CHINA: PEKING UNIVERSITY
Academic Year Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
3.0 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
Near native fluency in Mandarin.
Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution.
Citizens of the People's Republic of China are not eligible to apply
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
to view the online course catalog
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for China: Peking University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs including accommodations, travel, and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates at the top of the brochure page.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program.
Academic Year: September to July
The China: Peking University program is affiliated with Peking University (PKU)
, a major research university located in Beijing. The university, which was founded in 1898, is consistently listed as one of the highest ranked universities in China.
Most students take courses at PKU’s School of Chinese as a Second Language (SCSL). Additionally, students with near-fluency in Mandarin (reading, writing, and speaking fluency) can take regular courses taught in Mandarin such as: Chinese literature, history and philosophy. Language tutors are available at a reasonable cost.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin
for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
The China: Peking University program is located in Beijing, the capital city of China. Beijing is one of the most populous cities in the world with over 21 million inhabitants. Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by population after Shanghai and is the nation’s political, cultural, and education center. The city also has the largest university library in Asia.
PKU’s School of Chinese as a Second Language (SCSL), where most students take classes, is situated in the western part of campus amidst the international student complex known as Shao Yuan. This complex includes dormitories, cafeteria, post office, coffee shop, as well as classrooms and offices. More than 2,500 international students attend PKU.
Upon arrival in Beijing, students are provided with temporary accommodations arranged by CSU IP. During the orientation week, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Most students live in local apartments and there may be limited availability in dormitories.