Capital Normal University, located in Beijing is a key university funded by the Beijing municipal government, and is well-known for its role in cultural transmission and innovation. With outstanding teaching staff, excellent teaching facilities and a comfortable living environment, the university has set up various departments and offers a complete set of academic disciplines, including liberal arts, science, engineering, management, law, education, art, and foreign languages. It has also opened many research fields with unique oriental cultural characteristics, such as the Chinese literature and traditional culture, calligraphy, oriental dance, and martial arts, providing the best environment for young people from all over the world to learn the Chinese language.
Capital Normal University is a comprehensive normal university offering 46 undergraduate majors and 63 specialties. There are 9 majors covering philosophy, economics, science of law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering and management.
Currently the university's main departments are Primary Education, World History, Comparative literature, Musicology (normal), Arts (normal), English (normal), Literature of Chinese (normal), Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (normal), Bioscience, Bioscience (normal), and Biotechnology.
Applications must be submitted before January 31 and July 31 each year respectively for the spring semester and the fall semester. All applicants need to present certificates and academic records from their previous school. Examinations, both written and oral, are scheduled at the beginning of the initial semester
Single-room charges are 12,000 RMB per year (US$1575). The facilities include bathtub, shower, washing room, telephone, television, fridge (for rent 100RMB/month), air-conditioner, safe, kitchen (with electromagnetic stove and micro-wave oven), washing machine (charge: 3 RMB per wash), Internet interface.
Double room charges are 7,650 RMB per year (US$945) and the facilities include bathtub (in some rooms), shower, washing room, telephone, television, fridge (for rent 100RMB/month), air-conditioner, safe, kitchen (electromagnetic stove and micro-wave oven), washing machine (charge: 3 RMB per wash), Internet interface.
The College of International Education is the faculty responsible for the university's overseas programme. CNU is also an HSK exam center.
(China.org.cn by Maverick Chen, November 27, 2008)