Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China (RUC or just Renmin), also known as the People's University of China, is one of the top universities in China. Across its 21 Schools, Renmin has a distinct focus on humanities and social sciences, with particular strengths in Law. As a comprehensive research-orientated university, Renmin is playing an active role in investigations into major issues in politics, economics, and social studies.
Renmin University is a platform for academic and cultural exchanges between China and the world which formed the basis of a partnership with King’s, which was established in 2008 with the purpose of developing academic collaborations and facilitating staff and student exchanges.
At present, the majority of modules at Renmin are taught in Mandarin. However, the Renmin International Summer School programme is taught in English.
The exchange agreement between King's and Renmin allows for up to 5 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 5 students going for a full academic year OR 10 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
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.
Renmin'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, 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.