Beijing, home to two of the world’s top-50 universities, and several others in the top 500, China’s capital is a good showcase for the country’s growing higher education strengths.

In the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings®, China’s two highest entries are Peking University (46) and Tsinghua University (48) – both based in Beijing. With strong ratings from domestic and international employers, Beijing’s universities are also producing graduates highly valued in the workplace.

Certainly for anyone who wants to learn Chinese in a city with strong international career opportunities, this dynamic metropolis at the center of the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economy must be a tempting option.

Here we list some of the top universities to learn Chinese Mandarin in Beijing:

1. Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College

Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College (BLCC), previously known as Beijing Overseas Students Training School, Beijing Chinese Language and Culture School, Beijing Chinese Language and Culture Training Center) is directly subordinate to OCAO. It is the only one institution specialized in Chinese education in China. The college was founded in 1950 with the complete support from MS. He Xiangning and MR. Liao Chengzhi.


BLCC is renowned for its outstanding Chinese teaching and professional service. It is now the training center for highly qualified Chinese teachers, R & D center of Chinese education and learning center for international students interested in Chinese language and culture. It ranks among the first Chinese teaching bases authorized by OCAO and the first training bases of language application authorized by the State Language Commission of China. The college is also an HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) site.
In the past more than 60 years since its establishment, there have been nearly 100,000 students, teachers and officials from over 130 countries coming to study and do research in BLCC, which has won high international reputation for it.
The college has two campuses. Fuchengmen campus is located in central Beijing, just 5 km from Tiananmen Square. Huilongguan campus is located in Changping District of Beijing, covering a total area of nearly 15 hectares. The two campuses can accommodate a total of about 2,000 students. BLCC has advanced and full-featured facilities, beautiful campuses and efficient transportation, and provide convenient, comfortable and considerate conditions for all the students.

Website :
Address : China, Beijing, Changping District 7th north Rd No.69
Phone    86-10-68326739

2. Beijing Language and Culture University

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is the only one of its kind in China with the primary task of teaching Chinese language and culture to foreign students, which educates Chinese students in foreign languages and other relevant subjects of humanities and social sciences, training teachers teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and providing intensive trainings in foreign languages. During the 50 years since its founding, BLCU has taught Chinese language and culture to over 100,000 international students from 160 countries and regions. More than 10,000 international students and over 5,000 Chinese students come here to study each year.


BLCU enjoys academic advantages in the fields of teaching Chinese as a foreign language and teaching Chinese culture. Its programs cover both short-term and long-term language certificate courses and degree courses (B.A., M.A. and Ph.D), each with distinctive characteristics. To meet diversified needs of students, BLCU has optimized its disciplines to update its specialties, create new fields of study and develop a rational curriculum. To implement programs, a new discipline system has been set up, covering many subjects such as Literature, Economics, Law, Engineering, History, Education, etc. BLCU is entitled to grant bachelor, master and doctor degrees.

Website :
Address : China, Beijing, Haidian 15th Xueyuan Rd
Phone    : +86 10 8230 3114

3. Peking University

Peking University was founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment. It also served as the highest administration for education at the beginning of its founding.


Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world’s best universities in the future.

Website :
Address : China, Beijing, Haidian District 5th Yiheyuan Rd
Phone    : +86 10 6275 1201

4. Tsing Hua (Qing Hua) University

Being one of the most prestigious universities in China, TsingHua University promises to offer a world-class learning environment for anyone who wants to learn Chinese in Beijing.
The educational philosophy of TsingHua is to “train students with integrity.” Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from TsingHua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.


With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, TsingHua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.

Website :
Address : China, Beijing, Haidian District, 30th Shuang Qing Rd.
Phone    :+86 10 6279 3001

5. Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences. The university’s predecessor, the Normal College of the Imperial University of Peking, was founded in 1902.
Throughout its development over more than one hundred years, Beijing Normal University has always been developing along the route of self-improvement. It has never stopped the efforts in deepening the educational reform and has steadily raised the level and quality of education. In addition, BNU has attached great importance to academic development and shaped herself into a moderately-scoped, rationally-structured, diversified and comprehensive university.


Beijing Normal University is committed to the development of research, rapidly increasing research funding and achieving a number of high level research outcomes. Besides, Beijing Normal University has actively developed an international academic exchange and cooperative system, thereby promoting a steady increase in international influences.

Address: China, Beijing Haidian District 19th XinJieKouWai Rd.
Phone   : +86 10 58806183

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Edited by Lydia Gunawan