Peking University (Beijing)


Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment.

LSE and Peking University are two of the world's leading institutions for teaching and research. We have been working together successfully to deliver a range of collaborative activities for over a decade. This includes the LSE-PKU Summer School which attracts students and professionals from around the world.

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Prof. Michael Cox & Dr Yu Jie with their students on the final day of teaching in Beijing (August 2017)

LSE-PKU Summer School 

The LSE-Peking University Summer School was launched in 2004. Taking place over two weeks in Beijing, it provides a unique opportunity for students to study in English a range of courses with a Chinese and/or Asian dimension. The 2020 LSE-PKU Summer School will run from 3-14 August 2020. 

Read what our alumni thought of the programme here.

LSE-PKU Double Master's Degree in Public Administration and Government

The LSE–PKU Double Degree in Public Administration and Government started in 2011/12.  The first year is spent at the School of Government at Peking University, with a focus on public policy and administration in China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent studying public policy and administration at LSE

LSE-PKU Double Master's Degree in International Affairs


The LSE-Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs was launched in 2006/07. The first year is spent studying the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific Region at the School of International Studies at Peking University. The second year is spent studying the theory and history of global international relations at LSE. 

PhD Student Exchange

LSE has established PhD Student Exchange programmes with a small number of institutions around the world including PKU. This exchange offers our research students a wonderful opportunity to visit another institution, to benefit from additional research resources (archival and advisory) and to experience the academic culture and professional networks of another country. Successful applicants may also work on related publications/presentations, or attend conferences and workshops both at the host institution and within the wider national academic community. 

Follow this link to see how and when to apply and the detailed requirements.