Global Open Courses


Global Open Courses Program (SPRING 2024)



Program Introduction

Launched in the fall of 2021, Peking University Global Open Courses Program are now open for application for the 2024 Spring semester!

Under this program, selected Peking University offline courses are offered to overseas college students to attend synchronously with PKU students. We welcome international college students to join this program all together!


Besides online semester courses, Peking University also offers summer residential learning and research experience on campus during July/August 2024. A certain number of scholarships to attend this summer camp will be provided for high achieving students who have successfully finished an online semester course. 

Students who have excellent performance in the course study/summer camp will have an advantage in the Peking University postgraduate application for admission and for scholarships. 

Application Prerequisites

1. Participants must also be enrolled at their home institution during the SPRING 2024 semester. 

2. Peking University’s 2024 SPRING Semester will last from February 19, 2024 to June 23, 2024. Course scheduling will follow the academic calendar of Peking University.

3. The courses are taught in English. Participants must have adequate proficiency in the language the course is being taught in.

Application General Instruction

1. Application for the Global Open Courses program must be done online at

2. Online application period:

Starts: JANUARY 15, 2024

Ends: FEBRUARY 5, 2024


The online application system will only be open during that time. Please complete the application and course selection within the specified time period above.

Application Steps

1. Online application webpage at

2. Register your account with your email address and log in.


When signing up, please ensure that the email address you provide is one that you access frequently. After successfully signing up, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you have provided. All announcements regarding the program, including the distribution of your transcript, will be sent to the email address you provided.

3. Click on Application, then enter the Project Code (2024SPRINGGOC) and click Submit.

4. Apply for Global Open Courses.

5. Fill in all the required information.


For Basic Information, please upload a headshot photo with dimensions of 640*480px in JPG/BNP/GIF/PNG format and with a file size of less than 1 MB.

6. Choose your courses.


(1) Please make sure that you have finished choosing your courses before submitting!

(2) Please make sure that the courses you have chosen do not conflict with the compulsory courses in your home institution.

(3) The Global Open Courses Program requires online students to attend PKU’s in-person courses in real time (that is, you must attend the course at the same time that the students in Beijing attend the course). Due to the possibility of time zone differences, each student will be limited to enrolling into 2 courses only.

(4) The number of online students admitted for each course will depend on each course’s capacity. Applications will be accepted on a “rolling” (first come, first served) basis until the course is full. Only when you finish the entire application process and choose your courses will your application be processed.

(5) The expectations for students attending courses online are the same as for those who are attending courses offline. Attendance is one of the ways students are assessed; therefore, students attending online courses are required to turn on their cameras during class. If a student is unable to turn his/her camera on due to medical reasons, he/she should communicate with the instructor.

(6) Please value online teaching resources and choose your course(s) carefully. Any unexplained withdrawal or absence from a course will affect your academic record in the Global Open Courses Program.

(7) After you submit your application online, you will not be allowed to change or add courses.

(8) Please check the 2024 Spring Global Open Courses syllabus carefully to make sure that you know the teaching language of each course. Some courses have prerequisite courses.

(9) The class withdrawal application period will be open. If you wish to drop a course, you must do so within this time period. If you are absent from the class without officially withdrawing from the course, your transcript will show a final grade of “F” for the course.

7. Submit your application.

After submitting your online application, please wait for your admission confirmation. You can check for your course registration confirmation in the application system.


Global Open Courses Website

To learn more about PKU’s Global Open Courses, please visit:


Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Global Open Courses enrollment process, feel free to email


1. 2024 Spring Global Open Courses Syllabus

2. FQA regardiing Global Open Courses Program-updated