• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Food Science and Technology (Hons) programme at Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College will prepare students to be well-trained food scientists, technologists, regulatory specialists and food science professionals employed either by government agencies or private food industries, both local and foreign companies, establishing sales and manufacturing facilities in China.

Our curriculum maintains a current approach, encompassing the latest scientific, technological and industrial developments, aiming at providing the necessary human resources for the development of the food industry in China. 

The curriculum covers areas of general sciences, including General Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry, giving students a solid foundation in food science and technology. 

In addition, students are required to take a group of core courses specifically in food science and technology, such as Food Chemistry, Food Process Engineering, Food Analysis, Food Materials Science, Food Science Laboratory, Nutrition, Food Microbiology and Toxicology, Food Product Development, Quality Assurance and Safety of Food, etc. 

In addition, students will be encouraged to select some major elective courses based on their interests and plans for future development in two directions: science and technology,and business and management.

There are numerous opportunities for our graduates to gain employment in food industries, public health institutions, government regulatory agencies, food service providers, educational institutions, and other non-profit organizations. 

Since the medium of instruction at UIC is English, our students can meet the demand by many Chinese companies with major focus on international business as well as that of foreign companies moving into China’s market. Since the inception in 2007, our graduates have been successfully employed as civil servants and technologists in private companies.

Career Prospects

There are numerous opportunities for our graduates to gain employment in food industries, public health institutions, government regulatory agencies, food service providers, educational institutions, and other non-profit organizations. Companies recruiting UIC FST graduates include:

  • China National Center For Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • China Quality Certification Centre
  • DSM
  • CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories
  • Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd.
  • Guangdong Food Industry Institute
  • Guangdong Provincial Bioengineering Institute
  • SGS Hong Kong
  • China Dragon Inspection & Certification (H.K.) Ltd.
  • Coca Cola Company, USA
  • Facebook Inc.
  • Eco-Farms, AU

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology 
  • General Biology and Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Biochemistry 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Food Science 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Mainland China Applicants:

Mainland Chinese students who have sat the P.R.C. National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) of the current year, and have met the college entrance benchmark are eligible to apply.

Overseas Applicants:

An applicant from overseas other than Hong Kong or Macau may apply for admission with qualification acceptable to the College, and will be considered on an individual basis.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Associate Degree Student/Holder
  • Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma Student/Holder
  • GCE Qualification
  • SAT Qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11479 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11479 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11356 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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90,000 RMB per annum 


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