📖 Introduction

Peking University is frequently placed the best university in China by many national and international rankings. In addition to academics, Peking University is especially renowned for its campus grounds, and the beauty of its traditional Chinese architecture.

🏫 About Peking University (PKU)

Peking University Location

Peking University is located in the North West of Beijing in the University District (Haidian District).

It is about 15 minutes walk away from Wudaokou which is the centre of the University District. There is also a subway next to the Peking University Gate.

Campus Life:

The students of Peking University enjoy a rich and vibrant campus life. Peking University has been famous for its student activities ever since the time of its foundation. Enjoying the full support from the university, students are encouraged to experience colorful campus lives. There are more than two hundred student-organized associations, and a range of student activities running year-round, which satisfy the different demands of local as well as international students. Through these activities, students cultivate their interpersonal friendship, creativity and leadership.

Every year, there are several carefully designed festivals and activities, which are regarded as main campus events. Some of them are annual, such as New Year’s Eve Celebration, or the International Cultural Festival. Others may be the result of the university encouraging students to follow current trends or explore new activities; the Singing Competition for Foreign Students is one such new event.

In this way, students at Peking University not only receive a comprehensive and prestigious academic education, but also experience a balanced life, consisting of a vibrant array of student organizations and activities, leadership development opportunities, international programs and athletic competitions. Being a student at Peking University, you have the privilege of making good use of her resources to work towards realizing your dreams. Theuniversityseeks to fulfill its commitment to free speech and inquirywiththe importance of an education that encompasses the whole personin mind. We expect all students to be open to the numerous challenges and opportunities our institution provides and offers.

Activities

“Being involved in activities allows you to take control of your experience at college and make it your own. You get out of college what you put into it, and that’s true outside of the classroom as well,” one student said.He also recognized that being a part of extracurricular activities has made him a more well-rounded person, and has helped him to develop the skills to become a leader.

Each year, hundreds of academic seminars and lectures are offered to students. Representative student activities include International Culture Festivals, PKU Top Ten Singers, New Year Eve Celebration, Chorus Competition, Freshman Art Performance, andChallenge Cup Academic Competition, among others.

International Cultural Festivals

The International Cultural Festival is held every October.It is a grand event in the history of Peking University’s cultural exchange, a brilliant exhibition of a multi-ethnic global vision,and on this vivid stage it will be set by the international students of Peking University.

On the appointed day, representatives from various embassies, university heads, and student representatives from home and abroad are invited to participate in a grand opening ceremony. International students will be representatives of their own countries, using their intuition and creativity to organize their own country’s booth.

PKU Top Ten Singers

The “PKU Top Ten Singers” annual contest always gains the hottest attention around the campus. After three rounds of competition, more than twenty contestants will meet in the competition finals.

Every year, a large number of songs written by students appear on the stage. In this competition, the charm, passion, creativity and talent of PKU students are demonstrated in full to their peers.

Beida Cup Athletic Championships

Every year, the PKU Student Union holds the Beida Cup Athletic Championships, which includes sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, etc. This event is a great opportunity for students from different departments compete with each other. It receives great attention from students, and promotes the athletic spirit on campus quite considerably

Introduction to some of the star student organizations:

PekingUniversityMountaineering Association (PUMA)

PUMA was founded in the year 1989, and has henceforth enjoyed great fame around campus. Mountain climbing, which combines natural exploration and scientific investigation, strives to exploit the rich, mountainous resources of the land. In the summertime,  social practice teams are organized to go to the border areas of the country, render services to the local people and harvest first-hand knowledge of their lifestyles at the same time.

Students’ International Communication Association (SICA)

Since its establishment in 1997, SICA was closely involved in the international exchange of Peking University, including the reception and interview of distinguished guests to Peking University, such as heads of foreign states, ambassadors, university presidents, social and commercial celebrities, etc.

SICA has developed into a friendly interface for student exchange by organizing various international forums and festivals inviting participation from Chinese and international students both from home and abroad. For instance, some events include the JING Forum with University of Tokyo, the Beida-Harvard Exchange Camp, The Peking Globalist with Yale University, etc.

Loving Heart Society of Peking University

This is the first community service student association in China. They promote the concept of equality and civil rights; help the disabled and the handicapped, and volunteer in the countryside to help the poor. On campus, they distribute flyers and tips, in addition to reminding their fellow students to have generous hearts in society.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

💸 Living Expenses in Beijing

Expense Average costs
Accommodation On average, a single room student dormitory accommodation will cost about RMB 1500 per month, or about RMB 18,000 per year, including utilities.
Food A meal at the university canteen/restaurant or in a fast-food restaurant outside would cost about RMB 7 to RMB 30. The average monthly bill for students that will study in Beijing, China can be between the range of RMB 1800 to RMB 4000.
Transportation A one-way local transport ticket in Beijing costs about RMB 4. The taxi start rate costs about RMB 13, plus the additional taxi rate per kilometer of about RMB 2.30. A monthly transport pass for university students in Beijing would cost around RMB 200.
Extra costs: Some extra costs for university students who will study in Beijing, China are books and study materials around RMB 210 to RMB 350 per month (increased costs for those studying Sciences, Medicine, or Art), and medical insurance of about RMB 400 per six months.

Programs

  • Chinese Language Studies Program
    18,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2020
  • Chinese Language Summer School
    0 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2020
  • Doctor of Professional Studies in Business (DPS)
    0 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2020
  • Executive Education
    0 RMB / Year
    Start Date: /
  • Four-week Chinese Language Studies Program
    6,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2020
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting
    26,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Advertisement
    26,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering
    30,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Applied Chemistry
    30,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Bachelor’s in Applied Chinese Linguistics
    26,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Global MBA
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in International Master of Public Administration
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in International Relations
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • LLM Program in Chinese Law (Law School - Beijing)
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • Master’s in New Media
    / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2021
  • PhD in Advanced Materials and Mechanics
    40,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: /
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering
    40,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: /
  • PhD in Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering
    40,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: /
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering
    200,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2020
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (Emory Joint Ph.D. Program)
    40,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2020
  • 📬 Admissions Process

    3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

    Application step 1

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    Application step 3

    Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

    Required documents:

    • Passport
    • Graduation certificate
    • Passport size photo

    Preparing documents:

    You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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    Application process:

    Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

    The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

    Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

    After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

    The university may contact you directly for further questions.

    We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

    After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

    Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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    Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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