Beijing Foreign Studies University, or BFSU, is located at No.2 and No.19 Xisanhuan Beilu, Haidian District, Beijing (zip code 100089). Its official website is http://www.bfsu.edu.cn. BFSU is a university under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The university is listed under China’s Project 211 (Chinese government’s new endeavor aimed at strengthening about 100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas as a national priority for the 21st century), Project 985 Innovation Platform (a constructive project for founding world-class universities in the 21st century conducted by the government of China) and theDouble First-Class Initiative (program to develop a number of world-class universities and disciplines)
BFSU enrolls international students into full-time degree programs and non-degree programs. Degree programs include bachelor’s programs, master’s programs and PhD programs, while non-degree programs include preparatory programs and visiting student programs. BFSUgrants BFSU diplomas to the students who meet the requirements for graduation by the designated deadline, and degree certificates to those who meet the requirements of the degree programs. It also issues certificates for non-degree program students who complete their programs by the designated deadline.
BFSU enrolls both liberal arts students and science students from all over the world.
At Beijing Foreign Studies University, each academic year is divided into spring and autumn semesters. Autumn semester often starts in September and ends in January next year, while spring semester usually lasts from February till July. Exact starting and finishing dates of each semester are subject to BFSU academic calendar.
I. Degree Programs
1. Bachelor’s programs
Duration: 4 years. Students will be awarded diplomas upon successful completion of required courses, the thesis, and the oral defense of the thesis. Those who fulfil the requirements for bachelor’s degree will also be awarded a degree certificate.
2. Master’s programs
Duration: 2 or 3 years, depending on the major. Master’s diploma and degree certificate will be awarded upon completion of credits and completion of all required courses for training and degree application.
3. PhD programs
Duration: 4 years. Doctor’s diploma and degree certificate will be awarded upon completion of credits and completion of all required courses for training and degree application.
II. Non-degree Programs
Duration: 0.5-1 year. Students can be referred to a relevant BFSU bachelor’s program if they perform well at school, meet academic qualification requirements and achieve excellent exams results.
2.Programs for General Visiting Students
Duration: 0.5-1 year. Can be extended by semester based on student’ application and approval after comprehensive review. Students will be granted a BFSU course-completion certificate if they have completed all the courses in Chinese language study or in other majors as required and passed the exams within their study duration.
3.Programs for Senior Visiting Students
Duration: 0.5-1 year. Appropriate extension of study can be applied under specific circumstances. Can be extended by semester based on student’ application and approval after comprehensive review. Students will be granted a BFSU course-completion certificate if they have completed courses in Chinese language study or in other majors as required and passed the exams within their study duration.
4.Program for short-term visiting students (during winter and summer vacations)
Duration: ranging from 1-8 weeks. A BFSU study certificate will be issued upon the completion of program arrangements.
Note: As for enrollment majors and requirements for applicants’ diploma/degree of study, language competence, and academic competence, etc. please see program guide of schools on our website.
1. have graduated from high school, and be 18 years old or above;
2. NOT have Chinese nationality under theNationality Law of the People’s Republic of Chinaand hold a valid private ordinary passport;
3. be subject to the following additional regulations of BFSU based onLetter No.12  of the Ministry of Educationif they are applying for bachelor’s programs:
1) according to theNationality Law of the People’s Republic of China, a person whose parent(s) is/are Chinese national(s) and has/have settled abroad, and who has acquired foreign nationality at birth shall not have Chinese nationality. These students, when applying for BFSU bachelor’s programs, should have held a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for at least 6 years, and should have stayed in foreign country in the past 6 years as of April 30, 2023 (9 months in a year will be counted as one year and calculation of the duration of stay will be based on the border entry and exit stamps);
2) students who were residents in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan region before immigrating to a foreign country should be subject to the above regulations as well;
4. be physically and mentally healthy; meet the physical examination requirements for Chinese Visa and Residence Permit in China as well as the physical examination requirements for BFSU programs so as to ensure their study and life in China;
5. have no record of discipline violation, of public security punishment or of criminal conduct; be friendly to China and behave well; comply with Chinese laws and university regulations, and respect Chinese customs.
[Application & Enrollment Procedure]
BFSU adopts an online application procedure. Applicants can register and log into the BFSU International Student Service System for application.
1)BFSU International Student Service System website is https://study.bfsu.edu.cn;
2)The application system is accessible from October 25 to December 25, 2022, and from April 10 to June 15, 2023; students should apply in Chinese or English;
3)Applicants must fill in real, accurate, complete and valid information on the system. The applicant should bear all consequences and responsibilities should there be any wrong, missing, false or invalid information that affects the admission and enrollment;
4)In addition to filling out the online information, applicants should also upload required documentation as attachments. The attachments shall be color scanned copies, and the originals shall be kept for verification. Please click here for the list of required documents;
II.Documentation review and examination/assessment
BFSU will review the application documents and organize entrance exams or assessments. Students will be selected based on comprehensive document review and evaluation results.
During the period of review, applicants can log into the BFSU International Student Service System for application updates, progress and relevant notices.
Applicants who pass the documentation review and the exams/assessments will be admitted and issued the Admission Notice by BFSU. They will also receive other admission documents including the “Visa Application for Study in China” form (JW201/202 Form) depending on the duration of their intended programs and sources of funds, and also subject to related policies of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and National Immigration Administration.
It takes 4-5 weeks to mail out the relevant materials as of completion of the admission process.
IV. Second review
BFSU will conduct a second review on application documents after admission, and is entitled to withdraw its decision of admission and disqualify the applicant for admission in case of any violation.
New students should register within the time specified in the Admission Letter. Anyone who misses the registration without specifying legitimate reasons will be considered as dropout automatically.
Please bring the Admission Notice, the originals of “Visa Application for Study in China” form JW201/202 Form, application materials, and five 2-inch certificate photos with white background with you for on campus registration in person. If you have had a physical examination at your home country, please also provide the original medical examination records.
VI.Examination and Re-examination of Admission Qualifications
BFSU will examine and re-examine students’ admission qualifications upon and after the registration. If during the examinations, the student’s Admission Notice, candidate information and other certifying materials are found to be inconsistent with the actual information, or if fraud, malpractice and other similar circumstances exist, the student will be determined as unqualified and his/her admission or student status will be cancelled.
Please apply for an X1 or X2 Visa (for study) at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate with the BFSU Admission Notice, the “Visa Application for International Students to Study in China” form (JW202/201 Form) and other materials before entering the country. For detailed visa application materials and procedures, please contact the Chinese Embassy/Consulate for the specific requirements of the documents. The decision made by the Chinese Embassy (consulate) to issue or refuse the visa shall be final.
International students should purchase the comprehensive insurance designated by BFSU. Those who do not purchase the insurance as required will not be registered.
The insurance can be purchased before or on the day of registration. Insurance premium reference: 400 Yuan per person for six months; 800 Yuan per person for a year.
Please click here for tuition fees required for each major. Where tuition fees for short-term programs and newly established majors are not found in Appendix 2, please refer to the program guide of these majors.
Fees and refunds are all denominated in RMB.
Paying of the application fee is a necessary step for applying to the university, and it should be completed online after submitting your information. The application fee will not be refunded once it has been charged. Tuition fees, in principle, should be paid in one lump sum on the basis of the academic year for students in degree programs, and semester for non-degree students. All tuition fees should be fully paid within the prescribed period. Students who fail to pay tuition fees in full and on time will not be registered.
Students who pay by bank transfer should transfer the money to the designated account and keep the proof of payment in case of verification. In the case of dropout and school transfer, refunds (if any) shall be implemented in accordance with theProvisional Regulation on Charges for International Students at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
BFSU has student dormitory. Please click here for accommodation fees.
Phone number of Accommodation Management: 0086-10-88816881.
Given the limited dormitory resources, BFSU accepts no room reservation for freshmen in the first semester, and provides necessary accommodation for every freshman who has the need. However, the type of room will be subject to uniform arrangements by the university. From the second semester on, students can make room reservation for themselves. Room applications by students in degree programs in their final year are subject to room availability, but in principle, BFSU will no longer provide on-campus dormitory.
Students who choose to live off-campus during their study should arrange their own accommodation in advance. Those who live in a residential community should, within 24 hours of check-in, go to the nearest police station for the issuance of theAccommodation Registration Formaccompanied by the landlord.
Students living off-campus can proceed on enrolment and visa formalities with a validAccommodation Registration Form.
[Account Information for Remittance]
Beneficiary：BEIJING FOREIGN STUDIES UNIVERSITY
Bank：INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA BEIJING MUNICIPAL BRANCH ZIZHUYUAN BANKING OFFICE
Account No.: 020000 7609 02640 2172
Swift Code: ICBKCNBJBJM
BFSU does not authorize any agency or individual to organize training for the entrance examination and enrolment, and does not charge any fee not stipulated in the government policies. Applicants should find out their admission status based on BFSU official notices.
Overseas Students Affairs Office, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Address: Room 201, Student Center Building, No. 2 North Xisanhuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing