China Internship Peking Summer

Peking University Summer Programme, China

Where: A9 Lecture Theatre
Time and date: 6 June, 5pm and 8 June, 5pm

If you would like to attend please register here.

This five-week programme organised in collaboration with Peking University provides an opportunity for 10 students to explore Beijing while working on a project for a New Zealand organisation.

You will also benefit by living near Peking University in the centre of Beijing. This combined with your project as well as language, history and culture classes will enable you to gain a unique insight into another culture, which is supplemented by a series of day trips in and around Beijing. This programme provides a series of experiences that would not otherwise be possible, framed by an academic programme designed to maximise learning and growth.

Peking University is ranked 27th in the THE World University Rankings 2018 and 38th equal in the QS World University Rankings 2018. It is also ranked first place in China according to the THE World University Rankings 2018.

This summer programme is open to undergraduate students from all degrees and majors. Successful applicants will enrol in the College of Arts internship paper, PACE295, worth 15 credits. Information on the College of Arts internship programme.

This programme will run from Friday, 16 November 2018 to Sunday, 23 December 2018.

Introduction to your project and preliminary work will be undertaken prior to your departure for Beijing on Friday, 9 November 2018. You will arrive back in Christchurch on Sunday, 23 December 2018.

The programme is funded by the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). This means that we can offer the programme at a heavily subsidised fee of NZ$1500. The fee will include:

  • Return flights from Christchurch to Beijing
  • Accommodation and meals while there
  • Activities and day trips in and around Beijing
  • Pick up and drop off at airport
  • Insurance
  • Chinese visa

You will need to enrol in, and pay the course fee for PACE295.

To be eligible for this programme you should meet the following criteria. All applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Undergraduate students preferably returning to UC in 2019
  • No or little prior knowledge of China, although students with more extensive knowledge may be considered
  • You must have a valid passport (six months validity) or apply as soon as accepted
  • Recommended GPA of 5.0 (B average) or above, but students with a GPA below this are still encouraged to apply
  • You must enrol in PACE295 by time of departure
  • NZ citizen or permanent resident (For funding purposes. International students may still apply as applications will be considered on a case by case basis)

If you have any questions about the above details please email us at

Click here to apply for this programme.

Applications close 31 July 2018.

Interviews with shortlisted students will be held on 6 August and 7 August 2018.

Shortlisted students are also expected to participate in a group activity on 7 August 2018.

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