Beijing Foreign Studies University / 北京外国語大学

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Number of students To be confirmed
Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
Students of Chinese nationality are not eligible to apply.
Period of study September - June
Location No.2 North Xisanhuan Road, Beijing, P.R. China 100089
University profile
Founded in 1941, BFSU is a prestigious university in China under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is one of China's top universities listed under the Project 985 and Project 211, both comprising top universities in China. BFSU is one of China's oldest language universities. It is the first institution specializing in foreign language studies. It has the longest history among universities of its kind in China, offering a complete range of degrees, diplomas and programs at various levels, with the largest number of foreign language programs in the country. Today, BFSU teaches 98 foreign languages and 115 bachelor degree programs. Excellence in the teaching and research of foreign language and literature has allowed BFSU to enjoy a good reputation for its quality programs, both at home and internationally. In 2017, BFSU was successfully chosen as one of China's top universities which will participate in the country's construction plan of world-class universities and first-class disciplines comprising top universities in China. Its core discipline is under construction is Foreign Languages and Literature.
In the past 77 years, over 90,000 people have graduated from BFSU. BFSU now serves as an important education base for qualified professionals with language competence, who, after graduation, work as diplomats, translators/interpreters, businessmen, journalists, lawyers, bankers, etc. For example, among BFSU alumni who work or have worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have over 400 ambassadors and over 1000 counsellors. BFSU is thus known as the "Cradle of Diplomats".
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students
Students can take Chinese language courses or regular academic courses taught in Chinese.
Students can also take the academic courses taught in English
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs open to exchange students All, provided that students meet the Chinese langauge or English language requirement
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA (UG)


Minimum GPA (G) Same as above.
Minimum language proficiency (UG)
・Students who wish to take calsses in Chinese :HSK Level 5 (score above 180)
・Students who wish to take classes in English: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.0
Minimum language proficiency (G) Same as above.
Academic calendar

Orientation: End of Auguest-Early September
Classes begin: Early September
Exams end: Mid January
  Classes begin: Early March
  Exams end: Late June

Important university website for exchange students

Scholarship information N/A
Dormitory information

After being admitted, students can apply on-campus university dormitory online with the provided student ID Number