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Peking University

Founded in 1898, Peking University (or PKU) was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and ever since has been one of China's top universities. It is currently one of the top 30 universities worldwide and home to approximately 49,000 students, 15% of which are international.

The university has been crucial to China's modernization, and maintains that it has retained a traditional emphasis on patriotism, progress and science. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, near the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. 

King's has three exchange agreements with Peking University, which include a College-wide exchange, a specific exchange between King's Business School and the Guanghua School of Management and a Summer School exchange.

Guanghua School of Management 

Grounded in the rich cultural legacy of Peking University, Guanghua School of Management is at the forefront of China’s social and economic progress. 

Its mission extends beyond business or management. We are an institution comprised of scholars, pioneers, and innovators.We are determined to advance management knowledge and cultivate leaders. We are dedicated to the betterment of China and the global society. 

With a team of over 120 faculty, comprised of a diverse group of prominent business leaders and experts, students of all programs have unparalleled academic support.  Faculty serve as mentors and their research goes beyond the publication - actively shaping China’s national policies. It is this wealth of knowledge and experience that is incorporated into the learning experience and will advance your studies here at Guanghua.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and Peking University allows for up to five Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate students under each student exchange agreement. This equates to five students going for the full academic year OR ten students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two. Of these places, two Full Year places/four semester place are available through the specific exchange to the Business School only.

Eligibility for King's students

Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.

King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.  

Peking's international exchange programme welcomes non-Chinese nationals only, as per their university policy.

Estimated living costs

Please see here for current estimated living costs for the Guanghua School of Management, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.


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