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Peking University of Foreign Languages

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Description of Peking University of Foreign Languages

  • Year of foundation: 1941;
  • Location: Beijing, DPRK;
  • Students age: 17+;
  • Language of instruction: English, Chinese;
  • Type of training: mixed.

Peking University of Foreign Studies is the best university in China in preparing students in the fields of linguistics, international relations, business, finance and trade. The university was founded in 1941 and during its existence has graduated more than 400 ambassadors and more than a thousand diplomatic consuls of the republic. In terms of the level of influence and quality of educational services, the university is comparable to the Russian MGIMO and the American Georgetown University. For its work, the university was awarded the title of "Cradle of Chinese Diplomacy". The University hosts the International Institute of Commerce and the International Business School - the largest divisions of the university.

Key areas of the university:

  • Linguistics;
  • Literature;
  • Modern languages;
  • Economics;
  • Basics of Right;
  • Finance;
  • Business;
  • Trade;
  • International relationships.

Students of a Chinese educational institution study in an international environment - the university is chosen by representatives of more than 60 countries. The international environment inspires a high-quality study of international and Chinese business experience. The university has a reputation as the best language center for studying the Chinese language: even students of English-language programs during their studies at the university have every opportunity to master spoken Chinese. Peking University of Foreign Languages offers programs in 84 languages of the world.

Place of the university in the rankings:

  • 51st in China;
  • 51-100 place among universities for education in the field of linguistics in the world;
  • 2nd place in foreign languages and literature in China;
  • 75th place in the national ranking of innovations in humanitarian areas.

Graduates of the university successfully build careers in the field of journalism, translation, law and business, find work in diplomatic structures, the banking sector, the trade and economic field and the field of international relations.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Peking University of Foreign Languages

Program name
All year round
from 39900.00 cny / year
from 39900.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 45500.00 cny / year
from 45500.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 22000.00 cny / year
from 22000.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 34900.00 cny / year
from 34900.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 50000.00 cny / year
from 50000.00 cny / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The university has four dormitories for students, located not far from the educational buildings - to classrooms or a cafeteria can be reached on foot. All hostels have been modernized and are modern and comfortable residences. Students can choose the level of amenities and design of the residences.

List of room amenities:

  • Air conditioners;
  • TV;
  • Phone;
  • Desk;
  • Chair;
  • Bed;
  • Bedside table;
  • High speed internet.

Activities Peking University of Foreign Languages

Students appreciate the extracurricular activities of the university - sports sections, interest clubs and creative studios, among which it is worth highlighting:

  • School of business negotiations;
  • Investments;
  • Community of managers;
  • Volunteer organization;
  • Environmental protection club;
  • Football club;
  • Basketball;
  • Badminton;
  • Ping pong;
  • Martial arts;
  • Theatre;
  • IT center.


  • International study programs in English and Chinese
  • International faculty and student body - faculty and students from over 60 countries
  • Internship week each semester - students visit Fortune 500 companies (Forbes ranking for organizations)
  • Full immersion in the culture of the country
  • Scholarships for students with high academic results.

Facilities and equipment at Peking University of Foreign Languages

University infrastructure is well developed:

  • Main building;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Sports grounds;
  • Park of Culture;
  • Concert hall;
  • Student Center;
  • Library;
  • Gym;
  • Pond on campus;
  • Linguistic center;
  • International Center;
  • Polyclinic;
  • Administrative Offices;
  • Library.

Admission dates and extra charges

List of additional charges:

  • Registration fee;
  • Accommodation;
  • Meals;
  • Transport.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For an undergraduate program in English:

  • Certificate of complete secondary education with application;
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent TOEFL 79.

Master in English:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 88 equivalent.

Bachelor's in Chinese:

  • Certificate of complete secondary education with application;
  • HSK 5 or equivalent;
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Certificate courses in English:

  • Certificate of complete secondary education with application;
  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 79 equivalent.

Master's in Chinese:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • HSK 6 or equivalent;
  • Entry exams.

List of documents for admission:

  • international passport;
  • Application for training;
  • Guardianship letter;
  • Language certificate: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC (programs in English);
  • Chinese Proficiency Certificate: HSK;
  • Certificate or diploma with grades;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • Resume (for masters);
  • Registration fee;
  • Interview.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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