Beijing Foreign Studies University

Province : Beijing -Haidian                             University Ranking : 673

About University

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) is located on North West Third Ring Road, Haidian District, Beijing, with two campuses on the east and west sides of the Third Ring Road. It is directly under the Ministry of Education, the first batch of “211 Project” universities, “985” superior subject innovation platform universities 1. The first batch of “double first-class” universities.

Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) was the first foreign language college established by the Communist Party of China. It was formerly the Russian Brigade of the Third Branch of the China Anti-Japanese Military and Political University, which was established in Yanan in 1941, and later developed into Yanan Foreign Language School. After the founding of New China, the school was under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1954, the school was renamed Beijing Foreign Languages   College. In 1959, it merged with Beijing Russian College to form the new Beijing Foreign Languages College. Directly under the leadership of the Ministry of Education after 1980, it was officially renamed Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1994.

The school now has 13 colleges: English College, Russian College, Advanced Translation College, International Business School, Chinese Language, and Literature College, International Relations College, Law School, Asian-African College, European Language and Culture College, Philosophy and Social Sciences College, Special English College, Network and Continuing Education College, Art Research Institute; 7 direct departments: German Department, French Department, Japanese Department, Arabic Department, Spanish Portuguese Department, Computer Department, Physical Education Teaching and Research Department; 65 Research Centers, China Foreign Language Education Research Center, China Overseas Sinology Research Center, Japanese Studies Research Center, Foreign Language Research Institute, Foreign Literature Research Institute, International Studies Research Institute, Higher Education Research Institute, etc.

Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) currently has more than 1,400 faculty members, more than 600 full-time faculty members, more than 330 professors and associate professors, and more than 200 lecturers , including 46 doctoral supervisors and 170 master supervisors . There are 2 members of the Disciplinary Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council , 13 members of the Foreign Language Teaching Guidance Committee of the Ministry of Education , 4 young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions at the national level , 128 people enjoying special government allowances , and over 110 foreign experts and teachers . There are currently more than 7,000 students of various types , including more than 4,000 full-time undergraduates, more than 910 graduate students, and more than 1,000 long-term international students .

At present, the school has basically formed a professional structure with foreign language and literature as the main body, and the coordinated development of literature, law, economics, and management. Among them, foreign language and literature is a characteristic subject with traditional advantages in Beijing Foreign Studies University. Currently, the school offers English, Russian, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Lao, Burmese, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Sinhala, Turkish, Korean, Swahili,  Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Dutch, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Hebrew, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish, Greek, Irish, Maltese, Bengali, Kazakh, Sanskrit Pali and other 58 foreign language courses.

The school has established cooperation and exchange relations with 426 universities and academic institutions in 72 countries and regions in the world, including Yale University in the United States, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, University of St. Petersburg in Russia, the University of Göttingen in Germany, University of Rome in Italy, Waseda University in Japan Waiting for famous foreign universities. The school hosts 20 overseas Confucius Institutes in 16 countries in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including the Confucius Institute in Nuremberg, Germany, the Confucius Institute in Dusseldorf, Germany, the Confucius Institute in Brussels, Belgium, the Confucius Institute in Liege, Belgium, and the Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna, Confucius Institute at the University of Rome in Italy, Confucius Institute at Krakow in Poland Confucius Institute at the University of London, Confucius Institute at Tirana University, Albania, and Confucius University at Göttingen, Germany College.

The school library has nearly 1.41 million paper books in Chinese and foreign languages, nearly 1.41 million ebooks in Chinese and foreign languages, 1,130 kinds of Chinese and foreign newspapers and periodicals, and 86 Chinese and foreign language databases, which form a collection feature with language, literature, and culture as the main materials. In recent years, with the development of our school’s discipline construction, literature in the fields of law, diplomacy, economics, journalism, and management has gradually formed a collection system. The school has continuously strengthened the construction of informatization, formed an “open, interconnected, intelligent, innovative, and integrated” informatization framework, and developed a number of landmark achievements represented by multilingual websites, digital Northwest, and data center software platforms. Among them, the multilingual website project was launched in 2015 and supports 50 foreign languages.

At present,Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) fully implements the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Party and Xi Jinping ’s socialist thinking with Chinese characteristics in the new era, upholds tradition, pursues excellence, strives for excellence, is committed to cultivating the country ’s urgent needs, is full of social responsibility, innovative spirit and practical ability, and has Chinese feelings, International perspective, speculative ability and cross-cultural ability of a compound, double-language, high-level international talents, to accelerate the pace of construction of Chinese characteristics, world-class foreign language universities.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 63 and the world rank is 673.

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 IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to 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 for applying to this University are Notary stamped scanned 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 for an offer letter to come 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 the 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

Non Degree:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Certificate in Chinese Business Studies Non Degree 1 Years 34900 RMB per year Chinese
EAP Program Non Degree 1 Years 32000 RMB per year Chinese

Bachelor Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
E-commerce Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
International Economics and Trade Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
International Economy and Trade Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
International Business Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
Business Administration Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
International Marketing Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
Chinese Business Studies Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
International Finance(Business Administration) Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
Business Administration Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English
Business Management Bachelor 4 years 39900 RMB per year  English

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
International Business Master 3 Years 45000 RMB per year English
China‘s Politics and International Relations Master 3 Years 40000 RMB per year English
LLM Program Master 3 Years 10000 RMB per year Chinese
International Relations and Economics Master 3 Years 40000 RMB per year Chinese
East-West Relation Master 3 Years 40000 RMB per year Chinese
International Journalism and Communication Master 3 Years 27150 RMB per year Chinese
English and Intercultural Studies Master 3 Years 27150 RMB per year Chinese

Doctoral Degree:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Education Planning / Education Administration Doctoral 3 Years 34000 RMB per year Chinese
English and Intercultural Studies Doctoral 3 Years 34000 RMB per year Chinese
Education Planning / Education Administration Doctoral 3 Years 34000 RMB per year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in Beijing Foreign Studies University

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Non- Degree: 3000 RMB- 30000 RMB per year
  • Bachelor Degree: 26000 – 39000 RMB RMB per Year
  • Master’s Degree: 40000 RMB- 50000 RMB per Year
  • Doctoral Degree:  34000 per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee: 
  • Double Room: 30 RMB per day
  • Single Room: 60 RMB per day
  1. Food cost: 200 USD per Month
  2. Application Fee: 800 RMB 
  3. Service fee: USD 100
  4. Living expanse: 2,200  RMB to 2,800 RMB per month
  5. Medical checkup: 500 RMB
  6. Insurance fee: 600 Yuan/year

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

Applying for any course at Beijing University of Chemical Technology is very easy. Following some easy steps, you can easily apply for your desired course. You can complete your application online by following some simple steps. 

Here is the detailed information about the required admission documents. International applicants are highly recommended to provide the following documents.

1. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan Copy)


First of all, you must have a passport. As we know passport is a very essential document and without this, we can not leave our country. So if you don’t have it yet, we advise you to make it from your home country as soon as possible. Moreover, if you already have your passport, then make sure that it is not expired. If your passport already expired then you need to renew it. Please note, your passport must have to be ready before your visa processing. See a sample of passport.

Passport Size Photo

The general size of the passport size photo is (50mm x 40mm). For applying in china universities, your passport size photo has to be clear and the background must be plain, white or off-white in colour. The height of the head is between 28mm – 33mm and head width 21mm–24mm. Advice to submit a colour photo which is taken 6 months before. Use a clear picture of your face. Do not use any filters and take off your eyeglasses for passport size photos, selfies or pictures with someone do not use as a passport size photo. Here is a sample of a Passport Size Photo.

2. Academic Transcript and Certificate (must be notarized copy)

Submit your immediate academic transcripts & certificate for applying. For example, if you are applying for bachelor submit your school transcripts and certificates. For Master’s Degree provide your undergraduate transcripts and certificates. When you are applying for Ph.D, you have to provide your both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. Transcript And Certificate are important, it help universities to decide if you have the necessary background and skills for the major. All Transcripts and Certificates must have to be notarized. You can notarize your document from an advocate who is authorized by the government.

Note: All the applicant’s transcripts and certificates must be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

3. CV/Resume

You must prepare a CV or resume for applying in abroad country. CV acts as your business profile, though universities are not interested in detailed descriptions of your jobs or experience, but you have to add this. You should focus on your published academic papers, describe academic group works or extracurricular activities, relevant think-thanks, etc. Add your academic qualifications with results, personal details, personal achievement these are must for a perfect CV. Here is a sample of the CV/resume.

4. Physical Examination

Aspiring overseas students are required to take a medical examination to ensure that you are in a good physical condition. The medical examination must include all the items which are listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. The medical examination result will be declared as invalid without the signature of the attending doctor and hospital stamp or seal. You must bring the original medical documents when you come to arrive in China. The Medical certificate will be carried out on behalf of The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Public Security. Here get a sample of physical examination.

5. Police Clearance

The police clearance certificate is known as “No Criminal Record Certificate” and also known as a good citizen certificate. Police clearance is very important for going to abroad because a foreign country does not allow any criminal records. Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved by the police or government agencies to prove that you have no criminal offense like arrest, conviction. Additionally, a police clearance certificate is valid for the next 6 months, After 6 months of issue, it will be declared as invalid. See the sample of the Police Clearance Certificate.

6. Bank Statement

A bank statement is mandatory when we go foreign for different purposes like a visitor, a business or immigrants. These rules are not changeable for study. So, students also have to show a bank statement. China has no strict rules that only your parents have to be your sponsor. Anyone can be your sponsor. See the sample of a bank statement.

7. English Proficiency Certificate

For studying in China you must have to submit your English proficient certificate to prove your English skills. It is not mandatory that you must have IELTS, you can take English Proficiency Certificate from your school or university. Additionally, If you have done IELTS or TOFEL you can submit it. See the sample of English proficient certificate.

8. HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese (if you have)

If you want to study in Chinese taught and want to get CSC scholarship then you must have to submit HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese. HSK is not mandatory for English taught, but if you have it will be beneficial for you. HSK supervised by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to judge the Chinese language skill of non-native speakers. See the sample of HSK certificate of proficiency in Chinese.

9. 2 Recommendation Letter (Ms/Ph.D.)

Students of masters & Ph.D. have to submit two recommendation letters. A recommendation letter is usually written by a supervisor, colleague, and teacher. Two recommendation letters have to be written by two-person. Make sure that the writer knows you very well and you have completed any course with them or work with them.  In the letter mention about your academic and personal traits and emphasize the strengths that are relevant to the major or university where you are applying. Have to maintain a positive and enthusiastic tone about you and include professor’s phone numbers and email addresses. Here is the sample of the Recommendation Letter.

10. Study Plan/ Research Proposal (Ms/PhD)

If you want to apply for MS/Ph.D you must need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or English (no less than 800 words). A study plan describes in detail what you are going to do with the scholarship. Explain your main educational goal, and how you want to achieve this. And keep in mind that it is very important, that helps in an excellent organization as well as creating a sense of liability in your learning process. This document is needed only for Ms or Ph.D applicants, so please make sure that your study plan or research proposal states that information as specific as possible. See the sample of Study Plan.

11. Study Gap Certificates

Study gap certificate is an affidavit that is used to show a gap in education or further study. Gap certificate provides your statement on the non-judicial stamp paper stating the reason for taking the gap and claim that you did not take admission to any other college, university or courses during the gap year. You can get this stamp paper from any notary, sub-registry office or court and contact with an advocate they will prepare your gap certificate.

12. Application Form

Fills this form in Chinese or English language. It is essential to fill all the information that should be very authentic. Click here to get the Application Form sample.

Please send us all these documents through our E-Mail:

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

Beijing Foreign Studies University as setting up a series of scholarship schemes to sponsor international students and scholars to undertake studies and research.  

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should have to be non-Chinese or foreigners, hold a valid foreign passport and meet the appropriate requirements of studying abroad in China. 
  2. Applicants should be  friendly to China and be in good health
  3. Applicants should have received an undergraduate program or long term language must have a senior high school diploma and are under the age of 30.
  4. Applicants should have excellent academic performance and have a good command of English
  5. Law-abiding, diligent and studious, good grades and good conduct.

Application Materials   

  1. Application Form.
  2. Scan copy of notarized highest diploma and transcripts.
  3. San copy of Study Plan or Research Proposal (800 words or above).
  4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English) signed by a professor or an associate professor who knows you.
  5. Scan copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form or Blood Examination Report or notarized photocopy.
  6. Student under 18 should have to submit relevant legal documents from their guardians.

The final information is subject to the University If there is any inconsistency!

Why choose us?

Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) is one of the national key universities under the ” 211 Project” directly under the Ministry of Education. It is currently the longest-standing foreign language university in China, with the most teaching languages   and complete levels of education. The important base for problem teaching and research is the main training base for all kinds of foreign language talents, especially senior translators in China, and the largest publishing base for foreign language books, audiovisual and electronic products in China.

The school offers 56 majors covering five disciplines: literature, law, economics, management, and engineering. The school has 1 right to award doctoral degrees in first-level disciplines, 9 doctoral degree authorization points in second-level disciplines; 15 master degree authorization points in second-level disciplines; 2 professional degree authorization points, Namely translation and Chinese international education; a postdoctoral mobile station for foreign languages and literature. 4 national key disciplines, namely English language and literature, German language and literature, foreign linguistics and applied linguistics, Japanese language, and literature. There are 4 key disciplines in Beijing, namely Russian language and literature, Arabic language and literature, Japanese language and literature, comparative literature and cross-cultural research.

Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) has innovated the talent management mechanism to comprehensively improve the level of the teaching staff. There are currently 1,269 staff members and 165 foreign teachers from 54 countries and regions. The school has young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions at the national level, experts enjoying special government allowances, national-level candidates for the 10 million talent project in the new century, national “four batches” talents, national “ten thousand people plan” philosophy and social science leading talents, ” High-level teachers such as the “Yangtze River Scholars” youth project and “Changjiang Scholars” lecture professors. More than 90% of teachers have overseas study experience. The faculty team of China Foreign Languages and Education Research Center was selected as the first batch of “National Huangdanian-style Faculty Teams”. There are 5,290 undergraduate students, 2,663 graduate students, and 932 international students.

The school adheres to the high-end leading and overall promotion of international school running ideas. It has communicated with universities and academic institutions in 83 countries and regions in the world, signed more than 480 inter-school exchange agreements, and cooperated with the University of Nottingham, the University of London, The French National School of Oriental Languages and Cultures, the Moscow State Languages   University of Russia, the University of Göttingen in Germany, the University of Rome in Italy, the University of Roland in Hungary, and the University of Jagiellon in Poland have established substantial cooperative relations. 

In the course of 77 years of schooling, Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) has closely integrated with the needs of the country’s development, forming a “foreign, special, and sophisticated” school-running philosophy and a spirit of “inclusiveness, erudition”. It has become a diplomatic, translation, economic, trade, news, An important base for high-quality foreign-related talents such as law and finance. According to incomplete statistics, among the alumni graduating from Beijing Foreign Studies University, more than 400 have served as ambassadors abroad, and more than 1,000 have served as counselors. As a result, Beijing Foreign Studies University has won the reputation of “the cradle of diplomats of the Republic”.

As an important base for training high-quality foreign-related talents such as diplomacy, translation, economics and trade, news, law, and finance, Beijing Foreign Studies University has made outstanding achievements and trained more than 70,000 high-quality foreign-related talents for the country. Taking the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an example only, according to incomplete statistics, among the alumni who graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, there are more than 350 people who have worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as ambassadors abroad, and nearly 600 people have served as counselors. The reputation of “the cradle of diplomats of the Republic”.