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Peking University(北京大学)

Overview

Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.
 

Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
 

The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines. 


Thus Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future.

Academic Departments

>  School of software & microelectronics 
>  School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science 
>  ShenZhen Graduate School 
>  Department of Chinese Language and Literature 
>  School of Chinese as a Second Language 
>  Institute of Computer Science & Technology 
>  Department of Information Management 
>  Institute of Social Science Survey 
>  School of Foreign Languages 
>  Department of History 
>  School of Arts 
>  Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies 
>  The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics 
>  College of Environmental Science and Engineering 
>  Law School 
>  College of Engineering 
>  College of Urban and Environmental Sciences 
>  Institute of Population Research 
>  School of Marxism 
>  School of Archaeology and Museology
>  Department of Sociology 
>  Advanced Technology Institute 
>  HSBC Business School 
>  School of Journalism and Communication 
>  School of Transnational Law 
>  Department of Philosophy 
>  School of Mathematical Sciences 
>  School of Physics 
>  College of Chemistry 
>  School of Life Sciences 
>  School of Earth and Space Sciences 
>  Department of Psychology 
>  School of International Studies 
>  School of Economics 
>  Guanghua School of Management 
>  School of Government 
>  Graduate School of Education 
>  Institute of Molecular Medicine 
>  National School of Development 
>  Department of Physical Education
>  Yuanpei School

Accommodation

Housing

International Students may live on campus at the Shao Yuan Student Dormitory or Zhongguanyuan Global Village. Students who live on campus must abide by the rules and regulations of their residence. International Students who extended their duration of study will not be provided with on-campus housing arrangements.
Students may also choose to live off campus under the condition that they must register themselves at the police station of their residential area and obtain Accommodation Certificate from the local police station. If you are living off campus, do ensure that your rental contract with you landlord is legitimate and reliable.
Students who changed their address and contact information while they are studying at Peking University must inform the Division for International Students Office of their new and recent address, telephone number and email. It is important for the Division for International Students’ Office to be able to contact its students because it often sends out important notifications to them. The Division of International Students’ Office maintains a strict policy of keeping all contact information confidential.
The Division of International Students’ Office also provides students with information regarding off-campus housing. Please consult the staff at the office if you wish for such assistance.
 
On-campus Miscellaneous Facilities

Students may dine at the Shao Yuan cafeteria, Zhongguanyuan Global Village cafeteria or at other canteens and restaurants on campus. The restaurants are usually a little more expansive than the cafeterias. Convenient stores such as WuMei Mini Mart, Boshi Convenient Store and BeiXin Market can be found on campus students may purchase their daily necessities as well as groceries. Do look up the campus map to find out the location of these stores.
Other facilities miscellaneous facilities that are available in PKU include: hospitals, post office, banks, bookstores, laundry mat, photo development shop and a theater.

Student Service

Visas and Residence Permit

a)X1 Visa
X1 Visa is for people studying in China for more than 6 months. Once issued, it allows applicants 30 days to register at the international student office of their university and apply for a residence permit. Before applying for a residence permit, however, students are required to get a health report from the Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

b)X2 Visa
X2 visa is for people engaging in short-term (less than 6 months) academic activities in China. It specifies how many days in total applicants are allowed to stay in China on the visa page. For instance, if you enter China with an X2 visa valid for 90 days on August 25, you may stay until November 23.

c)L Visa
L visa is a tourist visa. It is for people or groups traveling to China.

d)S1 and S2 Visa
S1 visa is a long-term visa pass for dependents such as family members, parents/parents-in-law of work/study visa holders.
S1 visa is a short-term visa pass for dependents such as family members, parents/parents-in-law of work/study visa holders.

e)Z Visa
A Z visa is required if you’re coming to China to perform services in a pre-arranged professional job.

f)Residence Permit
Residence permit is issued to people studying in China for more than 6 months. Once granted, it allows students unlimited entry into China for the time that the visa is valid.

How to Apply for a Student Visa

According to the relevant regulations of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Office, students currently studying in China must first get a stamped visa application form from the international student office of their school. Students must bring this visa application form and other required documents to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Office or they can pay a fee (100 RMB) to a visa agency which handles the application on their behalf. Under normal circumstances, 7 to 15 working days are needed to process the application. Students must make photocopies of their passport and visa page since the passport will be taken away during the process.

Housing Registration

Foreigners must get a housing registration form within the 24 hours after their arrival in China. In most cases a temporary housing registration form has to be filled in. If you live on the campus of Peking University or a hotel, simply go to the reception desk of your residence. If you rent an apartment off campus, you must visit the local police station promptly with your landlord.

Please note that if you have renewed your passport or visa, or changed your address, you must re-apply for a new housing registration form within 10 days. Failure to do so, you will be regarded as an illegal resident and fined heavily accordingly.

Insurance&Medical Services

1. Insurance
 
All International Students must be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. The health plan purchased by the students must at least provide medical coverage for Accidental Injuries and Hospitalization. Recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarship will have their health plan prepared/purchased by the government; other students must purchase their own insurance.
Students may purchase their health plan before or after their arrival in China. Please inquire from your insurance company the details regarding the insurance claim procedures and the phone number of your insurance’s emergency call center.
All students who purchased their insurance from a foreign insurance company are required to submit a copy of their health plan and a Medical Insurance Certificate Form to the Division of International Students Office on the day of registration. Please note that your Medical Insurance Certificate must be written in either English or Chinese language.
Students who are not medically insured and/ failed to provide the university with the required supporting insurance documents are not allowed to register.
 
2.Medical Services
Beijing Emergency Center Phone Number: 120 or 999
The Peking University Campus Hospital and the Peking University Third Hospital are equipped with sufficient medical facilities that are accessible to our students. If you are feeling ill, please bring your Student ID Card to these hospitals to register and arrange for medical appointments. Students may also visit the neighboring hospitals near PKU, they are: The Haidian Hospital at Huangzhuang and the Traditional Chinese Hospital at Xiyuan. Other main hospitals in Beijing include: the Peking Medical College Hospital, the Beijing Hospital, the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital and the Tongren Hospital.
Since all international students have to be medically insured, it is important for you to make sure that your health plan provides coverage for all hospital medical treatments. It serves to be helpful that you inquire from your insurance company regarding the specifics of your insurance plan and its validity in Beijing.
Hospital Address and Contact Number
Peking University Campus Hospital:
Address: Peking Univ. campus
Emergency Phone Number: 6275-1919
Peking University Third Hospital:
Address: 49 HuaYuan North Rd., Hai Dian District
Emergency Phone Number: 6201-7691
Peking Medical College Hospital:
Address: 1 Shuai Fu Community, Dong Cheng District
Emergency Phone Number: 6529-5812
Beijing Hospital:
Address: 1 Dong Dan Da Hua Rd., Dong Cheng District
Emergency Phone Number: 6513-2266
Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital:
Address: Ying Hua East Rd. (at the north end of He Ping St.)
Emergency Phone Number: 6422-1122 or 6422-2969
Beijing Friendship Hospital:
Address: 95 Yong An Rd., Xuan Wu District
Emergency Phone Number: 6301-4411
Tongren Hospital:
Address: 2 Chong Wen Men Nei Rd.
Emergency Phone Number: 6512-9911

Library Services

The Peking University Library is one of the largest university’s libraries in Asia and has a collection of over 7 million books. Due to security reasons, students are required to swipe their campus card, which serves as their library card, at the building’s entrance in order to enter the library.
The library’s loan period for books is one month. Students may renew their books in person at the library or online at the library’s website, http://www.lib.pku.edu.cn. Students with late returns will be penalized according to the library’s rules and regulations.
Each program’s department generally has its own library, you may inquire from your program’s department regarding its facilities and its borrowing-procedures.
After log in on the website of the library, you may reserve books, renew the books and check the status of the books. When logging in you need to use your student number and password.
If you encounter any problems when you borrow books, you may ask the library workers online.
Visiting students and research scholars who would like to borrow books must take their Campus Card to the Library Card Office and pay the deposit. When they leave the university, they could go to the library to cancel their account and get back the deposit.

Internet Services

All Internationals Students’ dormitories or rooms have Internet connection. You may also access the Internet at the Computer Services Center (计算机中心),at the library, or at the Internet cafes on/off-campus. The on-campus Internet café is located at Shao Yuan Building 7.
Students who desire to gain access to non-Chinese web pages, also known as International web pages (国际网), will need to open an Internet account at the Computer Service Center. To open an Internet account, you will need to present your Student ID Card to the staffs and pay a monthly Internet fee. If any problem arises regarding your room’s Internet connection, please contact the Computer Service Center (located at the Natural Science Building 1, room 1340; telephone number: 6275-1024).
Wireless Internet is also available on campus. To find out about the wireless coverage on campus, please visit https://its.pku.edu.cn/wlfw/wuxianrw.jsp

Housing&Miscellaneous Facilities
 

Housing
International Students may live on campus at the Shao Yuan Student Dormitory or Zhongguanyuan Global Village. Students who live on campus must abide by the rules and regulations of their residence. International Students who extended their duration of study will not be provided with on-campus housing arrangements.
Students may also choose to live off campus under the condition that they must register themselves at the police station of their residential area and obtain Accommodation Certificate from the local police station. If you are living off campus, do ensure that your rental contract with you landlord is legitimate and reliable.
Students who changed their address and contact information while they are studying at Peking University must inform the Division for International Students Office of their new and recent address, telephone number and email. It is important for the Division for International Students’ Office to be able to contact its students because it often sends out important notifications to them. The Division of International Students’ Office maintains a strict policy of keeping all contact information confidential.
The Division of International Students’ Office also provides students with information regarding off-campus housing. Please consult the staff at the office if you wish for such assistance.
 
On-campus Miscellaneous Facilities
Students may dine at the Shao Yuan cafeteria, Zhongguanyuan Global Village cafeteria or at other canteens and restaurants on campus. The restaurants are usually a little more expansive than the cafeterias. Convenient stores such as WuMei Mini Mart, Boshi Convenient Store and BeiXin Market can be found on campus students may purchase their daily necessities as well as groceries. Do look up the campus map to find out the location of these stores.
Other facilities miscellaneous facilities that are available in PKU include: hospitals, post office, banks, bookstores, laundry mat, photo development shop and a theater.

School Calendar

FIRST SEMESTER  (SEP 2015-JAN 2016)
September 4–5, 2015 Registration
Sept. 7-13, 2015 Orientation
September 10, 2015 Class-signing up
September 14, 2015 Lectures begin
January 4-17,2016 Examination Weeks
January 18, 2016 Semester ends
 
SECOND SEMESTER  (FEB 2016-JUN 2016)
February 22, 2016 Lectures begin
April 22-24, 2016 PKU Students Gymkhana
June 13-26, 2016 Examination Weeks
June 27, 2016 Semester ends
     
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
September 27, 2015
October 1-7, 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival
National day holidays
February 8, 2016 Spring Festival
April 4, 2016 Tomb Sweeping Day
May 1, 2016 May Day holidays
June 9, 2016 Dragon-Boat Festival

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Admission

Programs

Application Guide

PKU Four-week Chinese Language Studies Program, Spring 2016

 Introduction
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.
 
Duration
Four weeks: February 21st - March 18th, 2016
The specific dates for the programs will be confirmed in the admission letter.
 
Application Requirements and Admission Process
Requirements:
Non-Chinese citizen;                                                     
Aged between 18 and 50 (inclusive);
In good health;
High school diploma or above;
No criminal record.
 
Application Period:
Spring 2016 Program: Online applications will open on November 1st, 2015
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, http://www.studyatpku.com/
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 2016” 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. If they are in any other language, a notarized copy in Chinese or English must be provided
 
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.
 
 
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 6th, 2016: 50 % refund of tuition fees
February 6th - March 6th, 2015: 25% refund of tuition fees
On March 6th 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 Mandarin proficiency test 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.
 
Insurance
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 http://www.lxbx.net/lxbx-eng.html. 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
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 (www.beijingbuddy.com): Register on www.beijingbuddy.com OR send an email to Allen via allen@beijingbuddy.com 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 335/339, 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
E-mail: shortterm@pku.edu.cn
Website: http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn

Tuition Fees & Scholarships


Qualification Rewarded:        Language of Instruction:        Scholarship:
Type of Program        Language of Instruction        Duration of Study
# Program Name Application Start Date Application Deadline Date of Enrollment Language of Instruction Tuition Fee (RMB)

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