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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Program Cost, Spring
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/20/2018
Rolling Admission 08/24/2018 12/07/2018
NOTE: Do not book travel until you have been fully enrolled in the program and moved to Step 3.
Spring 2019 10/03/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2019 04/28/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: Some Recommended, NOT Required GPA: 3.2
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Art History (ARTH), Business Administration (BUSN), Chinese (CHIN), College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies (COMM), Economics (ECON), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Management (MGMT), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Undergraduate
Accomodations: Home stay, Hotel, Residence halls, Shared apartments off-campus Program Advisor: Brittany Williams-
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: No Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Beijing palace



CHINA: Beijing 

China Studies Program at Peking University

Semester Program 


Beijing is a city of contrasts - a modern Asian boom-town that strives to preserve the cultural landscape of its glorious past while all around the glass and steel emblems of its dynamic present flourish.  As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing attracts people from all over the world.  While its new high-rises and financial institutions testify to its booming economy, remnants of Old Beijing remain.  Streets lined with dumpling and noodle stands, beautiful parks bedecked with pagodas, and 19th century homes with graceful four-walled courtyards still charm visitors from around the world.


This program is offered in conjunction with the affiliate provider China Studies Institute (CSI) at Peking University.  Students who participate in this program study at the prestigious Peking University. Founded in 1898, Peking University (BEIDA) is the first national university in Chinese modern history. It is known today as the "Harvard of China" and enjoys the highest academic reputation. Students enroll in five courses focusing on Chinese language, business, political science, economics, woman's studies, history, art and literature.

Visit the China Studies Institue Website



China Studies Program - Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies

NOTE: Core Curriculum designations on this list pertain to the OLD Core only 

See Courses Offered at China Studies Institute

In order to select courses, please use the links provided above. One link lists the courses that will be offered at Peking University and the second link lists the USD course equivalent. Students wishing to participate in this program will need to cross-reference the two links to select courses. Please notify Justin Berens ( if there are courses listed on the course offerings that are NOT pre-approved that you would like to take at Peking University. The International Studies Abroad Office will then begin the transfer evaluation process.



All non-immersion students will have to live in on-campus dorms. The dorms are double occupancy and equipped with private bath, air conditioning, television, internet access and a telephone. 

Immersion students will have to live at off-campus apartments or with host families.  Off campus apartments are located in Chinese residential neighborhoods with air conditioning, TV, internet access, telephone, bath, and a kitchen.  It may take ten to fifteen minutes to walk to campus.  The big advantage is that students live amongst and interact with Chinese citizens, a great way to understand culture and improve language skills. Housing with host families might required a commute of 30-60 minutes. 


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.




Included in the price of the program are numerous excursions throughout the city of Beijing as well as a 14 day tour throughout China at the end of the program. This 14 day tour visits numerous cities throughout China, such as Tibet and Shanghai. More specific information regarding these excursions and study trip can be found on the China Studies Institute web site:

Click here for more information on excursion itineraries


A valid passport is required for all international travel. To enter China and study at Peking University, a Chinese Student Visa will be required. China Studies Institute will issue the student with immigration documents that will allow the student to apply for a Chinese Student Visa. Visit the Chinese Consulate's website to review the visa requirements.


  • Complete your GoInternational application
  • Complete the CSI online application available on their website
  • Submit to the International Center: 
    • original transcript from all institutions attended
    • 1 recommendation letter from a faculty member
    • 1 photocopy of your passport



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To view the Peking University virtual tour, CLICK HERE