Department of Hispanic and Portuguese
Introduction to Master Program in Hispanic Translation and Interpreting for International Students
Introduction of Hispanic language program
The Hispanic language program of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) was first started in 1952 as the first Hispanic-teaching institution among Chinese universities. Over the past 70 years, the program has cultivated a large number of diplomats and translators, making significant contribution to the cultural exchanges between China and Hispanic-speaking countries.
In 1979, our Hispanic program was the first in China to be authorized to offer master’s degrees in Hispanic language studies and in 1996, it became the first in China to offer doctoral degrees in Hispanic language studies. In 2007, it became a Program with Distinctive Features of the Ministry of Education; and in 2008, a Program with Distinctive Features of Beijing. In 2010, it was recognized as a Beijing municipal key program. In 2015, the program became the first to enroll students in the Master Program in Hispanic Translation and Interpreting. In 2019, it was successively approved as a First-Class Program of Beijing and a First- Prog-Class of the Ministry of Education.
Our program currently hosts 20 faculty members, two thirds of whom have studied translation in their master or doctoral education, making it the most prominent teaching team in Hispanic-Chinese translation.
The Master Program in Hispanic-Chinese Translation and Interpreting provides two research directions: Translation and interpreting, both of which offer specialized translation courses in politics and diplomacy, economics and trade, science and technology, culture, etc. to equip students with solid translation skills oriented to specialized and high-level professional markets.
Our Hispanic program enjoys good social reputation, and offers many internship opportunities for students. Graduates have bright career prospects in a variety of professions, targeting national ministries and commissions, large state-owned enterprises, provincial and municipal foreign affairs offices, universities and colleges, multi-national companies, etc.
Research directions: Hispanic-Chinese Translation, Hispanic-Chinese Interpreting
Duration: 2 years
Tuition: RMB 30,000/Academic Year
Application fee: RMB 800
Application Deadline: June 15 of each year
Time for Examination: June 16-30 of each year
Entry requirements: 1. BA; 2. HSK6 (over 180); 3. Pass of Examination
Admission date: Septemberof each year
Checklist of Required Items
2.Copy of front page of passport
3.Three recent passport-size photos
4.Custody release form (Please download, fill in and upload.)
5.Student affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)
6.Copy of guardian’s ID card or front page of passport
7.Proof of Chinese proficiency: valid HSK6
8.Copies of undergraduate academic transcripts (either Chinese or English versions should be submitted if the original documents are written in neither Chinese nor English)
9.Copies of diploma or degree certificate/pre-graduation certificate (either Chinese or English versions should be submitted if the original documents are written in neither Chinese nor English)
10.Two recommendation letters from former associate professors/professors or with similar qualifications
11.Resume & research proposal (in Chinese or Hispanic)
12.Study plan (1500 words or over, in Chinese or Hispanic)
13.Visa page (for applicants currently studying in a university in China)
14.Study certificate (for applicants currently studying in a university in China, please upload to the file titled “other attachments”.)
15.School transfer certificate or school withdrawal certificate (for applicants currently studying for degrees in a university in China, please upload to the file titled “other attachments”.)
16.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”.)
School of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Room 221, Main Building, East Campus, Beijing Foreign Studies University
No.2 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, 100089, China
Phone: +86 10 8881 6433
Programa para Máster de Traducción e Interpretación del Chino y Español para Estudiantes Internacionales.pdf