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Peking University HSBC Business School

Troy overlooking the Great Wall of China

Schenzhen, China

PKU Shenzhen is a diverse and globally-conscious campus in the thriving entrepreneurial city of Shenzhen. Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village of little more than 20,000 inhabitants. Today, this Special Economic Zone is leading 8 China's modernization and development movement with a population of over 14 million. Located in Guangdong, the most vibrant province in China, Shenzhen is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau, and only one hour by train from Guangzhou (Canton). Shenzhen also has growing expatriate community. You can find many international restaurants, shopping malls and grocery stores in Shenzhen. It is also a growing city of design, and home to many young entrepreneurs and start-ups.

About Peking University HSBC Business School

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in 2004 with the intent to advance Peking University's involvement in the global economics, finance, and management research. Located in Shenzhen, PHBS brings Peking University's historical presence and first-tier business education programs to the country's south and benefits from the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city. As an additional advantage, the proximity of Hong Kong, a world financial hub, provides unmatched opportunities for the entire campus community. PHBS currently offers a doctoral program, specialized Master's programs, dual-degree Master's programs with the National University of Singapore, a MBA program, an Executive MBA program, and numerous executive development programs. To provide in-depth Chinese educational experiences with a global perspective, the school admits international students into the specialized Master's and MBA programs. As the most internationalized China-national business school, Peking University HSBC Business school offers 130 English-language, graduate level, business courses per year. Over 50 international and Chinese faculty conduct courses using English and have earned their PhDs from top institutions in the USA and Europe.


HSBC Business School 

Peking University Campus

University Town, Nanshan District

Shenzhen, 518055 China

Tel: +86 0755 2603 6197

PHBS Academics

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from September to mid-January; the spring semester runs from mid-February to late June. View the 2019-2020 exchange term dates.


  • Course list and syllabi
  • Peking University awards 2 credits per semester of language study. Beginning Chinese is available in both fall and spring semesters. Advanced Beginner Chinese is offered in the spring only.

Credit & Grade Conversions

For details on grade conversions, see your study abroad advisor.  Credit conversions can be found on our Credit Conversion page.


Graduate students are expected to take the equivalent of 9-12 UNF credits during the term abroad.

    PHBS Application Process

    Step 1:

    Submit the following items directly to the Coggin Study Abroad Office (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

    • Coggin Semester Study Abroad Application 
    • Copy of valid passport
    • Updated resume

    DEADLINE: March 15 for fall semester and September 15 for spring semester

    Step 2:

    Your study abroad advisor will sent your nomination to PHBS. Soon after, PHBS will send an email with instructions to apply online. Students must submit the following documents to their online application for PHBS:

    • Copy of valid passport
    • UNF transcripts

    DEADLINE: April 7 for fall semester and November 7 for spring semester

    PHBS Housing & Cost


    PHBS recommends that students live on campus, but it is not required. International students live in rooms that are 16 square meters, with a private bathroom and a balcony. The majority of the rooms have 1.2 meter beds, a small percentage have 1.5 meter beds. All international student rooms have a western style toilet, hot water and an air conditioner. The rooms come equipped with basic furniture including: a bed, chair, desk, wardrobe and bedside table. All dormitory buildings have 24-hour security and surveillance. All students have a campus card that only allows residents entry into the dormitory building. The first floors of all dormitories have a laundry room with washing machines. Students may live off campus if you so choose. The school doesn’t provide accommodation outside campus and you will ultimately be responsible for negotiating your own off campus housing. However, PHBS can advise you and recommend areas in Shenzhen.




    UNF students participating in a Coggin semester exchange program will pay UNF tuition. Students will be responsible for all other expenses (i.e. flight, meals, housing, etc.).  See your study abroad advisor for an estimated cost for one semester at PHBS.


    Note: We recommend using Oanda as a currency converter when determining your budget.


    Please view our Study Abroad Funding page for information about scholarships other funding opportunities.