chinesel language program at bfa international students

Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Program at Beijing Film Academy (BFA) is a one semester or one year program for international students.

About the Program

Chinese language courses are offered by small class teaching in International School, which fall into four categories, Elementary,pre-intermediate Intermediate and Advanced courses. Students can choose the category suitable for their own Chinese level. Mean well, BFA gives overseas students an opportunity to study film languages in Chinese, which lays a good basis for them to continue their film major courses. In order to enrich overseas students’ part-time life and let them know more about Chinese culture, we also organize various trips and sightseeing each year.

Start Date of the Program

September or March

Entry Requirements

  • Above the age of 18;
  • Holding high school diploma or university degree

Application Deadline

Over the year

  • Comprehensive Chinese
  • Listening and Speaking of Chinese
  • Reading and Writing of Chinese
  • Chinese Culture
  • Film Chinese A(basic knowledge and professional words)
  • Film Chinese B(World Film History)
  • Film Chinese C(Chinese Film History and Chinese Film Industry)
  • Classic Movies

Cultural Tours

The School is committed to students’ overall development and organizes many cultural and sports activities for international students.

Each semester, the International school organizes trips for foreign students to tourist attractions such as the famous spots and some famous filming base around Beijing.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB9000 per semester. The total for the 1 year program is 18,000 RMB.


Located in Beijing, in the north of China, Beijing Film Academy just has one campus. Non-degree students and Degree students are both welcomed by the BFA. All the international students can live on campus, and accommodation is just about RMB 75~110 per person a day. For full information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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