Master Program in Computer Science


The Department of Computer Science and Technology at Peking University seeks top international students to join our Master program and make innovative and impactful research in a world-class research environment.


Highlights

  • This program includes many outstanding faculty members who taught and conducted research at prestigious institutions overseas previously, such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), University of Minnesota (USA), York University (Canada), University of Liverpool (UK), University of Tokyo (Japan) and CNRS (France).

  • We value diversity. Currently we have students from Canada, Australia, Spain, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Pakistan.


Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens;

  • Applicants must complete all academic requirements and obtain a Bachelor or Master's degree before enrollment (August 31);

  • Applicants should meet the health requirements, compliance with Chinese government laws, regulations and school rules and regulations. 


Application Deadline and Mailing Address

  • The first round is on December 20, 2020, please make sure to mail out your application materials on or before December 20, 2020.

  • The second (and final) deadline is February 28, 2021 (Beijing time), please make sure to mail out your application materials on or before February 28, 2021.

  • Mailing address:

    • Room 1122, Science Building No.1

      Department of Computer Science and Technology

      School of EECS, Peking University, Beijing, China, 100871

      Tel: +86-10-62750278.


How to Apply

  • PKU Application Form for International Students (Master and Ph.D. Programs) with an ID photo. Please visit http://www.studyatpku.com, fill in the application form and submit, then print the auto-generated hardcopy. **Please select a supervisor that you are interested in working with. 

  • Graduation certificate and degree diploma (applicants expecting to graduate should provide an official letter stating the expected graduation date). Must be original documents or certified copies in either Chinese or English.

  • Official transcripts must be up to the present, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations. Must be original documents or certified copies in either Chinese or English.

  • A personal statement (1,500 words, in English, including research proposal, a brief introduction of your current institution/alma mater, such as ranking within the country/state and how GPA is being calculated). The template can be downloaded at http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/HOME/Download.htm.

  • 2 recommendation letters are required. The referees should be professors/associate professors or person with relevant academic/professional title. At least one of them should have knowledge of the applicant's recent academic or research work. The recommendation letters must be in either Chinese or English. The template of recommendation letters can be found at http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/HOME/Download.htm.

  • Official proof of English proficiency test scores if needed (TOEFL, IELTS or GRE) Students whose mother language is not English must have TOEFL iBT (100 points or above) or IELTS (6.5 points and above) or GRE (315 points or above) scores to prove their English language proficiency unless they received a Bachelor's degree from an English-speaking university.

  • 1 photocopy of the applicant's valid passport (the passport type must be ordinary).

  • Table of contents and abstracts of the applicant's research publications and any other original achievements in the applicant's study area.

  • Curriculum vitas (CV) or resume.


Note: Two copies of all application materials are required, one original and one photocopy.

          Your online submission should be the same as the mailed one.


Evaluation Process

  • Initial Screening. After the International Student Office receives the application materials, the admission committee from the Department of Computer Science and Technology will evaluate the complete application materials. The application will be evaluated from different aspects, such as the strength of the recommendation letters, academic record, applicant's research proposal and career planning. Applicants who passed the initial screening will receive an interview offer in either January or March, 2021.

  • Interview. The admission committee will conduct a comprehensive evaluation interview of the candidates who passed the screening. Candidates will mainly talk about personal research experience, opinions on the research area of interest, and proposed study/research directions of interest.

  • Admission. Based on the results of the interview, the admission committee makes its recommendations for admission to the Department of Computer Science and Technology. Peking University makes the official admission decisions, and an "Admission Notice" will be sent to the admitted candidates by the end of June 2021.


Application Fee

There is a non-refundable application fee of 800 RMB (or equivalent US dollars). Applicants are required to use the online payment while applying through the PKU online application system. Incomplete application materials or application without application fee will not be processed. All the application materials will NOT be return.


Tuition & Scholarship

The tuition fee of the Master program is RMB 50,000 Yuan per year, and RMB 150,000 Yuan in total for three years.

Admitted students are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships.

1. Chinese Government Scholarship. The scholarship application should be directed to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s home country. Please find out the application deadline for your country in advance. Part of the tuition fee and some other fees like dormitory fees, allowance and insurance can be covered if the application is successful.

2. Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students. Please contact the International Students Division at Peking University for details of this scholarship.

3. Peking University Scholarship for International Students. Please contact the International Students Division at Peking University for details of this scholarship.

More details can be found at www.isd.pku.edu.cn and www.cs.pku.edu.cn.


Contact Information

International Students Division,

Office of International Relations (For application)

New Sun Student Center,

Peking University, BJ, 100871 PRC

People's Republic of China

TEL: (86-10)-6275 1230

E-mail: study@pku.edu.cn

www.isd.pku.edu.cn


International Program Admission,

Department of Computer Science and Technology (For program enquiry)

Room 1122, 1st Science Building

Peking University, BJ, 100871 PRC

People's Republic of China

TEL: (86-10)-6275 0278

E-mail: gradadmissions.cs@pku.edu.cn