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Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) - Overview

Learn Chinese in Beijing at BLCU was founded in 1962 with the name Higher Preparatory School for Foreign Students. In June 1964, it was then renamed to Beijing Language Institute. In June 1996, with approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education, it became known as Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), a name that still sticks today. BLCU is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching Mandarin Chinese and culture to non-Chinese individuals, then other foreign languages, computer science & technology, finance & accounting to Chinese students. This is one of our top preferred schools for semester programs in China; intensive Mandarin courses in Beijing are popular here. 

BLCU attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation. Following the example of China as a country building relations with numerous other foreign countries, BLCU itself is increasingly building cooperation and encourages cultural exchange and has now partnered with 157 universities from 31 countries around the world.  With its solid influence in education, Educational institutions and training organizations of various kinds in approximately 100 countries have adopted the text books of teaching Chinese as foreign language published by the BLCU press.  

Regardless of which corner of the world you come from, at BLCU you are almost always guaranteed to meet someone from your own country. The campus is vibrant; atmosphere is highly fitting and offers arguably the best Chinese language course in Beijing, which is why you need to be ready to live the language Beijing. The campus location is in Wudaokou, a melting pot for foreign students all with one purpose: to learn Chinese! While the standard of teaching is equal to Peking or Tsinghua universities, the workload on the other hand is not as intense, making it an ideal choice for individuals who besides traditional classroom learning, would also be interested in seeing what more the city can offer. Find out more about what it’s like to live and study in Beijing

Should you feel like you want another choice in Beijing part from BLCU, then look towards Peking or Tsinghua University. Mandarin Beijing programs are still the number one choice! 



  • No.1 University for teaching Chinese to foreigners in China
  • Popularizes Chinese language and promotes Chinese culture since 1962
  • Over 1425 full time staff including 829 teaching posts
  • Has already welcomed more than 60,000 students from over 160 countries and regions
  • Unique Chinese courses in China
  • Impressive alumni

Transcripts & Certification

Upon successful completion of your language program at BLCU, you will receive an official certificate and results transcript from the university, which are accepted by most universities around the world. Successful completion requires an 80% attendance rate and passing grades for the exams and overall course. Once you have completed the course, Go Abroad China will provide you with all the necessary documentation and assistance for credit transfer.

BLCU – Chinese Language Course

All Mandarin language programs at BLCU aim for the improvement of students’ skills in oral and written Chinese. The university has all facilities to get deep understanding of Chinese history, culture and society through the language. Well stocked libraries, qualified professors, modern teaching methodology and international atmosphere would be the keys in improving language ability and broaden students’ horizons. The curricular is highly student-centred and involves a lot of activities that let participants to learn Chinese quicker and more effective.

BLCU offers more than 60 optional courses with possibility to select cross-level classes of students’ own interests. For all levels from the beginners to the advanced the university staff organize extra curricular activities to help you live the language: these can be language debates, study tour, buddy program, talent shows, competitions in Chinese language - everything for practicing and deeper the knowledge.

Short-term course

Short term Chinese programs are the most popular among foreign students. BLCU has already trained more than 80 000 Chinese learners from more than 100 countries and regions.

Course highlights:

  • 4,5,12-week courses all over the year/4,5,6 and 8-week courses during summer vacation.
  • Standard and Intensive courses
  • Cultural training courses
  • Tours to enterprises, schools and organization
  • Student-centred program
  • Variety of cultural and sport activities


Long-term course

This course is designed for all levels of the language ability, for elementary, intermediate or advanced level.

Course highlights:

  • 20 classes per week
  • The length of the program - 1-2 years
  • More than 60 optional courses
  • Student-centred program
  • Full cultural immersion
  • Variety of used materials and textbooks
  • Fun and interactive activities


Standard and Intensive programs:





 Monday-Friday (20hrs/week)



 Monday-Friday (30hrs/week)



HSK Level 4-6 Intensive Training Course

HSK is a Chinese Proficiency standardized Test for non-native speakers. A new program designed by BLCU welcomes all students that want rapidly improve their Chinese level and successfully pass the HSK test. To learn more about HSK levels you can visit this page

Course highlights:

  • Course designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate students
  • 20 classes per week
  • Well-designed systematic curriculum
  • Appropriate textbooks and exercises
  • Original strategies to fasten the tasks accomplishment
  • Average class size is 16 students


Preparatory course

This type of course is designed for those students who are planning to apply for university studies.

Course highlights:

  • 50 years of solid basis of preparatory education course
  • Different class sizes from individual tutoring to large groups
  • Focused on professional learning
  • Cultural exchange programs
  • Variety of Compulsory and Practical courses
  • Path to the enrollment to the top Chinese universities


As a fun part of your outside school environment, go and on the streets and learn some Beijing Mandarin.  

Beijing Language and Culture University (2017 SCHEDULE)

What Is Included in the Program Fee?

GAC’s bottom line goal is to make sure your stay in China is as smooth and hassle free as possible. Each one of our students ultimately becomes a friend - you won't just be a number with us. As a Go Abroad China student, in addition to your course tuition, please check the Dates and Fee as below, and Whether you want to study in China for an academic year, a semester, over the wintertime or in summer 2016 or 2017, there is a Go Abroad China program for you at BLCU. Be sure to follow the links above to find out more information, or email us at inquiry@goabroadchina.com.

  • ACCOMMODATIONGo Abroad China offers different housing options for the total time that you will be in China for. Focus on your study or internship and we will do the rest. Click here for housing details.
  • CHINESE LANGUAGE CURRICULUMYou will have 5 hours of Chinese lessons per week with a qualified language private tutor.
  • VISA DOCUMENTATION: Once enrollment has been finalized, participants are given the necessary visa support documents needed to apply for a visa to enter the People’s Republic of China.
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ASSISTANCEPrior to your arrival in China, GAC will give you professional and reliable assistance to address any concerns or other important things to be aware of before you depart.
  • WELCOME PACK: On arrival in China, you will get a local mobile phone with a Chinese SIM card, city map, transportation card and other orientation materials. Click here for details.
  • FUN ACTIVITIESGo Abroad China organizes regular cultural and other types of fun activities that all candidates are welcome to attend.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Airport pick-up (9am to 8pm Beijing time, or an US $100 will be charged if outside of the time frame)
  • 24/7 STAFF ASSISTANCE: Should you encounter any problems and emergencies during your stay in China, we a re always on call to help you.




Application Deadline

Program Start Date

Program End Date


4 Weeks

22 Jan 2018

25 Feb 2018

23 Mar 2018

12 Weeks

26 Feb 2017

31 Mar 2017

22 Jun 2017

1 semester

29 Jan 2018

03 Mar 2018

01 Jul 2018

1 Year

15 Jan 2018

07 Mar 2018

15 Jan 2019


4 Weeks

27 May 2017

29 Jun 2017

26 Jul 2017

4 Weeks

17 Jun 2017

21 Jul 2017

17 Aug 2017

4 Weeks

01 Jul 2017

04 Aug 2017

31 Aug 2016

5 Weeks

10 Jun 2017

14 Jul 2017

17 Aug 2017

6 Weeks

03 Jun 2017

07 Jul 2017

17 Aug 2017

8 Weeks

27 May 2017

29 Jun 2017

23 Aug 2017

12 Weeks

05 Aug 2017

16 Sept 2017

08 Dec 2017

Autumn/ Fall

1 Semester

31 Aug 2017

16 Sept 2017

13 Jan 2018

1 Year

31 Aug 2017

05 Sept 2017

15 Jul 2018


5 Week

17 Nov 2017

21 Dec 2017

24 Jan 2018



                             STRUCTURE (NEW)



 Program  Type         

Full Service with shared apt          

Full Service with pvt apt    

4 Weeks


US $3,180

US $3,780


US $3,580

US $4,460

5 Weeks


US $3,560

US $4,480


US $4,080

US $4,980

6 Weeks


US $3,880

US $5,180


US $4,520

US $5,860

8 Weeks


US $4,980

US $6,460


US $5,660

US $7,080

12 Weeks


US $6,480

US $7,660


US $7,460

US $8,580

 1 Semester (20 weeks)


US $7,680

US $11,280


US $9,460

US $12,980

Academic Year


US $15,430

US $20,880


US $17,760

US $23,860

*All prices indicated are in USD


  • Standard program includes 20 academic hours a week, while the intensive course offers 25 hours. Intensive program is suitable for students seeking for fast improvement and achieving fluency in Chinese in a short term. Standard program is for those who prefer slower pace of studying and like to combine learning with leisure.
  • Program application dead line is two weeks before the program starts.
  • Time and program schedule are flexible. We will make all necessary arrangement during your arrival and stay in China.
  • Each program component, like Chinese language curriculum, full Internship package, accommodation and others are optional. Excluded components will be deducted from final package price. We can also provide Individual, customized program based on your specific requirement. Home stay only program is also available.
  • Additional language class fees are US $30 per hour for private tutoring class and US $25 per hour for small group class. 

   Any other questions or requirements, please contact us at inquiry@goabroadchina.com

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