📖 Introduction

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is a public language university located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, 12 km from Tian'anmen, the center of the city, and was founded in 1962. The BLCU campus covers an area of 38 hectares, with a floor space of 240,000 square meters.

BLCU is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to non-Chinese students and serves as the center for teaching Chinese and the study of the Chinese language.

🏫 About Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

Beijing Language and Culture University's main task is to teach the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. As well as teaching Chinese, it also undertakes the tasks of teaching foreign languages, computer science, and technology, finance and accountancy to Chinese students. It provides training courses for teachers who specialize in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and it offers pre-departure language training to candidates intending to live and work abroad.

BLCU has the longest history, the largest scope, and the most qualified teaching faculties of its kind in the area of teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreigners. BLCU distinguishes itself by its unique cultural atmosphere of diversity, which attracts a large number of students from both home and abroad. Since the founding of the University over 40 years ago, more than 60,000 students from over 160 countries and regions have stepped out confidently into the world from here. Some have become distinguished diplomats, sinologists and journalists; 14 have worked as foreign ambassadors to China and more than 30 are diplomats working in the embassies to China.

BLCU is home to advanced research and teaching in languages, cultures, arts and social sciences. From teaching the Chinese language to speakers of other languages to international politics and business, BLCU brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring global communications and exchanges with real impact today and in the future. 


As home to the world’s largest Chinese language program for international students, BLCU has trained about 200,000 international students from 183 countries and regions since its founding in 1962. BLCU embraces its connections to the world and encourages partnerships in language teaching and culture promotion. With overseas education centers and academic partnerships spanning the globe, BLCU is shaping the future of the world. 

Fast Facts:

  • More than 200,000 alumni in 183 countries
  • 6,300 full-time undergrads
  • 2,500 full-time graduate students 
  • 6,000 international students
  • 1,200 full-time faculty and staff
  • 4 Chang Jiang Scholars allocated to BLCU

Rankings:

  • Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is the most accessible and friendly university among all Chinese universities.
  • One of the top 50 Chinese universities.
  • BLCU has the largest number of international students.
  • BLCU is one of the Top 4 Language Universities in China.

Location

BLCU is located in the North West of Beijing in the University District (Haidian District). The campus is close to Wudaokou – the center of the University district in Beijing.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

💸 Living Expenses in Beijing

Expense Average costs
Accommodation On average, a single room student dormitory accommodation will cost about RMB 1500 per month, or about RMB 18,000 per year, including utilities.
Food A meal at the university canteen/restaurant or in a fast-food restaurant outside would cost about RMB 7 to RMB 30. The average monthly bill for students that will study in Beijing, China can be between the range of RMB 1800 to RMB 4000.
Transportation A one-way local transport ticket in Beijing costs about RMB 4. The taxi start rate costs about RMB 13, plus the additional taxi rate per kilometer of about RMB 2.30. A monthly transport pass for university students in Beijing would cost around RMB 200.
Extra costs: Some extra costs for university students who will study in Beijing, China are books and study materials around RMB 210 to RMB 350 per month (increased costs for those studying Sciences, Medicine, or Art), and medical insurance of about RMB 400 per six months.

Programs

  • 1 on 1 Online Chinese Classes
    4,500 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Mar 2021
  • “Beijing Study Tour” Summer Camp
    4,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Jun 2021
  • Chinese Preparatory Course
    39,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Feb 2021
  • Long Term Chinese Programs
    25,800 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Mar 2021
  • Online Chinese Classes HSK 1-4
    158 USD / Year
    Start Date: /
  • Bachelor’s in International Economics and Trade
    24,900 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
    27,600 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Feb 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Chinese Languages
    24,900 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
    99,600 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in International Economics
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • 📬 Admissions Process

    3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

    Application step 1

    Application step 2

    Application step 3

    Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

    Required documents:

    • Passport
    • Graduation certificate
    • Passport size photo

    Preparing documents:

    You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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    Application process:

    Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

    The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

    Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

    After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

    The university may contact you directly for further questions.

    We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

    After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

    Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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    Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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