Master's and Doctoral Degree Program
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School of Chinese Language and Literature

Introduction to Programs for International Students

Academic Programs 3—Master’s and Doctoral Degree Program

The School of Chinese Language and Literature (SCLL) is not only responsible for the teaching and management of domestic BA/BS students, but is also responsible for providing tuition to its international MA/MS students. It provides five MA programs, namely Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Chinese Language Studies, Comparative Literature and World Literatureand Chinese Ancient Literature. We also offer PhD programs in Comparative Literature and Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. All the programs are open to international students.

Degree Programs

Master & Doctor


²  MA in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

²  MA in Comparative Literature and World Literature

²  MA in Chinese Ancient Literature

²  MA in Chinese Language Studies

²  MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

²  PhD in Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies

²  PHD in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Course duration

MA: 3 years (2 years for MA in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)

PhD: 3-4 years

Tuition (RMB/Year)



Application fee (RMB)


Application deadline

10 June of each year


Fall Semester

Entry Requirements

MA Student:

1. Above 18 years

2. BA/BS degree

3. Valid passport

4. HSK-6 above 180

5. Interview

PhD Student:

1. Above 18 years

2. MA/MS degree

3. Valid passport

4. HSK-6 above 180

5. Interview

Program Characteristics

²  Well-designed curriculum: includes both required courses and elective courses, both modules emphasizing basic theoretical learning and practical application, to foster high-level, inter-disciplinary and international talents familiar with Chinese.

²  Outstanding faculty: teaching staff with excellent academic performance. More than 30 professors or associate professors from different academic backgrounds, internationally experienced Chinese professors, experts from the Confucius Institute Headquarters and interviewers of overseas Chinese teachers.

²  Strong academic atmosphere: The Department publishes academic journals such as International Chinese Language Education and the Journal of Humanities. It also regularly invites renowned Chinese and foreign experts for academic lectures and conferences.

²  Highly internationalized learning environment: foreign students coming from over 50 countries and domestic students from different provinces create an international learning atmosphere leading to the development of cross-cultural communication skills in everyday life.

²  Attractive incentive system: we provide different types of incentives for students with exceptional performance and good character.

Checklist of Required Items

²  Copy of photo page of passport

²  Three recent passport photos

²  Application form

²  Custody release form

²  Proof of Chinese Proficiency: HSK (Majors delivered in Chinese)

²  Transcripts/Mark sheets (Original or validated copies)

²  Diploma or Degree certificate (validated copies)

²  Personal Statement

²  Letter(s) of recommendation (Postgraduate applicants)

²  Resume (Postgraduate applicants)

²  Application fee RMB 800 Yuan

Contact Details

School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University

No. 2 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, 100089, China

Phone: +86 10 8881 6438



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