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Frequently Asked Questions

What programs do you  offer?

We offer the following  programs:

  • Chinese-Language learner program  (one  semester or above): Chinese Language.

  • Postgraduate program (three years): Tourism  Management, English, Japanese, Russian, Arabic,  German.

  • Undergraduate program (four years): Chinese  (including Chinese Literature), Journalism, English, Japanese, German, French,  Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Tourism Management, Law,  Marketing, International Trade, International Politics, Finance.  

  • Refresher program (one semester or above):  Chinese, Chinese Literature, Journalism, English, Japanese, German, French,  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Tourism Management, Law,  Marketing, International Politics.

Is there an application  deadline?

Yes.

  • For degree programs (except Chinese Language Undergraduate  Program): May  31st;

  • For Chinese Language Undergraduate Program: June  30th;

  • For refresher programs (including Chinese Language  Learner Program): June  30th (autumn semester) and Dec 31st (spring  semester).

What are the qualifications for application?

  • For Chinese Language Learner Program: 18-60 years old, in  good health condition and at least graduated from high  school.

  • For Chinese Language Undergraduate Program: 18-50 years  old, in good health condition and at least graduated from high  school.

  • For non-Chinese undergraduate programs: 18-50 years old,  in good health condition, at least graduated from high school and holding HSK  level 6 certificate.

  • For postgraduate programs: 18-50 years old, in good  health condition, at least holding undergraduate diploma and HSK level 7  certificate.

  • For non-Chinese refresher programs: 18-50 years old, in  good health condition, at least graduated from high school and holding HSK level  3 certificate.

How can I apply for the  programs?

Please submit the following materials to BISU’s  International Students Office in person or through  e-mail/fax/mail:

  a) a photocopy of your passport and visa page (if there  is one);

  b) a photocopy of your  diploma;

  c) 2 passport-sized  pictures;

  d) application form (which you can download from BISU’s  website);

  e) HSK certificate (for non-Chinese  programs);

  f) application fee: RMB 800yuan (in cash or by bank  transfer)

Do I need to take a Chinese test to get  accepted?

  • For Chinese Language Learner Program and Chinese  Undergraduate Program, you DO NOT  need to take any Chinese tests to get accepted.  

  • For other programs, you NEED to reach a certain proficiency  level of Chinese language which means you need to pass the HSK test of a  required level.

What is HSK?

It is a nationwide standard Chinese test for students  with non-Chinese as their mother languages, organized by Hanban (for more  information, please visit their homepage: http://www.hanban.org/ and choose your language at the  top). It is held several times each year within and out of China .

Can I take HSK test at  BISU?

Yes.

BISU officially holds HSK test several times each  year. You can both apply and take the HSK test at BISU. To help students pass  the exams, the School of International Cultural Exchange offers a preparatory  course regularly prior to each time of test (for more information, please contact the School of International Cultural Exchange at +86 10 6577  8561).

Can I apply for degree programs for the spring  semester?

No.

Degree programs ONLY start in September (fall semester)  and we only accept applications made between the middle of March and the deadline.

Can I apply for any scholarships for study at  BISU?

Yes.

We offer Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship  which exempts the tuition fee for applicant’s studying at BISU. Degree students  have a priority to successfully get the bursary and we also grant it to  well-performed language students. Another bursary is funded by the Chinese  Government, which can be applied through embassy or in person. For more information, please visit China Scholarship Council at http://en.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/Default.aspx?cid=19.  

Is there a foreign student dormitory on  campus?

Yes.

We offer 4 types on-campus student apartments for  foreign students:

Dormitory Rates (RMB) Features

Dorm No.2

Block A

12000 per academic year/ person/per  bed

furniture, bed linens, TV set, air conditioning, telephone set (201 card) and private washroom with shower (24-hours hot water  service)

Dorm No.2

Block B

15000 per academic year/ person/per  bed

furniture, bed linens, TV set, air conditioning,  telephone set(201 card), private washroom with shower (24-hours hot water  service) and kitchen

Dorm No.2

Block C

9000 per academic year/ person/per  bed

furniture, bed linens, TV set, air conditioning,  telephone set(201 card)

Dorm No.8

14000 per academic year/ person/per  bed

furniture, bed linens, TV set, air conditioning,  telephone set(201 card), private washroom with shower (24-hours hot water  service)

*  All the apartments are double rooms, so if you want a single room, the price  will be doubled.

Can I reserve a room beforehand?

Yes.

Please inform us which room type you want to reserve  as early as possible. Late reservations are not usually guaranteed.  

Do you arrange pick-ups at the airport?

If the airport collection service is expected, the flight  details should be provided to the International Students Office at least in  one-week advance. The pick-up service charges RMB 200 yuan for one  student.

Can I transfer the application fee by bank since I am not in China at the moment?

Yes.

But please transfer the fee ONLY in RMB.

Bank transfer information:

Beneficiary bank:The Agricultural Bank of China Beijing  Branch.

Ding Fu Zhuang Sub-Branch,  

Beijing P. R.  China

Beneficiary: Beijing International Studies University

Account No: 0433 0104 000  3700

Swift: ABOCCNBJ0l0

A/C No: 6550l-90005

Banking office code:474

How can I apply for a visa to enter China ?

We will check your supporting documents and provide the  necessary visa application documents for you. After you have received the  documents, please go to the nearest Chinese embassy in your country to apply for  an X visa (student visa) to enter China .  

Please note that we can extend the visa for you only AFTER your registration at BISU, but  not a successful application.

According to the regulations, we are not able to accept students holding  Z visas (working visa) or W visas (diploma visa) to study at BISU.  

Can I apply if I am under 18 years old?

Usually No, except you have a notary document certified  by formal Chinese notary offices.

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