellent academic performances during the postgraduate period and have good foreign language skills. The applicants who are qualified to be recommended, exam-exempted master candidates of the original school are preferred, and those who have excellent scientific research skills (such as having published high-quality academic papers, having rich experience in scientific research projects, or having won prizes in major national competitions, etc.) are also preferred.

4. Applicants should have strong interest in the research of the disciplines of hydrology & water resources, hydraulics & river dynamics, ecological watershed science & engineering, and groundwater science & engineering. They must have relevant professional background (in science majors such as water conservancy engineering, geography, resource & environmental science, ecology or basic science majors such as mathematics or physics) and be ready to engage in academic research in the fields of hydrology & water resources, hydraulics & river dynamics, ecological watershed science & engineering and groundwater science & engineering.

II. Application Materials

1). Online Application

Please log onto the website (http://xly.bnu.edu.cn) to fill in information, and download the application form and print it. Applicants need add in the system remark column the declared department, the intended tutor and whether to accept the transfer of the department. The department introductions are put in the enrollment guide attachment. For the tutor introductions, please refer to the college website (http://cws.bnu.edu.cn).

2). Personal Statement

Applicants need prepare a personal statement including personal academic background, previous research work, future study and research plans, goals, etc.

3). Academic Ranking

The undergraduate transcript (double transcripts for double-degree applicants) and professional ranking certificate (with the official seal of the department or the official seal of Academic Affairs Office of the department) are needed.

4). Copies of Certificates

5). Academic Achievements

Academic paper, publication or original achievements that can reflect the academic level or comprehensive quality are eligible to be provided.


 All application materials must be printed on A4 paper and sent (delivered) directly to: Room 1508, Jingshi Building B, No.12, South Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing (recipient: Zhao Yanan) before June 20 (subject to the local postmark, express delivery only). Postal code: 100082. Please send your materials as soon as possible. No applications will be accepted after this date.

III. Material Audit and Expense

1. The admission list will be published on the school website (http://cws.bnu.edu.cn) and directly notified to selected students (SMS) before June 24, 2019. The selected students must reply to confirm whether or not to participate before June 25, 2019. Failure to confirm before the deadline will be regarded as automatic abandonment.

2. The College will provide accommodation and subsistence allowance for admitted students during the Camp, and will reimburse round-trip train hard-sleeper or high-speed train second-class seat expenses for selected students. (The selected students are required to book the round-trip ticket by themselves and keep the ticket to send back for reimbursement after returning to their own school. If they need to take other means of transportation, they have to cover the extra expense themselves. The time limit of the round-trip ticket is from July 7, 2019 to July 12, 2019. If the destination of the ticket is inconsistent with the required address or the time of the ticket is not within the required dates, please submit a description of the situation, and the ticket can only be reimbursed with the approval of the financial and economic department of the university. Without its approval, reimbursement will not be allowed.

IV. Schedule

The College will organize experts to give lectures on the latest development of water sciences. Also, the experts will lead students to visit laboratories, conduct field practice visits and have academic exchanges. Meanwhile, the College will arrange the selection of recommended exam-exempted postgraduates in 2020 (please refer to the website of the College for the introductions of recruitment tutors). The specific arrangements are as follows:

July 8: Registration

July 9: Academic report, visit to the History Museum of BNU, outdoor training

July 10: Field practice, visit to labs

July 11: Professional interviews (please refer to the previous years' arrangement of recommended exam-exempted students), signing of proposed admission agreements, explanation of the admission policy)

V. Contact Information

Contact: Ms. Zhao

Tel.: 010—58802739

E-mail: zhaoyanan@bnu.edu.cn

The Camp aims to enable undergraduate students of various majors to learn about the knowledge of hydrology & water resources, hydraulics & river dynamics, ecological watershed science & engineering, and groundwater science & engineering, which also facilitates the selection of postgraduate students of 2020 for the College. For the students who meet the admission requirements of our university and plan to be admitted as the recommended exam-exempted postgraduate students in 2020, their admission intention will be determined in advance, and they will no longer need to participate in the reexamination of recommended exam-exempted students in September.





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