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School of Chinese Language and Literature (SCLL)

The School of Chinese Language and Literature of Beijing Foreign Studies University (hereinafter referred to as “SCLL”) includes three teachingdepartments:Department of Chinese,Department of Chinese as a Foreign Language, and Chinese Training Center.DepartmentofChinese is responsible for the training of Chinese undergraduates as well asChinese andinternational postgraduate students.Department of Chinese as a Foreign Language is responsible for the training of international undergraduatestudents, and the Chinese Training Center is responsible for Chinese training for international students.SCLL boasts a team of highly qualifiedandprofessional teachers, with more than 70 full-time teachers and nearly 60 part-time teachers. Among them, teachers with senior titles account for 50%, and all teachers havelearning or teaching experience overseas. Currently,more than 1,100 Chinese andinternationalstudentsare studying in BFSU, includingover500 Chinese students andover600internationalstudents.

SCLL has master’s and PhD programs, including 7 master’s programs (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, International Chinese Language Education, Chinese linguistics, Comparative Literature and World Literature, Ancient Chinese Literature, Literature and Art, and Chinese Contemporary Literature) and 3 PhD programs (Comparative Literature and Cross-cultural Studies, International Chinese Language Education, Language Policy and Planning). All majors are now open to global admissions.

The international student education of SCLL boasts the following characteristics:

²Internationalized learning environment: international students of SCLL come from nearly 50 countries, with its Chinese students from all over the country. Chinese and international students are studying in the same School, thus forming a valuable international learning environment, and building a cross-cultural communication platform.

²Effective rewarding system: SCLL provides national scholarships, Confucius Institute Scholarship and other awards for students with excellent academic performance, and it has also set up “Outstanding Student Award”, “Outstanding Class Monitor Award”, and “Outstanding Graduation Thesis Award”, etc. Besides, SCLL also provides a grade-skipping system for outstanding students both in morality and academic performance.

²Diversified and colorful activities: regularactivitieslike “Chinese Corner” and “Film Day”are arranged every week, andSCLLorganizes senior students to carry out various language practicesand field research each semester. Undergraduate studentswillhave the opportunity to goto other citiesfor pre-graduation internships and visit typical cities and enterprises in China.

²Strong academic atmosphere:SCLLsponsors two academic journals, namelyInternational Chinese Language EducationandJournalofHumanities. It regularly invites well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad to host academic lectures and exchange activities, and occasionally holds academic conferences both at home and abroad.

lUndergraduate Programs for International Students

Undergraduate education in SCLL forinternationalstudents targets at training international talents with high proficiency in Chinese and familiarity with Chinese society and culture. SCLL enrolls four-year undergraduate international students every spring and autumn. There are currently more than 400 undergraduate students in SCLL. Originated in 1992, undergraduate education in SCLL for international students has functioned through a mature teaching model and curriculum system, as well as high-quality courses and efficient teaching management. Based on the Chinese language major, SCLL has established five major directions: Chinese Language, Literature and Culture, Economics and Trade, Translation from and into Chinese and Chinese Language Teaching.

SCLL has carried out academic exchanges and cooperation with universities in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Italy and other countries. Many organizations are sending students to SCLL for pursuing undergraduate studies annually, including Japan NPO International Exchange Education Support Association, Malaysian Government, Malaysia Mara Group, etc. Besides, SCLL also undertakes the “3 + 1” project of Kansai University of Japan, the “3 + 1”and “2 + 2” projects of Pusan University of Foreign Studies in South Korea, and the “2 + 1” project of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Up till now, over 3,000 international undergraduate students have graduated from SCLL, who are now playing an active role all over the world in various fields such as education, culture, trade, diplomacy, etc., contributing to the cooperation and communication between China and other countries.

Degree Programs

Undergraduates

Majors

Major: Chinese

1. Direction: Chinese Language.

2. Direction: Literature and Culture.

3. Direction: Economics and Trade.

4. Direction: Translation from & into Chinese

5. Direction: International Chinese Language Education

Period of Study

4 years

Tuition Fees (yuan/year)

13000 yuan/ semester,26000 yuan/year

14000 yuan/semester,28000 yuan/year

(Translation from & into Chinese)

Application Fee (yuan)

800

Application Deadline

Spring:December 15, each year

Autumn:June 15, each year

Time for Registration

Spring/Autumn

Entry Requirements

1. Senior high school diploma or above with valid foreign passport;

2. New HSK Level 4 over 180.

3.The major of Translation from & into Chinese requires 180 points or above for new HSK5 level and the mother tongue of the students should be the source language of the translation major (for example,“Chinese-Italian translation”requires the mother tongue of the students to be“Italian”.)

4. Pass the SCLL entrance examination

(scheduled after the registration date of each semester)

Documents Needed for Application

1. Photocopy of the photopage of the passport

2. Three recent photos forpassport

3. Application form

4. Guardian's Letter of Guarantee (please download, fill in and uploa1. d online)

5. Letter of Enrollment Commitment (please download, fill in and upload online)

6. Copy of ID card or passport of guardian

7. Academic result sheet (photocopied, a Chinese or English translation shall both be submitted if the text is not in Chinese or English)

8. Certificate of Graduation / Pre-graduation Certificate or Degree Certificate (photocopied, a Chinese or English translation shall both be submitted if the text is not in Chinese or English)

9. Proof of Chinese proficiency level: HSK academic sheet

10. Visa page (for students studying in Chinese universities)

11. Certificate of Enrollment (for students studying in Chinese universities, please upload to the folder “Other attachments”)

12. Certificate of transfer or withdrawal from school(for students studying in Chinese universities, please upload to the folder “Other attachments”)

Contact

School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Address: 2 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Postal Code: 100089

Telephone: +86 10 8881 6910

E-mail: zhongwen@bfsu.edu.cn

Website: http://iei.bfsu.edu.cn/

Postgraduate Programs for International Students

SCLL has master’s and PhD programs, including 7 master's programs (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, International Chinese Language Education, Chinese Language and Literature, Comparative Literature and World Literature, Ancient Chinese Literature, Literature and Art, and Chinese Contemporary Literature) and three PhD programs (Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies, International Chinese Language Education, Language Policy and Planning). All majors are now open to global admissions.

Degree Programs

Master students

PhD

Majors

1. International Chinese Language Education

2. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

3. Chinese Language and Literature

4. Chinese Ancient Literature

5. Comparative Literature and World Literature

6. Literature and Art

7. Chinese Contemporary Literature.

1. Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies

2. International Chinese Language Education

3. Language Policy and Planning

Period of Study

MA of International Chinese Language Educatioin:2 years;

Other majors:3 years

3 years

Tuition Fees

15000 yuan/semester,

30000 yuan/year

17000 yuan/semester,

34000 yuan/year

Application Fees (yuan)

800

Deadline for Admission

June 15, each year

Time for Registration

Autumn

Entry Requirements

Requirements for postgraduate students:

1. 18 years old or above;

2. Bachelor's degree;

3. Hold a valid foreign ordinary passport;

4. HSK Level 5 result over 210

Requirements for PhD students:

1. 18 years old or above;

2. Master's degree;

3. Hold a valid foreign ordinary passport;

4. HSK Level 6 result over 210.

Documents Needed for Application

1. Photocopy of the photopage of the passport

2. Three recent photos forpassport

3. Application form

4. Guardian's Letter of Guarantee (please download, fill in and upload online)

5. Letter of Enrollment Commitment (please download, fill in and upload online)

6. Copy of ID card or passport of guardian

7. Proof of Chinese proficiency level: HSK academic sheet

8. Academic result sheet (photocopied, a Chinese or English translation shall both be submitted if the text is not in Chinese or English)

9. Certificate of Graduation / Pre-graduation Certificate or Degree Certificate (photocopied, a Chinese or English translation shall both be submitted if the text is not in Chinese or English)

10. Personal Statement

11. Letter of Recommendation

12. CV

13. Personal Study Plan (in Chinese)

14. Visa page (for students studying in Chinese universities)

15. Certificate of Enrollment (for students studying in Chinese universities, please upload to the folder“Other attachments”)

16. Certificate of transfer or withdrawal from school (for students studying in Chinese universities, please upload to the folder“Other attachments”)

17. Interview

Contact

School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Address: 2 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Postal Code: 100089

Telephone: +86 10 8881 6910

E-mail: zhongwen@bfsu.edu.cn

Website: http://iei.bfsu.edu.cn/

Chinese Training Programs for International Students

General Training Programs

The period of study for general education programs usually lasts for one to two semesters (approximately 18 weeks). The trainees are classified into 8 levels (from A to H) according to their Chinese proficiency levels. Courses are taught in small classes, with about 15 students each class. The teaching features intensive practice and lecturing and aims to improve students’ language proficiency in a short time. In addition to compulsory courses, the school also provides more than 10 elective courses, interest courses, and a variety of language practice courses each semester. Winter and summer short terms are mainly provided for short-term study-abroad programs or summer camp projects in universities in various countries. Our partner universities include University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster University, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Daito Bunka University of Japan, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Seoul National University of Korea.

Period of Study

0.5 year (1 semester)

1 academic year

Tuition Fees (yuan)

12000 yuan/semester

24000 yuan/year

Application Fees (yuan)

800

Admission Deadlines

Spring:December 15, each year

Autumn:June 15, each year

Time

for Registration

Spring/Autumn

Entry Requirements

1. Senior high school diploma or above

2. Passing the SCLL entrance examination

(scheduled after registration each semester)

Special Training Programs

The period of study, teaching content and management methods of special training programs are tailored according to the requirements of the students, with distinctive features and significant effects. SCLL has rich experiences in undertaking diversified programs, mainly including the Training Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, Business Chinese Training Program of the Deutscher Akademische Austausch Dient (DAAD), Chinese Language Training of EU Science and Technology Fellowship Program, China-EU Junior Managers Training program, China-EU Legal Chinese Training Program, Chinese-Japanese Simultaneous Interpreting Training Program, Chinese Training Program for Law Enforcement Liaison Officers, Chinese Training Program of the Sapienza University of Rome, etc.

Documents Needed for Application

1. Photocopy of the photopage of the passport

2. Three recent photos forpassport

3. Application form

4. Guardian’s Letter of Guarantee (please download, fill in and upload online)

5. Letter of Enrollment Commitment (please download, fill in and upload online)

6. Copy of ID card or passport of guardian

7. Academic result sheet(photocopied, a Chinese or English translation shall both be submitted if the text is not in Chinese or English)

8. Certificate of Graduation / Pre-graduation Certificate or Degree Certificate (photocopied, a Chinese or English translation shall both be submitted if the text is not in Chinese or English)

9. Visa page (for students studying in Chinese universities)

10. Certificate of Enrollment (for students studying in Chinese universities, please upload to the folder“Other attachments”)

Contact

School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Address: 2 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Postal Code: 100089

Telephone: +86 10 8881 6910

E-mail: zhongwen@bfsu.edu.cn

Website: http://iei.bfsu.edu.cn/