Dual Diploma Program at Binghamton University
*This program is for incoming BISU 1+3 Program students ONLY. BISU 1+3 Program students have already started their first year at Beijing International Studies University (BISU) in China. If you are not a BISU 1+3 Program student, you are NOT ALLOWED to apply for this program.
This BISU 1+3 Program is implemented and administered in two phases. In Phase I, BISU selects students as candidates for studying at Binghamton University under the 1+3 Program, and these students will study at BISU to complete their first year of studies. The qualified student candidates, recommended by BISU and evaluated and accepted by Binghamton University, will enter Phase II of the 1+3 program exclusively as Binghamton University matriculated students. If they are accepted by Binghamton University, their earned, pre-approved BISU credits will be counted as transfer credits toward the completion of the appropriate Binghamton University bachelor’s degree. In Phase II the students will continue their studies in the chosen discipline at Binghamton University following the approved curricula. Participating students are aware that a Bachelor’s Degree at Binghamton University requires completion of a general education curriculum, requirements of the major, and a specific amount of specialized, upper-level courses. Each successful student will receive a Bachelor's degree from BISU and a Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University. If one wishes to learn more about Binghamton University, please visit: www.binghamton.edu
Study in two countries
: This dual-diploma program offers students a highly unique experience and prepares them for an increasingly globalized world. Studying in two different countries, DDP students will receive two diplomas--one from Binghamton University and the other from Beijing International Studies University upon completion of all academic requirements.
: Students develop excellent language skills as they live and study in the United States.
: This program allows students to experience two distinctively different cultures. Upon completing the degree, students are well-prepared to work in a multi-cultural environment and to function effectively in an international arena.
High academic quality
: Most important, this program is academically rigorous, as students must fulfill all academic requirements of both Binghamton and BISU to complete the degree and to receive both diplomas.
BISU 1+3 Program students are required to live on campus in their first year at Binghamton. For more information on on-campus housing, including the costs, please visit https://www.binghamton.edu/residential-life/
. If living on campus, most international students choose to stay in the "Break Housing." Break housing refers to halls that remain open during all break times in the academic year when traditional halls close. It is a desirable option for international students, students planning to take classes during the winter session, athletes who have events during the break, and any student who lives too far to travel for a 4-day closing (e.g., Thanksgiving). New students must indicate this request when they submit their housing preference form. Please note that space in break housing is extremely limited; therefore, students should apply early.
Our 160 amazingly diverse student clubs and organizations are the engine of student life at Binghamton. They sponsor international cultural events and concerts, publish campus newspapers and magazines, offer countless volunteer opportunities and organize tons of free movies, open-mic nights and campus-wide talent shows. If you think there are lots to do for class, wait until you see what else campus has to offer. Find out more about student life: http://www.binghamton.edu/student-life/
Nestled at the junction of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers, the Greater Binghamton region, near the Pennsylvania border and home to a quarter million people, is rich in scenic beauty. It's a safe, friendly and affordable community that offers countless outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities, along with coffee houses, concerts, restaurants and shopping malls. While enjoying the comfort and ease of living in a cozy town, you will also appreciate the easy access to New York City and other major metropolitan areas. Information on how to travel from Binghamton to other U.S. cities: http://www.binghamton.edu/oip/ddp/about-binghamton.html
2018-2019 Cost Estimate at Binghamton University
(as of November 2017, subject to change. http://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/cost.html)
The estimate doesn't include international health insurance, travel, personal expenses, entertainment, and special purchases. The amount students should budget for personal expenses and travel is a personal decision and varies significantly from student to student.
The application consists of an Admission Form (Questionnaire), a Financial Statement, a Bank Statement certifying sufficient funds of 42,100 USD, a scholarship letter (issued by BISU), a Code of Conduct Acknowledgement, an Official copy of TOEFL/IELTS test report, and a High School Transcript.