One of the best master degrees in China Studies Program.

The International Institute of Chinese Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University 





Introduction of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)

Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is a key university directly affiliated with the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. Founded in 1941, BFSU is the first institution specializing in foreign language studies. It has the longest history among universities of its kind in China, offering a complete range of degrees, diplomas and programs at various levels, with the largest number of foreign language programs in the country. Excellence in teaching and extensive research in foreign language and literature has earned high respect for BFSU’s quality programs, both at home and internationally.

As one of the leading universities in China, BFSU has a highly-qualified, experienced and conscientious faculty of more than 600, among whom 330 are either professors or associate professors. In addition, the University has established extensive academic partnerships with 320 universities and educational institutions in 65 countries and regions of the world. BFSU admits fewer than 2,000 students from over 10 million applicants for entering universities across the country as well from overseas each year. These numbers are hardly surprising when it is considered that research has shown BFSU graduates to be among the top earning young professionals in China today. Furthermore, the university is known for producing numerous Chinese ambassadors and diplomats. More than 400 Chinese ambassadors and over 1000 diplomatic counselors graduated from BFSU.

Notable alumni from BFSU              

崔天凯 - 驻美大使
崔天凯 - 驻美大使

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崔天凯 - 驻美大使
崔天凯 - 驻美大使

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Cui Tiankai, Chinese diplomat and currently the Chinese Ambassador to the United States.

李肇星 - 外交部长
李肇星 - 外交部长

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李肇星 - 外交部长
李肇星 - 外交部长

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Li Zhaoxing, Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China from 2003 to 2007. Ambassador to the United States in 1998.


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Zhou Nan, Vice Minister of the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and former Ambassador to the United Nations.

李贵鲜 - 人行行长
李贵鲜 - 人行行长

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李贵鲜 - 人行行长
李贵鲜 - 人行行长

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Li Guixian, governor of People's Bank of China, 1988-1993

Why China Studies program at BFSU is the most competitive academic program in the world?

  1. The best faculty provided by one of the top 5 universities in China.

  2. The Best design Curriculum in China Studies program. 

  3. No HSK (Chinese Language Test) is required.

  4. The lowest tuition ​and scholarship provided.

  5. One academic year for the completion of the degree, a fast way to get a head in your career. 

  6. The best location, Beijing, the capital, political, economic and cultural center in China.  


The Chinese Government Full Scholarship is given out by the Chinese Scholarship Council



Credited as “Cradle of Diplomats”, Beijing Foreign Studies University is the most prestigious foreign language and studies university in China known for its longest history, as well as one of top highly ranked universities by China Ministry of Education. It offers an English-taught Master Degree in China Studies for the students from around the world. The program is designed to cultivate top talents with a global vision, interdisciplinary knowledge and a deep understanding of China in the 21st century. Its aim is to prepare global students for their careers related to China studies in the areas of Chinese business, China Foreign Policy, Chinese politics, Chinese journalism, Chinese civic and commercial law, Business Chinese Culture, etc., and cultivate high-quality talents and allow students to be more competitive in the 21st century.

With the rapid growth of be the second super power country that China become in the world both economic and political levels, there is an increasing demand from all over the world to know more about China. Taking this advantage of the growing, BFSU has initiated the most qualified China Studies program and the task of introducing both China to the world and the world to China ever since its establishment. The program provides remarkable very competitive China-original legitimate faculty and teaching resources in humanities and social sciences supporting the program in the university. The curriculum we developed is very unique and outstanding in the world. The program is rooted in Chinese culture and upholds a global vision, an attitude of openness between the ancient and the modern, China and western so as to better understand the social and cultural issues in various fields of China’s past and today.


Program Features

1. Beijing Foreign Studies University embodies the most foreign languages taught in China and holds a superb faculty in humanity and social sciences.

2. English is adopted as the instruction language.

3. The courses offer comprehensive and inter-disciplinary knowledge in aspects of Chinese history, literature, economy, law, journalism, foreign affairs, politics, etc.

4. Fieldwork and social practices include visiting museums, enterprises, countryside, scenic spots and historic sites so as to integrate students closely into the local Chinese society.

5. This program spans one year with three semesters, offering MA degree upon completion.

Program Duration

One academic year with three semesters


Credits: A total of 32 Credits

1.  10 Core Courses (20 credits)

10 major courses from 24 with 2 credits. There are 4 modules of core courses with 6 in each.

2.  4 Required Courses: Chinese Language Courses (8 credits)

3.  Internship (4 credits)

Internship comes at the third semester when students will visit and serve the relevant historic sites, museums, companies and communities to know more about local Chinese society.

4.  Graduation Thesis

Thesis topics should be linked to the major courses. Each student is assigned a supervisor from the faculty of the major courses. The thesis should demonstrate a student’s originality in their research work and/ or a fresh interpretation of a subject.



I. Required Public Courses

Basic Chinese (A.B) Advanced Chinese (A.B)

II. Core Module of Courses

Module 1: Chinese Literature and Philosophy

Chinese History

Chinese Literature

Chinese Philosophy

Chinese Intellectual History

Chinese-Western Cultural Exchange

Chinese Art

Module 2: China’s Economy and Trade

Marketing in China

           China’s Commercial Law

           China’s Business Culture

           China’s Economy

China’s Corporate Strategy

China’s Micro Economy

Module 3: China’s Politics and International Relations

           Chinese Government and Politics

           China’s Foreign Policy

           China and the Unite Nations

           China and Global Governance

           Women’s Movement in China

           International Relations in East Asia

Module 4: China’s Legal System

           Chinese Political and Legal System

           Chinese Law and Society

           Chinese Civil and Commercial Law

           Chinese Laws on Foreign-related Affairs

           Chinese Legal System on Business Transactions

           Dispute Settlement in China


Application Requirements

1. The applicant should be a non-Chinese citizen with a Bachelor's degree above the age of 18.

2. Application time: Once a year.

3. Enrollment: 20 students Limitations to Enrollment.

4. Scholarships: The University offers full tuition scholarship to 10% of applicants and half-tuition waiver scholarship to 20% of applicants based on their undergraduate academic performance and personal statements.

5. Early action February

6. Application Process: Online admission at http://lb.bfsu.edu.cn.

(Before you apply, please be sure to contact the following contact persons, Mr. Yan or Ms. Lee for the possible tuition reduction. please see the contact info from the bottom of this page)

7. Tuition Fees: RMB40, 000 yuan for whole academic year.

8. English Language Proficiency: TOFEL IBT 80 or IELTS 6.0 for non-English native speaker.


Application deadline: June 1st, 2019

On-line Interview: Second week in June. 


Documents for Application

1. Application form

2. Passport copy

3. Bachelor Degree certificate and diploma

4. Academic Transcript

5. English proficiency certificates 

6. Two recommendation letters

7. Resume

Expense for Room and Board

Double room: 40 yuan per day. Single room: 70 yuan. Single room with bathroom: 90 yuan.

2018-2019 Official Academic Calendar

1st Semester: September 12th, 2018 to December 11th, 2019.

Registration: August 31st, 2018.

Opening Ceremony of Institute: September 6th, 2018.

Class Kick off: September 12th, 2018.

Class End: December 11th, 2018.

2nd Semester: February 24th, 2019 to May 21st, 2019

Registration: February 24th, 2019.

Class Kick off: February 24th, 2019

Class End: May 21st, 2019

3rd Semester: June 1st, 2018 to September 9th, 2019

Internship: June 1st to June 16th

Internship Report Submission: June 17th to June 30th

Thesis Proposal Date: July 3rd to July 9th

Graduation Thesis: July 10th to August 31st.

First Draft of Thesis Submission: July 30th.

Second Draft of Thesis Submission: August 15th.

Final Draft of Thesis Submission: August 30th.

Thesis Defense: September 1st to 5th. 

Graduation Ceremony: September 8th.

Contact Person

Please contact the following person for application, tuition reduction and scholarship.


      Please click the icon for application on line. 

Ms. Leeann Morgan.

(For Chinese & English speaking)

Tel:  1-980-222-1048 (USA)


Please click to email me at liyanshu@gmail.com


Ms. Toni Liang

Ph: 800-888-0208 

E-mail: toni9510@hotmail.com

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