Peking University or 北京大学 (PKU) - public higher education institution in China. PKU began its academic activity in1898. The main building of the university proudly stands in Beijing inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Peking University is second in the national rating of China. Peking University Is quite remarkable as it is among the best world universities. According to the specialists, the university’s strengths are as follows: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Mathematics», «Physics», «Chemistry», «Computer Science», «Economics & Business». The university is in the top 100 in the quality of education criterion. High academic reputation allows the students to promptly find employment upon graduation.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The enrollment is based on the exam results. Peking University divides its academic year into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 4,659 USD. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 5,241 USD per year. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(

The composition of the university. Peking University is classified as a large university with more than 38,000 concurrent students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. It is worth mentioning that every 7 student of the university came from abroad. The academic staff consists of more than 4 thousand specialists. The majority of academic staff at PKU consists of foreign specialists.

Infrastructure of PKU. There is a library on the campus. The university belongs to the number of groups and associations like the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), as well as the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU).
Ranking   55   2
Country China
City Beijing
Foundation / A-level / IB (foreigners) 3,785 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) 4,659 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 5,241 USD/year.
Living expenses $620 -1,212 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1898
Abbreviation PKU
Teachers 4,810
Students 38,759
Foreigners 15%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Library Available
Diligence, Rigorousness, Pragmatism, Innovation
• Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
• International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)
World ranking 55
Country ranking 2
Academic Reputation 16
Employer Reputation 16
Quality of teaching 166
International Faculty 290
International Students 325
Citations per Faculty 155
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 25
Engineering and Technology 27
Life Sciences and Medicine 73
Natural Science 17
Social Sciences and Management 32
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 43
Physics 51
Chemistry 31
Computer Science 51
Economics & Business 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 55
QS World University Rankings 41
ARWU Academic Ranking 101
Cost of living in Beijing
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 358 654
Food 147 263
Transportation 23 55
Communications and utilities 35 39
Clothing 25 92
Sports and leisure 32 110
Total 620 1,212
Accommodation in Beijing USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 361
Shared room in city centre 661
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 464
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 841
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة بكين
German Peking Universität
Spanish Universidad de Pekín
French Université de Pékin
Japanese 北京大学
Korean 북경대학
Portuguese Universidade de Pequim
Russian Пекинский университет
Chinese 北京大学
Location on map

Peking University - Official Description

Peking University is a comprehensive and National key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"-- the gardens of Yan, is situated at the northeast of the Haidian District at the western suburbs of Beijing. It stands near the Yuan Ming Gardens and the Summer Palace. The University consists of 30 colleges and 12 departments, with 93 specialties for undergraduates, 2 specialties for the second Bachelor's degree, 199 specialties for Master candidates and 173 specialties for Doctoral candidates. While still laying stress on basic sciences, the university has paid special attention to the development of applied sciences. At present, Peking university has 216 research institutes and research centres, and there are 2 national engineering research centres, 81 key national disciplines, 12 national key laboratories. The university has made an effective combination of the research on important scientific issues with the training of personnel with high level specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for the simultaneous improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various subjects. Thus Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of the new...

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