UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Semester Study Abroad Programs

China: Peking University Guanghua School of Management

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship (UNC-CH undergraduates only). To learn more visit the Phillips Ambassadors website at http://phillips.unc.edu/. When you are ready to apply click here.

    Founded in 1898, Peking University in Beijing ranks among the world's greatest universities. The Guanghua School of Management, established in 1993, is a leading innovator in business education and research with direct applications to public policy and business in China. The Guanghua School of Management has nine academic departments and just over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English/Chinese
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Spring​ - Early February to Mid June (or Early July)

    Application Dates

    Spring 2020 Program:

    • Application cycle opens: March 1, 2019
    • Round 1 application deadline for Spring 2019: April 11, 2019
    • Round 1 notifications begin: April 26, 2019
    • Round 2 application deadline for Spring 2019: September 5, 2019
    • Round 2 notifications begin: September 13, 2019


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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Kenan-Flagler students transfer 12-15 credit hours from Peking University, taking a combination of 2 and 3 credit hour courses. Undergraduate business majors have transferred business core and elective requirements.

    Students may take all of their courses in English. Students with proficiency in Mandarin will have a greater selection of courses to choose from.

    Courses taken at the Peking University Guanghua School of Management will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 70 (out of 100) or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 70 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the PKU transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 2 or 3 UNC credits for every 2 or 3 credit course at PKU (transfer equivalency is 1=1), and are expected to take four to six courses at PKU during the semester. A student who earns a 70 or above in all courses will receive a total of 12-18 UNC credits for their semester abroad, depending on the number of credits taken at PKU.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn points towards the Kenan-Flagler Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative. Full-time enrollment on this program is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours.
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  • Housing

    On campus accommodation at Peking University is not available. The Guanghua International Relations Office will provide some guidance on finding off campus accommodation one month before students leave for the program, but be prepared to search for housing on your own.


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  • Student Life

    As the political capital of China and with a population of around 20 million people, Beijing has a lot to offer students spending a semester at Peking University. With a rich history, booming economy, and vibrant cultural life, students enjoy a rich immersive experience and learn about the complexities of modern China.


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  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: December 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:

    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.

    Cashier Billed Expenses*:


    UNC Tuition and Fees
    Take the amount on the Tuition and Fees line and divide by 2 to get your semester tuition and fees cost

    Fee UG Business major/minor
    Based on major/minor enrollment
      Study Abroad Fee $700

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance
    $190

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.

     

    Out of Pocket Estimates**:


    International Airfare
    $2,000

    Housing
    $2,400
      Meals $1,200
      Immigration Visa/Residence Permit
    $200

    Passport Application Renewal
    $145
      Course Materials $150
      International Cell Phone Plan $350
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $400
                Local Transportation $300
                Personal Travel $1,500
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $1,000
                Shopping/Souvenirs $150
                Other Personal Expenses***  
         
      Total Estimated Expenses: In-State  $16,140
      Total Estimated Expenses: Out-of-State $29,154

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.


    Funding your study abroad program


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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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