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Guanghua School of Management at Peking University
Beijing, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Program Type:
Fall/Spring Session:
Session C
GPA Requirement:
Graduate Courses Available:
College Sponsor:
W. P. Carey School of Business
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Language of Instruction:
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Enrollment Restricted To:
W. P. Carey School of Business
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Peking University
Photo courtesy of Peking University

Quick Facts

  • For priority consideration for this program, fall and academic year applicants should apply by February 1st and spring applicants should apply by August 1st.
  • 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 typically are not eligible for this exchange program unless they have been living outside of mainland China for at least 5 years.  There are no exceptions to this.
  • Note:  The competitiveness of this exchange program is considered  high depending on the level of student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.


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.


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

Photos courtesy of Peking University


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.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.


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 non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
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 Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


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



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission 08/31/2018 12/30/2018
NOTE: This program has filled by the February 1st deadline and is no longer accepting applications.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: This program has filled by the February 1st deadline and is no longer accepting applications.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2019 09/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 1.

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