There are two semesters available at BFSU, the spring semester and the fall semester. The former starts in February and ends in June; the latter begins in September up to January the following year. Meanwhile, we offer two long vacations between each semester, the summer vacation (from July to August) and the winter vacation (4 weeks, usually in February, including the Spring Festival). We offer Short-term program in summer and winter vacation
1. Undergraduate Program
The length of study is 4 years. On completion of the course, students are expected to submit their thesis, pass the oral defense and on satisfying the necessary requirements they may obtain a diploma and a Bachelor’s degree.
2. Master’s Program
The length of study is 2-3 years. Students will be able to attend classes along with Chinese students. On completion of the course, students are expected to submit their thesis, pass the oral defense and on satisfying the necessary requirements they may obtain a diploma and a Master’s degree.
The length of study is 3 years. On completion of the course, made certain achievements in scientific research. Students are expected to submit their thesis, pass the oral defense and on satisfying the necessary requirements they may obtain a diploma and a Doctor’s degree.
Duration of course is either 5 months or 1 year. Students may extend their course if necessary. On completion of the course, students may take the end-of-term examination. Those students who obtain a satisfactory mark will be presented with a certificate.
Short term intensive training programs consist of individual application program and group application program. They are suitable for students who wish to have a short overseas language study experience. The summer program include 3 weeks, 4 weeks and 8 weeks program . The winter program is 4 weeks. (Short-term Intensive programs will be organized according to the registration situation)Lessons are held from Monday to Friday. Chinese language lessons are usually held in the morning while Chinese culture lessons are often held in the afternoon. Alternatively, students may be taken out on culture outings such as a visit to the Forbidden City or be given time for leisure activities per week. Upon arrival students will be given a student card and on completion of the course, they will be presented with a certificate.
We offer both degree programs and non-degree programs to meet different study purposes.
1. Degree programs, students may select BA, MA or PHD。
2. Non- Chinese language programs
(1) General students program
(2) Short-term Intensive program
(1) Minimum age of 18 years
(2) Non-Chinese citizens (have valid passport of foreign)
(3) Have good health and character , obey the related laws, policies and regulations of the Chinese government. Respect Chinese customs and habits.
Applicants should apply online ( http://study.bfsu.edu.cn ) .For Fall semester, you can apply between April 10 to June 10. For spring semester, you can apply between Oct 10 to Jan 10 next year. You can upload the passport photo and other documents mentioned online. After verification, we will notice the applicants, please check that web frequently.
If you are accepted, we will post you the Admission Notification , JW 202 Form and any other related documents. It will take 4 or 5 weeks.
Please come to BFSU for registration according to the time and place on the Admission Notification. The faculty will pick you up at T3 of the capital airport. Please take your Admission Notification, JW 202 Form (original), , eight 2-inch white background ID photos and any other related documents. If you have checked your body in your own country, you can take the Physical Examination Record.
With the Admission Notification, JW 202 Form , Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners ,and some other documents needed (original), students may apply for a visa at a local Chinese Embassy or Consulate.
According to the rules of Chinese Ministry of Education, students should purchase health insurance. Students can purchase it at the registration day. Fee is 300 half year, 600 per year. Without it, our university will not accept the application.
For students who want to apply for on-campus accommodation, please visit our website at:
Students who choose off-campus accommodation should have all necessary arrangements made before registration. Once You have arrived in Beijing, you are required to go to the police station to get registered, with your landlord to prove your residence status. On registration, a permit of residence will be issued. You will need to bring this with you when you register at BFSU.
Beijing Foreign Studies University has four dormitory buildings for overseas students. Guojiao Building on the east campus, White Building, Building 6 and Building 7 on the west campus.
1. Accommodation fee is to be paid by semester when you do registration.
2. For personal reasons you want to leave during the course, you will be charged amount of accommodation fee with the number of days of on-campus stay multiplied by the unit price for short-term programs and get the refund of the rest