Do you have questions about the application process? Check this page and you can find the frequently asked questions and their answers.

General Information:

Q:What are the requirements of applying for the Peking University Guanghua MBA Program?

A: Applicants interested in applying, should visit Peking University Guanghua MBA’s admission website. You can find detailed requirements there.

Q: I took the GMAT/GRE test several times with different scores. Which one will you take into consideration?

A: We will take your highest score into consideration and we accept all scores taken within the past 5 years.

Q: What are the application deadlines?

A: There are 5 application rounds. Please check the detailed information here.

Q: Is there a minimum GPA requirement to apply?

A: GPA is not the only factor we consider, although our students usually have very competitive undergraduate GPAs. There are many other equally important components of each student’s application. GPA is just one factor the Admissions Board uses to evaluate a candidate.

Q: Where can I find more information on scholarship opportunities?

A: Please check this page.

Letters of Recommendation:

Q: Who may write my letters of recommendation?

A: Recommendations should be from persons who have been directly responsible for assessing your professional performance. At least one, and preferably both of the recommendations should come from an employer or supervisor.

·Recommendations from former professors are not as helpful to the Admissions Committee since they cannot evaluate your performance in a professional setting. Of course there are exceptions, but a recommendation from a current or former employer usually provides more helpful information.

·There are situations in which applicants do not wish to inform current supervisors that they are applying to business school. In this case, a former manager, client, or supervisor from an extracurricular organization may provide a recommendation.

·It is important that recommendations provide details and/or examples to support opinions about an applicant. For example, addressing that "Mike is a great team player" does not provide as much insight as providing concrete examples of how well Julie performed in a team when faced with certain responsibilities and challenges. Recommendations that state strong feelings, either positive or negative, without examples are not helpful.

Q: What if I don't want to use my current employer as a reference?

A: We understand having concerns about using a current employer. Previous employers, college professors, clients, and other supervisors can be used as references if you are uncomfortable with requesting one from your current employer. Your reference should be familiar enough with you and your work to give us a clear and accurate understanding of your abilities and experience.


Q: When will the interview be conducted?

A: Usually, shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interviewin November, December, March or April.Interviews play a critical role in our assessment of candidates and are required prior to acceptance into the program. An invitation to interview is a positive indicator no matter when you receive it.

Q: How long will the interview be?

A: The interview will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will be conducted by Guanghua faculty, a member of the MBA Admissions Board, as well as alumni or HR from big enterprises outside.

Q: When will I receive the interview result?

A: Usually, we will issue an unofficial offer letter via email within 1-2 weeks of the interview. A hardcopy admission letter will be mailed to all accepted applicants in late June each year.

Application Fee, Tuition and Scholarships:

Q: Do I need to pay an application fee?

A: A nonrefundable application fee of RMB 800 is required for all applications.

Q: How much is the tuition and when should I pay for it? How about Double MBA Degree students?

A: For Guanghua Full-time Global MBA Program (in English), the tuition fee is 188,000 RMB for the whole program.

For Guanghua Part-time MBA Program (in Chinese), the tuition fee is 398,000 RMB for the whole program.

For Double Degree Programs, the tuition may vary. Please check this page and learn more.

Tuition fees are subject to change each year at the discretion of PKU.

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