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Graduate School of Translation & Interpretation

The Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation (GSTI) of Beijing Foreign Studies University is one of the leading institutions in the training of top-notch interpreters and translators in China. It offers courses in conference interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous), translating and translation studies, including 2-year MA and 3-year Ph.D. degrees.

GSTI currently hosts 22 faculty members and over 220 post-graduate students. The School was officially established in 1994, as an evolution of what was known as the UN-sponsored Translator /Interpreter Training Program in China. It has produced over 1000 graduates who are now working for UN organizations, Chinese government offices, mass media, the banking sector, higher education institutions and multinational corporations. Apart from the students it enrolls from mainland China, GSTI also hosts students from EU countries, the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao. The school has extensive academic links with universities in the United States, EU countries, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Southeast Asia.

The school is a member of CIUTI and one of the 19 universities over the globe cooperating with the UN in its Outreach Program.


Academic Programs

Chinese and English-based Program

Chinese and English+ German/French/Russian/Spanish -based Program


Degree Programs



²  CHINESE/ENGLISH Simultaneous Interpretation

²  CHINESE/ENGLISH+German/French/Russian/Spanish Simultaneous Interpretation

²  English/Chinese Interpreting (MTI)

Study Period

2 years

Tuition (RMB/Year)


Application fee (RMB)


Deadline of application

31 March of each year


1—30 April of each year


Autumn Semester

Entry Requirements

1. BA

2. New HSK 6

3. Native English speaker competence or equivalent: IELTS 7/TOEFL 100/GRE 1300

4. Native German/Russian/French/Spanish speakers (CHINESE/ENGLISH+German/French/Russian/Spanish Simultaneous Interpretation applicants)


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 English proficiency (non native English speakers)

²  Proof of Chinese proficiency: new HSK6

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  Interview


Contact Details

Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Room 313, 3rd floor, GSTI Building, Beijing Foreign Studies University

No.19 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, 100089, China

Phone: +86 10 8881 6386



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