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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Guanghua School of Management

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu
Students in Beijing
Beijing CUEB 2016
Ss on Great Wall


Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
GSM Homepage
GSM Exchange Programs
GSM Course Listings
GSM Pre-Arrival Information
 Peking University Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
GSM Accommodations
GSM Academic Calendar
Guanghua International Student Association Webpage
Beijing, China City Guide
China Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Beijing, China

About 
 
Peking University was originally founded in 1898 as the Imperial University of Peking and renamed in 1912. It is the first modern national university of China and has become a center for progressive thought. Today, Peking University is frequently placed as one of the best universities in China. Peking University is additionally known for its beautiful campus and traditional Chinese architecture.

The Guanghua School of Management (GSM) in Peking University has over 3,700 students and consistently attracts a large number of international students every year. Guanghua was ranked #54 in the top 100 Global MBA rankings by the Financials Times for its International MBA program, and #8 for its Masters of Finance program in 2012. It has consistently been regarded as one of the top business schools in China, often recognized for faculty research, academic teaching and admission selectivity.

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China.  It has been the political center of China for approximately eight centuries. It boasts palaces, gardens, opera, tombs, temples, and is within close proximity to the Great Wall of China. It features galleries of internationally sought after pieces of art and universities of the highest caliber. All of this makes Beijing the center of culture in China. It is immense, urban, and headquarters for most of China’s largest companies and a major hub for transportation. The high-speed rail, national highway and railway all make their way through Beijing.
 

Eligibility
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Chinese
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)
Courses

There are a wide variety of courses offered for exchange students. At GSM, classes are offered in both English and Chinese and they range from 2-3 credit hours with a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester. Two-credit courses are 10-weeks long and three-credit courses are 15-weeks long. Most English taught courses will be finished by December 24, however a few of them will end in mid-January. A three-credit course in “Business Chinese” is open to all international students free of charge.

Housing

On-campus housing is currently not available due to the overwhelming demand. Exchange student should arrange their own accommodations outside of the university. Guanghua International Students Association and the Office of International Relations will help and offer necessary information. GSM provides a price reference for off-campus housing: a room in a multiple bedroom apartment should be around $300-600 US dollars a month.

In addition to academics, the Guanghua International Students Association provides an optional buddy program for international exchange students. They also have a welcome event at the beginning of the semester and your buddy is there to be used as a resource for the whole semester!
 
Cost
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Guanghua School of Management
Accommodations $2,000
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $950
Meals $1,020
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $800
Personal Spending $2,000+
Total Estimated Cost $12,270+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student