When to Apply-For Chinese Applicants
Applications for the 2013 LSE-PKU Summer School will open in February 2013, and can be submitted online.
Early application is advised and a 1000RMB discount is available to any participants whose complete application is received by 31 March.
The application deadline is 17 June 2013 and late applications may only be accepted if places are available.
How to Apply-For Chinese Applicants
Please note that applications from Chinese nationals currently based in mainland China should be submitted to the LSE-PKU Summer School Office at the Office of International Relations
, Peking University-北京大学国际合作部 in line with the instructions on the PKU website.
The ￥450 application fee is paid online as part of the online application process, and applications without the fee cannot be considered.
Supporting documentation including a university transcript (no translation required) and, if relevant, proof of English ability can be uploaded with the application. A passport-style photograph will also be requested.
Details of an academic referee who can be contacted if necessary must be provided, but a written reference is not required.
If you have difficulty submitting your application online, please contact the LSE-PKU Summer School Office at Beijing.
Receipt of application will be acknowledged within five working days. A decision will normally be made on fully completed and supported applications within ten working days, but at particularly busy times this timescale may be extended. Further information may be requested by email from the applicant or their academic referee as required.
All applications from outside mainland China (including applications from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan), and from non-Chinese nationals resident in China should be submitted online through the LSE-PKU Summer School website, and will be processed by the LSE-PKU Summer School office at LSE.
The LSE-PKU Summer School is a university-level programme, and is suitable for university students and professionals from all over the world.
Students who are completing high school in 2013 and have been offered a place to study at university in 2013 (or 2014 after a gap year) may also apply for certain courses, but should pay particular attention to the course prerequisites.
Proficiency in English
As the LSE-PKU Summer School is delivered in English, it is essential that all participants have a good standard of English language to enable them to fully participate in the programme and interact with colleagues.
We appreciate that applicants may show their English ability in a range of ways, such as:
●Being of a nationality where English is the first language. :
●Having studied at university level in English (not learning English language), as shown on a transcript. :
●Having studied in English at school (eg, GCSE, iGCSE, O-Level, A-Level, International Baccalaureate). :
●Having taken an approved English Language test and met the requirements below: :
●IELTS: 6.5 :
●TOEFL (Internet Based Test): 100 points :
●TOEFL (Computer Based Test): 250 points :
●TOEFL (Paper Based Test): 600 points :
●Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE): Pass
Some LSE-PKU Summer School courses at 200- or 300- level have specific prerequisites listed in the course descriptions, whilst others suggest (but do not require) particular academic backgrounds. Applicants for a course where prerequisites are in place should ensure that the documentation they provide with their application clearly indicates how their previous study meets this requirement.
For details of how to complete the application form, and to apply online, please see the Apply Online page.