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Program Description

Overview

Peking University
Photo courtesy of Peking University

Quick Facts

  • June 15th is the priority review deadline for spring applicants and February 1st is the priority review deadline for fall applicants.  If space remains after this deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program fills
  • Enrollment is restricted to W.P. Carey School of Business major, minor, and International Business Certificate students only.
  • Peking University (PKU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China, and its rich history and esteemed cultural tradition extends over a century. The Guanghua School of Management carries a rich legacy and tradition of academic excellence.
  • P.R.C. passport holders should consult with the International Coordinator about program eligibility.
  • Note:  The competitiveness of this exchange program is considered  low depending on the level of student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.

Location

Location Details

Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, is often considered the political, cultural and historical center of this ancient country. Nearby sites of interest include the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Qing Tombs, Beidaihe, contemporary art galleries and the Olympic Buildings (the "Nest" and the "Egg"). Students will be amazed by the contrast between the ancient and modern eras represented in the culture of contemporary Beijing.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Students must be proficient either in Chinese or English. At Guanghua, each course is usually 2 – 3 credits. Exchange students can take a maximum of 18 credits per semester. Undergraduate students are not allowed to take MBA courses.

To find the current list of available undergraduate courses, click here.
Course titles listed in English are taught in English and courses titles listed in Chinese are taught in Chinese.

Students should NOT plan to take courses that are entirely taught in Chinese during the fall semester, as these courses have end dates that conflict with the start of the spring semester at ASU.

Chinese Language Course
A two-credit course called “Business Chinese” is open to all international students for free. 

Courses Outside of the Guanghua School of Management
Note that students need to pay tuition for courses taken outside of Guanghua School of Management.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Term One = US Fall Semester
  • Term Two = US Spring Semester
  • Course = US major
  • Course Levels:
    Peking University does not use a number system to signify course levels.  Therefore, the numbers associated with courses will not indicate their level.  It is important to get syllabi evaluated in advance to determine course level.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Peking University will convert to ASU credits and grades.
Lecture at Peking University

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Photos courtesy of Peking University

Housing

Temple of Heaven

Program Housing

On-campus accommodation is currently NOT available due to the overwhelming demand. Exchange students will arrange their own accommodations outside. GISA (Guanghua International Students Association) and the Office of International Relations offers helpful  information for students to obtain off-campus housing. This information will be emailed to students one month before the semester starts.

Range of off-campus housing rates: US$400 – 650 per month for one single room in a two-bedroom / three-bedroom apartment.

Photo courtesy of ASU student Diana C.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in China, students will encounter a lack of support for people with visible and non-visible disabilities and they may encounter a lack of understanding and therefore support. Improvements have been made in public transportation, hotels and airport travel, but students with mobility disabilities may still encounter challenges with accessibility (especially in rural areas).

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in China, students do experience overt and covert racial discrimination, from staring and hair-touching to harboring prejudicial beliefs and derogatory comments. Despite these, most students report that they feel the statements are made without menace and are the product of myth and ignorance.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2. 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View ourFinancing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 02/14/2020 06/23/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: February 1st is the priority application deadline for fall. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: February 1st is the priority application deadline for fall. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 09/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: June 15th is the priority application deadline for spring. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the listed deadline or until the program fills.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed