Exchange: Beijing Foreign Studies University

Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is a prestigious university in China that offers the most language programs in the country; it excels in the teaching and studying of foreign languages, foreign literature, overseas sinology. Students have taken courses in areas such as Chinese language, East Asian studies, and Comparative Literature.

Credit Equivalency: 40 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses: Exchange students will teach in the Elementary Department or the Secondary Department courses of foreign language, Canadian culture, or any related subject. Exchange students will have access to courses in Chinese language, Chinese culture or related subjects, short home-stay, two culture-related tours.

Housing: On-campus housing is guaranteed

Open to students enrolled in the Education and Society program at Victoria College only.


Country(ies): China
City: Beijing
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: Yes
Timeline: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Feb-June), Year-long (Sept-Jun)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall/Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: Chinese, English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award and funding from host institution (housing, stipend, meal)


Schools/Faculties: Arts and Science (St. George)
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25