Peking University Health Science Center
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Beijing Medical College, Peking Medical University, Beijing Medical University.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (5-6 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average in B range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4-5 year diploma from 1949-1966; 5 year bachelor's degree from 1978-present; master's degree following diploma programs from the Cultural Revolution-present.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1946. Formerly called Beijing Medical University. In April 2000 was reincorporated into Peking University and in May 2000 was formally renamed Peking University Health Science Center. A medical "national key school". "National key schools" generally have the most prestige, the best students and the most government funding. Also offers a three year diploma, not an admissible level to graduate study. Usual admission requirements are completion of senior secondary school (12 years of education) and a national entrance examination.
Grading scales vary; see above for common scales.
Language of instruction: Chinese.
Master's: 2-3 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate: 3-4 years after master's degree and entrance examination.