BFSU 'International Summer Session"

Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is one of China’s oldest foreign studies universitiesteaching  the biggest number of languages and offering education programmes at different levels. BFSU now serves as an important educational base in China for qualified professionals with excellent foreign language competence who, after graduation, work as diplomats, translators/interpreters, businessmen, journalists, lawyers, bankers, etc.


Since 2016, BFSU has successfully held the International Summer Session (ISS) with more than 124 courses in total and accepted over 1,514 students domestically and worldwide. Every year, apart from academic training, our ISS program also organizes various cultural activities through which all participants can discover and explore Chinese traditional art as well as exchange and discuss ideas. Activities such as the Beijing City Tour, learning Chinese medicine, watching Peking Opera, visiting the National Museum etc. are always very popular.


1.         Course Selection Policy

        BFSU Students: All BFSU students are allowed to register for 2 courses (4 credits in total) during their programme period. Given limited classroom capacity, undergraduates will enjoy priority upon registration.

        Non-BFSU Students: The Office of Undergraduate Studies offers official ISS  certificates and transcripts for all non-BFSU students.


Please notice: students can always register for courses and withdraw at any time before the course registration system closes. Courses with less than 15 students registered will be canceled and the minimum number of registered students for non-English courses can be smaller.


2.         Credit Transfer Policy

For BFSU students, all ISS course credits fall into the category of the Module of General Education. Credits of the courses with additional Disciplinary Course Module identification can be transferred to other modules with the Credit Transfer Application.


3.         Class Schedule

The 2021 BFSU International Summer Session is scheduled from July 5 to July 30, 2021, 4 weeks in total, with no classes held on Monday and at the weekends. Given the ongoing pandemic, for the sake of the health and security of all the teachers and students, the 2021 ISS will take place online, recorded or via live broadcast in Beijing Time (GMT+8). BFSU provides a very flexible course type schedule and the specific date and time for each course can be found on our official website:



To apply for the BFSU ISS please contact us at:

Subject: BFSU ISS application.