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Welcome to Peking University Health Science Center

About the Center

Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is one of the nation’s leading institutions of modern medical education in China and is recognized as a renowned medical school both at home and abroad. Established in 1912 as the first public Western medical school in China, its former name was Peking National Medical School, and then Beijing Medical University, which successfully developed into a multi-disciplinary comprehensive health science center.

PUHSC is composed of 12 schools and teaching divisions, 8 university hospitals with over 7,400 inpatient beds and a daily admission of over 297,000 outpatients. PUHSC now has faculty of over 11,531 including highly qualified intellectual and an enrollment of 7934 students,1965 professors and 11 respected members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering who all share a deep commitment to medical research and education, thus providing an unparalleled learning environment for students.

Welcome to Join Us

PUHSC is one of the earliest universities admitting international students in China,admitting foreign students at different levels from 73 countries all over the world since 1953. It offers a full range of courses in basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, pharmaceutics, public health, stomatology and nursing to international students at undergraduate, graduate and advanced study levels. As one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education, PUHSC has much to offer. We hope you will seek us out. We look forward to your further inquiry.


Major Fields and Curricula for International Students

General Information

PUHSC offers 4 different study programs to foreign students. For those pursuing a study at PUHSC, we ask you to carefully read about the major fields of study listed in this brochure to see whether the center offers a program in your area of interest.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in Medical Science are offered in the following areas: clinical medicine, stomatology.

1. Clinical Medicine: 6years

The main subjects:

Mathematics Pharmacology

Physics Diagnostic medicine

Inorganic Chemistry Internal Medicine

Organic Chemistry Surgery

Biology Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human Anatomy Pediatrics

Histology and Embryology Infectious Diseases

Physiology Neurology

Biochemistry Psychiatry

Microbiology Ophthalmology

Immunology Otolaryngology

Pathology Dermatology

Medical Forensic

Internship in the sixth year

2.Stomatology: 6 years

The main subjects:

Medical Chemistry Oral Anatomy

Human Anatomy Oral Histopathology

Histology and Embryology Oral X-ray Diagnostics

Physiology Oral Material Medicine

Biochemistry Oral Internal Medicine

Psychology Oral Restoration

Diagnostics Dentofacial Surgery

Internal Medicine Oral Orthodontics

Surgery Oral Prevention and Health Care

Pediatrics Oral Pharmacology

Internship in the sixth year

Graduate Program

PUHSC offers graduate study leading to a master’s degree or doctoral degree. The objective of the programs is to train the next generation of medical scientists to approach medical issues with a thorough understanding and systematic knowledge of medical theories and practice. The graduate program has two types: clinical specialization and laboratory research.

1. Clinical specialization:for Master degree, 3 years; for Doctoral degree, 3 years; combined Master and Doctoral degree, 5 years.

The specialty orientation:

Internal Medicine





Clinical Stomatology

2. Laboratory research: for Master degree, 3 years, for Doctoral degree, 3 years

The main orientation:





Cell Biology

Child, Adolescent and Maternal Health

Advanced study program:half year or more

Available in all specialties: Clinical Medicine, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Basic Medical Science, Pharmaceutics, Public Health, and Nursing.

One year Preparatory Program:to help the prospective students meet the admission requirement on language (Chinese) and prerequisite science courses.

Primary Chinese

Medical Chinese




Intermediate Chinese

Spoken Chinese

Chinese Conversation

Writing in Chinese

Chinese History and Culture


Admission of International Students

Entering the University

PUHSC is very interested in diversifying its student body with the admission of students from other countries. We are pleased that you are considering a program at PUHSC and welcome you to apply for admission. Application materials for foreign students are available from the Foreign Students Office or via our website. Please read and follow all instructions carefully regarding the latest information about PUHSC. It will ensure an efficient and accurate processing of your application.

Applying for Admission

Applicants are asked to submit their credentials, as described in the application requirements below, in one envelope. This process assures each applicant that all necessary materials will be received at PUHSC by the application deadline. Please make sure your name appears on all forms submitted.

Application Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree and Preparatory Program

1) High school graduates (12 years education).

2) Photocopy of graduation certificate

3) Official school transcripts (Translated into Chinese or English)

4) Identification document

5) Financial statement (In Chinese or English)

Master’s Degree

1) Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree or equivalent

2) Two letters of recommendation from two university professors

3) A statement of financial resources and status information

4) Official university/college transcripts.

Doctoral Degree

1) Applicants holding a master’s degree or equivalent

2) Two letters of recommendation from two university professors

3) A statement of financial resources and status information

4) Official university/college transcripts.

Advanced program

1) Applicants holding a medical education background or equivalent

2) Two letters of recommendation from two university professors

3) A statement of financial resources and status information

Application Procedures

1. Students Seeking Scholarship from Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)

Applications are to be sent to the respective Chinese embassies in your country, which are mandated by the Chinese Scholarship Council to conduct official examination and enrollment. Please consult the Chinese Embassy in your country for details.

2. Students: Self-financed

The application form can be sent to us through the internet, but your application letter and required documentation should be mail to our Foreign Student Office. Be sure to include your full name and a mailing address; we cannot send the admission letter via e-mail.

Applicants for undergraduate education are required to take the General Knowledge Examinations (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) for foreign students given by PUHSC, and the Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK) given by Ministry of Education, China. Applicants for graduate programs are required to take a special entrance examination given by our Center and an HSK examination (those who graduated from a Chinese college are exempted from the HSK examination). The General Knowledge Examination is given in April at our Foreign Student Office.

Students applying for undergraduate study are required to achieve a score of 180 or above in the General Knowledge Examination and Level 5 in the new HSK. Applicants for graduate programs are required to pass the special entrance examinations and achieve a score of 210 or above for Level 5 in the new HSK.

The enrollment takes place before the end of June every year. Those who are qualified will receive an Admission Letter from Peking University Health Science Center and a Visa application for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China (JW202). Applicants will need the two documents to obtain a student visa (X) at the Chinese Embassy.

Application Deadline

The first semester starts around the end of August in Peking University Health Science Center. Applicant materials should be submitted to the Foreign Student Office in the duration from December to February, each year. Applicants intending to attend Chinese Language classes should apply for the Preparatory program at the center one year prior to their intended program.

Application Fee

For self-supported applicants, the application for admission must be accompanied by an application fee of RMB¥800 (cash only). The fee is nonrefundable, cannot be waived, and is nontransferable to other institutions.

Tuition and Fees

1. Application Fee: RMB¥800

2. Tuition:

Undergraduates: RMB¥45,000 (about US$7,390) per year

Master’s degree programs: RMB¥54,000 (about US$8,870) per year

Doctoral programs and special training programs: RMB¥62,000 (about US$10,180) per year

Advanced study programs: RMB¥52,000 (about US$8,540) per year

Preparatory programs: RMB¥25,000 (about US$4,100) per year

The fee is nonrefundable, cannot be waived and nontransferable to other institutions if not approved by the Foreign Students Office.

3. Accommodation:

Single Room: RMB¥70 (US$11.5) per bed per day

Fees should be paid on the day of registration at the beginning of every semester.

4. Other fees

Cost of study materials, traveling, transportation, insurance premium, meals and other vary on individual needs.


Living on Campus

Each foreign student dormitory is air-conditioned and completely furnished along with a bathroom, telephone, and an internet connection. But B type rooms do not have a private bathroom. Public kitchens, washing machines, and a computer room are available in the dormitory building.

The campus of PUHSC is located in Haidian District, a well-known cultural and university area in northwest Beijing. Nearby is the rapidly developing Zhongguancun Hi-tech Zone, while several magnificent and fabulous scenic spots such as the former royal palaces and gardens can be reached conveniently by public transportation. You can also conveniently reach downtown by public transportation.


The Foreign Student Office

Foreign Student Office provides services to students and visiting faculty from other countries to study in PUHSC and assists foreign students during their stay in China. It provides information concerning, but not limited to, housing, orientation, immigration status, general academic considerations, health insurance, and other personal concerns.

Foreign Student Office’s address:

Foreign Students Office

PekingUniversity Health Science Center

38 Xue Yuan Road

Beijing 100191


Tel: 0086-010-82801253

Fax: 0086-010-82802185

E-mail: zxg_904@bjmu.edu.cn

Our Web Pages

These Web pages provide general information as a courtesy to viewers. Peking University Health Science Center is home to international student population among major Chinese universities. We are proud of our reputation and popularity among medical students from around the world, and offer these Web pages to help answer your questions about admission to the university. Please visit our homepage at Http://www.bjmu.edu.cn/ or feel free to contact us at zxg_904@bjmu.edu.cnif you have further questions.