** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.
School of Economics, Peking University (SEPKU) was established in 1985. Its predecessor is Department of Economics, established in 1912 by Mr. Yan Fu, after he was assigned the President of Peking University. SEPKU is one of the most historic faculties in the university, and the first economics faculty among China’s higher education institutions.
Did you know?
Paper was invented in China, with early attempts made from hemp dating back to the Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD). In 105 AD, records show the method was improved by using the crushed bark of a mulberry tree.
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People's Republic of China. With a population of 21.5 million people, it is the nation's second-largest city after Shanghai. Beijing is the political, educational and cultural centre of the country and as such it is rich in historical sites and important government and cultural institutions. The ancient and the modern combine perfectly and there is sure to be a surprise around every corner. From contemporary architecture, old hutong areas, green parks, a wide selection of museums and sights, this amazing city has it all.
China. The name alone makes you want to get packing. It's going places, so jump aboard, go along for the ride and see where it's headed. Its modern face is dazzling, but China is no one-trick pony. The world's oldest continuous civilisation isn't all smoked glass and brushed aluminium and while you won't be tripping over artefacts – three decades of round-the-clock development and rash town planning have taken their toll – rich seams of antiquity await. Serve it all up according to taste: collapsing sections of the Great Wall, temple-topped mountains, villages that time forgot, languorous water towns, sublime Buddhist grottoes and ancient desert forts. Pack a well-made pair of travelling shoes and remember the words of Laotzu: 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'. (Source)
School of Economics
Please use the course catalogue to search for units available at the host University.
Applied Econometrics = MAE306
Insurance Operations and Management = Level 3 general elective
Corporate Finance = MAF302
The Introduction of Behavioral Finance = Level 3 general elective
Labor Economics = MAE304
How Many Units?
Peking operates the under a system of 2 credits is equal to 1 Deakin credit therefore 8 credits is equal to 4 Deakin credits.
At Peking a full time study load is considered to be 3 units (a total of 6 Credits).
A minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) Deakin credits are to be included in your study plan per trimester that you are applying for and for each university preference.
E.g. If you are applying for two trimesters and for two different universities? You would bring 6-8 units for T1 for each university and then 6-8 units for T2 for each university. A total of 12-16 units.
Credit Equivalences and Levels
1 Deakin Credit point
Full Time Course Load
USA, Canada and Latin America
3 - 4 Credit Point
Cost and Funding
Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate that a semester of exchange costs approximately AUD$15,000. Students are responsible to budget appropriately for their program and are encouraged to factor unpredictable events, such as currency fluctuations in to their budgets.
Students participating in the student exchange program will be expected to pay for their own:
Passport and visa costs
Daily living expenses including text books
Personal/ Travel expenses
The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for approved international travel for the length of your international program, including a maximum of 10 days leisure travel either immediately before or after the study component (or combination thereof), at no charge. While Deakin Travel Insurance is provided to all staff and students, this policy may not be accepted by some of our overseas exchange partners and it may be necessary for you to take additional health cover at the host institution. You will need to arrange additional travel and health insurance for any travel occurring outside of your formal exchange study period.
Any other incidental costs.
OS- HELP loans
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help
Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas. If you are on one of our short-term programs, so long as you have a full time study load for the year, your payments will continue while you are overseas. If you are accepted for exchange, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans.
Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.
Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their current Deakin degree. 4 Credits for Prior Learning can be counted towards this requirement.
Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
You must study a full-time load while on exchange
You must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Some discretion may be applied to this requirement for students with a WAM of between 55-60 at the time of application and will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser. Applicants with a WAM below 55 will not be considered.
You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application
Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.