Beijing Foreign Studies University, South China Institute Campus BFSU


Introduction to South China Institute (SCI)

Beijing Foreign Studies University, South China Institute (BFSU SCI) is a newly established campus in Foshan, Guangdong province under the direct authority of Beijing Foreign Studies University. 

On 2015 May 20th, SCI was officially unveiled in Sino-European Service Center in Foshan, Guangdong Province.

The school is a new integrated industry, research and development organization with international standards built with the support of the local government of Guangdong province, which aims to serve the process of industrial upgrading and globalization of Chinese enterprises by integrating BFSU rich global resources, and is committed to regional and industrial research to promote into the industrial upgrading and docking, but also committed to training global talent, the cultivation of Chinese and foreign youth learning Exchange Community platform as well as to produce academic leaders in the era of China's economic globalization.

In keeping with BFSU's international perspective, the South China Institute specializes in teaching various programs for overseas students in full English or Chinese-medium. The courses are designed to provide international students with a wide range of teaching experiences, excellent business courses, professional modules and coupled with Chinese language training thus fostering industry experts and management talent who can succeed in the context of economic globalization. As China continues to become an important economic partner for a growing number of economies, our graduates who are proficient in the latest contemporary business management theory and practice will become active business elites and leaders in the 21st-century Sino-foreign economic exchanges.

As the only education and research institution in the Industrial Zone, SCI aims to provide knowledge and consultancy support to business practices. Teaching and study activities are practice-oriented and integrated with local businesses, which clearly differentiates SCI from a traditional educational institution. SCI is an important supplement to and development of the BFSU Beijing campus.



Provide an outstanding learning environment and programs that lead to excellent outcomes for all graduates, enabling them to work in and guide a diverse and changing world.

Undertake high-impact researches in southern China, at high international standards, to provide commercial and practical benefits for local industries and for our partners.

Strengthen and extend our strategic partnerships with professionals, universities and local companies to reflect both our academic ambitions and our civic responsibility.

Why Choose to study at SCI

Great experiences

While studying in China, students have opportunities to visit Fortune 500 and top Chinese companies and take advantage of the many extra-curricular activities on offer.

Guangdong province is always the pioneer in Chinese economic reforms. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the unique business culture in Southern China.

Excellent teachers

Our teachers share a passion for teaching excellence. They are committed to outstanding mentorship and delivering the best outcomes for students.

First class facilities

Our first-class facilities underpin our teaching and students activities and ensure all students have the best possible experience on campus.

Multi-cultural Communities

Our inclusive and supportive campus environment embraces the cultural diversity of the students from all over the world, which enables students to engage in the multi-cultural community and build up a future social network.


To encourage academic excellence, varieties of scholarships will be provided. The scholarship application will be reviewed based on academic records, special talents, as well as social activities.





1. Foundation Program (English for Academic Purpose - EAP)

Introduction to the Program

The Foundation Program at South China Institute (SCI) is designed for international students who intend to enrol for a business degree course but are not qualified in an academic setting.

The BFSU-SCI Foundation Program prepares students with O-Levels or its equivalent qualification to enter onto undergraduate degree programs offered by BFSU.

The program provides students with core subjects that will enhance their English proficiency, business and academic knowledge and at the same time, develop their understanding and appreciation of other basic subjects.

During Foundation semester, you will study a combination of core modules, including English Language, Business English, Chinese Language, Business Mathematics, Business Studies, and several electives, which prepares you for the undergraduate study.

5 credits can be transferred to the bachelor program and the tuition will be exempted accordingly if certain courses are completed successfully.

Students in this program for one semester or one year prior to enrolling for a degree course. Reasonable English proficiency is a requirement for entry to the program.

Why apply for the International Foundation program?

  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • a campus-based program with access to university facilities
  • the highest levels of personal attention and support

Program Information

Program Name International Foundation Program - English for Academic Purpose (EAP)
Course Duration One Semester or One Year
Starting Dates
  • Fall (September)
  • Spring (March)
Tuition Fee (RMB) RMB 15,000/semester; RMB 30,000/year
  • Completed recognized upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies to the required standards
  • Proof of English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL IBT 64 / TOEIC 600
Application Deadlines
  • Spring semester: 31st December
  • Fall semester: 30th June
Courses (subjects)
  • English and Skills for Academic Study
  • Business English
  • Core Mathematics for Business Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Business Studies
Elective (subjects)
  • Critical Thinking and Learning Skills
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Research Methodology
  • Chinese Culture and Business Etiquette
  • British and American Culture

2. Chinese-taught Bachelor's Degree Programs 

International Business and International Marketing

The degree programs aim to provide international students with a wide range of teaching experience, excellent applied business courses and professional Chinese training, to join the English language compulsory course learning, so as to develop a global perspective, familiar with the Chinese business environment of the complex language application management personnel.

In addition to providing a high standard of business theory teaching, the Chinese-taught business program is also accessible through in-depth corporate visits to enable students to come into contact with and learn first-hand about China's business environment and business knowledge. It also provides students with the opportunity to exchange opportunities overseas, thus deepening students ' understanding of the global Chinese economy, society and culture. 

Program Information Degree
Major International Business, International Marketing
Duration 4 years
Tuition Fee RMB34,900 per year
Application Fee RMB800
Intake September (each year) 
Entry requirements HSK 4, High School Grade 12th

3. Chinese Language Training Programs

Chinese Language Training Program Introduction to the Program The Chinese Language Training Program at South China Institute (SCI) is a one semester or one year program for international students. 

The Program Teaching of the Chinese language is offered at various levels based on students’ language proficiency, which covers from zero-basis starters to higher levels. The courses are focused on aural and oral training.

Program Name                   Chinese Language Training                               
Course Duration 8 weeks Intensive course (summer time) One semester or One year
Starting Dates July - August
  • Fall (September)
  • Spring (March)
Tuition Fee (RMB) RMB 3,600
  • RMB 8,000/semester
  • RMB 16,000/year
Application Deadlines 30th June
  • Spring Semester: 31st December
  • Fall semester: 30th June

4. Certificate in Chinese Business (Language & Culture Experience & Business Consulting Challenge & Business Seminars)

The program is designed for non-degree seeking students who will spend one semester in China and hope to acquire a better understanding of contemporary China. Not only to LEARN but to EXPERIENCE the dynamic cultural and business context of China, as well as its interaction with the other major economies. 

  • Immersion week – Visit Fortune 500 companies and top Chinese companies every semester.
  • Homestay opportunities – Live with local families and immerse yourself into the real Chinese community
  • Sitting in the same class with top Chinese students, building your future social network.
  • Scholarship available for excellent students


  • Introduction to Chinese Finance
  • Chinese Culture & Business Etiquette
  • Contemporary Issues of Chinese Economy
  • The Changing Chinese Business Environment
  • Strategic Management in China
  • Developing a Business in China
  • Marketing in China
  • Chinese Language
  • Careers and Training:

BFSU helps students with internships career advice. Such as with ShunFeng, HSBC, Deloitte, PWC, Mercedes Benz, JP Morgan Chase etc.

Program Name Certificate in Chinese Business
Course Duration One semester
Starting Dates
  • Fall (September)
  • Spring (March)
Tuition Fee (RMB) RMB 18,000/semester (certificate)
Requirements Proof of English proficiency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
Application Deadlines
  • Spring semester: 31st December
  • Fall semester: 30th June

5. English-medium Degree Programs (1 year at SCI Campus + 3 years in Beijing or 2 + 2)

For a full list of bachelor's degree programs visit  BFSU - English-medium Bachelor's Degrees

For a full list of master's degree programs visit  BFSU - English-medium Master Degrees

Campus Facilities and Students Activities

  • Teaching Building





Beijing Foreign Studies University SCI's Facilities










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