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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Peking University

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available for 2021/22: 4 full year places (MLAC students only)

University website:

Term Dates: September-January then February-June

General Contact:

Academic Information

A full listing at UG level is available here: Some courses are taught in English.

Nomination deadline

- September intake (Autum 2020): 30th March 2020
- April intake (Spring 2021): 30th October 2021

Application deadline

- September intake (Autum 2020): 15th April 2020
- April intake (Spring 2021): 15th November 2020

Application deadline for partner registration

This information refers to when successful Overseas Exchange applicants must submit further materials to Peking University.


Students must be non Chinese nationals.

Language Requirements

General Visiting Students are required to have already received HSK Level 6 or tested their Chinese proficiency themselves by trying Chinese-taught courses at

Only those students whose results meet the standard are allowed to take Chinese-taught specialty courses, otherwise it is suggested that they study Chinese in the School of Chinese as a Second Language for one or two semesters


PKU offers many dormitory types to international students: the Global Village (Zhong Guan Xin Yuan) and Wanliu campus. The monthly rent is around 3000-4200 Yuan.

Online dorm booking will start in middle July/middle January. Please pay close attention to the latest notice at

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Copy of Passport
  • Letter of Nomination
  • Letter of Recommendation

Student Support

Peking University offer a range of student support such as careers advice, student financial aid and mental health eucation and consultaiton.

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no Summer Opportunities at PKU.

Other Information

Exchange students are required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students provided by Ping An insurance on the first day of registration. Students who do not have the required insrance will not be allowed to register.

An estimated cost of living for one year is roughly 50,000 RMB (depending on exchange rate roughly £5000). This includes approximate costs of accommodation, meals and transport.