Beijing Foreign Studies University, China


Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is one of the top public universities in Beijing. It was the first foreign language university in China and it offers the largest number of foreign language degrees, with 101 foreign languages currently being taught. Around 15% of BFSU’s 10,000 students are international.  

Dual Masters degree programme

This programme is a collaboration between the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at SOAS and the School of English and International Studies at BFSU. Students on BFSU’s MA Translation Studies or Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) can apply for this Dual Masters Degree Programme.  

All students will commence the Programme at BFSU and then transfer to SOAS for the second academic year. Students will then return to Beijing to complete the final year of their Dual Degree at BFSU.

Students will need to produce two Masters theses, one at SOAS and another one after returning to BFSU. Upon successful completion of both programmes, students will receive a separate award from each university. 

Progression agreement

In 2020, SOAS and BFSU signed a Progression agreement, which allows BFSU students to enrol on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at SOAS and receive a discount of 20% on SOAS’ international tuition fees. 


You can design your own intellectual journey: most of our programmes can be studied in combination with another subject, allowing you to tailor your degree to your skills and interests. SOAS welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues.

Combining languages, inter-disciplinary expertise and regional focus, SOAS programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research, which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe.

SOAS scholars debate pressing contemporary issues such as human rights, development, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change, and engage in a wide range of global research projects, which are shaping the culture, economics and politics of societies all around the world.

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