University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Dates to Remember

Exchange Dates to Remember

Fall 2018 Applications

Applications Due: September 21, 2018
Interviews: September 24-28, 2018
Decisions: October 1, 2018


The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is a nationally recognized multi-disciplined university that specializes in international trade, economics, finance, and law, as well as management, foreign languages, liberal arts and science based in Beijing.    It is administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce.  Many government officials have received their training here.

UBIE is one of the first universities in China to offer an international student program taught entirely in English. The university is relatively small with 16,000 students, in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. There are 3,200 international students, representing 130 countries, with the largest contingent from Republic of Korea (South Korea).

The law program is three decades old and includes both masters and doctorate level courses in Chinese law and international law.  The law school has an outstanding faculty from around the world, including many who have worked with multi-national corporations and at foreign universities.  There is also an extensive program about Chinese law which will help future leaders understand how to successfully work with Chinese companies and government.

Language Requirement

There are no language prerequisites.  Courses are taught in English. A three credit course in Introduction to Chinese is encouraged while in China.



Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program. 

Term of Schedule

Fall Semester

End of August into January.*

Spring Semester

End of February until mid-July

Full Year

No full year option

  • Arrangements can be made to complete coursework prior to spring semester.
Program of Study

UConn law students attending UIBE via the exchange program will be enrolled in courses from the UIBE International Master’s program.  Sample lists of courses typically offered in a semester are as follows:

The Comparative Legal Studies includes:

  • National Legal Systems, including traditional Chinese Law and legal System, as well as Comparative Legal Studies.
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Business Law
  • Economic Law
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Legal Issues for doing business in China

The Program in International Legal Studies includes:

  • International Law in General
  • International Economic Law
  • International Business/Commercial Law
The Culture

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of more than 21 million people.  In addition to being the headquarters of most of China’s largest state-owned companies, Beijing had the highest number of Fortune Global 500 company headquarters in the world in 2013.  It is the cultural and educational center of China, with tremendous art and cultural resources, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • The Forbidden City
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Ming Tombs
  • Zhoukoudian
  • The Great Wall
  • The Grand Canal

UIBE is located in Chaoyang District, which has a population of 3.6 million and is adjacent to the center city and the Beijing International Airport.   Many of the foreign embassies are located in Chaoyang.

Official website for Beijing:

Support in Beijing

Ms. Tian Tian
Senior Coordinator of International Programs
No. 10 Huixin Dongjie
Chaoyang District, Beijng 100029

Tel: (86)(10)64493038
Fax (86)(10)64492061

University Web site:

Campus map:

Map of area around campus:

Housing:  International students can apply for on-campus dormitory housing.  The accommodation types range from $6 - $12 per day. However, on campus housing is reserved quickly and cannot be guaranteed.  UIBE will assist international students in finding an apartment in the area if needed.

International Student Handbook:

International  Student Union: Holds cultural and sports activities, assisting with communications, cultural integration and mutual understanding.

International Volunteer Association:  Organizes activities in the community, often helping others such as children, youth and college students.

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