Non-degree Program

Exchange Program

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I. Program of Study, Program Length and Campus Location


CFAU offers students a wide variety of majors (offered in Chinese) including: Diplomacy, International Law, International Economy and Trade, International Relations; the major offered in English is International Relations.


According to the agreement of universities, Courses duration is from one semester to one academic year. One academic year usually consists of two semesters. The Fall semester begins in September and ends in January. The Spring semester begins in March and ends in July. Lectures are assigned in accordance to the teaching plans each year. Upon the completion of studies, eligible students will be able to obtain the certificate.


Location: Chinese language classes and International Relations Classes (offered in English) are held at the Zhanlan Road Campus (old campus), while the other classes are held at the Shahe Campus (new campus)

II. Entry Requirements, Deadlines and Application Process


i. Entry Requirements                                      

The universities applicants are studying in shall have signed a formal agreement on exchange programs with CFAU, and the programs shall be in progress.

Applicants must have completed at least the second year of learning in university (please consult your original university for more details).


ii. Application Deadline: June 1st (applying to the Fall semesterbeginning in September), December 1st (applying to the Spring semester beginning in March)


iii. Process of Application

1. Students need to apply for the exchange program in their home university first. Students who wish to apply to study in CFAU should be recommended by their home university to the relative department of CFAU, which is in charge of the exchange program.

2. According to the agreement on the exchange program, CFAU will confirm whether the applicants will be accepted or not.

3. Once the student’s application is accepted by the responsible department of CFAU. Student can check the International Students Section website ( for more information. There, they can fill out the international student application form found under “Study in China Online Application”(来华留学在线申请)“ before the deadline. Students must upload the electronic version of their documents according to the checklist found on the website. The ISS will examine and verify the documents that have been uploaded.

4. Upon completion of the online forms and document verification has occurred, students should print out and sign the “International Student Application Form” and the “Letter of Emergency Contact”.

5. Please physically mail the following documents to the CFAU International Students Section located in Zhanlan Road Campus:

 (1) Recommendation Letter provided by the student’s home university.

 (2) The “International Student Application Form”

 (3) A Copy of the applicant’s passport

 (4) Applicant’s most recent certificate of education

 (5) Four standard passport-size photographs (front view with nothing covering the head)

 (6) For applicants who are currently enrolled in another Chinese university, they should provide the following additional documents:

    a. The sealed transfer letter from the International Students Section of the university where they are currently enrolled.

    b. A copy of the applicant’s student visa or residence permit.


III. Accommodation


Students may choose either live on-campus or off-campus.


i. For students who choose to live on-campus:

Students who choose Chinese language classes and International Relations Classes (offered in English) need to apply to reside at the Zhanlan Road campus; the others need to apply to reside at the Shahe campus.

1. International Exchange Center (IEC) (Zhanlan Road Campus)

The IEC offers suite-style rooms. The center offers central heating and a 24 hour hot water supply. Rooms are equipped with an automatic fire alarm and sprinkler system. Each suite is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV (including CNN), a desk, a bookcase, and a telephone, etc.

Every floor has a public kitchen where the international students can cook. Students may contact the reception desk if they need help setting up the Internet, buying IP cards, sending fax, or doing laundry.

For more information, please refer to the document: Policies & Procedures for International Student Residents Living in the International Exchange Center.

Please note that rooms in IEC cannot be booked in advance.

2. Student Flat (Shahe Campus)

Shahe campus student flat offers a separated bathroom. Hot water is provided from 15:00-22:00 every day. Each room is equipped with air conditioner, TV cable desks, bookcase, wardrobe, single bed, internet cable, and a walk-in balcony.

Each floor is equipped with drinking water dispenser, fridge and washing machine. Note that telephone and beddings are not provided.

International student staying in Shahe student flat is subject to the regulation set by the student flat. For details of the regulation see CFAU Shahe campus International students’ safety regulations.

Note that Shahe campus student flat may accept bookings and reservations in advance. However, reservation on a particular room type can not be accepted at this time.

International students staying in the flat must abide by the same rules as the Chinese students. Please check The Provisional Administrative Regulations on Foreign Students of CFAU Shahe Campus.

Rooms will be reserved for students currently enrolled in CFAU. If students choose to stay off-campus, please inform the university in advance.


ii. For students living off-campus

Students are allowed to rent apartments off-campus or stay in hotels, but should remain cautious. According to Regulation of the Division of Exit-Entry Administration, within 24 hours of an address change, foreign visitors or residents should report to the local public security organization to fill out the Registration Form of Temporary Residence (does not apply to those who check into hotels). International students should submit a copy of the registration form of temporary accommodation to ISS. Students who violate this regulation will be warned and/or be fined a fee of 2000 RMB.


IV. Living Expenses


1. Tuition fee:

According to the agreement between universities, part or whole tuition fee is covered. If there’s any tuition fee to be paid, it should be paid upon student’s registration at CFAU.


2. Insurance fee: 800 Yuan/year or 400 Yuan/semester

Insurance fee should be paid upon student’s registration at CFAU.

(According to the regulations of Chinese Ministry of Education, international students who study in China have to purchase Chinese domestic medical insurance. CFAU purchases medical insurance through Ping An Insurance Company of China for accidental injury and hospitalization of international students. Those who do not pay the insurance fee will not be registered.


3. Accommodation Fee    

(1)International Exchange Center (Zhanlan Road Campus)

Two-bed Room: 150 RMB per bed per day from the 1st floor to the 4th floor; 160 RMB per bed per day from the 6th floor to the 7th floor (as of the 2014 Spring semester)

Students are advised to apply early. Students may check in after being offered a room. The accommodation fee shall be paid on a monthly basis. The accommodation fee needs to be paid one week prior to start of the next month.

(2)Student Flat (Shahe Campus)

TSingle room (14 square meters):80RMB per person per day

Double room type I (30 square meters): inner room (1 person) 80 RMB per person per day; outer room (1 person) 80 RMB per person per day

Double room type II (30 square meters): inner room (1 person) 60 RMB per person per day; outer room (2 persons) 50 RMB per person per day

Accommodation fee is paid upon checking in. Fees for next semester should be paid at the end of the previous semester in total amount. Note that accommodation fee cannot be refunded if students wish to move out before the end of the semester. Shahe campus is closed during summer and winter break and cannot offer student accommodation during this period.


V.Contact Us


i. Zhanlan Road Campus:


Tel: 86-10-68323894,68323341,68323348

Fax: 86-10-68323243,86-10-68348664


Add: International Students Section, China Foreign Affairs University, 24 Zhanlan Road, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Postal Code: 100037


ii. Shahe Campus


Tel and fax: 86-10-81754717


Add: Room 131, Building A,China Foreign Affairs University, University Park, Changping District,Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Postal Code: 102206



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