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The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds

We promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.


HSK exams

Register by 18 July to take HSK exams in Leeds on 18 August.

Online HSK Preparation Course

Four online sessions to help prepare you for your HSK exam in October.


Welcome Stall in the Business School (Postgraduate Welcome Week)

We will be joining some of our Business School colleagues in the Maurice Keyworth foyer to welcome new students as they come to register their arrival in Leeds. Anyone is welcome to come along, say hello and find out more about what we do!

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Mandarin Excellence Programme event inspires young learners

On 20 and 21 June the Business Confucius Institute supported the East Asian Studies Department to host nearly 90 young Mandarin learners for a day of Chinese language and culture.

Local Chinese school perform at Manchester Dragon Boat Festival celebrations

On June 9 2024, the day before the Dragon Boat Festival in the lunar calendar, nearly twenty teachers and students from New Vision Education Chinese School visited Salford Quays in Manchester to participate in the UK Chinese Dragon Boat Festival celebration hosted by the Xinhua Chinese Association.

Huge success for Leeds Students in the 2024 Chinese Bridge Competition

On Thursday 6th June, two Leeds students took part in the 21st Edition of the Chinese Bridge Competition in London. Francesca Pala (Chinese name 方可心) won three different prizes: Most Eloquent Award, Most Popular Contestant and second place in the competition overall.

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Reflections on my BCI Project Assistant Internship

Our 2023-2024 intern, Émilien Luigi looks back at his time as the Leeds Business Confucius Institute (BCI) Project Assistant.  An exciting opportunity to develop various...

Mischa Wilmers on the evolution of his Mandarin-learning approach

Mischa Wilmers started learning Chinese in our evening classes as a way to meet people when he first moved to Leeds. Six years on he...

Apply now: Business Confucius Institute Project Assistant

We are looking for our next Project Assistant! This flexible, part-time internship is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and contribute to the work of...

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