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CSU IP China: Direct Enrollment
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: Chinese Language Prerequisite: Near native fluency in Mandarin
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Geography, History, Humanities, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Political Science/Government, Sociology Special Notes: Age Requirement: 18-45, Citizens of the People's Republic of China are not eligible to apply, GPA cannot be waived.
Program Description:

CSU IP China: Direct Enrollment


Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 

DEADLINE: February 1

Program At A Glance

When: Late August to late May

Units: Students are required to the equivalent of take 15 CSU units each semester.

Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP China as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.  

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date; students must be 18 to 45 years of age.

Course Prerequisites: 4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level study in Mandarin Chinese is required; students should be near native fluency.

Program Overview

The CSU IP China 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 has the largest university library in Asia. More than 2,500 international students attend PKU.

China - Great Wall Most students take courses at PKU’s School of Chinese as a Second Language (SCSL). Additionally, students with near-fluency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, aural, and oral fluency) can take regular courses in selected departments at PKU. Most PKU offerings in Chinese literature, history and philosophy are open to visiting international students. 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 CSU IP China 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. 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 foreign student complex known as Shao Yuan. This complex includes dormitories, cafeteria, post office, coffee shop, as well as classrooms and offices.


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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.