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LSE-PKU Summer School

Beijing 11-22 August 2014

LSE and Peking University have collaboratively run the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing every summer since 2004. The eleventh LSE-PKU Summer School will run from 11-22 August 2014.

The two-week English-language international programme offers university-level courses all with a focus on China and Asia in subjects including economics, management, international relations, media, law. See courses|.

It is not a Chinese language course, however participants can enrol in Chinese language courses at the prestigious Language School at Peking University.


The application deadline for the 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School has now passed.

A limited number of places may be available for late applications. If you would like to be considered for a late application, please e-mail |the LSE-PKU Summer School office.

For information about how to apply, please see the Admission and How to Apply| pages.

The programme

The programme is taught by outstanding faculty from Peking University and LSE. It attracts students and professionals from around the world: 300 participants of 44 different nationalities in 2013. 

A quarter of participants are graduate professionals working in a wide range of related fields, including business, finance, public policy, international affairs, NGOs, the media and law. The students who attended in 2013 came from 114 universities and other higher education institutions in 30 countries.

Participants take one intensive course for the duration of the summer school, typically comprising four hours of lectures each morning and two hours of classes each afternoon – a total of 48 contact hours over two weeks. 

The course will be assessed, including a final examination, and successful students are awarded a certificate and transcript.

Further information

To be added to our mailing list for information about developments with the programme, please email the office at LSE: lse-pku.programme@lse.ac.uk|.