Pre-arrival Guide to China University of Petroleum-Beijing


Congratulations on receiving an offer from China University of Petroleum-Beijing. The following information will help guide you to the campus and answer the questions you may have in advance of your joining us in August 2011. You will find information on accepting your offer and getting your visa, getting ready for your travel, transportation from airport, living in Beijing and adapting to future campus life. 


Accepting your offer and getting your visa

When you get the admission letter and visa Application for Study in China (JW202), you can start the process of getting your X visa for study in China from a Chinese embassy or consulate closest to you in your country. Consult the embassy or consulate for the procedure and documents needed for application, which may vary from country to country. We will help you to transform the X visa to residence permit after your arrival at the campus.


Standard documents for visa application include:

n        A valid passport (Make sure your passport is valid for longer time otherwise your residence permit will be reapplied after your passport expires. Applying for a new passport may take some time, and the time needed varies from country to country.)

n        Recent passport-sized photos

n        Visa application form

n        JW-202 form (Remember to bring back the original copy to China)

n        Offer letter

n        Health Check Certificate (required by some embassies)


Getting ready for your travel

After getting your visa, begin to plan for your travel. This guide will help you to prepare for your departure for China and you get to know some basic information about your destination-Beijing, a very exciting place to learn and experience Chinese culture and language and pursue academic knowledge. You can also find some tips for what to pack here. May you have a very happy start for you study in Beijing.


Beijing's climate is defined as continental monsoon, where the four seasons are distinctly recognizable, with a semi-humid climate featuring shorter springs and autumns, longer summers and winters. The average temperature throughout the year is between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius. The coldest month is January with temperatures averaging between -7 and 4 degrees Celsius, and the hottest month is July, with an average temperature between 25 cup campus.bmp