|Beijing Language and Culture University
Programs at BLCU
Beijing Language and Culture
Although it now has a broader scope, this institution’s principal function is to teach Chinese to foreign students. Beijing Language and Culture University was established in 1962, under a different name, and remains the only one of its kind. It is located near Peking University, a central Beijing location. Each year over 9000 international students from 110 countries study Chinese at the university, and in addition to this number, there is a high number of Chinese students studying different foreign languages.
Student Population: 22,000
International Student Population:
Areas of Study: Humanities,
Languages, French, English, German, Korean,
Class Sizes: 12-20 students
Teachers: University 20 percent
Campuses and departments: 42
Programs at BLCU
security, location and comfort, Real
World Chinese has extremely strict
criteria to select accommodation for
students. For example, all
accommodations must be within 20 minutes
on foot from classroom. In order to make
sure the accommodation meets western
people's needs and life style, our
housing officers must check each housing
room in site before we arrange for you
to move in.
following accommodation is available for
programs at BLCU.
Too see accommodation descriptions including housing facilities, click
Dates and Fees
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With modern facilities including a
state-of-the-art computer-assisted language learning facility
and computer labs with Internet access, BLCU library occupies
10,000 square meters and holds 700,000 various kinds of
volumes of books and journals, which is specialized in
teaching Chinese as a second language, linguistics and books
on humanity, finance, computer and natural science.
With the help of various multimedia and
audio-visual equipment and electronic publications, such as a
multi-media reading room, audio-visual reading room, and a
language laboratory, BLCU's library network and automation
development ranks "A" among university libraries in
The library is divided into the library
office, the Acquisition and Cataloguing, the Circulation and
Reading, the information section, and one library branch. The
study room, reading room, and photocopying room with fax
services are available for students. The library offers a
series of services like book lending, copying services,
literature and intelligence consulting, and internet
Recreation Centre is available at BLCU, including indoor
courts, swimming pool, and work-out gym. Additionally, the
university also provides outdoor grounds for playing football,
basketball, volleyball, table tennis, batting practice, etc.
With student ID card, students can easily rent various kinds
Laundry facilities and dry-cleaning services
are available on campus. To convenient students, the dormitory
building also provides coin-operated washing machines.
Money & Banking
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
(ICBC) is continently located on the university campus. A
range of services are available for international students,
including deposits, currency exchange, remittance services,
and also accepts credit cards and travelers checks.
Additionally, Bank of China and the Agriculture Bank of China
are located off campus within walk distance. Opening Hours: 9
am – 5 pm, Monday - Sunday
There is a University hospital located in
the southwest of the campus. With the student card, the
hospital charges RMB 2 for an ordinary case and RMB 4 for an
emergency case. Extra payment includes medicine prescription
and house calls.
Peking University's Third Hospital, the
Chinese-Japanese Friendship Hospital or the ISOS Clinic is
available for serious illness, such as special outpatient
services and wards.
Food & Groceries
Both Chinese and Western food are offered
through university cafeterias with a range from 5 to 25 RMB.
In addition, a special restaurant caters to Islamic students.
In the area around the university, there are plenty of
restaurants offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western
food with a variety of delicious foods and longer service
A few convenience stores can be found inside
the campus where students can buy food and snacks, soft
drinks, stationery and daily use items. An array of stores,
including chain grocery stores, local shops, music stores,
eyeglass shops, clothing boutiques are available off campus
within walking distance.
A post office is right located in the center
of the campus grounds. Students can send and receive mail and
parcels, which also offers envelopes, stamp and post boxes. It
is open 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday; 9 am – 12 pm on
The BLCU campus is located in Beijing's convenient Haidian District BLCU is 15 kilometers away from Tian' anmen Square and the Forbidden City, 35 kilometers away from the Capital Airport, 20 kilometers away from the Beijing Railway Station and 12 kilometers from the Beijing West Railway Station.
From the airport to the university: 1
hour by car
From the train station to the university: 30
minutes by car