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China Center: Chinese Universities Exchange Program

  1. Program Details

    Immerse yourself in Chinese culture through university courses, local and regional excursions, and cultural events that provide many opportunities for cross-cultural learning. Each exchange university offers a variety of opportunities and experiences.

    This program is administered by China Center. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Beijing, China
    Term Academic Year, Spring Semester
    Housing Dormitory
    Credit Type Transfer Credit
    Sponsor China Center

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.5
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language One semester of college-level Chinese
  2. About China Center: Chinese Universities Exchange Program

    The CUEP program is an educational exchange program between the University of Minnesota's China Center and Peking University in Beijing, China.

    Application Deadline

    The China Center application deadline for the 2019/20 academic year is March 15, 2019. Applications are reviewed by a committee and applicants may also interview with the committee. As there is commonly only one scholarship for University of Minnesota students, this program is competitive and students are encouraged to apply for other options in China in case they are not awarded the scholarship.


    This program works particularly well for students with a Chinese major or minor. It is also great for students looking to greatly increase their Chinese language abilities.

    Program Fee

    Program fees include University of Minnesota tuition, student service fees, housing and international health insurance estimated at $7,350 per semester. Meals, airfare, and personal expenses are additional. Students receive a monthly living expense stipend of about $200 from Peking University. Participating students receive updated cost information as soon as it is available.  Students may apply for scholarships offered by the China Center or other financial aid toward the program fee.

    Academic Year 2018/19

    More Information

    For more information, contact the China Center.

  3. Prepare

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    It is your responsibility to apply directly to the China Center for this program.  Once you have been accepted, you may proceed with the LAC online application process.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application: 

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See Snapshot page for term options
    Program Name Chinese Universities Exchange Program
    Track Name Chinese Universities Exchange Program
    Country China


    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.


    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received.  A Learning Abroad Center representative will review your submission.  If you have been accepted to your host insitution, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

    • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
    • Health Information Form
    • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver
    • Academic Planning Form (optional)
    • Power of Attorney (optional)

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with the China Center and your host insitution for pre-departure considerations.

    Next Steps

    For more information on this program, visit the China Center website.