Graduate Program

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Introduction of BFSU
Founded in 1941, Beijing Foreign Studies University is the first of its kind offering foreign languages. Under the direct management of the State Ministry of Education, it’s also one of the “985” program members as well as the first “211” program members, with a profound history and offering the most language programs and perfect multi-level teaching system.
BFSU started its recruitment of overseas students Since 1950s, and it has established cooperation and exchange programs with 398 HEIs and research institutions of 72 countries and regions. Seventeen overseas Confucius College in 14 countries in Asia, Europe and America are founded with the help of BFSU.
As an important base to cultivate talents of diplomacy, trade, finance, translation, journalism, law and literature, BFSU has enjoyed significant achievements in terms of teaching and research. Among our alumni, there’re more than 400 ambassadors and almost 1000 counselors, which wins BFSU the reputation of the cradle of diplomats.
School of International Relations and Diplomacy
School of International Relations and Diplomacy includes the Diplomacy Department, the International Issues Research Institute, the Journal of International Forum and four research centers (the Public Diplomacy Research Center, the Social Gender Studies and Global Issues Research Center, the UN and International Organizations Research Center and the East-west Relations Research Center), representing one of the bases for cultivating diplomatic talents, an academic authority in international studies and the think tank for making foreign policies.
Currently there’re 25 teachers in School of International Relations and Diplomacy, including five professors, 11 associate professors and researchers, and two foreign experts. More than 95% of them have got PhDs, and at least 50% have one year and above overseas experiences.
The Honorary Dean is Li Zhaoxing, the former foreign minister of China.
Professor Li Yonghui (PhD supervisor), Dean of School of International Relations and Diplomacy, is also the executive director of Public Diplomacy Research Center, the American- Chinese Institute, United Nations Association of China, and the HEI International Politics Seminar, the member of China National Association for International Studies and the academic council of Beijing Foreign Affairs and Communications Research Base, vise president of Beijing HEI International Politics Seminar, and the contributing researcher of Hong Kong Tianda Institute.
Four curricula education levels including Bachelor, Double BA, Master and Doctor.
Master’s degree of politics (first level discipline) is granted, and five second level disciplines are included, which are Chinese and Foreign Political System, International Relations, International Politics, Diplomacy, and Public Diplomacy.
The only institute that arranged a master’s program of a second level discipline of public diplomacy on its own.
The first institute that established diplomacy department in China and developed it into a distinctive specialty at state level.
Advanced research on Chinese Issues, Big Power Relations and Diplomacy, State and Regional Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, UN and International Organizations, etc.
A multilevel interdisciplinary teaching system based on practice with advantages in cultivating interdisciplinary and bilingual talents in fields of diplomacy and foreign affairs.
Resources and cooperation with overseas institutes
We have many intern bases such as Xinhua Press, Chinese Football Association, Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade, UN Associations of China, Beijing Foreign Affairs Office, Davos Forum, China News Service, Beijing Association for Science and Technology Commission. The BFSU-CCPIT base was awarded Beijing off-school talents cultivation base.
We also cooperate with many foreign HEIs and research institutes in students cultivation academic exchange including Denver University, American University, West-East Center of Hawaii University, Waseda University, Niigata University, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Nanyang Technological University, Tel Aviv University, the University of Melbourne, and Macquarie University.
Introduction of the overseas master program of Modern China and External Relations
Training objective 
This program is established for overseas students, aiming at offering them an overall and further understanding of the great change of China since the reform and opening up in terms of politics, economy, culture and especially in foreign policies. Students should be able to use some research methodologies to analyze some Chinese issues especially China’s foreign relations in a scientific and rational way. .
Major fields
Diplomacy, International Politics, International Relations, Chinese and Foreign Political Systems, and Public Diplomacy.
Training requirements
This study mainly focuses on the Chinese governmental system and political culture’s impact on the Chinese foreign policies making and implementation, as well as the internal and external factors of the China foreign strategies. Focus is devoted to students’ ability of combining international politics and internal politics in terms of methodology. Students with a visualized and deeper insight of Chinese foreign policies would be qualified to get a master’s degree issued by the Ministry of Education.
Future occupation
Embassies, consulates, diplomatic and foreign affairs system, international enterprises, educational and research institutes, and media institutes, etc.
Program features
Social practice activities will be arranged during vacations to offer an opportunity to experience Chinese life and understand Chinese facts.
Chinese ambassadors lectures and experts and scholars forums will be arranged.
★Chinese ambassadors to introduce the Chinese foreign policy decision-making process and experience.
★Officials and experts from related fields to exchange experiences and explain issues on Chinese society and economy, and government policy making.
★There will be a Chinese test when school starts, and classes will be arranged accordingly for Chinese teaching.
★Study together with Chinese students to improve Chines language, understand local culture, and experience multicultural environment for studying and living.
★National scholarship is available here to cover the cost for tuition, lodging, and teaching materials. Disposable settlement allowance and living expenses are also available.
Course arrangement
Schooling is 3 years for graduates.

Principles of Political Science
Theories of International Relations
Contemporary China’s Foreign Policy
Research Methods in Politics
American Review
Research on the History of International Relations
Seminar on the PRC Foreign Policies
Intensive English Reading
National and Regional Studies
Research Methods of International Relations
Foreign Policies Analysis
Comparative Politics
Chinese Government and Politics
Academic Thoughts of West and East
Investigation and Research on Chinese Facts
History of U.S.-China Relations
Chinese Diplomatic Thoughts Studies
History of Sino-Foreign Cultural Exchanges
Chinese Classics
Diplomatic Negotiation Studies
International Negotiation
Regional Integration Studies: Chinese perspective
International Political Economy
Feminism Science of International Relations
Research on UN and International Organizations
Research on Emerging Countries
Selected Readings of International Politics Originals
History of American Diplomacy after WWII
Media and Politics
Research on European Union Politics and Foreign Policies
Western Thoughts and Academic Writing
Reform and Opening up and Chinese Diplomacy
General Linguistics
Methodology of Literature Study
Chinese Literature
Selected Readings of Classics on Chinese Thoughts and Culture

※these are major courses, adjustment will be made accordingly after the school starts.
Admission requirements for overseas students
Admission qualification
Bachelor's degree and above
Chinese language skills amount to at least HSK4
27150 RMB per year according to BFSU rules, and the cost for social practice programs is not covered.
On-line application
1. Open the page and log in.
2. Send the application documents to the school at least six months before school starts.
3. Application forms for national scholarship should also be prepared and sent together with other materials.
4. Entry fee should be paid at the same time (remittance or cash)
5. We will reply in 30 days after receiving materials and entry fee.
6. BFSU can provide overseas students with comfortable and convenient dorms.
Application documents
Application form for international students wishing to study in China
Guaranty letter (better written by someone who stays in China)
Photocopy of passport, and three 2-inch photos
The last qualification or certificate of enrollment, transcript (copy)
Photocopy of Chinese proficiency certificate or certificates like HSK.
March 31st every year.
Contact us
Address: School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University
NO.2 Xisanhuan North Road
Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China
Post code 100089
Tel: 0086-10-88817822/88815096   

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