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Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China

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2017 Master of Forest Economics and Policy (Beijing Forestry University)
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I. Program Introduction

 

1. Overview

 

1) Introduction

 

Sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China, the Advanced Education Programs are designed to foster disciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education for high-end business officials and managerial personnel from the recipient countries of China Aid. Fully conducted in English, these programs include one-year and two-year master’s programs as well as three-year Ph.D. programs for potential candidates working in the fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture, and health in order to build the professional capacity and facilitate the social-economic development of these countries. The candidates may be administrators, researchers, and managers. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, relevant working experience, and adequate health for the intensive training and research engagement.

 

Since 2008, 1,695 students from many developing countries have been enrolled in these programs, and 835 of them have graduated from the master’s programs. These graduates are now back to their home countries, working in specialized fields and playing increasingly significant roles in the economic development and international cooperation with China. In light of the favorable impacts and mutually satisfactory outcomes brought by these programs in strengthening economic ties and bilateral friendship between China and the recipient countries, the Ministry of Commerce has decided to further expand the enrollment and enhance the quality of these education opportunities and, begins to found the Master’s Program in Forest Economics and Policy In Beijing Forestry University (BFU) since 2017 aiming to training more high-end business officials and managerial personnel of forestry sector from the recipient countries of China Aid. It is also hoped that by pursuing the programs and acquiring the degrees, participants will be able to build a successful career and prosperous life.

 

 

2) Prospective students

 

Prospective students for the Forest Economics and Policy Program hosted by Beijing Forestry University include government officials in charge of forestry, agriculture, resource and environmental management, as well as other relevant personnel from both public and private sectors of the recipient countries. We also welcome applications by mid- or senior-level managerial staff from agricultural or forestry enterprises, junior fellows of higher education and research institutions, and recent college graduates with academic backgrounds in economics, management, forestry, natural resource management, and environmental conservation.


 

 

 

 

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3) Objectives

 

This program is to foster high-end, interdisciplinary and practical professional graduate education in forestry, agricultural, resource & environment subjects.

 

4) Admission Plan

 

Programs: Under the admission category of forestry, we offer professional programs in: forestry economic theory and policy; forest resource & environment economics; forestry regional sustainable development; international trade in forestry products

 

Number of students to be recruited: 25

 

Language of instruction: English

 

Program duration: Two years

 

 

5) Financial aids

 

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce will provide scholarships from its foreign assistance funds, covering both education and research expenditure for the admitted students as well as their basic living expenses. Education and research expenditure includes expenses on tuition, textbooks, field trips, and thesis preparation, which will be administered by the Ministry of Commerce or the institutions of recipient countries. Living expenses include a lump-sum settlement allowance of ¥3, 000, living allowances (¥36, 000, paid in installments), yearly accommodation and medical insurance.

 

2. About Beijing Forestry University (BFU)

 

 

1) Introduction

 

Located in Haidian district of China’s capital Beijing, Beijing Forestry University is a national key university under joint administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the State Forestry Administration (SFA).

 

The history of BFU can be dated back to 1902. It was originally known as the Forestry Section of the Agriculture Department of the Imperial University of Peking (Jingshi Daxuetang). During the nationwide restructuring of higher education in 1952, the Forestry Department of Beijing Agricultural University and that of Hebei Agricultural Institute were combined to set up a Beijing Forestry College (BFC). Following the merging of the Landscape Architecture Department of Beijing Agricultural University and the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University in 1956 into it, BFC was designated in 1960 as a key national university. In 1981, BFU became one of the first universities entitled to confer doctorate and master degree. The name of the university was changed in 1985 to the present Beijing Forestry University.


 

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Featured in forestry, biological sciences and forestry engineering, BFU is a multi-disciplinary national key university that runs programs with an extensive coverage in agriculture, science, engineering, economics, management, humanities, law, and philosophy. Currently, BFU is composed of fourteen schools and colleges, offering 59 undergraduate programs, 125 master’s programs, 47 PhD schemes and 7 post-doctoral research stations.

 

By December 2015, BFU had 18,289 full-time students on campus, of which 13,324 were undergraduates and 4,965 graduates. BFU possesses a faculty and staff of 1,871 by number, including 1,192 teachers, 275 of whom are professors and 499 associate professors, three academicians from Chinese Academy of Engineering.

 

BFU has strong capabilities in researching and technological platform building and has achieved significant success: one national engineering laboratory, one national engineering technology research center, one national research and development center, one national science and technology demonstration garden, one national field stations, four key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, three engineering technology research center of the Ministry of Education. BFU has established the strong and characteristic research filed in trees’ stress resistance molecular biology foundation and the stress resistance of plant material selecting and planting technology; new flower varieties breeding, cultivation and application; new forest varieties breeding and industrialization development, forestry ecological engineering construction technology, protection and utilization of forest biomass resources.

 

BFU is committed to international collaboration and open education. Partnerships have been established between BFU and over 180 higher education institutions, research institutes or Non-government organizations from more than 30 countries and regions to carry out cooperative endeavors in education and research. Nowadays, there are 165 students from 53 countries abroad in pursuit of bachelor’s, master’s or doctor’s degree studies or language learning in BFU. By the end of 2016, the university has already accumulatively cultivated more than 2,000 International students.

 

Aimed at establishing a prominent university and enhancing education proficiency, BFU is so far endeavoring to develop itself into an internationally known and research-oriented university with distinctive academic features.

 

2) The Organizer

 

The M.S. program is administered by the Department of Agriculture & Forestry Economics and Management of BFU’s School of Economics & Management. The Department was established in 1959, with the academic credentials and authorities to offer M.S. and PhD degrees in the general area of Agriculture& Forestry Economics and Management, covering four specific disciplinary fields of Forestry Economics & Management, Agriculture Economics and Management, Forestry Resource Economics & Management, Ecosystem Conservation & Management. Forestry Economics and Management is a primary discipline designated by the national and municipal governments, Forest Products Trade and Ecosystem Conservation & Management are priority


 

 

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disciplinary areas for development approved by the State Forestry Administration. The Department also hosts a post-doctoral research station of Forestry Economics & Management and operates an integrated network of research and teaching labs and other facilities.

 

The Department has 48 faculty members, among which 19 are professors and 20 associate professors. Many possess overseas study and/or research experiences. The faculty is renowned for its high-quality teaching and research, as well as leading roles in professional societies and services.

 

The six priority research directions of the Department are: Forestry Economics & Policy, Natural Resource & Environment Economics, Forest Industrial Economics & Trade, Forest Resource Accounting and Asset Management, Ecosystem Conservation & Management, and Community Forestry and Sustainable Development. From 2012 to 2015, the Department’s total research funding topped 10 million RMB annually, with projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, the National Social Science Foundation, MOE’s Humanity and Social Science Foundation, the National Social Science Research Program, and other national agencies and international organizations. Many of the projects and publications have been selected for awards at the national, provincial, ministerial level or by national professional societies.

 

Working with the State Forestry Administration and other national and provincial authorities, the Department has established multiple research and service branches, such as the Rural Forestry Reform & Development Research Center, the Ecosystem Conservation Research Center, the National Forestry Budgeting Assessment Center, and the Natural Resource & Environment Auditing Research Center. It has become a prominent think tank for national forestry development strategies and policies and ecological restoration and management.

 

Moreover, the Department has made great progress in promoting international cooperation. It has 1+1 joint Master’s programs with Australian National University and Michigan State University, summer study abroad programs jointly offered with University of Oxford and North Carolina State University. Each year the Department invites 8-10 internationally renowned forest economics policy scholars from abroad to give lectures or offer research seminars at BFU. The Department has organized or sponsored several national and international conferences and workshops in recent years, including International Forum on China Forestry Economics, Fifth Faustmann International Seminar, Ministry of Commerce’s Training Workshop for Forestry Officials from Developing Countries, and East Asia Wildlife Conservation Policy Research Forum. The Department also offers an MA program of Forestry Economics and Policy for the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation, with courses being delivered in English. Currently there are 70 overseas students enrolled in the Department’s regular graduate programs or short-term bilateral exchange programs.

 

3) Campus and facilities

 

With a 703–acre campus, BFU is equipped with a modern 23,400 m2 library of 1,845,500 books and a digital network with 48,900 GB of documents and 58 databases. In addition, it has a


 

 

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11,627-acre experimental forest in the outskirts of Beijing, a 3,002-acre comprehensive teaching and research field site in Cangzhou (Hebei Province), and a northern demonstrative forest in Pingquan (Hebei Province), a southern demonstrative forest in Jiangle (Fujian Province), a research and experimental site of public forests in Langxiang Forestry Administration (Heilongjiang Province), and a research and teaching state forest farm in Badaling (Beijing).

 

A sophisticated and integrated network has been set up to support overseas students in their academic activities. There are a national Virtual simulation experiment teaching center, a forestry economics & policies dynamic simulation experiment system. we also have practical teaching base in Hubei Taizishan Forestry Administration. School facilities include 400m2 multi-functional reference room and English reference room, with more than 20,000 books, 216 journals, more than 2000 dictionaries. We have a reading room reserved for international students with¥100,000 worth of books. An 80m2 workroom with 45 standard seats and other necessary facilities are also reserved for international students.

 

3. Academic Arrangement

 

 

1) Curriculum Arrangement

 

(1) Curriculum

 

Students need to have at least 29 credits to partially fulfill the requirements of the M.S. program. Included are 24 credits for coursework and 5 credits research and other academic activities (2 for research seminars and presentation, 1 for thesis proposal, and 2 for field study and training). Of the 24 credits for coursework, 18 are from required courses and 6 from elective courses. All courses should have been taken prior to the fourth semester, which will be devoted to thesis research. Courses offered are as follows:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category

No.

Course Title

Hours

Credits

Instructor

Evaluation

 

 

 

public

[1]

Chinese Language

96

6

Huang Lin

Exam

 

 

 

 

An Introduction to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[2]

Chinese Economy and

32

2

Li Xin

Assessment

 

 

 

Module

 

 

 

 

Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Required

 

fundamental

[4]

Environment

32

2

Xi Yi

Exam

 

 

 

[3]

Microeconomics

32

2

Yu Chang

Exam

 

 

 

Economics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources &

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses)

 

Module

 

Economics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized

[5]

Forest Economics

32

2

Liu

Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junchang

 

 

 

Degree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wen Yali,

 

 

 

 

courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[6]

Forest Policy

32

2

Jiang

Exam

 

 

 

Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xuemei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forestry

 

Forestry Technology

 

 

A professor

 

 

 

 

technology

[7]

32

2

Assessment

 

 

 

courses

Frontier

from BFU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[8]

Macro-Economics

32

2

Zhou

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Jianhua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Econometrics and

 

 

Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

[9]

48

3

Lanhui, Li

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

statistics software

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qiang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[10]

Frontier Topics in

32

2

Wen Yali

Assessment

Specialized

Forestry Economics and

 

Policies y

 

 

 

 

optional courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gong

 

 

 

Module

 

Modern Forestry

 

 

 

 

 

[11]

32

2

Peichen, Xie

Assessment

 

 

(at least 6

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yi

 

credits required)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[12]

Community Forestry

32

2

Wen Yali

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[13]

Forest Ecology

32

2

Li Junqing

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

[14]

International Trade in

32

2

Fu Yizhong

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[15]

Topics in Forestry

32

2

Qin Tao

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: There are two evaluation methods: exam and assessment, with the former including open-book test and closed-book test, while the latter referring to term paper, survey report and other means of appraisal.

 

(2) Description for Courses

 

[1] Chinese Language: Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, including pronunciation, vocabulary, texts and grammar. Combined with the actual situation of students, teachers will focus on cultivating students' interest in learning Chinese, positive and optimistic attitude towards life and ability of oral communication in the daily teaching.

 

[2] An Introduction to Chinese Economy and Society: An overview of basic situation in China, including geography, history, traditional culture, literature and China’s politics, economy, education, environmental protection, science & technology, foreign policies, forestry and related policies.


 

 

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[3] Micro-economics: An overview of basic concepts, ideas, methodology and theories of microeconomics to build a foundation for economic management courses and practices. Including The ten principles of economics, supply theory, demand theory, flexibility, production costs, four kinds of market types (competition, monopoly, monopoly competition, oligarchy).

 

[4] Resources & Environment Economics: Explanation of the scarcity of resources, the sustainable utilization of resources and environment, the economic principles of resource allocation, the optimal allocation of non-renewable resources, the optimal allocation of renewable resources, the optimal utilization of public resources, environmental issues in economic development; accounting and evaluation of natural resources and environmental value, etc.

 

[5] Forest Economics: Forestry investment analysis, i.e. capital’s time value and evaluation method of forestry investment; introduction of forest industry, i.e. forest production and the rendering of forest service; economic issues of forest operation, i.e. optimal rotation of the forest and logging rules, etc.

 

[6] Forest Policy: Introduction of basic theoretical knowledge of policy study and basic framework and content of forestry policy; history of the development of the world's major forestry policies and the characteristics of existing forestry policies; application of basic methodology of forestry policy to analyze and solve the realistic problems of forestry development in various countries.

 

[7] Forestry Technology Frontier: Introduction of modern nursery stock, timber forest, ecological forest, urban forest, economic forest, energy forest; frontier theory and methodology in progress in cultivation technology and modern forest biotechnology research.

 

[8] Macro-economics: Introduction of major concepts in macroeconomics, determination of commodity demand and output, IS-LM models, prices, wages and unemployment, AS-AD models, natural unemployment and Philip curves, inflation and nominal monetary growth, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy.

 

[9] Econometrics and statistics software: Introduction of linear model, multiple regression model, multiple collinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, autocorrelation, virtual independent variable and operation of Stata statistical software package.

 

[10] Frontier Topics in Forestry Economics and Policies: World frontier progress in research areas of forestry and response to climate change, forest products trade and environment, forest ecosystem services valuation, forestry and biodiversity conservation, forestry and anti-poverty, forestry and food production, international compliance and cooperation in forestry, forestry industry development, sustainable forest utilization.

 

[11] Modern Forestry Management: Research theory and analytic method on major forest management and decision making issues including benefits and management objectives of forest resource, management of even-aged forest, management of uneven-aged forest, adjustment of forest yield,


 

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multi-target forest management; risk analysis of forest management, forest management and climate change, sustainable forest operation.

 

[12] Community Forestry: Background of community forestry, the composition of community forestry economic system, the environmental impact factors of community forestry economic operation, the organization of community forestry, community forestry and rural sustainable development, non-timber forest products and community forestry, community Gender analysis in forestry, community forestry survey methodology.

 

[13] Forest Ecology: Aimed at helping students gradually grasp the basic theory and certain investigation and research method of forest ecology, to lay the foundation of ecology for further study of other specialized courses; fostering student’s analytical and problem-solving abilities with ecological thinking.

 

[14] International Trade in Forest Products: International Trade & Investment: Basic Concepts and Theories. World Forest Product Trade Development and Trade Policies. Development of Forest Product Trade and Trade Policies in China. Trade Friction and Remedy in China’s Forest Product Trade. Foreign Direct Investment of China’s Forestry.

 

[15] Forestry Finance and Insurance: Forestry Finance and Insurance is a social science subject that takes the borrow and lend behavior of forestry operators and the capital operation law of all kinds of forest related financial organizations as the basic research object, runs a comprehensive discussion on forestry financial instruments, forestry risk management and forestry insurance.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(3) Faculty

 

The faculty is composed of experienced instructors who are experienced in academic studies and proficient in English language. Nearly 20 professors and associate professors are able to offer courses in English, ten of whom had taken relevant courses taught fully in English. Included in them are overseas faculty members from the Swedish Agricultural University, Auburn University of U.S.A. There are six other renowned overseas scholars in forest economics, policy, and governance as our visiting graduate instructors, as well as 15 excellent Chinese scholars in agricultural and forest economics as part-time visiting professors.

 

Each international student will participate in a variety of departmental academic activities and has his or her academic advisor. Additional advising and mentoring will be provided by thesis committee and other faculty members. The school has an office with experienced personnel dedicated to serving and assisting international students. The details of some courses instructors are as the following:

 

 

LIU Junchang

 

Professor, Department of Forest Economics and management,School of Economics and Management. He received his Ph.d degree in Forestry Economics and Management from Beijing Forestry University (BFU) in 2002. His major research area is forestry economics.

 

 

 

Wen Yali

 

Professor, Department of Forest Economics and management,School of Economics and Management. He received his Ph.d degree in Forestry Economics and Management from Beijing Forestry University (BFU) in 2003. His major research areas are the forestry economics and policy, and the protection of economic and policy.

 

 

 

ZHOU Jianhua

 

Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, BFU. He received his Ph.d degree in Agricultural Economics, School of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University in 1999. His major research areas are poverty alleviation, rural development and environmental economics.

 

 

XIE Yi

 

Professor, School of Economics and Management, BFU. He received his doctoral degree in Forest Economics, Beijing Forestry University(BFU) in 2008. His major


 

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research areas are forest management institutional efficiency evaluation; farm household forestry in China.

 

 

WANG Lanhui

 

Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, BFU. She received her Ph.d degree in Engineering, Beihang University in 2010.

 

 

 

FU Yizhong

 

Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, BFU. She received her Doctor degree in Economics, University of International Business & Economics in 2009. Her research areas are Policy on trade in services, Theory and Policies in International Trade, Service innovation.

 

2) Instruction and advising

 

An Advisor Responsibility System is adopted for the program. Each graduate student will be guided by one or two major professors. In the latter case, a primary advisor responsible for all the training procedures should be designated, with the secondary advisor providing mainly academic guidance in interdisciplinary research.

 

The training plan includes four parts: coursework, topical seminars/lectures, research proposal, and practical training.

 

The courses may vary in their organization and delivery. In general, a course includes classroom teaching and discussion, lab work and computer-based simulation, and field studies. Evaluation methods include exam and assessment, with the former covering open-book and/or closed-book tests and the latter referring to term paper, survey report, and other means of appraisal.

 

The overall training plan includes a coursework plan and a research plan. Within two months after enrollment, the student shall prepare a complete plan specifying the selected courses, intended credit hours, and so on. In the research plan, the student shall choose a specific research topic first and then prepare a proposal detailing literature review and thesis research activities, and a timetable for thesis drafting and defense. The training plan shall be subject to review and examination by the thesis committee and approval by the thesis advisor via the online system.

 

Four seminars and four lectures are also required to earn the two credits. These events will be organized by the Department, with students participating in the topical discussions following the events. A Seminar Record for Academic Graduates at BFU (or Seminar Record) form shall be filled out by each student after an academic seminar or lecture, and a Seminar Evaluation Form for Academic Graduates at BFU (or Evaluation Form) shall be filled out by the speaker or instructor before submitting his/her online application for thesis defense. The two forms shall be bound


 

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together and submitted to the Department’s graduate office for evaluation by the advisor and the Department.

 

Students shall submit their thesis proposals in the third semester. Research Proposal of Academic Master’s Degree at BFU shall be completed with the instruction of the advisor on the basis of extensive literature review and research outline. Content of the research proposal shall include: the theoretical and practical significance of the research, literature review, study objective(s), hypothesis (question) and methodology, anticipated innovations and challenges, and a timetable for the project. The proposal shall be reviewed first by the student’s advisor, and then submitted to the thesis committee for assessment one week before the proposal defense. In case of failure, at a later time (at least in 3 months) another proposal defense shall be rescheduled; another failure will lead to a year’s delay of the study. The student status will be terminated if the delay expires or the third proposal defense fails. One credit will be awarded to the student if the proposal defense is successful. The proposal report shall be submitted in written form to graduate administration office for filing upon approval by the dean. The thesis research shall be carried out according to the proposal and the advisor shall oversee the progress regularly.

 

The students of this program will be required to participate a field training in China territory. The domestic component will start in two weeks before the end of first academic year (the second semester). For domestic filed study, the student needs to take part in at least one questionnaire-based rural survey or research forum. A field study report of at least 8000 English words shall be handed in with the questionnaire and the outline of research forum as attachments.

 

Prior to the submission of thesis defense application online, the student shall fill and print out The Evaluation Form of Field Training Practice of Academic Master Degree at BFU, which will describe the field study in each category according to the training process, with no less than 2000 words). Upon examination and approval by the advisor and thesis committee, the form will be submitted to the school for filing by the graduate secretary into the graduate information system. Two credits will be granted.

 

3) Curricular Arrangement by Semester

 

The two-year program is divided into four semesters. All courses should be completed by the end of the third semester. The student’s education plan should be completed within two months of the first semester; academic seminars and reports be completed by the end of the third semester; thesis proposal completed by the end of the first month of the third semester; field study practice should be carried out in the second and third semester. Students should complete their thesis defense during the fourth semester.

 

4) Thesis

 

(1) Requirement of degree thesis

 

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student should demonstrate his or her ability to understand the relevant theoretical principles and analytic tools acquired from the program training and apply them to address scientific or policy issues. Research findings should be novel and contribute to an improved knowledge of and/or a practical solution to the real-world problems.

 

The student should complete his or her thesis independently under the advisor’s guidance, with appropriate protocol and procedure. The thesis should be written in English with no less than 45,000 words. Sound work should be reflected in appropriate data generation and analysis, clear conclusion, literature citation, and adequate presentation. The format should follow the BFU Uniform Requirements for Master’s Degree Thesis in Social Sciences and Humanities.

 

(2) Prerequisites for Thesis Defense

 

Prior to the thesis defense, a student must have fulfilled the following requirements: (1) the required courses and other activities specified in the education plan; (2) at least one academic paper related to the thesis work has been published (or accepted for publication) in an academic journal; (3) the online application procedure for defense before the deadline; and (4) the passage of the thesis by the anonymous assessment of external experts.

 

5) Degree

 

Degree thesis shall be submitted for review and defended in accordance with BFU provisions. A master’s degree of Management will be conferred upon the student after his or her thesis is examined by the defense committee and approved by degree evaluation committee.

 

 

 

AI. Application

 

 

1. Application Requirements

 

 

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens aged 18-40 and in good health, with a bachelor degree and valid passport of a recipient country.

 

Applicants are expected to be government officials in charge of forestry, agriculture, resources and environment as well as other relevant public sectors of the recipient countries; mid-or-senior level managerial staff from agriculture or forestry related enterprises; teaching and research faculty of relevant disciplines from higher education and research institutions; recent graduates with academic backgrounds in economics, management, forestry or resource &environmental science.

 

In addition to above conditions, applicants immigrated to a foreign country from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau, shall hold valid passport or nationality proof document of the recipient country for at least four years, with actual residence in such country for at least two years


 

 

 

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in the past four years (no less than 9 months’ residence is required in a given year according to entry and exit stamps on passport).

 

 

2. Application Procedure

 

1) Application to BFU

 

Applicants shall visit http://apply.studybeijing.com.cn for online application. The application deadline for the master program is June 30th. After filling in all the required information online, an application form will come into being. Print out the form, put on a hand-written name and date.

 

The funding source please select: the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Scholarship.

 

 

2) Scholarship

 

Please visit the online application system of Chinese Scholarship Council at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn, and register for an account. Select “online application” and “Chinese Government Scholarship,” open the application page, and fill in school, discipline and personal information. Then, an application form will be created. Print out the form, put on a hand-written signature and date, and then glue a photo on it.

 

Please note:

 

A. The agency No. of BFU is 10022; Research Filed is  “Forest Economics and Policy”

 

B. CSC number generated in the form is for filling out visa application form 201 for studying in China.

 

3) Application Materials

 

Application materials include the following items:

 

 

 

 

Documents

 

 

Requirements

 

 

Original

 

 

Photocopy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recommendation letter by the institution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

where the applicant works showing its

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

willingness of recommendation is

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

letter by the

 

1

 

1

 

applicant’s working

 

required. In the letter there shall be a brief

 

 

 

institution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

introduction of the applicant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation letters from two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

individuals with the professional title of

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

associate professor or above are required

2

 

2

 

 

letters by academics

 

with the description of the applicant’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

academic background, research field, past

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

achievement, and research abilities also

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Acquired degree and

 

 

The certificates of acquired degree or

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

diploma certificates

 

 

diploma (Would-be graduates may submit a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

letter of proof by their school.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

Transcript

transcript  with  major  courses  taken  and

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

grades  obtained  from   previous  degree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Academic plan

 

 

It shall cover the applicant’s prospects and

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

targets for his/her potential study in China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as well as research plan to be accomplished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in  China.  (Written  in  about  800  Chinese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

characters or 1000 English words).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

CV

 

 

Personal background and education and

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

work experience after high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

English Proficiency

For  non-native  English  speakers  only.

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Proof

Applicants shall provide recent test results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of IELTs with a score of 6.0 or above or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOFEL  (Internet-based)  with  a  score  of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79 or above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Regular passport

 

 

passport’s information page showing photo,

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

name,  passport  number,  etc.  Diplomatic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

passport   or   official   passport   is   not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acceptable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Physical examination

The health form shall be issued within one

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

form

month before the submission of application,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

showing  that  the  applicant  doesn’t  carry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

any infectious disease or any disability that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

might affect academic activities or fall into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

any of the health situations prohibited by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China’s Entry-Exit Inspection Regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: Among the above mentioned application materials, the original contents of 3.4.7. and 8 will be required to been shown while registering; if any item is missing or consistent with the copy submitted previously, the registration will be refused.


 

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4) Application submission

 

(1) All the application materials listed above in both hard copy and scanned electronic copy to the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office of Chinese Embassy. Hard copy must include both an original copy and a photocopy, as indicated above. For email and mailing addresses of the Economic and Commercial Counselor Offices of Chinese Embassy, please visit http://www.china-aibo.cn.

 

(2) A written request to the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office of Chinese Embassy for an official recommendation letter and clearly state whether the applicant is willing to be considered for the master’s degree program if the doctorate program is already full; whether the applicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universities if the programs at selected school are already full. Other special requests if any.

 

Attention:

 

a) All the documents to be submitted should be in Chinese or English. Otherwise, a notarized copy in Chinese or English is required.

 

b) An original copy of degrees, transcripts and language certificates must be presented for on-site verification at the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office of the Chinese Embassy.

 

c) Applicants will get back all the hard-copy materials, both original copies and photocopies from the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office of Chinese Embassy. If admitted, they must take the documents to China and present them to the designated office by BFU for review and archiving.

 

 

 

3. Application Deadline

 

 

June 30th, 2017

 

 

 

III. Other Information

 

 

1. Contact

 

 

International Student Office BFU Contacts: Name: Diao Yarong, Cheng Sijia

 

Tel: 0086-10-62338271

 

Fax: 0086-10-62338271

 

Email: lxs@bjfu.edu.cn

 

Website: www.studybeijing.com.cn

 

Mailing Address: Mailbox 226, Beijing Forestry University, No.35 Tsinghua East Road Haidian

 

District, Beijing, P.R. China, Zip Code: 100083


 

 

 

 

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School of Economic and Management Contact:

 

Name: HE Chao

 

Tel: 0086-10-62338455

 

Email: hechao@bjfu.edu.cn

 

 

2. Other notes

 

 

1) Application materials will not be returned regardless of the outcome.

 

2) The Chinese government will not provide any explanation regarding the admission decision.

 

3) The living expenses of visiting spouse and/or children will not be covered by the Chinese government or BFU.

 

4) Necessary documents for visa processing and other relevant matters will be included in admission letter.