There are those who wax lyrical about its stunning grounds and Peking University, or Beida as it’s known by locals, certainly has one of the most impressive campuses in Beijing. It’s also a highly respected university. Cambridge, Oxford and Oslo universities all send their undergraduates here. Be prepared to pay for the scenery and reputation, however. Studying at Peking University is not cheap at 13,000RMB a term. The course itself is average and sometimes repetitive according to Beida student Jennifer O’Claire. Peking University also focuses on a more academic and classical approach to learning Chinese.
Cost per term: about 13,000RMB (prices vary according to the period of the course)
What you get: a university with a good reputation and standard Chinese teaching at a high price.