Global Open Courses


Global Open Courses Program (FALL 2023)


Program Introduction

In the fall of 2021, Peking University launched its “Global Open Courses” program, under which selected Peking University offline courses are offered to overseas college students to attend synchronously with their peers at PKU, so that Chinese and foreign students can "gather in the cloud" and learn together.


Application Prerequisites

1. The Global Open Courses program is open to students from PKU’s partner universities. Participants must also be enrolled at their home institution during the FALL 2023 semester. If you are not sure whether your university has a partnership agreement with PKU or not, please email for confirmation.

2. Peking University’s 2023 FALL Semester will last from SEP. 11, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024. Course scheduling will follow the academic calendar of Peking University.

3. Some of the courses are taught in English, and others in Chinese. 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: JUNE 26, 2023

Ends: AUGUST 27, 2023


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 of Global Open Courses Program and click Submit.


We have sent the Project Code to our partner universities. Students from PKU’s partner universities can get the Project Code from their home institution.

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 2023 Fall 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 don't attend 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. 2023 Fall Global Open Courses Syllabus

2. FQA regardiing Global Open Courses Program-updated