Peking University China

About Peking University

Established in 1898, Peking Universityis the first national comprehensive university in modern China. As China’s leading higher education institution for teaching and research, Peking University enjoys an excellent academic reputation, attracting top scholars and students from China and all over the world. In accordance with its academic brilliance, Peking University continues to expand its collaborative research by developing a global network of partnership through innovative exchange programs with over 260 world renowned institutions in more than 50 countries and regions. She has also hosted many distinguished guests including over 60 state heads, 50 Nobel Laureates and many presidents of prestigious institutions. Their visits reflect Peking University’s international reputation and progress toward establishing itself as a world-class university.


Beijing, China

The campus of Peking University is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing. As China's political, cultural and educational center, Beijing is a rapidly developing metropolis longing for various exchanges with other countries in this increasingly globalizing world. Beijing is a hub of Chinese civilization and culture and boasts 7300 cultural relics and historic sites and more than 200 scenic spots. Traversing for several kilometers on lofty and rugged mountain ranges, the Great Wall is the only man-made structure that can be seen in the outer space. Noted for its undisturbed tranquility, the Summer Palace is a classic representative of royal gardens and summer retreats. Situated at the city's heart, the Forbidden City is a fine embodiment of China's long history and vibrant culture. 

Graduate Program

Program Information

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1    


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Online Application (to be completed after nomination)
  • Updated Resume
  • Copy of valid passport
  • 2 passport-sized photos

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


There are different types of housing facilities for international students at PKU. International Students may live on campus at the Shao Yuan Student Dormitory or Zhongguanyuan Global Village. On-campus dormitory vacancies are limited. You may find off-campus apartment via local rental agents. More information regarding housing can be found here.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester at Peking University runs from early September to mid-January; the spring semester runs from late February to late June. View PKU's academic calendar here

Chinese Language Courses

Chinese Language Studies Program is open to international students who love Chinese Language and Chinese culture. Students learn Chinese at the PKU School of Chinese as a Second Language as full-time general visiting students.

Instruction is divided into elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students are arranged into suitable classes according to the results of the Chinese placement test at the beginning of the semester.
Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center ( Building 58E , Room 2300).

Additional Information
  • Peking Grade Conversion Scale (coming soon)
  • Peking Credit Conversion Scale (coming soon)
  • Estimated Cost - Fall Semester
  • Estimated Cost - Spring Semester 
  • International Student Handbook
  • Orientation Information
  • Peking University on Facebook
  • Contact

    International Students Division 

    Office of International Relations
    Peking University, Beijing, 100871
    People's Republic of China   

    (86 -10)-62750592