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Inviting applications for English Taught MA and PhD programme at the Beijing Normal University, China

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Inviting applications for English Taught MA and PhD programme at the Beijing Normal University, China

The school of journalism and communication (https://xwcb.bnu.edu.cn/index.html) at Beijing Normal University China is inviting international applications for its English taught MA and PhD programmes, all applicants are also eligible to apply for the University and the Chinese Government Scholarships.

(Application Date: November 15, 2023 - March 10, 2024, Beijing time)

Ph.D. in Media and Communication

Interdisciplinary, Global and Comparative

The Ph.D. program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to explore media, culture and communication-related issues from a global and comparative perspective. The school’s intellectual inquiry is guided by five research areas:

News and Digital Literacy

Digital Media Economy and Cognitive Neural Communication

Intelligent Computational Communication

Digital Publishing and Visual Communication

Risk Communication and Digital Governance

Full-time: 3 years

Language of instruction: English

Programme Introduction:


Programme Admission:


Master in Communication

Program Name: Digital Media, Global Cultures and Communication

The program seeks to combine theories with practices, and adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to explore digital technology-related issues in a global context, issues such as Big Data and AI, Digital Visual Culture, Online Political Communication, Digital Media Economics, Computational Communication, International Communication, Digital Ethics and Governance, Health and Risk Communication, etc.

Full-time: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Programme Introduction:


Programme Admission:



In order to encourage and support excellent applicants to study at BNU, the  University offers a range of scholarships. For details, please refer to: “SCHOLARSHIP” at http://admission-is.bnu.edu.cn.

1. BNU New International Student Scholarship

2. BNU “Silk Road Muduo” Scholarship

3. Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students

4. Chinese Government Scholarship

5. International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

For applications of Chinese Government Scholarships, please refer to the website of the China Scholarship Council (https://www.campuschina.org) or contact the cultural and educational departments of the local Chinese embassy.

How to Apply :

1. Register for an account at  https://international.bnu.edu.cn/ and sign in. Submit all required information as guided. Pay an application fee of 600 RMB (non-refundable) through the payment system on the website;

2. Deliver the hard copies of all required documents to the Admission Office of Beijing Normal University for review (DHL, FedEx, and other international delivery services are recommended to minimize the possibility of mail loss), address referred below;

3. Take an online interview (Interview arrangement notification will be sent out via email, and interview results will be shown in the system).

*Address of the Admission Office of Beijing Normal University (for hard copies delivery):

Admission Office (International Students), Provost’s Office and Academic Affairs, Beijing Normal University A103, Main Building, No. 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District Beijing, China 100875

Tel: +86-10-5880-2944

E-mail: egp@bnu.edu.cn

About the Beijing Normal University and School of Journalism and Communication

A Leading Comprehensive University with 120 Years of History

The Beijing Normal University (BNU) has a rich history that began with its establishment in 1902, a date which nearly marks the origin of modern Chinese education. It is a national “Double First- Class” University (Class A) with a reputation for high-quality teaching and research.

Academic Excellence

It is ranked 12th in Mainland China and 40th in Asia in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2023).  The university offers 56 undergraduate programs, 141 Master's programs, 139 Doctoral programs, and 19 English-taught programs (https://admission-is.bnu.edu.cn/english) in a comprehensive choice of subjects.

School of Journalism and Communication (SJC)

Ranked 8th in Communication/Media Studies & Journalism and Communication in Mainland China in the latest QS World University Rankings (2023) and Times Higher Education China Subject Ratings (2023). The School (sjc.bnu.edu.cn) pioneered the interdisciplinary teaching and research of digital media and communication in Mainland China.

For detailed introduction, pleased download the presentation here:

1.Google Drive download address:


2.Web download address:

BNU MA and PHD Programme Intro Dec 2023

For any enquiries of the programmes, please contact Dr. Yik Chan Chin at: Yik-Chan.Chin@bnu.edu.cn or Professor Hanqing Ding at dinghanqing@bnu.edu.cn; ‎