International Admission

I.Brief Introduction to CNU      

Capital Normal University (CNU) is a national “Double-First Class” university co-sponsored both by the Beijing Municipal Government and the State Ministry of Education (MOE). CNU offers multiple disciplines including literature, science, engineering, management, law, education, foreign language and art etc. All disciplines at all levels are open to international students.

CNU is located next to the West 3rd Ring Road of Beijing, with convenient transportation and first-class teachers. It has the best teaching facilities and international student dorms in Beijing. CNU is currently composed of 30 colleges and schools, offering 59 undergraduate programs, 142 master’s programs and 101 PH.D programs, with a total enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. Approximately 2,500 international students study in CNU for long-term and short-term programs every year.  CNU is one of the earliest universities which started the education of international students in China. Now, it is entitled to Demonstration Base for International Students Education of Ministry of Education, Preparatory Education for International Students,Talent Training Base for "Belt and Road" Countries, HSK Testing Center and Beijing Chinese Language Education Base.

CNU offers various scholarships, such as Chinese Government Scholarship, International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (Confucius Institute Scholarship) and Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship. We welcome outstanding young people from all over the world to study at Capital Normal University!

II. Specialty Catalogue      

Please refer to the website of the College of International Education for enrollment information such as Specialty Catalogue (; The following specialties are very popular with international students:

Chinese Language

Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

International Economy and Trade

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Tourism management

Chinese Language and Literature

International Business



Geographic Information Science (Undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs offered in English is open)

Music and Dance

Life Sciences


Fine Arts (Chinese Calligraphy Culture)


III. Application Procedure

1.   Log in the application system ( and register an account. Fill out the application information and upload the scanned copy of supporting documents according to the requirements.    

2.   After passing the application check, applicants can pay the application fee online. Once the application fee is paid, it will not be refunded.

3.   After being admitted, applicants can apply for a student visa (X1 or X2) at the Chinese embassy or consulate with the Admission Notice and JW202 form.

ⅣApplication Deadline       

For Chinese language program and Chinese language undergraduate program, the application deadline of the spring semester is Dec. 31 each year, and the deadline of the fall semester is June 30 each year. The deadline for other majors is June 30 each year.

Ⅴ.Tuition Fee and Accommodation Fee       

1.Long-term Students (RMB per person)

Program Categories

Application Fee

Tuition for one semester

Chinese Language



Chinese Language Intensive Training  Program


Preparatory Education Program


Undergraduate of Chinese Language


Associate Degree Program of Chinese  Language


Undergraduate of other Majors

Humanities: 11,800

Science: 13,800

Art: 14,500

Courses Offered in English:14,500

Master’s candidate        


Humanities: 13,800

Science: 15,800

Art: 16,000

Courses Offered in English:17,500

Doctoral candidate /  Advanced student sitting in doctoral degree  program

Humanities: 15,800

Science: 16,800

Art: 17,500

Courses Offered in English:20,500

2.Short-term Students  (RMB per person)

Length of study

Application Fee

Tuition (Chinese  Language and  Culture Course-Chinese  Taught )

One week



Two weeks


Three weeks


Four weeks


Longer than four  weeks

800 for each extra week


Room type

Paid by semester

Single  room


Double  room


Four-bed  room



1. Chinese Government Scholarship

Capital Normal University is a Chinese Government Scholarship university authorized by the Ministry of Education of China.    

There are mainly two types of Chinese government scholarship programs that CNU can enroll:

International Chinese Teachers Scholarship (Confucius Institute Scholarship). 3. Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students 4.Beijing Municipal "Belt and Road Initiative" Scholarship for International Students

Please visit the website of the College of International Education (; for the application procedures and contents of the scholarships.


Admitted students should apply for a student visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate with the Admission Notice and the Visa Application for Study in China (JW201/202). Those who will study for 6 months or above should apply for X1 visa, and need to change X1 visa into residence permit at the International Student Office within 30 days after arriving in China. Students who will study in China within 6 months can apply for X2 visa.


According to the regulations of Ministry of Education of China, international students in China must purchase medical insurance in China. Students can purchase medical insurance on the day of registration. The university will not register for those who have not purchased medical insurance.

Ⅸ. Contact Us

Admission Office for International Students

College of International Education

Capital Normal University

Add: RM 725, South Building, Int'l Cultural Plaza, North Campus #1, CNU,83 Xi San Huan Bei Lu, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China

Zip Code: 100089

Tel:  +86-10-68902651

Fax:  +86-10-68416837



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