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Peking University - Exchange


City: Beijing   Country: China

Peking University Website



  • Is considered to be one of the best universities in China
  • Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. 
  • Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).  
  • Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future.

Students who are Canadian citizens applying for this exchange are encouraged to apply for funding through the Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) program.

Students applying for this exchange who are not Canadian citizens have other funding options open to them.

Why don't you combine your participation in this exchange with participation in an internship as well?  We could send you on a TusStar Internship or an IWE internship in Hong Kong before or after your exchange.  If you are interested in going out on two programs please contact Michal Guzowski at michal.guzowski@ualberta.ca for more details.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Semester 1: August – January

Semester 2: February – June

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

Peking University reserves exchange opportunities for students who are not from China and includes students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in this exchange.

See Eligibility

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, Chinese

Field of Study: All with the exception of courses at the Health Science Centre, courses in the special Masters programs (e.g., MBA, Master in International Relations, Master in Public Policy, LLM in Chinese Law, Yenching Academy, etc.) and at the School of Software and Microelectronics

Peking University Course Information

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Peking University Credit Information


Look for notices on the homepage for the International Students Division of Peking University in the middle of January or middle of July. PKU offers many dormitory types to international students in their Global Village (Zhong Guan Xin Yuan) and Wanliu campus. 

Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad

Credit Transfer History

  • Peking University
    Course at Host Institution Faculty UAlberta Subject Area UAlberta Course Equivalency Credit Hours
    Understanding China: From its Media, Communication and Culture Arts Chinese 2XX 3.00