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Introduction to international student enrollment

【School Profile】

The Chinese name of the school is Beijing Foreign Studies University, abbreviated as BFSU. The university website is

The head office is located at No. 2/19, West Third Ring North Road, Haidian District, Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. The postcode is 100089. Beijing Foreign Studies University is a full-time general higher education school directly under the Ministry of Education.

The school recruits international students, and the academic education categories are undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students; the non-academic education categories are preparatory students and advanced students. The study format is full-time. The school will issue a diploma of Beijing Foreign Studies University to students who meet the graduation requirements of their major within the specified number of years; those who meet the relevant provisions of the school’s degree-granting will be issued a general higher education degree certificate. For non-degree students who have completed their studies within the prescribed time limit, the school will issue a realistic certificate.

The school recruits students from all over the world, with both liberal arts and sciences.


【Semester Setting】

Each academic year of Beijing Foreign Studies University is divided into spring and autumn semesters. The fall semester is generally from September to January of the following year, and the spring semester is generally from February to July. The specific dates are subject to the university calendar.


【Project Description】

1. Educational Projects

(1) Undergraduate project

The school system is 4 years, complete the teaching content specified in the teaching plan, and pass the defense of the graduation thesis to obtain a graduation certificate. Those who meet the requirements for a bachelor's degree will be awarded a degree certificate.

(2) Master's degree program

The length of schooling is 2 or 3 years, depending on the major. After completing the credits, completing the graduation thesis, and passing the thesis defense, you can get a graduation certificate and a master's degree.

(3) Doctoral program

The length of schooling is 3 years. Complete the credits, obtain certain scientific research results, complete the doctoral dissertation, and pass the thesis defense to obtain a diploma and a doctorate.


2. Non-academic items

(1) Preparatory student project

The length of schooling is 0.5 to 1 year. Those who have performed well passed the examination, and have excellent test scores during their studies at the school can be recommended to enter the relevant undergraduate majors of our school.

(2) General Scholar Program

The length of schooling is 0.5 to 1 year, and you can apply for an appropriate extension of study depending on the situation. Follow the regulations to study the Chinese language or other professional courses. Those who have passed the exam after the expiry of the study period can obtain a certificate of completion from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

(3) Senior Scholar Program

The length of schooling is 0.5 to 1 year, and you can apply for an appropriate extension of study depending on the situation. Follow the regulations to study the Chinese language or other professional courses. Those who have passed the exam after the expiry of the study period can obtain a certificate of completion from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

(4) Short-term scholarship program (during winter and summer vacations)

The length of schooling ranges from 1 to 8 weeks, and a certificate of study at Beijing Foreign Studies University can be obtained at the end of the study.

Note: The school's open admissions majors and requirements for applicants' academic qualifications, language ability, and academic level, please refer to the introduction of each project.


【Application form】

1. Graduated from high school, at least 18 years old;

2. According to the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, foreign citizens who do not have Chinese nationality and hold a valid ordinary passport;

3. According to Notice No. 12 [2020] of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, our school has made the following supplementary regulations for accepting applications from international students for undergraduate study:

(1) According to the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, if both or one of the parents are Chinese citizens and settled in a foreign country, and the person has foreign nationality at birth, he does not have Chinese nationality. Applicants who apply to enter our school’s undergraduate study as an international student should not only meet other qualifications of our school, but also hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 6 years (inclusive), and the latest 6 years (as of April 30, 2021, A few days ago) actually reside in a foreign country (the actual residency in a foreign country for 9 months in a year can be calculated as one year, subject to entry and exit signatures).

(2) Residents of the mainland of the motherland (Mainland), Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan who have immigrated and obtained foreign nationality apply as international students to enter the undergraduate level of our school, the requirements are the same as above.

4. Physical and mental health, meet the medical examination requirements for visas or residence permits in China, meet the medical examination requirements of our school, and be able to guarantee normal study and life during your stay in China;

5. No violations of discipline, public security penalties, no criminal acts and records, friendly to China, good conduct, abide by Chinese laws and school rules and regulations, and respect the customs and habits of the Chinese people.


【Application and admission process】

1. Application

Beijing Foreign Studies University implements the online application. Applicants login to the International Student Online Service System of Beijing Foreign Studies University to register.


(1) The system website is

(2) Opening time for registration: October 15 to December 15, 2020, April 10 to June 15, 2021, the application language is Chinese or English;

(3) The online information filled in by the applicant should be true, accurate, complete, and effective. All adverse consequences and responsibilities shall be borne by the applicant if the admission and enrollment is affected by incorrect, omission, or false or invalid information;

(4) In addition to filling in the online information, the applicant should upload the attached materials as required. The attached materials are color scanned copies. The originals are kept for future reference. Click here to view the list of application materials;

(5) Please refer to the "Privacy Policy for International Students of Beijing Foreign Studies University" for relevant provisions on the acquisition, use, and protection of student information and data.


2. Material review and examination assessment

Our school will review the application materials, organize entrance examinations or assessments according to different majors, and select the best based on the results.

During this period, applicants can log in to the Beijing Foreign Studies University International Student Online Service System to check the application progress and related notices.


3. Admission

For those who have passed the examination of application materials and examinations, the school will be admitted and issue an admission notice, and depending on the length of the application period, the visa application form for foreigners studying in China (JW201/202 form) and other relevant admission materials will be issued.

It will take 4-5 weeks from the completion of admission to the delivery of relevant materials.


4. Material review

After admission, the school will review the applicant's materials. If any violation is found, the university has the right to withdraw the admission decision and cancel the applicant's admission qualification.


5. Check-in

Freshmen should report to the school on time according to the time specified in the admission notice. Those who fail to register after the deadline and fail to provide a valid reason will be treated as an automatic withdrawal.

Please bring your admission notice, visa application form for foreigners studying in China (JW201/202 form), original application materials, and 5 2-inch passport photos with a white background when you register. If you have undergone a physical examination in your home country, please bring all the original physical examination materials.


6. Preliminary examination and review of admission qualifications

The school will conduct the preliminary examination and re-examination of the enrollment qualifications when students register and after enrollment. During the review, if it is found that the student’s admission notice, candidate information, and other supporting materials are inconsistent with the actual situation of the student, or there is a situation of falsification, fraud, favoritism, etc., it is determined as unqualified and the freshman’s enrollment qualification will be canceled or the student has obtained the student status.


【About Visa】

Please go to the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) to apply for an X1 or X2 (study) visa to come to China with the admission notice, the visa application form for foreigners studying in China (JW201/202), and other documents before entering China (please consult for specific material requirements) Chinese Embassy and Consulate).


【About Medical Insurance】

Foreign students must purchase the group comprehensive insurance designated by our school. For those who do not purchase insurance as required, our school will not process the registration procedures.

Insurance can be purchased before registration or on the day of registration. The premium reference standard: RMB 400/half a year; RMB 800/year.


【About Tuition】

Click here to view the tuition standard of each major. Tuition fees for short-term projects and newly-built majors are not included, subject to the enrollment guidelines for relevant majors.

Charges and refunds are all priced in RMB.

Payment of the registration fee is a necessary step to apply for the university. You must submit the information and pay online. The registration fee will not be refunded once it is collected. In principle, the tuition fees for academic degree students are paid at one time during the academic year. The tuition fees for non-degree students can be paid by the semester, and the tuition fees should be paid within the prescribed time limit. Those who fail to pay the tuition fees in full on time will not be registered.

For remittance students, please remit to the designated account and save the remittance voucher for verification. Refunds incurred by dropouts and transfers shall be implemented by the "Interim Measures for the Management of International Student Fees of Beijing Foreign Studies University".


【About accommodation】

Click here to view the dormitory fee collection standard.

The contact number of the apartment management department: 0086-10-88816881.

Due to the limited number of beds in the student dormitory, room reservations are not accepted for the first semester of admission. The school provides the necessary support for new students who wish to use the dormitory. The room type is subject to the uniform arrangement of the school. From the second semester of admission, the dormitory can be reserved by the student himself. The room reservation for graduates of the academic year depends on the housing situation, and in principle, dormitories are no longer provided.

Those who do not live in the student dormitory during their studies should contact the residence in advance. Those who choose to live in the community should be accompanied by the head of the household to the police station where the residence is located to issue a temporary residence registration certificate within 24 hours after moving in.

Students living off-campus can apply for admission and visa procedures with valid temporary residence registration.


【Remittance Account Information】

Payee: Beijing Foreign Studies University

Account Bank: Zizhuyuan Sub-branch, Beijing Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Account number: 0200007609026402172

Bank identification code: ICBKCNBJBJM


【Special Statement】

The school does not entrust any intermediary agency or individual to conduct entrance examination training and admission work and does not charge any fees other than state regulations. Applicants are admitted based on the receipt of this correction notice.


【Contact method】

Beijing Foreign Studies University International Students Office

Address: Room 201, Student Center, No. 2, West Third Ring North Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Phone: 0086-10-88810671, 0086-10-88816424

Fax: 0086-10-88812587



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