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"One belt, one road" international champion class

I. About the program

Beijing Sport University (BSU) has been approved as the only university in China offering postgraduate programs for Olympic champions and world champions and coaches to be exempted from entrance examinations and study for their master’s degree in sports science. Over 17 years since the BSU Graduate School launched the program in 2003, it has been well-received and enabled many of them to receive higher education, while drawing much public attention. Considering the reality of the Champion Class students, BSU makes a special curriculum and cultivation scheme that involves varied teaching arrangements (e.g. online courses and smaller class sizes), flexible schooling length, complete credit system, and internationally oriented studies. After years of hard work, BSU has cultivated batches of high-level applied talents engaged in sports training, education and teaching, and administrative management in the field of sports.


II. Application Requirements

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens holding ordinary foreign passports under the age of 40, and who for master programs shall have a degree equivalent to a Chinese bachelor's degree ,Prospective students are foreign athletes or coaches who have won a championship in single or group events in Olympic Games, World Championship or World Cup.


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IV. Cultivating modes

(I) Degree programs

Students are supposed to study the courses in the first year and begin required practice and scientific research and complete academic dissertations (graduation project) since the second year.

Students will obtain a master’s diploma and degree certificate issued by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China after meeting the graduation requirements.


(II) Non-degree programs

A range of teaching methods will be adopted and students may come to BSU for short-term study, exchange, and training. Based on students’ sports specialty, the program will offer individualized short-term training plans via BSU’s existing bilingual and all-English courses.

Students will obtain a course completion certificate issued by BSU after completing the courses and reaching the program requirements.


(III) Smaller class size 

As of June 1, 2021, classes can start when the admission scale reaches 6 or more students.


V. Curriculum arrangement

In terms of the cultivating modes, the Champion Class gears itself to international talent cultivation requirements, follows the laws of higher education, and integrates theoretical learning with social practice based on sports specialties to set up an international academic exchange and practice platform.

Courses are planned to include degree courses, optional courses, and practice courses.


(I) Degree courses

Prospective professional fields for students in the Champion Class: sports training, organization of the competition, social sports guidance, physical education teaching, and sports rehabilitation. Students may also select their major and area of study according to their individual situation and are allowed to change according to the actual situation during the cultivation process.


(II) Optional courses 

Optional courses of the Champion Class are planned to be offered based on BSU’s bilingual and all-English courses or the multilingual courses of the School of International Sports Organizations.


(III) Practice courses

Students can participate in practical activities during their study at school, including but not limited to sports training, competitions, organizations of competitions, scientific and technological service, academic activities, speeches, and teaching and coaching assistants. In the meantime, international sports organizations and excellent athletes from various countries can also be invited to our university to help carry out the practice courses and offer creative ideas through our high-quality international cooperation platform.  


VI. Faculties

In terms of faculty, the Champion Class program will make use of BSU’s internal and external strengths and invite personages in international sports organizations, renowned experts introduced from foreign countries, and domestic top experts and professors to improve our talent cultivation modes and build an all-round educational quality guarantee system for the Champion Class.  


VII. How to apply

(I) Application time:

January 1, 2021—June 1, 2021


(II) Application ways:

Online application (, video interview with experts, and merit-based admission.


VIII. Admission

The admission result will be sent to applicants via e-mail in early July every year. Admitted students will receive BSU’s Admission Letter and Form JW202 in early August every year.


IX. Grants

There is a policy guarantee to attract champions from countries along the Belt and Road route to study at BSU and guarantee the sustainable development of the Champion Class. In addition to the exemption of tuition and accommodation expenses, students can also get a living allowance during their study at BSU.


X. Contact Information

Admission Office of Beijing Sport University

Address: Room 222, South Office Building, Beijing Sport University, 48 Xinxi Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Postcode: 100084

Tel: 0086-10-62989047, 62989342

(8:00-11:30 and 13:30-17:00 on weekdays) 

Fax: 0086-10-62989047





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