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Peking University Application Information for International Students(Research Scholar)

Program introduction

Candidate must have a doctoral degree or have the title of Associate Professor or higher. Research Scholars will be given access to the school’s resources and be allowed to collaborate with professors of the accepting college or department to conduct specific areas of research.

Application prerequisites: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens under the age of 55, have attained a doctoral degree or have the title of Associate Professor or higher. Please inform us any particular requirements in term of your health.

 
When to apply:Research scholars enjoy flexible application dates and durations of research. The applications can be submitted anytime in spring or fall semester (except of legal holidays), and duration of study may be 1 semester, 1 year or a few months.
 
Application process:
1. On-Line registration.
1.1. Please register your details on http://www.studyatpku.com . Please fill in the application form and submit and also print a hardcopy for reference.
2. Submit Application Materials.
2.1. After completing the Peking University Application Form for International Students on-line please print and attach a passport-style photograph.
2.2. Certification of highest degree attained, and official academic transcripts (original documents or certified copies in Chinese or English)
2.3. Two letters from your referees. The referees should be professors or persons with relevant academic title. The recommendation letter must be original documents either in Chinese or English.
2.4. Certificate of Chinese proficiency level (If appropriate)
2.5. Research proposal (no less than 1000 characters, in Chinese or English)
2.6. One photocopy of your valid passport of information page (passport type must be ordinary)
Note: Two copies of the above application materials are required, one original one duplicate. Your applications documents will not be returned.
 
Application fee: 400RMB. paid in cash, by Yinlian bank card or through online payment. Any other currency or travel check would not be accepted. The application fee is not refundable.
Note: Applications with incomplete materials or without the application fee will not be considered.
 
Admission: Admission will be determined by your proposed colleges or departments according to your academic achievements. Normally it takes 4 to 8 weeks to get the Letter of Admission after the application submitted. Most successful candidates have established prior contacts with the professors in their particular fields; anyone wishing to come for a Research Scholars is strongly advised to find a supervisor in advance.
 
Registration Period: Specified in the Letter of Admission
 
Research Fee: 3,320 RMB/Month
 
Medical insurance
Peking University’s regulations require that all international students must be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. 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.
 
Accommodation information
There are different types of housing facilities for international students at PKU. For information about Shaoyuan International Students Residences, please contact the office directly. Phone No.: 86-10-6275 2264, 86-10-62757361. For information regarding Zhongguanxinyuan, you are welcome to visit http://pkugv.pku.edu.cn. For specific advice please contact 010-62752288.
Self-funded Students are required to find their own living accommodation. Please note that students who live off campus must register to the local police station within 24 hours.
 
Visa information
Students admitted to PKU may apply for your visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country with your letter of admission and JW202 form. International students who will study in China for over 6 months are required to obtain ‘X’ Visa, which will only be valid for 30 days after 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. Study period within 6 months can apply for F visa.
 
Contact information
International Students Division, Office of International Relations
Shaoyuan Building 3
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


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