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Teaching of the Chinese language is offered at various levels based on students’ language proficiency, which covers from zero-basis starters to higher levels. The courses are focused on aural and oral training.

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Proof of English proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent



Homestay with local Chinese family is the best way to learn Chinese language through the day-to-day communication with the host family. It also provides the opportunity to be truly involved into the local life and gain the unique Chinese culture experience!

The homestay accommodation will be free of any charge. Instead, students are required to provide four hours’ English tutorial for the host family every week.


University accommodation is limited and students are urged to reserve rooms as soon as possible after being granted admission. To book the apartments, send us a message after you have been accepted and we will reserve the booking for you.

Currently, the University offers various options for international students who would like to reside on campus during their studies and there is also an option to stay in an off-campus dormitory not far from the university. Students who are familiar with Beijing or those who have friends or family living here may choose to arrange their own accommodation or share an apartment with friends.

Four dormitory buildings, located on the Beijing Foreign Studies University campus, are allocated for international students.

They are:
– The Guojiao Building on the east campus
– The White Building,
– Building 6 and Building 7 on the west campus.

All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioner, television set, desk and chair, bed and bedding. High-speed internet facilities and services are available in dormitory rooms and are provided at a nominal charge.


About the University Summary

Beijing Foreign Studies University, or BFSU, is one of China’s top universities under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is listed under Project 985, Project 211 and Double First-Class Project of China. Located in Haidian District, Beijing, it has two campuses- the West Campus and the East Campus, separated by the North Xisanhuan Road.

In 1941, BFSU was first built as the Russian Language Team in the Third Branch of Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese Military and Political College. It was later renamed as Yan’an Foreign Languages School under the direct leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the school was put under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was renamed as Beijing Foreign Languages Institute in 1954 and merged with Beijing Russian Institute in 1959. Since 1980, the Institute was put under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education. In 1994, it took on its current name Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU).

Today, BFSU teaches 101 foreign languages, more than any other Chinese universities. It is the first in China to offer courses in some less commonly taught European, Asian and African languages. While best known for its excellence in foreign languages & literature, BFSU has also launched programs in more fields such as humanities, law, economics,management,etc. BFSU now offers courses in the following languages ( in chronological order): Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Japanese, Arabic, Cambodian, Lao, Singhalese, Malay, Swedish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Hausa, Vietnamese, Thai, Turkish, Korean, Slovak, Finnish, Ukrainian, Dutch, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish, Greek, Filipino, Hindi, Urdu, Hebrew, Persian, Slovenian, Estonian, Latvian,Lithuanian,Irish, Maltese, Bangali, Kazakh, Uzbek, Latin, Zulu, Kyrgyz, Pashtu, Sanskrit,Pali,Amharic, Nepalese, Somali, Tamil, Turkmen,Català, Yoruba, Mongolian, Armenian, Malagasy, Georgian, Azerbaijani, Afrikaans, Macedonian, Tajiki, Tswana, Ndebele, Comorian, Creole, Shona, Tigrinya, Belarusian, Maori, Tangan, Samoan, Kurdish, Bislama, Dari, Tetum, Dhivehi, Fijian, Cook Islands Maori, Kirundi, Luxembourgish, Kinyarwanda, Niuean, Tok Pisin, Chewa, Sesotho, Sango, Tamazight, Javanese, and Punjabi. To better serve China’s diplomatic efforts,we now teach all official languages of countries with diplomatic relations with China.

Today BFSU has 33 teaching and research institutions, many of which were newly launched in recent years. These new institutions include an international graduate school jointly run by BFSU and the University of Nottingham (UK), BFSU Academy of Language Sciences, BFSU Academy of Foreign Literature Studies, BFSU Academy of Regional and Global Governance, BFSU Academy of Comparative Civilization and Intercultural Communication, Beiwai College, School of Global Governance, and Graduate School of Education. Furthermore, the School of Asian and African Studies was reorganized and split into two separate schools ——School of Asian Studies and School of African Studies. BFSU also has 1 key research center for social sciences under the Ministry of Education (MOE) (National Research Center for Foreign Language Education), 1 research center under State Language Commission (National Research Center for Development of Language Aptitude), 4 centers for regional and country studies under MOE (Center for Central and Eastern European Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, British Studies Center, and Canadian Studies Center), 37 centers for regional and country studies registered at MOE, and 3 research centers for people-to-people exchanges under MOE (China-Indonesia Research Center for People-to-People Exchanges, China-France Research Center for People-to-People Exchanges, and China-Germany Research Center for People-to-People Exchanges). BFSU publishes 4 CSSCI journals (Foreign Language Teaching and Research, Foreign Literature, International Forum, and International Sinology), 1 CSSCI-expanded journal (Foreign Language Education in China), and other journals (e.g. Russian in China, Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, International Chinese Language Education,English Language Learning,Germanistische Kulturwissenschaften, Etudes Francophones, Area Studies and Global Development). BFSU also runs Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), the largest publishing house in China for foreign language books, audio-visual products and digital products.

The University Combines resources over and above the ordinary to deliver one of the greatest education systems in the world. Get detailed information about their campus, departments, and application time schedules by downloading the brochure. Apply to speak with your personal Program Advisor

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