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PKU Four-week Chinese Language Studies Program, Spring 2018

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PKU Four-week Chinese Language Studies Program, Spring 2018
The PKU Four-week Chinese Language Studies Program is organized and administered by the International Students Division, and taught in the School of Chinese as a Second Language. Upon completion of the program, those students who meet the assessment criteria will be issued with a certificate and transcript from Peking University. Students will be divided into 3 levels—elementary, intermediate, and advanced. There will be four hours of teaching each day, a total of twenty hours per week.
Four weeks: February 26th - March 23th, 2018
The specific dates for the programs will be confirmed in the admission letter.
Application Requirements and Admission Process
Non-Chinese citizen;                                                      
Aged between 18 and 50 (inclusive);
In good health;
High school diploma or above;
No criminal record.
Application Period:
Spring 2018 Program: Online applications will open on November 15th, 2017
Applications are on a ‘rolling’ (first come, first served) basis – until all places are filled.
Admissions Process:
Step 1: Online application
Go to the online application website, ⇒
Register for an account ⇒
Sign in and click on “online application” ⇒
Select your application type: Non-Degree Programs Application ⇒
Select type of program: Short-term Program (ST) ⇒
Select “4-week Chinese Enhancement Program, spring 2018” under “Short-term program” ⇒
Fill in the online application and submit it
Step 2: Submit e-documents online.
The following documents are required:
Photocopy of your passport information page
Certificate of your highest academic achievement (copy) or Certificate of Enrollment of your current educational institution (original)
HSK Certificate or official transcripts of full-time Mandarin training (where applicable)
Recommendation letter in either English or Chinese
All documents must be in either Chinese or English. 
Step 3: Review and admission
Applicants can check the status of their application online, by logging into the application system.
Successful applicants should pay the tuition fee online when the online status is “pay the tuition”. The tuition fee should be paid within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will also receive notice of their admission from Peking University via email.
The admission letter and visa application form will be dispatched to the admitted students once the tuition fees have been paid online.
The applicants need to finish the on-line Chinese level self-assessment within the designated dates,the assessment instruction will be sent via email.
Fees & Payment:
Application fee (non-refundable): RMB 400
Tuition fee (including cost of textbooks): RMB 6,000
Payment method: online payment
Refunds Policy:
Any student who wishes to withdraw from the program must submit a written request prior to registration. Upon approval, the tuition fee will be refunded in accordance with the guidelines. If the applicant requests to withdraw after registration, the tuition will not be refunded.
Withdrawals are eligible for a partial refund in line with the following guidelines:
On or before February 15th, 2018: 50 % refund of tuition fees
February 16th - February 25th, 2018: 25% refund of tuition fees
On February 26th or later: no refund
N.B. Refunds will be returned to the original payment account. Transfer of commission is your own responsibility.
Program Details:
Class hours: Monday to Friday, four hours per day (twenty hours per week).
Mandarin course: All courses aim to improve students’ proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. The compulsory courses are Intensive Reading and Spoken Chinese. All courses are taught in Chinese.
Class arrangements: Classes will be divided into 3 levels—elementary, intermediate, and advanced. Students will be required to take the on-line Chinese level self-assessment before registering for classes. There will be no more than fifteen students in each class.
Transcript and Certificate: Upon completion of the language course, those students who meet the assessment requirements will be issued with a certificate and a transcript.
Extracurricular Activities: To enhance the students’ experience of China, PKU will arrange several visits to well-known scenic spots in Beijing, student exchange activities, and lectures of Chinese culture (in English and Japanese).
Visa, Insurance and Accommodation
Visa Application
Successful applicants should apply for a student visa via their local Chinese embassy or consulate by providing their ordinary passport, admission notice, visa application form and a number of other required documents. Information can be found online.
All international students are required to have insurance, which should include (at least) accident insurance and medical insurance. You can use insurance bought in your home country or purchase insurance in China after your arrival. Detailed information about international student insurance provided by Ping An can be found at Students should submit insurance certificates (in Chinese or English), issued by the relevant insurance authorities or notary organizations. Failure to purchase insurance or provide the aforementioned documents will result in the cancellation of your registration
Accommodation is not arranged by the PKU Chinese Language Studies Program and is not included in the tuition fee. Accommodation should be arranged by the student. This allows participants to arrange accommodation that suits their personal requirements and budget.
Below is some information on accommodation for reference:
Accommodation can be arranged through the Beijing Buddy student relocation specialists:
Beijing Buddy ( Register on OR send an email to Allen via to make a reservation.
N.B. Students who live off campus must register at the local police station within 24 hours of their arrival.
Students will receive a PKU student ID card upon registration, which can be used to purchase food on campus.
Contact information:
Room 335, New Sun Students Center
International Students Division
Office of International Relations
Peking University
Beijing, 100871
P. R. China
Phone: (86-10)-62757362
Fax: (86-10)-62759754