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Dalian University of Technology
Dalian, China (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Panther Program Housing Options: Dormitory
Language Prerequisite: No prerequisite Number of Credits: 3, 6
Internship/Research?: Internship, Research Open to Non-Pitt Students: No
Language of Instruction: English Program Length: 3 weeks, 6 weeks
Courses of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese Language and Literature, Engineering Certificate Program: Asian Studies, Global Studies, International Engineering Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.50 (for engineering students only)
Program Description:

Dalian University of Technology

Dalian, China

City Description-- Dalian

Map of China-Beijing Dalian is southernmost city of Northeast China and China's northernmost (still warm water) seaport. Dalian is the second largest city of Liaoning Province, and has a long history of being used by foreign powers as a port. The city has a monsoon-influenced humid climate, with hot-humid summers and cold, windy, and dry winters. Its mild climate and multiple beaches as well as its importance in the modern history of China make it an especially nice place to visit.


Program Overview

Dalian University of Technology (DUT)is located in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian, in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. It is one of the key universities under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education. The campus is green, shady and peaceful. DUT has developed into a comprehensive university of science and technology. Engineering is DUT's main concentration, with other departments including applied sciences and economic management sciences, as well as humanities disciplines, which include the social sciences and law.

Academics

DUT has 14 colleges offering 38 bachelor's degree programs some of these include, Law, Public Policy and Administration, International Economy and Trade, Information Management and System, and Computer Science and Technology.

Depending on the courses you choose, some of the credits you earn may be applicable to the Asian Studies or Global Studies certificate provided by UCIS. To learn more about your options please visit ucis.pitt.edu, and also discuss this option with your advisor.

Prices

Students are responsible for paying their normal Pitt tuition and fees directly to the University of Pittsburgh.

The approximate daily cost of food is $3-6 USD

Accommodation per day ranges from $7-9 USD

*These prices are provided as a reference only. The costs provided above correspond to on-campus living. Prices are subject to change and will vary depending on lifestyle and preferences of individuals.

Daily Living

Dalian University provides overseas students with comfortable apartments at the price of $7-9 room/day. Room are facilitated with telephone, internet, television, and a bathroom. Each floor has a free public kitchen and laundry for overseas students. Students can live off campus too. The school office will help in providing the rent information.

Students have a multitude of dining options within walking distance of campus. Students will be able to eat in the University dining hall or at any of the many local restaurants immediately off campus. A public kitchen is also available for participants who would like to prepare their own food.

The insurance fee is on the overseas students' own expense. School hospital is at service for common illness while the second attached hospital to Dalian Medicine University (Buses No.23, 901 and 406 can reach the hospital.) is available for the acute and serious sickness. Medical insurance and life accident insurance should be purchased by overseas students who have no insurance in China.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applications with a slightly lower GPA will be carefully assessed.

  • Must have completed two semesters at Pitt prior to program departure.

  • No prior study of the Chinese language or Chinese/Asian studies is required.

Program Highlights

There are banks near the university, such as Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China which make it convenient for students to open an account and change currency.There are several shops on campus with 6 buses around going to the shopping center of the city.

The university is 14 kilometers outside of the city center, that is, 30-35 minutes taking buses No. 23, 901 and 406, or 20 minutes by taxi. It takes 15 minutes by taxi to reach Dalian International Airport, which is approximately 12 kilometers away. There is internet access and direct dial telephone (or 200 telephone) in student dormitory. Letters will be sent to the international students' office. There is a post office at the west gate of the school where express mail and packages can be delivered.

Dalian, one of the most open cities located in East Asia, is a famous harbor city and a center of business, trade, information, and tourism in North China. Acknowledged to be one of the most tourist-friendly and inhabitable cities in China, Dalian won the UN Habitat Award and was entitled "Global 500 Environment Award" by UN Environment Programme. Surrounded by Bohai Sea, the city enjoys a temperate climate and rich resources.

(Information found in this brochure provided by the Dalian University website)



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 01/30/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.