Most PiB students are American college undergraduates who have taken at least one year of college Chinese courses by the time they attend PiB. The student body is diverse. About half of our students come from Princeton. The rest come from dozens of college and universities around the world. An increasing number of graduate students, high school seniors, and working professionals also apply each year.
In order to apply for PiB, you must have studied a year's worth of college Chinese by the time you attend our program in mid-June. PiB does not accept zero beginners.
Please read these instructions carefully before filling out your application.
Admission is competitive; please apply as soon as possible. If you are applying for financial aid from PiB, your complete application must be received by Wednesday , January 16, 2014. Financial aid is limited, and you must submit proof that you've applied to your home university and other sources for aid to qualify for PiB aid. If not, the due date for all applications is Thursday , January 31, 2014. All applications are considered on a rolling basis. In past years, early applicants have had higher acceptance rates than later ones, because spaces in the program tend to fill up quickly. Late applications will only be considered on a space-available basis.
In an effort to allow you to make a fully-informed decision, if you were to be admitted to PiB and are also applying for financial aid from PiB, notification of admissions will include your aid award. Therefore, after admissions has been decided, your application is subject to financial aid evaluation, which may delay your notification date.
Princeton students, please note: current Princeton freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduate students who want to be considered for financial aid must fill out the Program in East Asian Studies financial aid application form (which can be picked up in Frist 219 starting in November) rather than the Princeton in Beijing financial aid application form online (i.e. the EAS application is due on January 31, not January 16).
Current Princeton seniors who want to be considered for financial aid are not eligible for funding from the Program in East Asian Studies and must fill out the PiB financial aid application form online instead (i.e. the deadline for seniors applying for financial aid is January 16).
To apply, you will need to create an account and submit an application online. Once an account is created, you can always return to your own portal to view your application status, check financial aid award, download forms, etc. Returning applicants will not need to re-create an account in the future.