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History of Beijing Language And Culture University

Beijing Language and Culture University

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) was founded in 1962, and was originally named the higher preparatory School for Foreign Students. In 1964, it was renamed as Beijing Language Institute by the State Council. And then in 1996, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the school was designated as Beijing Language and Culture University. It is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Meanwhile it also undertakes the tasks of teaching foreign languages as well as Chinese, computer science and technology, finance and accountancy to Chinese students, providing training courses for teachers specialized in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and offering predeparture language training to candidates intending to go abroad.

BLCU has the longest history, the largest scope, and the most qualified teaching faculties of its kind in the area of teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreigners. Over the past 40 years since its establishment, the university has trained hundreds of thousands of foreign students who are proficient in Chinese and familiar with the Chinese culture, from over 160 countries and regions in the world. And it has a full-time teaching staff of more than 800.

Up to now, BLCU has set up a new discipline system which is distinctive in feature, clear in advantage, rational in structure, and substantial in content. Now the curriculums in this university cover a wide range of subjects, from short-term, speeded-up and online programs, to degree courses for the bachelor, master and doctor. And its standards of education enjoy widespread recognition and favorable comments both at home and abroad.

 

 

The University comprises of 11 teaching units and 13 research institutions, with the number of teaching and administrative staff totaled 1425, including 829 in teaching and researching, 303 of which have advanced titles. At present, BLCU has 9 doctoral programs, 24 postgraduate programs, and 16 undergraduate programs, including 1 national key discipline, 2 municipal key disciplines, and 1 humanities and social sciences key research base of regular universities designated by the Ministry of Education. The education scope covers a wide range of fields, including literature, economics, history, law, engineering, education, and management. Now there are over 13,000 students in the university, including 9,000 foreigners and 4,000 Chinese.  

BLCU always attaches great importance to international exchanges and co-operations. With the expansion of China¨s exchanges and co-operations with other countries, the university is also increasing its co-operations and exchanges with numerous foreign countries, and right now it has built partnerships with 157 universities from 31 countries in the world. Joint teaching centers have been established in some other provinces and cities of the country, and the overseas branch schools have been set up in the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand as remarkable results of education extending. And all this helps in accumulating experiences in further improvement.

The university publishes three kinds of core periodicals, namely, ^Language Teaching and Research ̄, ^International Chinese Teaching ̄, ^Research on the Chinese Culture ̄. Up till now, the university press has published some 1,500 text books in diversified fields, and made widespread influence both at home and abroad. Educational institutions and training organizations of various kinds in around a hundred countries have adopted the text books of teaching Chinese as foreign language published by BLCU press.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees  
 

1. Tuition Rates for Degree Programs:

Program

Annual Tuition (RMB)

Opening Month

College Certificate Program 

23200

Every February  and September

BA Program in Chinese Language

23200

Every February  and September

BA Program in Bilingual Studies (Chinese/English,Chinese/Japanese) 

24900

Every February  and September

BA Program in Chinese Painting

24900

Every February  and September

MA Program

25700

Every September

MA Program in Fine Arts

30700

Every September

PhD Program

28200

Every September

 

2 、 Tuition Rates for Non-degree Programs

Program

Annual Tuition (RMB)

Opening Month

Language Learners Program and

Refresher Program

23200

Every February and

September

Advanced Visiting Scholar Program

28200

Every September

Short-term Programs ( no more than 6 months' duration )

Program

Annual Tuition (RMB)

Opening Month

Regular One Semester Program

(20 hours per week)

11600

Every February and

September

Intensive One Semester Program

(30 hours per week)

19100

Every February and

September

12 Weeks Program

8300

Every March and September

Intensive 12 Weeks Program

12500

Every March and

September

6 Week Program

4800

Every July

5 Week Program

4200

Every July and

December

4 Week Program

3500

Every February, March,

June, July and August

3 、 Tuition Rates for Teacher Training Programs

Program

Tuition (RMB)

Opening Time

4 Week

3800

Please refer to the

General Timetable for

Enrollment

6 Week

5000

4. The tuition fee for short-term cultural studies will be subject to the contents of studies.

Note: The cost of learning materials is covered by the tuition.

5. Rates for School Housing and Facilities

Housing Service Center (Tel:00861082303300)

Single Room / Rates (RMB)

Facilities

Double Room / Rates (RMB)

Facilities

91-149 per day

TV, phone (Phone bill is not included), air-conditioner, fridge, shower, closet

50-75 per person, per day and per bed

Phone (Phone bill is not included), TV, fridge, air-conditioner, shower, closet

37-41perperson, per day and per bed

TV, phone (Phone bill is not included), public closet and shower

   

Conference Center (00861082303778)

Accommodation

Room Rates (RMB)

Economical Single Room

160 per day

Luxury Single Room

280 per day

Luxury Double Room

320 per day

Note: 1) The above rates are subject to change without notice.

2) Tenants for school housing are asked to sign a tenancy agreement with the university for a minimum period of occupation.

6. Application Fee

(1) Application Fee

Non-degree Students: 600 

Degree Students: 800

(2) Payment from abroad must be sent by telegraphic transfer (T/T) to the  following address ,Non-degree Students, USD $75; Degree Students, USD $100.

Chinese Language Programs 2008

For International Applicants

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

1. Non-Degree Programs 

 Short - term Programs (not over 1 semester)

Duration

Tuition

(RMB)

Deadline of

Application

Feb.21!Jul.04, 2008          (20hrs/week, one semester)

Feb.21!Jul.04, 2008          (30hrs/week, one semester)

Feb.21!Mar.19, 2008         (4 weeks)

  11600

19100

3500

 Jan.04, 2008

 Jan.04, 2008

 Jan.04, 2008

Mar.27!Jun.18, 2008         (20hrs/week, 12 weeks)

Mar.27!Jun.18, 2008         (30hrs/week, 12 weeks)

  8300

12500

 Feb.22, 2008

 Feb.22, 2008

Jun. 26!Jul. 23, 2008         (4 weeks)

3500

 May.23, 2008

Jul.10!Aug. 20, 2008         (6 weeks)         

Jul.17!Aug. 20, 2008         (5 weeks)        

Jul.24!Aug. 20, 2008         (4 weeks)         

Jul.24!Aug. 20, 2008         (30hrs/week, 4 weeks)

4800

4200

3500

5300

 Jun.06, 2008

 Jun.13, 2008

 Jun.20, 2008

Jun.20, 2008

Aug.04!Aug.29, 2008         (4 weeks)

Aug.04!Aug.29, 2008         (30hrs/week, 4 weeks)

3500

5300

 Jun.30, 2008

Jun.30, 2008

Sept.08,2008!Jan.16, 2009     (20hrs/week, one semester)

Sept.08,2008!Jan.16, 2009     (30hrs/week, one semester)   

Sept.08!Nov.28, 2008         (20hrs/week, 12 weeks)

Sept.08!Nov.28, 2008         (30hrs/week, 12 weeks)

  11600

  19100

8300

12500

 Jul.11, 2008

 Jul.11, 2008

 Jul.11, 2008

 Jul.11, 2008

Dec. 04, 2008!Jan. 07, 2009   5 weeks

  4200

 Oct.31, 2008

 

. Long - term Programs (at least 1 academic year)

A. Chinese Language Programs 

Duration

Tuition/

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Feb.25, 2008!

23200

Jan.04, 2008

Feb.25, 2008!      (Chinese Painting & Calligraphy)

24900

 Jan.04, 2008

Sept.01, 2008!

23200

 Jul.11, 2008

Sept.01, 2008!     (Chinese Painting & Calligraphy)

24900

 Jul.11, 2008

 

B. Advanced Visiting Scholar Program

Duration

Tuition/  

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Sept.01,2008­!  

   28200

 Dec.28, 2007

 

Teachers¨ Training Programs

Duration

Tuition/  

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Jul.09!Aug.05, 2008

   3800

 Jun.06, 2008

Dec.04, 2008!Jan.07, 2009

   5000

 Oct.31, 2008

 

2. Degree Programs

A.  College Certificate programs

Duration

Tuition/  

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Feb.25, 2008!

23200

Jan.04, 2008

Sept..01, 2008­! 

23200

Jul.11, 2008

 B.  B. A.  Programs

Duration

Tuition/  

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Feb.25, 2008!

23200

Jan.04, 2008

Feb.25, 2008! (Chinese/English Bilingual Studies) (Chinese/ Japanese Bilingual Studies)

24900

Jan.04, 2008

Feb.25, 2008!     (Chinese Painting & Calligraphy)

24900

Jan.04, 2008

Sept.01,2008!   

23200

Jul.11, 2008

Sept.01,2008! (Chinese/English Bilingual Studies) (Chinese/ Japanese Bilingual Studies)

24900

Jul.11, 2008

Sept.01,2008!     (Chinese Painting & Calligraphy)

24900

Jul.11, 2008

 

C M. A.  Programs

Duration

Tuition/

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Sept.01,2008­!  

25700

Dec.28, 2007

Sept.01,2008­!     (Chinese Painting & Calligraphy)

30700

Dec.28, 2007

DPh. D.  Program

Duration

Tuition/  

     Year

Deadline of

Application

Sept.01,2008­!                                       

28200

Dec.28, 2007