The BICP Program at PKU School of Chinese as a Second Language Application Information (Spring Semester 2020)
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The BICP Program at PKU School of Chinese as a Second Language

Application Information

(Spring Semester 2020)

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. Through becoming familiar with the Chinese language, lifestyle, history and customs, students are trained to be able to communicate in Chinese with local Chinese people as well as pass the HSK test. At the same time, the program also explores Chinese customs in different business environment, in order to develop students' business ability in various dimensions. In addition, the program offers various culture-related courses and activities including Tai Chi Chuan, Traditional Chinese Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Paper Cutting and more. Students also have opportunities to participate in cultural experience activities including visiting well-known local companies and famous historical interests to put their study into practice. Upon completion of the language course, students who meet the assessment requirements will be issued with a certificate of completion from Peking University. 


1.Study Time for the Spring Semester: Feb.24th - Jun.5th, 2020.


2. When to apply: From now on until Jan.5th, 2020.


3. Submit Application Materials (Electronic version are acceptable)

a) “Admission Application Form” (downloadable after completing application in the online system) click here for the online application guidance

b) Photocopy of current valid passport (ID page)

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

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

e) A letter from your guarantor who is responsible for your stay in China (guarantor’s name, phone No., personal ID card No. and address in China should all be included)

f) Electronic edition of personal ID photo (bust shot or mug shot)


4.Eligibility for Applicants

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

b) Ranging in age from 18 to 40 and in good health.

c) The Ministry of Education of China requires that all international students be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. Peking University international students are required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students on the day of registration. Students who do not have valid medical insurance will not be allowed to register.

d) Observing rules and regulations of Peking University and the relevant laws and regulations of China.


5. Fees

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

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


6. Curriculum

The program is a full-time course: Monday to Friday, 20-28 hours per week. The course arrangement is roughly as follows (some courses or course hours may be slightly adjusted according to the students' actual needs and Chinese proficiency)

7. Accommodation

a) There are different types of housing facilities for international students on PKU campus (Each room at the Global Village Apartment is equipped with TV, telephone and computer network) and applications are open online at (Zhongguan Xinyuan, Phone Number:86-10-62752288) Dormitories are not guaranteed.

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

c) Applicants may also find their own living accommodation off campus. Below is some information for reference:

Accommodation can be arranged through the Beijing Buddy student relocation specialists:

Beijing Buddy: register on OR send an email to Allen via to make a reservation.

Detailed information of full address and phone number is need on the registering day.

Please NOTE that students who live off campus must register to the local police station within 24 hours.


8. Contact information

Address: Room 218, School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University, 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, PRC.


Phone Number: (+86) 1062754122



9. Relevant Information

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

b) 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.

c) According to China’s Ministry of Education, students are required to purchase medical insurance, which will be provided on the registration day by Ping An Insurance Company of China.  Those who fail to do so cannot continue the registration process.

d) Your application documents and application fee will not be returned or refunded, whether an applicant is accepted or not.