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School of International Journalism and Communication

School of International Journalism and Communication (SIJC), featuring its international and transcultural education ideas, can date back to the early exploration and discipline construction in Journalism at the BFSU Department of English and International Studies in 1981.

Adhering to the idea of “connecting China with the outside world”, SIJC aims to cultivate students with multilingual, multidisciplinary, and multimedia skills, as well as international communication competence which are urgently required for transcultural understandings in current globalization contexts. Being social practitioners of diverse transcultural media communication, SIJC graduates hold positions mostly in domestic and international media institutions, governmental agencies, and international enterprises. Most alumni devote themselves to the fields of journalism, editing, public relations, advertising, public service and administration, etc.

By far, SIJC has established its master’s program in English for overseas students, providing integrated courses including international journalism, global media, Chinese language, and transcultural communication, together with multi-layered internship opportunities in media and communication realms at home and abroad. In addition, a Chinese-English bilingual bachelor's degree program and a doctoral degree program are also established. As China’s participation and devotion to global governance over times, graduates of our school with global communication competence, global culture awareness, and international communication strategies will undoubtedly become constructive professionals and social constructors in the arena of international communication.

Program Highlights

1. International journalism and communication education combined with guidance on Chinese media and culture knowledge, including courses on Chinese language, overview of Chinese political, economic and cultural settings.

2. Multicultural faculty team with diverse background including both overseas and domestic professors with global teaching experiences, providing global horizons as well as Chinese perspectives.

3. Routinely organized lectures provided by senior communication and media practitioners with rich frontline experiences.

4. Regular visits to well-known domestic and international media organizations each semester for better understanding of the trending modes in contemporary media industries.

5. Plenty of internship and employment opportunities in media outlets as well as leading companies both home and abroad.

6. Mixed class with top Chinese students to ensure robust and efficient global network building.

7. Well-designed research method courses to help students consolidate their academic foundation and get prepared for further studies in the future.

8. Scholarships opportunities upon request for outstanding students.

Academic Programs

English-based program

Our school’s English-based teaching program combines Chinese thought, Chinese culture, global communication, and transcultural communication theory and practice. Meanwhile, Chinese language courses are included in the curriculum, which allows international students to better understand Chinese culture and the general situation of China to gain an advantage in seeking for internship and employment opportunities in China and abroad.

Degree programs

Master

Majors

Communication Studies

(Global Communication)

Study period

Two years

Tuition (RMB/year)

40000

Application fee (RMB)

800

Deadline of application

June 15 of each year

Time of enrollment

Fall semester

Language of instruction

English

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

2. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Chinese-English bilingual program

The Chinese-English mixed bachelor's degree program offers students with excellent journalism education through core courses delivered in Chinese on the one hand, and selective English international communication courses on the other hand. The program combines theoretical with practical teaching to comprehensively train students' academic and professional abilities.

Degree program

Bachelor

Majors

1.Journalism

2.Communication Studies

Study period

Four years

Tuition (RMB/Year)

30000

Application fee (RMB)

800

Deadline of application

June 15 of each year

Time of enrollment

Fall semester

Language of instruction

Chinese and English

Entry requirements

1.High school certificate or equivalent;

2. HSK-5 (above 180 with no subtest lower than 60) or equivalent;

3. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

The Chinese-English mixed doctoral program is mainly based on English teaching for core courses. It provides students with international cutting-edge theories and academic methodology guidance, as well as opportunities to participate in various research programs. At the same time, students would deepen their understanding of China by doing recommended deep dives and field researches.

Degree programs

Doctor

Majors and research areas

International Communication Studies:

1. Strategic Communication

2. Intercultural Communication Research

3. Semiotics and Culture Communication

4. Sport Communication

5. Global Communication

6. Assessment of Communication Effect Research

7. International Publishing Media Studies

8. Chinese and Foreign Publishing Culture

9. Political Communication

10. Video and Audio Communication

11. Art History and Art Communication

Study period

Three years

Tuition (RMB/Year)

34000

Application fee (RMB)

800

Deadline of application

June 15 of each year

Time of enrollment

Fall semester

Language of instruction

English and Chinese

Entry requirements

1.MA with a good academic record

2. HSK-5 (above 180 with no subtest lower than 60) or equivalent;

3. IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

Checklist of Required Items

General application materials

1.application form

2.copy of photo page of passport

3.custody release form (please download, fill in and upload.)

4.student affirmations (please download, fill in and upload.)

5.copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

6.visa page (for applicants currently studying at a university in China)

7.study certificate (for applicants currently studying at a university in China; Please upload to the file entitled “other attachment”.)

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

9.two letter(s) of recommendation (for applicants who are students, letters should be completed by their teachers at school; for postgraduate applicants, from two associate professors/professors or professionals with similar qualifications)

10.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”.)

For the English-based program applicants, please prepare:

1.copy of a valid IELTS/TOFEL/TOEIC report (if English is not applicant’s first language) or equivalent English language proficiency certificate

2.transcripts/mark sheets (please provide original or validated copies. If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation version should be submitted at the same time.)

3.diploma or degree certificate/pre-graduation certificate (please provide validated copies. If the documents are written in neither Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation version should be submitted at the same time.)

4.curriculum vitae (written in English)

5.study plan (written in English with no less than 1,500 words)

6.personal statement (written in English)

For the Chinese-English bilingual program applicants, please prepare:

1.copy of a valid HSK report or equivalent Chinese language proficiency certificate

2.copy of a valid IELTS/TOFEL/TOEIC report (if English is not applicant’s first language) or equivalent English language proficiency certificate

3.transcripts/mark sheets (please provide validated copies. If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation version should be submitted at the same time.)

4.diploma or degree certificate/pre-graduation certificate (please provide validated copies. If the documents are written in neither Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation version should be submitted at the same time.)

5.curriculum vitae (written in Chinese or in English)

6.study plan (written in Chinese or English with no less than 1,500 characters/words)

7.personal statement (written in Chinese or English)

Online application:https://study.bfsu.edu.cn

Contact Details

School of International Journalism and Communication,

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Room 407, GUONEI Building 4, West Campus of Beijing Foreign Studies University

No.19 North Xisanhuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100089, China

Phone: +86 10 8881 4531

Email: huyunge@bfsu.edu.cn

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