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Semester Chinese Language Program
- General Information


    Chinese Language Studies Program is open to international students who love Chinese Language and Chinese culture. Students learn Chinese at the PKU School of Chinese as a Second Language as full-time general visiting students.

    Instruction is divided into elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students are arranged into suitable classes according to the results of the Chinese placement test at the beginning of the semester. Class size is approximately fifteen students per class. Normally class hours are from Monday to Friday, four academic hours per day, twenty hours per week.

    Besides Chinese language studies in the classroom, Peking University also offers program students a series of activities to experience Chinese culture and get a deeper understanding of China.

    Upon completion of the program students will receive a program certificate and an official transcript. The program is normally one semester long, but students could applyfor extending their study period to at most four semesters in accumulation.

    When to Apply

    Fall Semester Admission: Online application starts on March 1st every year.

    Spring Semester Admission: Online application starts on November 1st every year.

    Note:Applications are on a “rolling” (first come, first served) basis – until full capacity. Only when the office receives the hardcopies of all the required documents will the application be processed.


    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).

    PKU Academic Year

    Fall Semester: normally from September to January;

    Spring Semester: normally from February to June.

    Tuition Fee (per person)

    18,000RMB/semester (one cost-free weekend tour included during the study period).

    Teaching Materials Fee


    Medical Insurance

    The Ministry of Education of China requires that all international students be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. Peking University international studentsare required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students on the day of registration.

    Students who do not have valid medical insurance will not be allowed to register.

    For more information about the insurance, please visit the insurance company’s website (

    Extracurricular Activities

    Peking University offers program students a series of extracurricular activities in both autumn and spring semesters to experience Chinese culture and get a deeper understanding of China. The following activities, which are subject to the exact notice of the semester, are for your reference.

    Semester Type Activity


    Autumn Semester

    In-City Tours

    Mutianyu Great Wall Visit


    Beautiful Beijing Village Visit


    PKU International Culture Festival


    Temple of Heaven Visit and Acrobatics Performance


    PKU International Students’ New Year Party (Buffet)


    Weekend Tour

    Visit Mountain Tai and Confucius’s Hometown October

    Field Trip

    Visit Other Provinces and Cities

    Late June


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 18,000 in total (About $ 3,305)
    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:  18,000
  • 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, and have a formal education background at high school level or above, in good health, above the age of 18 and under the age of 45.

- 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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