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Applicants from Abroad

The CKGSB MBA program is committed to nurturing a community of business leaders that can succeed in the emerging global marketplace. We encourage applicants from abroad to become familiar with our program offerings, professors, and campus, and to talk with current CKGSB students about their experiences coming to Beijing to study with China's best and brightest business students.


On average, 25 percent of the students come from abroad, including countries such as the United States, Germany, India, Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom.



Admission Interviews for Applicants from Abroad


*The application process is only for those applicants who hold a non-Chinese passport.  Chinese national applicants please click here.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis up through June of the intended entrance year (with classes starting later in the fall). Applicants are encouraged to submit their MBA program applications early in order to schedule admissions interviews and to apply for appropriate student visas.


We highly recommend that students make a trip to Beijing for a campus visit and to meet the admissions staff and other students and professors. For those applicants who pass initial screening but are unable to physically visit Beijing, the admissions team will arrange a telephone interview between the applicant and the admissions committee.



Proof of Financial Support


CKGSB admission decisions are based on academic merits and evidence of adequate funds to meet MBA study expenses for the entire period you plan to study in China. Admission will be denied if student is unable to provide proof of sufficient funds to financially support him/herself every year that the student will be attending CKGSB.


Please fill out the following form and submit with your application package.





Students holding a non-Chinese passport will need to have a valid “X1” visa at the beginning of the MBA program. After arrival to the school, the MBA program will help students acquire foreign student residence permit. Students will need to arrive on the designated date before the start of the program to fulfill the physical examination and other visa requirements.



Tuition and Financial Aid


As part of the admissions process, applicants from abroad will be considered for the various scholarship programs made possible with support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation. Based on personal merit and background, students may earn scholarships covering up to full MBA program tuition.


Tuition for students with non-Chinese passports is the same as that offered to Chinese national students and can be paid either in U.S. dollars (payments in foreign currencies are converted at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction) or in Chinese RMB.



Chinese Language Study


Some students from abroad arrive at CKGSB with near-fluent Chinese, while others learn their first Chinese words in the preparatory courses offered by our MBA program. Regardless of which category you fall into, Chinese language ability is an important asset for those students who aim to stay in China for post-MBA careers.


To support students in the development of their Chinese language skills, CKGSB offers flexible, one-on-one Chinese courses before and during the academic year for those who qualify. Contact the MBA Admissions office to learn more about the opportunities available for the coming year at

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