Academic FAQ
 Registration and Attendance
 
When and how do I register?
All students need to register on designated day in person. Students also must pay their tuition fee and accommodation fee prior to registration. registration period typically takes place during the first week of classes. We will inform you about the exact time and procedures of registration beforehand.
 
What should I do if I cannot register on time?
-For new students
You will need to ask for a leave of absence and pay your tuition fee in advance. Otherwise, your absence will be recorded as an act of truancy or an unexcused absence on your attendance record. Students who have not registered after two weeks of the registration day will be dismissed from the university.
-For returning students
You will need to ask for a leave and pay your tuition fee and accommodation fee in advance. Otherwise, you will be dismissed from the university.
 
What should I do if I cannot pay my tuition fee before registration?
You will need to fill in the application for deferment of your tuition fee with the approval from the head officers in your school, the Student Affairs Office and the Education Administration Office.
 
How can I ask for a leave of absence?
For students asking for leave for less than one week, you will to need to fill in the leave application form and hand it into the relevant administrators both in your department and the Education Administration Office.
For students asking for leave for more than one week, you will need to fill in the application form and get the approval from your school’s course administrator and dean. Your leave will also need to be approved by the head officer of the Education Administration Office.
 
Course Selection and Grades
 How can I select my classes?
Your department will assist you in an online selection of  classes at the beginning of the semester.
How can I request a transcript or certificate of study?
You can request a transcript or certificate of study from the Education Administration Office. Office hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:30-5:30pm.
 
 
Changes in Duration of Study
 How can I extend my duration of study?
You will need to fill in the application form for extension on the online system for PKU students and get the approval from the head officers of your department and the Education Administration Office. You must submit your application three months before your graduation date. Additionally, you must pay the fee for study extension (2500RMB for one semester) to the Financial Service Office.
 
Graduation
What kind of degree or certificate will I receive after graduation?
The certificate of graduation as well as the master’s degree will only be rewarded to the students who have successfully completed their program and fulfilled their graduation requirements.