Beijing Film Academy

Beijing Film Academy

Province: Province-Beijing                               University Ranking : 1495

About University

Beijing Film Academy

Beijing Film Academy (BFA) is the sole film academy in China and therefore the largest film academy in Asia with 263 faculty members and 2364 students, as well as 48 PhD students, 422 graduates, 1894 undergraduates and 84 international students.

Our teaching philosophy celebrates “technical mastery fostering innovative vision”. For many years, BFA has educated more than 1000 of China’s movie practitioners. Over half of all China’s directors, cinematographers, art designers, sound engineers, etc. Presently active in China’s vibrant film industry are BFA graduates. China’s biggest international film awards at festivals like Cannes, Berlin and Venice. They have been achieved by globally recognised BFA alumni as well as directors Xie Fei, Chen Kaige, Jia Zhangke, Zhang Yimou, Wang Quan’an, and photographers Gu Changwei, Zhao Fei, etc. 

BFA has 4 professional studios equipped with state-of-the-art production equipment from leading trade suppliers like Arri Alexa, Steadicam, Arri Lights, Kino Flo, Panther, and post-production instrumentality from Quantel and Da-Vinci. Our substantial professional library covers an area of 2057 square meters with an up-to-date collection of 325,600 books and neaqrly 2000 Gigabytes of Ebooks.

BFA actively promotes international exchange and cooperation. In 1984, BFA became a full international member of association of the world’s major film and Tv schools association CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision). In 1988 BFA was selected as a council member or CILECT, and the year 2002, BFA’s International Dean was voted as Executive Chair of CILECT’s annual meeting in the Asia-Pacific region.

In November 2008, BFA successfully hosted the “2008 CILECT Congress”, attracting over 200 presidents and delegates of closely 100 member institutions from 48 countries. BFA has established cooperation and exchange agreements with approximately 30 films institutions from over 10 countries and regions, that include film professional education, academic research, teacher exchange visits, artistic design and plenty of alternative film making topics. 38 domestic and international film makers and expert film production and theory students are employed as visiting professors and part-time professors at BFA. 

In November 2012, BFA command its 11th International Student Film and Video competition. Since 2001, BFA has annually chosen 80 works from around 1,000 submitted student works from quite 50 countries to participate in the festival with a week of screenings in Beijing. This superb festival is currently the largest and most influential international student film festival in Asia.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, BFA has been satisfied 3rd amongst the world’s film academies for 2 consecutive years.

The BFA School of Cinematography will enlist international students from 2013. The course is receptive students from everywhere the globe and teaching medium is English. We offer international students with an advanced production environment.  we have a tendency to welcome adolescents from everywhere the globe who love film, and want to develop professional industry arts and skills together with Chinese students. The high mixture of cultural diversity helps you produce priceless skilled and personal friendships in an actual global media-producing environment. 

China is now the world’s fastest-growing film market. In 2012, China witnessed a box office of  USD $2.7 billion, turning into the world’s 2nd largest film market after the U.S.A. With an annual output of over 600 feature films, China now has a growing need for filmmaking talent from everywhere globally.  

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 184 and the world rank is 1495 .

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

No, Students don’t need the IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted in this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents a student need for applying this University are Notary stamped scan copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks to come to an offer letter from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March & September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO)


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Undergraduate Programs in English at Beijing Film Academy, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(RMB) Entrance Time
Film Production Bachelor English 4 Years 80,000 / Year September
Act and Performing Bachelor Chinese 4 Years 51,000 / Year September

Fees Details

Expenses in Beijing Film Academy

1. Tuition Fee:

  • Bachelor Degree: 50,000 to 80,000 RMB/Year
  • MastersDegree: 60,000 RMB/ Year

2. Service Fee: 50 USD

3. Dormitory Fee:

  • Single Room: 19800 RMB/ Semester/ person
  • Double Room: 13,500 RMB/ Semester/ person

4. Living Cost: 2,200 to 2,800 RMB/ Month

 After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report.

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Apply for a course in a Chinese University is very easy.  Students just have to follow some steps to apply for their favorite course. In order to help students complete their online application, International students are recommended to follow the following simple instructions. International applicants must provide the following documents to apply:

1. Application Form fills in Chinese or in English.

2. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan copy of the applicant’s )

3. Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy )

For Bachelor Degree applicants, they need to only provide high school transcripts and certificates. And for Master Degree applicants, they need to  show their undergraduate transcripts and certificates.  Applicants for Doctorate Degree have to provide their both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. To note this point that is, all the applicants degree (Bachelor,Masters and Doctorate)  transcripts and certificates should be notarized.

Note: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with translations in Chinese or English.

4. English Proficiency Certificate

In China, some universities does not asked IELTS but if you study in Chinese Taught for CSC scholarship, English Proficiency Certificate need to have ready. If you have IELTS already then you are lucky to study in China without delay.

5. CV/Resume

Applicants must have to make their CV if you want to study abroad in your desired country. In your Resume or CV, there have to be your academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, national Id or school Id, physical address, contact no, nationality, language, etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address and designation), personal achievement, etc. To know how to make a standard CV please click here the sample of The Resume.

6. Study Plan or Research Proposal

Applicants for graduate studies need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words). This document required only for Ms or PhD applicants.

7. Recommendation Letter

Applicants for all graduate studies need two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). Letters must be include professors’ phone number and email address. Here is the sample of Recommendation Letter

8. Published Academic Papers or Other Academic Achievements (if  applicable).

9. Foreign Physical Examination

Applicants are expected to keep the original copies filled in English. The medical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination. Click here to collect Foreigner Physical Examination Form

10. Bank Statement 

Bank statements must show to any foreign country for the purpose of a visitor or a business or an immigrants. For the study purpose in foreign countries also need to show bank statement. So dear applicants, you will need to have ready your all documents. Sponsorship can be your parents or anyone whom are your blood related.

11. Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

This is also need to have ready for the study purpose. It is important because foreign country does not allow criminal record. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved  by the police or government agencies in order to prove that the applicant has no criminal offense against him/her like arrest, conviction. For this you need to provide your Police Clearance Certificate. A Police Certificate is also known as good citizen certificate. See the sample of  Police clearance Certificate.

Please send us all these documents at 

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants . Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.  

Scholarship Information

In collaboration with Chinese Government through the MOE, Beijing Municipality Government, Beijing Film Academy accepts the winners of the following scholarships:

Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship (BGS)

Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship is awarded to international students who are admitted by universities in Beijing and who have demonstrated exceptional talent in academics.  BFA is one of the eligible universities , overseas students can come to study here who can get offer from BGS.

1.  Qualification for Applicants

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens.
  • Outstanding high school academic certificate for undergraduate applicant.
  • Applicants for undergraduate studies are required to provide notarized copy of senior high school transcripts.
  • Applicants should have an excellent record.

2.  Required documents:

  • Application Form.
  • A notarized scan copy of the applicants’ highest diploma and academic record. 
  • If applicants are university students or already employed, they should also provide verification documents. 

** Documents and Transcripts (notarized copy) in languages other than Chinese or English must have attached Chinese or English translations.

  • The Foreigner Physical Examination Form should be filled out in English.
  • A scan copy of the front page of a valid passport.

Why choose us?

BFA (Beijing Film Academy) is the sole film academy in China and the highest film academy in Asia. Since 65 years’ development, BFA has made up a multidisciplinary and multilevel cultivation system that embraces the entire spectrum of film-making, as well as production, teaching, creation and research for training advanced film talents. The recognized Chinese directors like Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Jia Zhangke and Gu Changwei all graduated from BFA – the cradle of Chinese film producers.

Our teaching philosophy is “prioritizing technological basis and fostering artistic spirit”. For decades, Beijing Film Academy has educated 1000 of movie practitioners for China. Of the directors, photographers, artists and sound engineers who are currently active in China’s filmmaking business, over half had graduated from BFA. Many BFA graduates have achieved an international film festival awards such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice for several times. 

China has become the world’s fastest-growing film market. In 2012, China witnessed a box office of $ 2.7 billion, changing the world’s 2nd largest film market after the United States. With an annual output of over 600 feature films, China currently has a growing need for filmmaking talents.

We welcome adolescence people from everywhere globally who love movie industry and are willing to figure out in filmmaking area to join BFA and learn the art and ability of filmmaking conjunction with Chinese students.we tend to hope film skills from totally different cultural backgrounds will mingle and join here in BFA.