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Visiting Student Program
- General Information

    Program Introduction

    An overseas student wishing to study at Peking University for one semester/year but not for a degree may be admitted as a General Visiting Student.

    The following options are available for joining undergraduate courses or enhancing proficiency in the Chinese language:

    ♦ GVS1: Overseas universities with student exchange agreements with Peking University may select students of non-Chinese nationality for an exchange program at Peking University for a Chinese language course or specific undergraduate courses.

    ♦ GVS2: International students awarded with Chinese Government Scholarships or Confucius Institute Scholarships may take Chinese language courses or undergraduate courses at Peking University.

    ♦ GVS3: Students may apply for a Chinese language course or undergraduate courses through individual or group applications. Students for learning Chinese please refer to the Chinese Language Studies Program for more information.

    When to Apply

    Fall Semester Admission: Application starts on March 1st and ends on March 31st.

    Spring Semester Admission: Application starts on November 1st and ends on November 30th.

    Note: Please hand in personally or sent application materials by post to International Students Division of Peking University.


    Admission will be determined according to your educational background and the academic achievement. Upon acceptance, the University will send you the ‘Admission Notification’ as well as the ‘Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW202)’ at the end of the semester.

    Registration Period

    Fall Semester: In early September (specified in the Admission Notification);

    Spring Semester: In February (specified in the Admission Notification).

    Tuition Fee (per person)

    GVS 1: Humanities: 26,000RMB/year Science Subjects: 30,000RMB/year

    GVS 2: Humanities: 26,000RMB/year Science Subjects: 30,000RMB/year

    GVS 3: 18,000RMB/semester

    PKU Academic Year

    Fall Semester: normally from September to January;

    Spring Semester: normally from February to June.

    Course Information:

    Chinese language courses: please refer to the Chinese Language Studies Program for more information.


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 26,000 in total (About $ 4,770)
    Accommodation Fee
    NO 9 Building
    Single Room RMB 4,500 to RMB 5,500
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 150
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  26,000
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, above the age of 18 and under the age of 45, in good health, have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at their own university.

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. At lease one written letter of recommendation by school or company

Should be original copies in Chinese or English.

3. Photocopy of valid passport

A photocopy of Passport Information page (With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included)

4. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

5. Highest education certificate or studying certificate

Should be notarized copies in English or Chinese.

6. Academic transcript of highest education

Should be notarized copies in Chinese or English.

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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