Peking University



Peter Hartges

RWTHweltweit: China und Thailand


+49 241 80 90683




Peking University and RWTH Aachen University established a partnership for student exchange in 2011. Within the framework of this partnership, up to to five RWTH Aachen students can study at the university for a one or two semester stay. Tuition fees are waived. There are no other scholarships available through the partnership.

Peking University is one of the universities in China that is directly governed by the Ministry of Education and is thus a recipient of public funding programs. This is evident in its facilities. The university was renamed Metropolitan University in 1898 during the 100 Days of Reform and then again renamed Peking University in 1912. A total of 46,074 students study at Peking University, of which 13,423 are in the regular cycle and 12,075 work in research. The university has partnerships with 219 international universities.

The academic year at Peking University begins in September. The second semester begins after the Chinese New Year holidays in February. Chinese is the main language of instruction, however there are a limited number of courses offered in English.

General Information







Number of Students



Peking University

International Office of Peking University


Type of Agreement

University partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

Winter semester: Beginning of September to the end of January
Summer semester: Beginning of March to the end of June

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes:

School of Physics

School of Mathematical Science

College of Chemistry

Institute of Computer Science & Technology

Guanghua School of Management

Department of History

School of Economics

Department of Philosophy

Department of Psychology

College of Engineering

Department of Sociology

School of Foreign Languages

Course Offerings

Lectures in English here and on the respective department webpages

Information on PKU Chinesisch Language Courses

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

At least good English skills
TOEFL is not required
Abitur or Sprachenzentrum certificate is required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

December 15: 1-2 semesters starting the winter semester of the upcoming academic year

August 15: 1 semester starting the summer semester of the upcoming academic year – only for allocation of remaining spots

Application Materials for Peking University

Application Instructions (Autumn 2019)

Application Information Online (screenshots)

Application Information Online

Study Plan Form (Autumn 2019)

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 300 to 500 euros
Funding Possibilities

Scholarship Program of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university: Yes

PKU Accommodation Info

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports

See the experience reports at Moveonline Exchange

Insights about studies in China

Additional Information

Brochure for International Exchange Students to PKU

Fact Sheet 2019/20


Foreign Office