Overview

Peking University

City: Beijing
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Founded in 1898 as the first national university in Chinese modern history 
  • 31 colleges and 14 departments
  • 101 undergraduate programs, 224 postgraduate programs, and 202 doctoral programs
  • 4000+ international students from about 80 countries (2004)

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringLand and Food SystemsLawScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Please note that there are a limited number of courses taught in English
  • If you are proficient in Chinese, you can apply to be enrolled in the interested school/department either by providing qualified HSK certificate or by passing the Chinese language test upon registration
  • New HSK test - student must pass Level 6 
  • Old HSK test - student must pass Level 7 

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Students in most areas of study are eligible to apply to this partner university
  • Note: As of 2014, Peking University does not accept Chinese citizens (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao) through the general exchange pathway, as the university wishes to foster a diverse international campus 
  • Commerce students with Chinese citizenship are still eligible to apply for exchange to this partner

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early September to end of January
  • Semester 2: Early February to end of June
  • COMM students at Peking in Term 1: Some courses for exchange students in Guanghua School of Management end in December
  • Exchange in term 1 is not recommended if returning to UBC in January due to limited course availability

Timing

  • Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Peking University-COMM' 
  • Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'Peking University-LAW' 

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 1 Peking credit = 1 UBC credits

Grading scheme

Not applicable

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  •  Commerce students may take 2 or 3 classes outside of the Guanghua School of Management
  • When using the website, note that most courses are taught in Chinese - courses taught in English are marked out in Chinese at the last column
  • When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
  • The English-taught undergraduate courses are open to exchange students, but the English-taught graduate courses of special Master programs (MIR, MBA, MPA, LLM, Yenching Academy, etc.) are NOT open. 
  • Chinese language courses are training courses designed for international students, therefore they are not undergraduate courses and they have class hours but no credits at PKU. 
  • Once students decides to give up Chinese language courses and only take undergraduate/graduate courses (Chinese-taught/English-taught) at other departments (专业院系), they are unable to change to learn Chinese at the School of Chinese as a Second Language in the first semester.
  • The courses at the PKU Health Science Center (medicine, anatomy, etc.) are NOT open to exchange students.

Full course load information

  • Minimum: 18 hours/week for students in Chinese School as a Second Language
  • Minimum: 6-20 credits for students in other departments
  • Normally 1 credit demands one or two hours/week


 

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: CIVL 4th
Title: Interfaces and Plastic Deformations in Materials
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-24
UBC course: CIVL 4th
Title: Computational Fluids Dynamics and its Application to Multiphase Flows
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-24
UBC course: CIVL 4th
Title: Smart Materials and Adaptive Systems
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-24
UBC course: CIVL 4th
Title: Applied Finite Element Technology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-24
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: China's Economy
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-23
UBC course: EECE 360
Title: Advance Control System
Partner course code: Advance Co ntrol Syst
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-22
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: China Today: Tradition and Modernization
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-23
UBC course: MTRL 4th
Title: Interfaces and Plastic Deformations in Materials: From Theory to Engineering
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-12
UBC course: MTRL 4th
Title: Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-12
UBC course: MTRL 4th
Title: Smart Materials and Adaptive Systems
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-12
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 1st
Title: Traditional Chinese Garden
Partner course code: 01339330
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-18
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Theatre Changes Life
Partner course code: 19230011
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-09-27
UBC course: ASIA 1st
Title: Introduction to Contemporary China
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Media and Society in China
Partner course code: 01834190
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Contemporary Korean Society
Partner course code: 03530600
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese Folklore and Culture
Partner course code: 02034480
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Personal Finance
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-21
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Doing business with Chinese people
Partner course code: 02830230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-13
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Doing business in china
Partner course code: 02837140
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advertising Media Studies
Partner course code: 01830490
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Management with Case Simulation Analysis
Partner course code: COMM 02838070
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: investment and Wealth Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advertisement Management
Partner course code: 01830630
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Investment Banking
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Money and Banking
Partner course code: 02534060
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: 02530100
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: ECON 371
Title: Environmental Resources Economics
Partner course code: 02533370
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-12-19
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavioral Economics
Partner course code: 02831160
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Labor Economics
Partner course code: 02831620
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Labor Economic
Partner course code: 02831620
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: FIPR 1st
Title: TV Production
Partner course code: 01832550
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
UBC course: PSYC 1st
Title: Psychology in the Normal Life
Partner course code: PSYC 1st
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Psychology of Love
Partner course code: Psyc 1st
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-18
UBC course: PSYC 308A
Title: Social Psychology
Partner course code: 02830140
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Organizational Psychology
Partner course code: Psyc 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Experimental Child/Infancy Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social and Personality Development
Partner course code: Psyc 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Vocational Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-14
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Abnormal Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3rd
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychological Assessment
Partner course code: Psyc 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Cognitive Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-18
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Chinese Society and Business Culture
Partner course code: COMM 02838130
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: VISA 2nd
Title: The Skill of Painting
Partner course code: 04332224
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-10
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 298
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: 02533570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Accounting
Partner course code: COMM
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-15
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Finance
Partner course code: 02834020
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: China Economy: Growth and Global Connections
Partner course code: Globex 114156451
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-23
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Financial Accounting
Partner course code: COMM 2nd or 3rd
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-08-15
UBC course: COMM 336
Title: Internet and Innovation of Business Models
Partner course code: 02834890
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-25
UBC course: COMM 362
Title: Buyer behaviour 
Partner course code: 02837120
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-30
UBC course: COMM 365
Title: Marketing Research
Partner course code: 02833650
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-03-02
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: Financial Markets and Financial Institutions
Partner course code: 02833230
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: COMM 399
Title: Operations Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-07-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurship and Innovative Practice
Partner course code: 02834870
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: 02837180 Financial Case Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Simulation Games
Partner course code: E2832231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurship and Management
Partner course code: 02834730
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Case Analysis
Partner course code: 02837180
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Investment Banking
Partner course code: 02837020
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Finance and International Financial Management
Partner course code: 02831590
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Internet and Innovation of Business Models
Partner course code: 02834890
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advanced Managerial Accounting
Partner course code: 02832540
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Doing Business with Chinese People
Partner course code: 02830230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Modelling
Partner course code: 02831540
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Risk Management
Partner course code: 02831680
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Risk Management
Partner course code: 02831680
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Price Management
Partner course code: 02832700
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Markets and Financial Institutions
Partner course code: 02833230
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Engineering
Partner course code: 02833475
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Internal Control and Auditing
Partner course code: 02834530
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Internet and New Marketing Models
Partner course code: 02837122
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Cases in Corporate Finance
Partner course code: 02837180
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Contemporary Issues in Finance
Partner course code: 02838190
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Market and Institution
Partner course code: COMM 02838230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Topics on Chinese Society and Economy
Partner course code: 02838280
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Chinese Financial Market and Institution
Partner course code: 02838370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Chinese Financial Markets and Institution
Partner course code: 02838370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: New Media Marketing and Ads
Partner course code: 02838450
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Simulation Game
Partner course code: E2832231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Management
Partner course code: 02830290 Management
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-04-30
UBC course: COMM 455
Title: Auditing
Partner course code: 02834510
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC course: COMM 455
Title: Auditing
Partner course code: 02834510
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-02
UBC course: COMM 455
Title: Auditing
Partner course code: 02834510
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-02
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Financial Derivatives
Partner course code: 02834840
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-03-13
UBC course: COMM 497
Title: Practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: 02834870
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
Law
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: General Introduction to Criminology
Partner course code: 02930905
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-22
Science
UBC course: CPSC 445
Title: Bioinformatics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30

UBC Okanagan

Applied Science
UBC course: ENGR 4th
Title: Humanoids to Soft Robots
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-29
UBC course: ENGR 4th
Title: Combustion Science and Engineering
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-29

Other

Others
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Human Resource development and Management
Partner course code: PSYC 3rd
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-08-15
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • The Chinese Government, in collaboration with the Ministries of Advanced Education and Education, is offering scholarships for eligible B.C. students to study abroad, in order to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people around the world
  • Full and partial scholarships are offered to successful applicants to study in China
  • B.C. high school graduates, post-secondary students and scholars wishing to participate in Chinese language studies, academic study at the undergraduate or graduate level, or research are eligible to apply
  • The language of instruction is primarily Chinese, however the program may sponsor and recommend remedial Chinese language studies for applicants who are not applying for the Chinese language study program
  • Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Chinese Government Scholarship can be found here

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • Some partner fees may apply
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Different types of housing facilities for international students
  • Accommodation can only be assured for the students who have the full scholarships (tuition waiver, free accommodation and monthly stipend) - for others, information about the hotels around the university will be provided on the guidebook sent together with the admission notification, as well as on the official website of the Division for International Students 
  • Shaoyuan Accommodation Office is in charge of the Housing on campus for Foreign Students (for reservations and related information, please contact the office directly - Phone No.: 86-10-6275 2264, 86-10-62752218 and website
  • Students can also choose to live off campus, but must register to the local police station

Information on Accommodation

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