The BICP Program at PKU School of Chinese as a Second Language

Application Information (Autumn Semester 2016)


The Business Intensive Chinese Program (BICP) at the School of Chinese as a Second Language of Peking University aims at improving Chinese proficiency for international students and building a bridge for cross-cultural communication. This program consists of four modules: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and all the courses are delivered by experienced professors. It is a highly intensive course with sufficient amount of learning materials within a short period of time, with particular emphasis on improving students’ competence and performance on Business Chinese. In addition, it offers various culture-related courses and activities. Students have opportunities to register for the HSK test at the end of the program.


1.     Study Time for the Autumn Semester: September-December, 2016.

2.     Date of Application: From now on until June 30

3.     Documents for Application

n   Short-Term Study Application Form” (downloadable on the school’s website )

n   Photocopy of current valid passport (ID page)

n   Certification of the highest degree attained (photocopy) or proof of registration of your current academic institution (original).

n   Reference letter from your current academic institution or company (in Chinese or English)

n   A letter from your guarantee who is responsible for your stay in China

4.     Eligibility for Applicants

n   Non-Chinese citizens, who have attained at least high school’s diploma or above.

n   Ranging in age from 18 to 40 and in good health.

n   Purchasing medical insurance (failing to do so will result in the denial of further registration process). 

5.     Fees

n   Application Fee: 400 RMB per person (paid upon arrival).

n   Tuition Fee: 17,600 RMB per person. Applicants need to pay the full amount during the registration process.

6.     Accommodation

n   The school will provide assistance to enrolled students in applying to the PKU Global Village Apartment (Zhongguan Xinyuan) for housing. Each room at the Global Village Apartment is equipped with TV, telephone and computer network.

n   The accommodation fee and deposit need to be paid separately (not included in the tuition fee).

7.     Contact for the Application

n   Address: School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University, 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, PRC.

n   Email:

n   Phone Number: (+86) 10 62754122

n   Website:

8.     Relevant Information

n   For applicants who meet the requirements, the School will provide them with “Letter of acceptance” and “Visa application form for international students” (JW202).

n   Students admitted to PKU may apply for visa at the Chinese Embassy in your country with letter of acceptance and the JW202 form. Moreover, they need to register and pay the tuition fee according to the time and date listed on the letter of acceptance. If they terminate the study due to subjective reasons, the tuition fee will not be refunded. For those who fail to register on time, the tuition fee will not be deducted.

n   Students are required to purchase medical insurance according to the university regulations. Those who fail to do so cannot continue the registration process.

n   The application materials and application fee will not be returned or refunded, whether an applicant is accepted or not.