Beijing Foreign Studies University
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.
BFSU consists of 13 schools, colleges and institutes, and 7 academic departments. In addition, BFSU is home to over a dozen research centers, such as European and American Literature Research Center, Foreign Languages Research Center, and American Studies Center among others. The one of a kind, National Research Center for Foreign Language Teaching in China, is also proudly hosted by BFSU.
BFSU is one of the first academic institutions in China authorized by the MOE to offer programs for Master and Doctoral degrees. A Post Doctoral program in foreign language research is offered alongside 9 Ph.D. programs in English, Russian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, European Languages and Culture, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, and Comparative Literature and Culture. Furthermore, 15 MA programs are offered in 34 languages, as well as Chinese as a Foreign Language, Law, Diplomacy, and 53 BA degree programs in 49 languages.
BFSU has a highly-qualified, experienced and conscientious faculty of more than 600, among whom 330 are either professors or associate professors. In addition, each year the university invites approximately 120 international teachers and experts from more than 20 countries to teach in various academic programs. Among the more than 7,000 registered BFSU students, there are approximately 1,000 international students. To date, BFSU has established extensive academic partnerships with 320 universities and educational institutions in 65 countries and regions of the world. As one of the top Chinese universities to lecture in Chinese language and culture, BFSU has played a leading role in establishing 15 Confucius Institutes around the world.
As one of the leading universities in China, BFSU admits fewer than 2,000 students from over 10 million applicants for entering universities across the country 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 ambassadors and over 1000 diplomatic counselors in China graduated from BFSU.
With an ideally located campus and diverse and advanced language programs, BFSU provides a unique and vibrant environment for both Chinese and overseas students to master their target languages.