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Outgoing University of Sydney medical students to Peking University

Number of places: Up to two University of Sydney students will be nominated to represent the Faculty under this scheme. Students undertaking their fixed elective term may also apply for the maximum two places available.

Institution: This is a new international placement opportunity in 2012 at one of the top universities in the world. Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is located in Xueyuan Rd, Haidian District in the north-west of Beijing, a cultural area with many universities. It is in the center of the well-known Zhongguancun Hi-Tech Zone. PUHSC is part of the prestigious Peking Unviersity, a multi-disciplinary comprehensive university. PUHSC was established in 1912, and formally known as Beijing Medical University, it was incorporated into Peking University in 2000.

PUHSC offers a full range of courses for 8 specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 47 accredited doctoral programs and 59 master programs. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it also plays an active role in continuing education. PUHSC hosts 6 postdoctoral programs. PUHSC now has an enrolment of more than 25000 students, including 1997 doctoral students, 1891 master program students, 2890 undergraduates, 604 junior college students, 3193 adult learning program students, 502 international students, and 14123 external students.

PUHSC has six schools, namely, School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Distance Education, and Faculty of Foundation Education. PUHSC has developed 20 disciplines that have gained national recognition. Besides, it has one national key laboratory, 11 ministry-level key laboratories.

PUHSC has eight university hospitals, namely, the First School of Clinical Medicine (Beida Hospital), the Second School of Clinical Medicine (the People’s Hospital), the Third School of Clinical Medicine (the Third Hospital), Institute of Mental Health (the Sixth Hospital), School of Stomatology (the Dental Hospital), School of Oncology (Beijing Tumor Hospital), Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Peking University Shougang Hospital. In addition, 13 hospitals in Beijing serve as teaching hospitals.

Students coming to Peking University for short term exchange programs will have clinical observation in one of the eight university hospitals.

Language: Some Manadarin Chinese will be helpful but is not essential for this placement. Information on language courses available through the University of Sydney can be found at our Resources pages.

Duration: This placement is of 4–8 weeks in duration.

Other: Fees will be waived under this agreement with Peking University.

Applying: Please consult these pages for details on applying for a placement and scholarship support.

Resources: Our resources pages provide some valuable material on your health and safety and on some of the medical conditions and environments you may come across while on placement.

For further enquries contact us.

Incoming Peking medical students to University of Sydney

The medical school at Peking University will nominate up to two senior students to undertake up to eight weeks of clinical placement at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, one of the main teaching hospitals at the University of Sydney. Students should nominate a speciality area of interest and every effort will be made to accommodate these preferences. Students usually stay in home-stay accommodation. Travel and accommodation/living expenses are NOT covered by University of Sydney but tuition fees are waived under our agreement.

It is suggested that interested students from Peking University should browse through the following websites to become familiar with the city of Sydney and the Sydney Medical School.

Information about Australia’s Health can be found at

Please consult the visitor’s guide on the Office for Global Health web pages for useful information about living in Sydney.

For further information about these placements, contact:
Mr Du Weiwei