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                                                    School of African Studies

History

In September 1961, the Department of Asian and African Languages was founded at BFSU in a mission to strengthen the friendly exchanges with Asian and African countries. Swahili and Hausa were among the early-established majors.

In September 2019, the School of African Studies was founded to facilitate the teaching of African languages and African studies. Currently, the school teaches Swahili, Hausa, isiZulu, Amharic, Malagasy at undergraduate level. It also offers a number of optional courses on African languages, such as Somali, Shona, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Afrikaans, Tamazight, Yoruba, Sesotho, Setswana, Comorian, Ndebele, Tigrinya, Chichewa, Sango, isiXhosa.

There is also a Center on African Studies, which focuses on African Linguistics, Literature, History, Culture, Anthropology, Politics, Law and Regional Organizations. The school enrolls postgraduate, doctoral and overseas students every year on two academic programmes—African Linguistics & Literature and African Studies.

The school has established academic links with over 16 universities in Africa, and certain world-renowned African Studies institutes, including School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, the UK (SOAS) and Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France (INALCO).

Faculty

Over 60 years, school has made remarkable achievements in textbooks and dictionaries compilation, literature translation and area studies. Currently the school has 11 Chinese teachers, including two professors, one chair professors, and eight of them have Ph.D. degree. Apart from the Chinese academic staff, there are five long-time foreign experts.

Bachelor Degree Program

Major

Hausa, Malagasy

Study Period

4 Years

Requirements

1.18 Years Old and above

2.High School Graduated

3.HSK Level 5, scores over 180

Application Materials

1. Completed Application form

2.Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3.Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4.Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5.Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6.Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

7.Copy of HSK Certificate

8.Visa page (for applicants currently studying in a university in China)

9.Study certificate(for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

10.School transfer certificate or School withdrawal certificate (for applicants currently studying for degrees in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

11.Recommendation letter and academic transcript from your current university (for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of African Studies

Informed by School of African Studies

Master Degree Program

Major

African Languages and Literature, African Area Studies

Study Period

3 Years

Requirements

1.With Bachelor Degree or Above

2.HSK Level 6, scores over 210

Application Materials

1.Completed Application form

2.Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3.Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4.Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5.Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6.Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

7.Recommendation Letters from 2 previous associate professors/professors (or with similar qualifications)

8.Copy of HSK Certificate

9.CV (around 800 words in Chinese or English)

10.Detailed Research Plan (1500 words in Chinese or English)

11.Visa page (for applicants currently studying in a university in China)

12.Study certificate(for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

13.School transfer certificate or School withdrawal certificate (for applicants currently studying for degrees in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

14.Recommendation letter and academic transcript from your current university (for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of African Studies

Informed by School of African Studies

Exam Content

Speaking & Writing

Website

https://af.bfsu.edu.cn/

Contact Person

Mr. Ren

Contact Information

E-mail:bwfzxy@bfsu.edu.cn

Telephone:010-88818512

Doctoral Degree Program

Major

Asian and African Languages and Literature

Research field: Oriental Nationalism Literature Studies

Study Period

3 Years

Requirements

1.With Master Degree or Above

2.HSK Level 6, scores over 210

Application Materials

1.Completed Application form

2.Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3.Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4.Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5.Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6.Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

7.Recommendation Letters from 2 previous associate professors/professors (or with similar qualifications)

8.Copy of HSK Certificate

9.CV (around 800 words in Chinese or English)

10.Detailed Research Plan (3000 words in Chinese or English)

11.Visa page (for applicants currently studying in a university in China)

12.Study certificate(for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

13.School transfer certificate or School withdrawal certificate (for applicants currently studying for degrees in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

14.Recommendation letter and academic transcript from your current university (for applicants currently studying in a university in China Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of African Studies

Informed by School of African Studies

Exam Content

Speaking & Writing

Website

https://af.bfsu.edu.cn/

Contact Person

Mr. Ren

Contact Information

E-mail:bwfzxy@bfsu.edu.cn

Telephone:010-88818512

Contacts

Major

Telephone&Email

Major

Telephone&Email

Hausa

010-88816484

bwfzxy@bfsu.edu.cn

Malagasy

010-88818512

bwfzxy@bfsu.edu.cn

African Languages and Literature

010-88818512

bwfzxy@bfsu.edu.cn

African Area Studies

010-88818512

bwfzxy@bfsu.edu.cn