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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/01/2019 ** Varies by program TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 04/01/2019 ** Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: Chinese Areas of Study: History
Program Type: CIEE, Third-party provider Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript)
Language Prerequisite: Yes Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (provider/university may also charge an app fee)
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Program Description:

CIEE Advanced Chinese Studies Program in Beijing, China 

The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Olympic Stadium are just some of the awesome historic sites that will amaze you in and around China’s capitol city. And as you get familiar with its many sights and sounds, you’ll push your solid Mandarin skills even further ahead. Reinforce all you’re learning with meaningful volunteering, cultural activities, and even research. It’s a study-abroad experience that’s out of this world.

Study abroad in Beijing and you will:

  • Challenge yourself at prestigious Peking University, with courses at the School of International Studies, the Guanghua School of Management, and many more.
  • Explore this vast country with two unforgettable long weekend excursions, one preset, and one you choose.
  • Take your Chinese language skills to a professional level with one-on- one tutorials and special meals.

The CIEE Study Center at Peking University opened in 1980, and this program, appropriate for highly motivated, superior-level Chinese language students was started in 2009. It’s designed for students to take content classes completely in Chinese with Chinese undergraduate students.

Once in Beijing, students must to pass a placement exam to enroll in one of these schools or departments of Peking University: School of Mathematical Sciences, School of Physics, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Department of History, School of International Studies, School of Economics, Guanghua School of Management, and School of Journalism and Communication.

Students agree to speak Chinese in certain situations to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Peking University (PKU). Founded in 1898, prestigious PKU has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and political activism. PKU focuses on advanced research in the natural and social sciences. The campus, previously an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty, hosts 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PKU has modern classrooms and recreational facilities, many cafeterias, and easy access to mass transit – all within short walking distance.

Direct enrollment courses are taught by PKU faculty. The CIEE course is coordinated by the CIEE staff.


Find out more. 

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 


There is a dual application process for this program:

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website.

Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.