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Study Chinese at Peking University

Peking University
Programs at Peking University
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Peking University

Established in 1898, Peking University is China’s first university and is widely regarded as China’s best. It has a wide variety of departments and specialties, and is known for its strength in applied science. Peking University caters to a select number of individuals and has a high reputation in China. The location is set on a former emperor’s gardens and the campus is renowned for its beauty. Some prominent alumni when comparing Peking University to others in the region have made note of its more casual and liberal feel.

Student Population: 30,000 (2007)
International Student Population: 2,480 (2007)
Areas of Study: Science, Engineering, Management and Humanities, Medical Science
Class sizes: 12-20 students average
Teachers: University 50 percent bilingual
Departments and schools: 42
Start Date of Hosting International Students: 1952
Campus: 2,318,722 Square Meters

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Programs at Peking University

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Accommodation Options

Offering security, location and comfort, Real World Chinese has extremely strict criteria to select accommodation for students. For example, all accommodations must be within 20 minutes on foot from classroom. In order to make sure the accommodation meets western people's needs and life style, our housing officers must check each housing room in site before we arrange for you to move in.

The following accommodation is available for programs at Peking University.

  Peking University

• Host Family
• Campus
• Student Residence
• Shared Apartment
• Private Apartment
• Hotel

Too see accommodation descriptions including housing facilities, click here .

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Dates and Fees

For dates and fees at Peking University,click here .

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Campus Facilities

Peking University

 

Library

The Peking University Library is the oldest university library in China. It has a total floor space of 51,000 square meters and houses more than 5.3 million books, the largest collection within China's university libraries. The Peking University library also has an impressive digital library system. This system provides the library's online catalog, subject updating and paper search and citation.

Recreation Facilities

Sports facilities on the Peking University campus include a gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports field with track, football ground, and dozens of basketball, volleyball, tennis, and badminton courts. Which students can use. Pool tables, table tennis and rock climbing practice areas are also available in the Sports Activities Center. PKU facilities are open to all international students, though some facilities, like the swimming pool, require a usage fee. Students can rent equipment by presenting their student ID card.

Laundry

Many places on the Peking University campus offer laundry services, from dry cleaning, bulk laundry, to mending and more. There are also coin-operated washing machines inside student dorm buildings and campus Laundromats.

Money & Banking

Several large Chinese banks, including the Industrial Commercial Bank of China and the Agricultural Bank of China, are conveniently located on the Peking University campus. Off-campus, but close to PKU, is the Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and Bank of Communications. Business hours are generally from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. These Banks accept credit cards and travelers' cheques, provide deposits, remittance and currency exchange services.

Also, you can exchange currency at some bank locations using the following credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diner's Club, JCB, Million and Federal Card. Please note that not all ATM machines in Beijing accept international ATM cards. You may also apply for a domestic ATM card if you open a Chinese bank account.

Medical Care

There is a University hospital located in the northwest area of the Peking University campus. Students can see doctors at the hospital with their student cards. The registration fee is 3 RMB for an ordinary case and 5 RMB for an emergency case. Each individual must pay for his/her own medicine prescription. Extra payment must be made for inviting doctors for house calls.

Patients suffering from serious illness can go to Peking University's Third Hospital, the Chinese-Japanese Friendship Hospital or the ISOS Clinic where special outpatient services and wards are provided for foreigners. The ISOS clinic has a pharmacy that supplies many western drugs and medications.

Food & Groceries

More than a dozen cafeterias and restaurants on the Peking University campus offer a wide variety of cuisine, including Chinese, Western, Korean, Japanese and more. Many eating-places are also within short walking distance from the campus. A meal generally ranges from 5 to 25 RMB (0.6 -4 USD) per person depending on what and where you eat. There are also many restaurants off campus offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western cuisine. The cost of eating at restaurants is generally a little pricier than eating at school cafeterias, but is still very affordable. In addition, restaurants have longer service times and have a greater variety of delicious foods to choose from.   Peking University

There is one large supermarket and a number of grocery stores on campus that sell basically everything you will need, from things to eat, drinks, stationery to daily items and other living necessities. Off-campus and within walking distance, is an array of stores, including chain grocery stores, computer stores, local shops, music stores, opticians, to clothing boutiques and more.

Postal Services

Students may send and receive packages at the post office located in Shao Yuan's Building 7 at the international student dorm area. There is also a larger post office on the Peking University campus that handles all kinds of mail services. Opening Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday

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Location

Located in Haidian District, Peking University is 38 kilometers away from the Capital Airport, 18 kilometers away from Tian' anmen Square and the Forbidden City, 3 km away from Summer Palace, and 20 kilometers away from the Beijing Railway Station.

From the airport to the university: 60 minutes by car
From Beijing railway station to the university: 40 minutes by car

Note: Due to traffic jams in Beijing, you may need to go out earlier at peak time.

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