English Taught Master Programs at Beijing Normal University
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Beijing Normal University (BNU), founded in 1902, is one of the universities in Beijing that receives key supports from the state. Throughout its development over more than one hundred years, BNU has always been developing along the route of self-improvement. It has never stopped the efforts to deepen educational reform and has steadily raised the level and quality of education. In addition, BNU has attached great importance to academic development and shaped herself into a moderately-scoped, reasonably-structured, diversified and comprehensive university. BNU is committed to the development of research, increasing research funding rapidly and achieving a number of high-level research outcomes.

BNU ranks among the top universities in China. Signing an agreement with Ministry of Education and Beijing Municipal Government, BNU became the 10th university on the list to get special support from the Chinese Government, aiming to be a world prestigious university. Now, it has 100 doctoral degree programs, 162 master degree programs, 55 bachelor degree programs and 18 post-doctoral programs. Beijing Normal University had 16 national key disciplines, including 5 general disciplines and 11 specialized disciplines. The discipline of Education, Psychology, and Chinese Language and Literature are ranked first in China, and 15 disciplines rank in the top 10 in China.

BNU has recruited international students since 1965. Now, there are around 2000 students from 69 countries studying in BNU, 65% of which are for degree study. In order to promote the internationalization of the university, starting in 2011 BNU will offer “English-Taught Master Programs” in the Faculty of Education, School of Social Development and Public Policy, School of Environment, and School of Economics and Business Administration, hoping to enroll promising overseas students. All the courses in the programs will be taught in English, aiming to cultivate talents who not only possess a high professional proficiency but are also familiar with Chinese society and culture. BNU will provide scholarships for excellent applicants.


Program Introduction

Department Name

Program Name


Study Period


Faculty of Education

“Educational Management and Leadership” International Master Program

Comparative Education

2 years

50600 RMB

School of Social Development and Public Policy

“Contemporary Development of China” International Master Program

Social Policy

1.5 year

75000 RMB

School of Environment

“Environmental Science and Technology” International Master Program

Environmental Science

1.5 year

51000 RMB

School of Economics and Business Administration

“World Economy and China” International Master Program

World Economy

2 years

80000 RMB




Application Requirements:

1. Applicant should be a non-Chinese citizen holding a foreign passport under 50 years old. (Former Chinese citizens naturalized into other nationalities are required to provide certification of the cancellation of their Hukou and ID card; this certification should be issued by the Public Security Bureau.)

2. Applicant should hold a qualification which is equivalent to (or above) a Bachelor’s degree from a Chinese university


Application Materials: Applicants must first visit http://www.bnulxsh.com/graduate and complete the online application procedure. The following application materials should be mailed to the International Students Office at BNU by June 15th each year:

1. BNU Application Form for International Students (upon completion of the online application form it must be downloaded and printed. Please attach a photo and ensure that the application form is signed by the applicant and his/her guarantor.)

2. Recommendation letters from two associate professors or