Beijing Normal University / 北京師範大学


Number of students To be confirmed
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students of Chinese nationality are not eligible to apply.
Period of study September - July
Location No. 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China
University profile Beijing Normal University is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, and other diciplines in arts and sciences. BNU is especially renowned for areas such as Education, Psychology, Chinese History, Geography and Ecology, Chinese Language and Literature, Theatre, Film and Television and System Science. The school has 22,000 full-time students, including 8,900 undergraduates, 11,300 graduates and 1,800 long-term international students. The campus has 1 education faculty, 22 schools and colleges, 2 departments and 36 research institutes. The library boasts over 4.1 million volumes and some 17,300 GB of digital resources, with 1,400 GB e-books.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students We provide three different programs for undergraduates.

1. Chinese Language Student
2. General Visiting Student
3. Senior Visiting Student
4. English-Taught Credit-Course Program

Students can take Chinese language courses or regular academic courses taught in Chinese. They can also take the academic courses taught in English (please refer to:
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs open to exchange students All, provided that students meet the Chinese language or English language requirement.
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA (UG) 3.2 3.0 *Updated June, 2022
Minimum GPA (G) Same as above. 3.0 *Updated June, 2022
Minimum language proficiency (UG)
Students who wish to take classes 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: Early September
  Classes begin: Mid-September
  Exams end: Mid-January

Classes begin: Late February
Exams end: Late June (for Chinese language student),
Mid July (for those studying at the academic faculties)

Important university website for exchange students

Scholarship information ------
Dormitory information BNU will try to provide dorms to exchange students. However, if room spaces are limited, BNU may not guarantee dorms for exchange students.
Accommodation Application Deadline: Early January (for spring semester); Mid July (for fall semester). It' s highly suggested that students apply for accommodation as soon as they get the admission notice and the student ID number.