Dalian University of Foreign Languages

Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) is located in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian. Formerly known as Dalian School of Japanese Language, it was founded in 1964 with the gracious attention of late Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai. It aimed at training foreign affairs officials, Japanese translators and Japanese interpreters. It is now under the administration of the Education Commission of Liaoning Province. Through 40 years of development, DUFL has fledged into a multi-disciplinary foreign language university which also offers programs in other fields like arts, economics, management, engineering and law.

DUFL offers 20 bachelor programs among which 10 lead to master programs. The 20 bachelor programs include Japanese, English, Russian, French, Korean, German, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Chinese Literature, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Art Design, Tourism Management, International Economics & Trade, Computer Science & Technology, Information Management and Information System, Computer Software Engineering, Journalism and Music Studies. Japanese Language & Literature and English Language & Literature are named key disciplines at the provincial level.

Altogether over 20,000 students are currently studying at the university, including 700 postgraduates, 10,000 undergraduates, 900 international students, and nearly 10,000 students for adult education and on various training programs. Since its establishment, more than 50,000 students have graduated from the university and over 300,000 students have received language training here. The university cherishes a staff of nearly 900 members, including more than 300 professors and associate professors. Over 20 scholars are appointed as discipline leaders at the provincial or municipal level. In the meantime, we employ on a regular basis about 80 language teaching experts from other countries such as the United States, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia, and the Republic of Korea.

DUFL has a pre-departure training center for overseas studies approved by the Ministry of Education, a training base for the International Cooperation Project on 21st Century Human Resource Development of Liaoning Province. It is in charge of the assessment of the students on the provincial self-study programs teaching English, Japanese, International Trade English, and Korean. There is also a test center directly under the Ministry of Education administering over 20 language tests such as TOEFL, GRE, HSK, JLPT, BJT, KPT, and WSK.

DUFL attaches great importance to international exchanges and has established a multiple training model. We have entered into partnership with over 100 universities, research institutions and civil societies from 20 countries. Over 300 undergraduates and postgraduates are sent abroad each year to study at prestigious universities in Japan, Russia, the Republic of Korea, France, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries.

DUFL takes it as its mission to cultivate talents with multidisciplinary knowledge, multiple skills and an international orientation; hence its graduates enjoy a good reputation in the society.


Schools & Departments of DUFL



School of Japanese Studies
School of International Tourism & Hospitality Management
School of English Studies
School of Cultural Communications
School of Applied English
School of Software
Russian Department
School of Chinese Studies
French Department
School of Continuing Education
Korean Department
Department of Social Sciences
German Department
Department of Non-major Foreign Languages Teaching
School of International Art & Design
Department of Physical Education

School of Continuing Education


The School of Continuing Education comprises of International Training College, School of Adult Education, Service Center for Studying Abroad, and Test Center. Its responsibilities include providing assistance to students on self-study programs of higher learning, adult higher education, foreign language teaching, training for people going abroad, service for overseas study and more than 20 language testing programs such as TOEFL, GRE, JLPT and WSK in Liaoning Province.


The School of Continuing Education has made remarkable achievements through these years. With its contributions in training more than 300,000 language learners widely recognized, the School of Continuing Education is honored as a national model institution in assisting students on self-study programs.


Currently, the School of Continuing Education has jointly run foundation programs in Japanese, Korean, English and French with more than 30 universities. The cooperative patterns are as the following:

Japapnese universities: 1+4
French universities: 1+3

Korean universities: 0.3/0.5/0.9/1+4

English speaking countries: 1+2/3/4

UCLAN (UK): 2+1+1 (BA+MA)






Service Center for Studying Abroad



The Service Center for Studying Abroad of Dalian University of Foreign Languages, established in 1999, is a state-owned educational service agency, approved by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Security of PRC. The accreditation No. is [2000]094. Our legal representative is the president of Dalian University of Foreign Languages, which is the only foreign language university in Northeast of China.


With the dedicated staff, the Center has been sending students to Japan, Korea, the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, France, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Malaysia, Switzerland etc. As part of the University, our training section offers a variety of language training programs to the students who are preparing to study abroad. The university foundation programs in Japanese, English, Korean and French are the highlights among the training programs. We are looking forward to cooperation in both student recruiting service and joint training programs with reputed educational institutions.


Contact information:

Mr. Zhai Yunfeng

Director & Associate Dean

Service Center for Studying Abroad, School of Continuing Education,

Dalian University of Foreign Languages

Add: 94 Yan'an Road, Zhongshan Dist., Dalian, PRC, 116002


Tel: 86 411 82642601 Fax: 86 411 82804530

Email: zhai@dlufl.edu.cn ; yfzhai@yahoo.com