📖 Introduction

Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) is a public university located in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China, specializing in the teaching and research of foreign languages and cultures. Established in 1964, DUFL has become a leading institution in the field of foreign language education. As a comprehensive university, DUFL offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and more.

DUFL is distinguished by its commitment to fostering language proficiency and cultural understanding among its students. The university places a strong emphasis on language teaching methodology, intercultural communication, and the development of linguistic skills for practical use. While specific global rankings may vary, DUFL is recognized for its contributions to foreign language education and its role in promoting cultural exchange. The university's diverse language offerings, experienced faculty, and focus on practical language application make it a preferred choice for students seeking a comprehensive and immersive foreign language education.

🏫 About Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DLUFL)

Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) is located in the glamorous coastal city of Dalian. Formerly known as Dalian School of Japanese Language, it was officially founded in 1964 with the gracious support of the late Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai. It aimed at educating professionals such as foreign affairs officials, and Japanese translators and interpreters. It is currently under the jurisdiction of the Education Department of Liaoning Province. Through half a century of growth, while upholding the motto of Intellectualis et Eclectic, DUFL has become a fully-fledged multidisciplinary university of international studies, also offering programs in other areas like art, economics, management, engineering, law and pedagogy in addition to instruction in a wide range of languages. DUFL consists of twenty schools or departments and twenty-one research centers, with over 1100 faculty members, and has a total enrollment of over 15,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and vocational students. It offers thirty-three undergraduate programs of which twenty-four lead to graduate programs. Students can also pursue a doctoral program in Diplomacy Studies. Undergraduate programs include Japanese, English, Russian, French, Korean, German, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Chinese Literature, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Art Design, Tourism Management, International Economics and Trade, Computer Science and Technology, Information Management and Information Systems, Software Engineering, Journalism and Musicology. The Japanese, English and Russian Language and Literature programs (accredited by the Ministry of Education) are designated as key disciplinary majors at national level. As one of the largest international centers of instruction in Northeast China, DUFL attaches great importance to international exchanges and pursues these in a variety of ways. It has entered into partnerships with over 180 tertiary institutions and twenty civil society structures from about thirty countries. DUFL has been entrusted with the management of Confucius Institutes in Russia, Japan, Korea, Columbia, Guyana, Brazil and Armenia. It is also an accredited host institution for students on international Chinese government scholarships and is home to a number of organizations, centers and institutes, including the University League of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Sino-Russian Students Exchange Center (China), the International Promotion of the Chinese Language Base, the School for Confucius Institute Reserve Teachers, the University of Hong Kong-Mainland Students and Teachers Exchange Program, the International Youth Center, the Ukrainian Studies Center, the Provincial Base for Humanities Research, and the Center for Russian Studies ( sponsored by the Russian World Foundation). DUFL has an official pre-departure training center for students going abroad for further studies. There is also a national testing center, directly supervised by the Ministry of Education, and administering over twenty language tests. Our university is a cradle for foreign language talents and a bridge leading to the world.

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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it

📬 Admissions Process

31 Days

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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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