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Applications are now open for the 2019 Explore Beijing programme.

This five-week programme, organised in collaboration with Peking University, provides an opportunity for 10 students to explore Beijing while studying at one of China’s most prestigious universities.

2018 ‘UC to Peking’ students.

In 2019, Peking University ranked as 31st in the THE World University Rankings and 30th in the QS World University Rankings.

The programme allows our students to develop important transferable skills by working on a project for an Aotearoa New Zealand organisation.

The students will benefit by living near Peking University in the Zhong Guan Cun area of Beijing (‘China’s Silicon Valley’) and this, combined with the project, as well as language, history and culture classes will enable them to gain a unique insight into another culture, which is supplemented by a series of day trips in, around and beyond Beijing.

These trips include visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and other attractions. A three-night stopover in Guangzhou is also provided. The programme provides a series of experiences that would not normally be possible, framed by an academic programme designed to maximise learning and growth.

‘Explore Beijing’ is funded by the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA), enabling UC to offer the programme at a heavily subsidised fee of $500(NZD), which includes flights, accommodation, meals, activities and day trips in and around Beijing, airport transfers, travel insurance and the Chinese visa fee.

The programme will run from Friday 15 November to Sunday 22 December 2019. If you’re aware of any students who would benefit from and enjoy this experience – let them know!

BSc/BA student Alysha Voon took part in the 2018 exchange, hear her first-hand experience here>

Applications close on Sunday 21 July.

For more, students are welcome to attend the upcoming information sessions – 


  • 5pm Wednesday 22 May
  • 3pm Friday 7 June


  • A9 Lecture theatre

Interested students can register to attend here>

Additional information can be found here, or by emailing partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz.