Beijing Foreign Studies University

General Information
Beijing Foreign Studies University is the top 1 foreign language and international studies university in China. It is also named as "the cradle of diplomats" for China.
It locates in Weigongcun, Beijing, People's Republic of China. The campus occupies 304,553 square meters, with a student dormitory area of 40,000 m² and a library of 9997 m², and is divided in two by Beijing's Third Ring Road. Other facilities on campus include an audiovisual center, dining halls, and tennis courts. The university is popularly known as Běiwài in Mandarin and BFSU in English.
 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. 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.
The university has evolved from the Yan'an School of Foreign Languages based on the Russian Language Unit of the Third Branch of the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese Military and Political College. The latter was established by the Communist Party of China during the Japanese invasion. BFSU takes pride in its contacts with the Party Central Committee and such Chinese leaders as Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai. BFSU has been China's principal base offering foreign language training. BFSU was affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from its establishment to the early 1980s and is now a key university under the Ministry of Education.
Schools and Departments
Law School
School of Asian and African Studies
School of Chinese Language and Literature
School of English and International Studies
School of European languages and Culture
School of International Business
School of International Relations and Diplomacy
School of Russian Studies
Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation
Department of Arabic Studies
Department of French and Francophone Studies
Department of German Studies
Department of Japanese Studies
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Address: No. 2, Xi San Huan Bei Lu, Haidian District, Beijing