Make Your Next Step China — PKU Shenzhen

China is set to soon be the world’s number two destination for international students worldwide. But there is a number two spot China already occupies: its globalized economy has swiftly risen to become the second largest in the world. 

The growth of the economy cannot be separated from the growth of talent. China’s universities have steadily climbed international rankings and now occupy top spots. These days, there are innovative and affordable fully-English language Masters programs offered in China which can transform you into an informed, connected and global future leader.

Shenzhen is at the center of this progress. It’s where youth, global connections, education, business and technology come together. The Greater Bay Area is becoming an international economic hub unrivaled by any other in the world. Shenzhen, at only 40 years old, attracts the top tech companies of China as well as the talent to utilize new technology for global change.

You are not alone in thinking China could be your next step. Having thoughts about the application to PKU Shenzhen? We are always here to help.

Thought preparation for your future

Before the application, good preparation is crucial. Have a clear mindset of what you really want to do or achieve and why graduate school is the right springboard to help you reach your goals. 

Think about the culture and atmosphere of the university and whether it is a good fit for you or not. Peking University (PKU), is a comprehensive university that emphasizes the traditions of Patriotism, Progress, Democracy, and Science, together with its educational standards of Diligence, Precision, Factualism, and Innovation. We welcome you to join our community and enjoy time learning at PKU. You can find out a lot more about the lifestyle of students at PKU Shenzhen by checking out all the articles on the school blog: thenanyan.com.

Studying at PKU Shenzhen

PKUSZ is the second campus of PKU. It is located in southern China. PKUSZ is comprised of 8 academic schools: the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, School of Environment & Energy, School of Urban Planning & Design, School of Advanced Materials, HSBC Business School, School of Transnational Law and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences. 

You can meet friends from around the world and enjoy the living style of the highly developed city. 

Internationalized English Programs

Currently, two of the academic schools at PKUSZ offer fully English language programs: HSBC Business School (PHBS) and School of Transnational Law (STL). These schools boast a highly qualified and diverse faculty and the top international accreditations.

Here are the English-language programs currently offered at PKUSZ:

PHBS:

– Masters of Management 

– Masters of Finance

– Masters of Economics

– MBA (Chinese-English program)

STL:

– LL.M.

These degrees are two year programs. However, many students are also able to have internships in their second year. 

Start application

If you interested, go directly to the website of the school you are interested in to find the most relevant and up to date information. 

PHBS: https://english.phbs.pku.edu.cn/academics/Master/

STL: https://stl.pku.edu.cn/programs/llm/

There is still time to apply! The deadline for applications is March 31, 2021 (Beijing Time).

If you are interested, find the helpful information on the website of the individual school and follow their instructions for applying. Do not be hesitate to contact admissions staff for inquiry. 

Essential documents :

1) Completed Peking University Application Form for International Students with a recent photograph

2) Statement of Purpose in English (no longer than two pages, double-spaced)

3) Notarized copies of diploma in English (graduating students shall present letter of certification for graduation)

4) Confidential Recommendation Forms from two referees.

5) Official transcripts in English from all the universities the applicant attended

6) Certified score reports of TOEFL or IELTS

7) Copy of passport 

8) CV

Once again, check out the websites of STL or PHBS and contact the admissions staff to get the best tips and guidance. 

Here is some general advice for the statement of purpose: 

1) State your abilities and strengths which match the program 

2) Outline your achievements 

3) Tell the admissions why the school and its program is the place for you

4) Make it concise and catch our attention. The prose should be coherent and free of any grammatical errors.

Another thing to take note of is that PKU requires you to mail a package of your application materials to the specified address. Contact the admissions staff to ensure this process goes smoothly for you. It is encouraged to have a check-list for all your application materials to ensure that every piece of your important application is successfully received.

Useful contacts:

PHBS International Office: int.admission@phbs.pku.edu.cn

School of Transnational Law: llm@stl.pku.edu.cn

Useful links:

1. PHBS website: https://english.phbs.pku.edu.cn/

2. STL website: https://stl.pku.edu.cn/

3. News of PKUSZ, The Nanyan Observer: https://thenanyan.com/

4. PKUSZ website: https://english.pkusz.edu.cn/index.jsp

Nanyan News Reporter Andrew Fong Tsz Hei contributed to the writing of this article.

Acknowledgement: Thanks for the information provided by Juan Diego Sánchez Fernández and Chinwe Alli from the School of Transnational Law, as well as Adel Moin and Gillian Mutyambizi from PKU HSBC Business School. They contributed various points of view and details of their own applications.