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Chinese Language Studies Program

Peking University Chinese Language Studies Program

 

Introduction

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. Class size is approximately fifteen students per class. Normally class hours are from Monday to Friday, four academic hours per day, twenty hours per week. For more Chinese language course information, please visit the School of Chinese as a Second Language (http://hy.pku.edu.cn/).

Besides Chinese language studies in the classroom, Peking University also offers program students a series of activities to experience Chinese culture and get a deeper understanding of China.

Upon completion of the program students will receive a program certificate and an official transcript. The program is normally one semester long, but students could apply for extending their study period to at most four semesters in accumulation.

 

Application Prerequisites

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, and have a formal education background at high school level or above, in good health, above the age of 18 and under the age of 45.

 

Chinese Proficiency Requirement

No Chinese proficiency requirement.

 

Application Process

Application is completed through two steps:

Step 1. Online Registration.

Register your details athttp://www.studyatpku.com. Please choose “Non-degree program”—“General Visiting Students Program”—“GVS3”, fill in the application form, choose “School of Chinese as a Second Language” when filling in the study plan online, submit and download the application form in PDF format.

Step 2. Submit Hardcopies of the Application Materials.

Please send the hardcopies of the following documents to the PKU International Students Division by postage/express.

(1) Peking University Application Form. Print the downloaded form out, sign and attach a passport-style photograph.

(2) Certification of highest degree attained or Certificate of Enrollment at University(original documents or certified copies, either in Chinese or English).

(3) Letter of Motivation/Study Plan, 500-1000 words, in Chinese/English.

(4) At least one recommendation letter from your school/company (original documents, either in Chinese or English).

(5) One photocopy of your valid passport ID page (passport type must be ordinary).

Note: Your application documents will not be returned.

 

Application Fee

400RMB, paid in the following ways:

(1)   in cash;

(2)   by Yinlian bank card on spot;

(3)   through online payment.

Note: Any other currency or travel check would not be accepted.

The application fee is not refundable.

Applications with incomplete hardcopies of materials or without application fee will not be considered.

 

When to Apply

Fall Semester Admission: Online application starts on March 1st every year.

Spring Semester Admission: Online application starts on November 1st every year.

Note: Applications are on a “rolling” (first come, first served) basis until full capacity. Only when the office receives the hardcopies of all the required documents will the application be processed.

 

Admission

Admission will be determined according to your educational background and the academic achievement. Upon acceptance, the University will send you the ‘Admission Notification’ as well as the ‘Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW202)’ at the end of the semester.

 

Registration Period

Fall Semester: In early September (specified in the Admission Notification);

Spring Semester: In February (specified in the Admission Notification).

 

PKU Academic Year

Fall Semester: normally from September to January;

Spring Semester: normally from February to June.

 

Tuition Fee (per person)

18,000RMB/semester.

 

Teaching Materials Fee

150-300RMB/semester

 

Medical Insurance

The Ministry of Education of China requires that all international students be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. Peking University international students are required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students on the day of registration.

Students who do not have valid medical insurance will not be allowed to register.

For more information about the insurance, please visit the insurance company’s website (www.lxbx.net).

 

Extracurricular Activities

Peking University offers program students a series of extracurricular activities in both autumn and spring semesters to experience Chinese culture and get a deeper understanding of China. The following activities, which are subject to the exact notice of the semester, are for your reference.

Semester

Type

Activity

Time

Autumn Semester

In-City Tours

Mutianyu Great   Wall Visit

September

Beautiful Beijing   Village Visit

September

PKU   International Culture Festival

October

Temple of Heaven   Visit and Acrobatics Performance

November

PKU   International Students’ New Year Party (Buffet)

December

Weekend Tour

Visit Mountain   Tai and Confucius’s Hometown

October

Field Trip

Visit Other   Provinces and Cities

Early January

Spring Semester

In-City Tours

Tian’anmen   Square and the Forbidden City Visit

February

Beijing Opera   Performance

March

Beijing   Quadrangle Courtyard and Hutong Visit

April

Tanzhe Temple   Visit

June

Weekend   Tour

Visit Yungang   Chinese Buddhist Grottoes

May

Field   Trip

Visit Other   Provinces and Cities

Late   June

 

Accommodation and Catering

There are different types of housing facilities for international students on PKU campus, and applications are open online at www.studyatpku.com. Dormitories are not guaranteed. For more information about the application time, please pay close attention to the PKU International Students Division’s website (www.isd.pku.edu.cn).

Self-funded students may find their own living accommodation off campus. Below is some information for reference:

Accommodation can be arranged through the Beijing Buddy student relocation specialists:

Beijing Buddy: register on www.beijingbuddy.com OR send an email to Allen via allen@beijingbuddy.com to make a reservation.

Please NOTE that students who live off campus must register to the local police station within 24 hours.

Students will receive a Peking University campus card (ID card) upon registration and may use the card in on-campus dining halls, PKU Library and other facilities.

 

Visa

Students admitted to PKU may apply for the visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country with your Admission Notification and JW202 form. International students who study in China for over 6 months are required to obtain ‘X1’ Visa, which is only valid for 30 days upon your arrival in China. You must come to the International Students Division and apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days in order to obtain a legal status in China. Students who study at PKU for less than 6 months should apply for ‘X2’ visa.

 

Contact Information

International Students Division, Office of International Relations

3rd Floor, New Sun Student Center,

Peking University, Beijing 100871

People’s Republic of China

Telephone: (86-10)-6275 1230

Fax: (86-10)-6275 1233

E-mail: study@pku.edu.cn

Website: www.isd.pku.edu.cn,www.oir.pku.edu.cn

 

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