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Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021
    March 5, 2021 to July 11, 2021


Rebecca Dlubac

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Unique opportunity for Cornell students in the PRC to study together in Spring 2021

Must be a citizen of China

Open to graduate and professional students

Opportunity Description

While you study away from Cornell, join a multi-science research university with bases in biological and agricultural engineering. Supplement your Cornell coursework with a class with local students. If you study animal science, food science, biotechnology, crop and soil sciences, water conservancy and civil engineering, resource economics or environmental sciences, you would find a university with students and faculty devoted to your interests right in Beijing.


  • Keep on track at Cornell with 12-15 credits online, offered asynchronously
  • Take 1 course with local students at China Agricultural University
  • Live in the international student residence hall
  • Enjoy access to CAU student facilities, libraries, and activities
  • Explore: CAU by the numbers

Housing and Meals

Being part of a living and learning environment is a core, and therefore required, aspect of all study away options. 

The international student residence hall has double rooms with a shared bathroom for the corridor.  Most students and faculty take their meals at one of two campus dining halls.

Health and Safety

China Agricultural University follows the coronavirus regulations of the People's Republic of China and the city of Beijing

Application Process

If you are eligible for more than one study away option, complete only ONE application for your first choice, and indicate your back-up choice. 

  1. Use the "Apply" button below to complete Cornell application by November 29, 11:59pm, EDT - late submissions cannot be considered
  2. Once selected,*
    • commit to the study away program by communicated deadline - students who fail to commit by the deadline will have their applications withdrawn
    • Register with Study Away partner**  

*Please refer to the Study Away webpage for information on timeline and selection processes.

**Additional steps you will need to take to enroll with the study away partner will be included in your acceptance email from Cornell. Students must follow the study away program's process and timeline to apply for housing and course registration.


  • Cornell advisor for study away application process: Each "Study Away" opportunity has a dedicated advisor in the Education Abroad team of the Office of Global Learning.  The advisor for this program is listed above in the side panel.
  • Cornell school/college contacts: To see if you are eligible to participate, check the “Requirements” tab.  Your college/school at Cornell can address questions about how study away can fit towards your degree.  Study Away students will have online access to all student services as a registered Cornell student.


While we cannot bring "The Hill" to you, you can share your Cornell spirit with peers as you live and study together.