1, How many students are there in
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), and how many
countries are they from?
BLCU is the only university in China with its main task set at
teaching the Chinese language and culture to international students.
Each year there are about 10,000 international students from more
than 120 countries and 5,000 home students learning and studying
2, How to apply for the language programs in
For application procedures, please
3, How long does the Admission Procedure take?
It usually takes about 4-8 weeks.
4, How are classes arranged?
There will be a placement test at the beginning of each program, and classes
will be arranged according to the results of the test.
5, How are class hours arranged?
Regular short-term programs: from 8:00 to 12:00 Monday to Friday.
Intensive short-term programs: from 8:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 Monday to
Long-term programs: from 8:30 am to 12:30 am and 14:00 pm to 18: pm Monday to
The class hours vary depending on chosen courses.
6, The school calendar
There are two semesters in China. The first semester is from September to mid
January next year and the second semester is from late February to mid July.
There are about 40 weeks in the academic year.
During the academic year, there are three days holiday on the National Day from
1st to 3rd October, three days holiday on May Day from 1st to 3rd May and
one-day holiday on New Year's Day. The winter vacation is from January to
February and the summer vacation is from July to August.
7, Can I arrive in Beijing before my course begins?
Arriving early is no problem. Just let us know your arrival plan as soon as
possible so we can have accommodation ready. Those students who choose to arrive
early will of course be responsible for any additional housing costs. Please
note that your arrival in Beijing will be legally treated as the program starts.
8, Can I receive university credit for course work conducted in your program?
BLCU has cooperative arrangements with numerous universities and research
institutions around the world. Many of our students in the past have received
credit for their coursework completed here. We assist our students in obtaining
any information and documentation required supporting their request for course
credit. The final decision to offer academic credit is up to your university.