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LSE-PKU Summer School

Applications for the LSE-PKU Summer School 2018 will open in November 2017.

Please note that applications for the 2017 programme are now closed, but the information below provides an explanation of the expected application process for 2018. We will update this web page in due course.


Explore important issues relevant to contemporary China with world-class academics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Peking University (PKU). Over two weeks, participants undertake an in-depth examination of new and exciting approaches to the important issues facing China and the world today, across a range of subjects including international relations, law, finance, economics, management, media, geography, big data, and social policy. 

Why attend the LSE-PKU Summer School?

Here are the top 5 reasons our previous participants have rated the LSE-PKU Summer School so highly:

  1. The LSE-PKU Summer School provides a unique opportunity to learn about China from within China, but with a truly international perspective.
  2. The programme is taught in English by outstanding faculty from LSE and PKU - two of the world’s leading institutions for teaching and research.
  3. The diversity of attendees - in 2016, the LSE-PKU Summer School was attended by 264 participants from 38 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, a quarter of whom were graduate professionals from different industries, governments and NGOs. This mix of participants enriches class discussions, social events and networking opportunities.
  4. Doing something different makes a huge difference to academic and professional career prospects; our participants like to stand out from the crowd as future leaders in their fields.
  5. The location - Beijing is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world, providing a fascinating base from which to learn more about China's economy, politics and social policies.

Want to know more?

Browse through our webpages, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or read our brochure for further information about the LSE-PKU Summer School. And for those who already know that they want to be a part of our next unique and thought-provoking programme in 2017, applications are now open!