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China: Peking University
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0
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:

CHINA: PEKING UNIVERSITY

APPLICATION DEADLINES

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

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.? 


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term prior to the program start date.
Near native fluency in Mandarin

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Cost
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 above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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. 
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 (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.


LOCATION

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.


HOUSING

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.