China Foreign Affairs University

Province : BeijingBeijing                              University Ranking : 6643

About University

China Foreign Affairs University

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) is a small-scale, high-level, distinctive feature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is the only university directly under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that aims to serve China’s diplomatic cause and cultivate first-class diplomatic and foreign affairs personnel. Under the initiative of Premier Zhou Enlai, it was established in 1955 with the approval of the Party Central Committee and Chairman Mao. The university has 2 campuses: the Exhibition Road Campus and the Shahe Campus, covering an area of 352,300 square meters.

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) adopts a “multi-standard, multi-level, multi-form” system to recruit doctoral students, master students, and undergraduates. The university has established 9 major teaching units including the Department of Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs Management, Department of English, Department of Foreign Languages, Department of International Law, School of International Economics, Department of Basic Education, Graduate School, Institute of International Relations, School of International Education. Zhou Enlai Diplomatic Research Center, International Law Institute and more than 30 research centers.

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) has two national key disciplines of international relations and diplomacy, English language and literature is a national specialty, political science (first-level discipline) is Beijing’s highly sophisticated disciplines. It has 1 post-doctoral mobile station, 1 doctoral program in first-level disciplines, 3 master’s programs in first-level disciplines, 3 doctoral programs in second-level disciplines, 13 master’s programs in second-level disciplines and 4 professional degree-awarding rights, and 10 undergraduate programs. Two national first-level societies the China Institute of International Relations and the China Institute of International Law, and Beijing’s “External Exchange and Foreign Affairs Management Research Base” are located in this institute.

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) has 2 national specialties, 2 municipal specialties in Beijing, 1 national training base for outstanding foreign legal talents, 1 national excellent course, and national bilingual teaching demonstration courses 1 subject, 5 Beijing Municipal Excellent Courses, 1 Beijing Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, and 1 Beijing Municipal Talent Training Model Innovation Experimental Zone.

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) has more than 400 faculty members, including more than 170 full-time teachers, professors, and associate professors account for 66.0% of the total faculty, 32.5% lecturers, and 8 Beijing teaching teachers. Dozens of senior nationals Senior diplomats and well-known experts in various related disciplines serve as part-time professors and have employed more than 30 foreign experts and teachers in related majors for many years. In addition, the university has one national teaching team and two municipal teaching teams in Beijing.

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) has a total of 2244 students, including 1369 undergraduates, 673 masters, 95 doctoral students, and 167 international students. 65 years since its establishment, the university has trained more than 20,000 outstanding graduates for the country, serving more than 20,000 outstanding graduates of the country, of which more than 500 have served as ambassadors abroad, making important contributions to the diplomatic cause of New China. Wherever the five-star red flag rises in the world, there are graduates of this institute.

The total library collection is 1.8201 million. The library is equipped with the United Nations Depository Library and the European Union Information Center. It regularly obtains United Nations and European Union publications, including official publications and conference documents. The library has a collection of 420,000 books, including 290,000 paper books and 130,000 electronic books. There are also 31 databases with 5,413 digital journals, 946 journals, 944 Chinese newspapers, and 74 foreign newspapers. There are also CDs, microfilms, audiotapes, online databases, and digital materials.

The dormitory room is about 7-8 square meters, equipped with air conditioning, desk, bookcase, wardrobe, single bed, a network socket, and an open balcony for drying clothes. A private bathroom, laundry room, and several automatic washing machines are provided. Foreign students staying in the “Reception Center” are equivalent to the management of Chinese students. There are also canteens & cafes for all students at the Shahe campus.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 634 and the world rank is 6643.

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

Bachelor’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Diplomacy Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Law Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Economy and Trade Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Finance Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese
French language Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese
English language Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese/English
Japanese language Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Theories and Practice of Translation and Interpretation Bachelor 4 Years 24,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
International Relations Master 2 Years 30,000 RMB per Year English
Diplomacy Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Relations Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Law Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Politics Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Theory of Politics Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
World Economy Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Master of Translation and Interpretation(Interpretation) Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
English Language and Literature(American Studies) Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (English) Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (French) Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese
Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (Japanese) Master 3 Years 25,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Doctoral Program:

Program Degree Duration Tuition Fees(CNY) Teaching Medium
Diplomacy Doctoral 4 Years 32,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Politics Doctoral 4 Years 32,000 RMB per Year Chinese
International Relations Doctoral 4 Years 32,000 RMB per Year Chinese

Fees Details

Expenses in China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学)

  1. Tuition fee: 
  • Bachelor Degree: 24,000 RMB Per Year
  • Master Degree: 25,000 RMB – 30,000 RMB Per Year
  • Doctoral Degree: 32,000 RMB Per Year
  1. Accommodation Fee: 
  • Double Room 150 RMB Per Day (Zhanlan Road Campus)
  • Double Room 7500 RMB Per Year (Shahe Campus)
  1. Food cost: 1,000 RMB-2,000 RMB
  2. Application Fee: 500 RMB
  3. Service fee: 50 USD
  4. Living expanse: 2200 RMB-2800 RMB
  5. Medical checkup: 500 RMB
  6. Insurance: 800 RMB per year
  7. Residence permit: 400 – 800 RMB

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 China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) 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

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) is 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. Students 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?

China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) is the first university in the country to establish an undergraduate degree in diplomacy, and it is also the first batch of national masters and doctorate-granting units in international relations and diplomacy. The university is listed as one of the country’s first batch of ”double first-class” universities with world-class discipline construction. It was selected as the country’s first batch of “Outstanding Legal Talent Education and Training Program”. It is a Chinese Government Scholarship authorized university to accept foreign students in China. It has a graduate school and is known as “The cradle of Chinese diplomats”.

With the continuous enhancement of China’s comprehensive national strength, the country’s need for excellent diplomatic personnel is increasing day by day. The campus size and teaching conditions at Exhibition Road in Xicheng District, Beijing, are far from being able to meet the needs. Under the care of the Party Central Committee, the State Council and the Party Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the construction of the Shahe Campus of the Diplomatic College was completed and put into use in September 2012. The new campus has bright and spacious classrooms, modern facilities, and a pleasing campus environment. It embodies the unique concept of running schools that is open, inclusive, rational, and full of humane care.

Adhering to the concept of running schools with distinctive diplomatic characteristics and outstanding foreign language advantages, China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) is committed to cultivating excellent diplomatic and foreign affairs talents who love the motherland, know the world, are professional, proficient in foreign languages, and are highly qualified and complex. The university promotes a style of study that combines theory with practice, seeking truth from facts, and working hard and rigorously. In terms of ideological and political ethics, it attaches importance to self-cultivation and education, with particular emphasis on patriotism, collectivism, socialism, and national conditions awareness, and organizational discipline education. In teaching, we attach importance not only to basic theory teaching but also to basic skills training and ability cultivation. It also attaches importance to both improving the level of foreign languages and attaching importance to the grasp of basic knowledge such as diplomatic business and economics, law, and training in politics and business, Chinese and foreign languages, Compound talents combining theory and practice.

The inter-university exchanges between China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) and foreign universities are expanding. Currently, it has established friendly relations with 102 universities or institutions such as the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Japan. We also send some outstanding undergraduates and graduate students to the United States, Russia, and Japan every year. France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries for exchange study. In addition, in January 2013, this university and the French Polynesia University signed an agreement to establish a Confucius Institute in cooperation.

Building a world-class academic university is the glorious mission entrusted by the Party and the State to the Diplomatic Academy, and the Diplomatic Academy has ushered in new development opportunities. The university actively explores and innovates, explores new ways of training complex diplomatic and foreign affairs personnel, comprehensively improves the level of discipline construction, deepens teaching reform, and improves teaching quality. The faculty and students of the university work together to become “the incubator of the Chinese diplomatic talent team in the new era, the vanguard of China’s diplomatic theoretical research and innovation in the new era, and the new force of foreign exchange and cooperation in the new era,” delivering first-class talents to the motherland’s diplomatic cause.

In order to meet the needs of various talents in China’s reform and opening up, diplomatic foreign affairs and foreign-related work, China Foreign Affairs University(中国外交大学) conscientiously implements the Party’s educational policy, taking the sixteen-character policy of “Standing on the position, mastering policies, familiar with the business, and observing discipline” proposed by Premier Zhou Enlai to diplomats as the institute motto.