PKU/ULCA Integrated BS+MS Program
Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Welcome to 3+2, the first integrated Bachelor's and Masters degree program between UCLA and Peking University! The pilot program begins Fall 2013. Please indicate your interest by April 1, 2013.
Eligible PKU students may attend UCLA for their fourth year of undergraduate studies, receive their PKU Bachelor's (BS) degree, then continue on for one more year at UCLA and receive a UCLA Master's (MS) degree.
The pilot program is open to Computer Science and Electrical Engineering students.
- PKU undergraduates in fields of science and engineering whose overall GPA ranks in the top 10% in the PKU department in Fall of their 3rd year
- College English Test (CET) Level-4 score is above 590 or CET Level-6 score is above 560
- CS 199 or equivalent advisor at UCLA proposed by the applicant is willing to supervise the student
- Online application http://apply.international.ucla.edu/?ii
The following documents may be submitted to Ms. Cecca Yang at PKU:
- Personal statement
- Class ranking information
- English language course grades, CET. TOEFL or IELTS scores are optional (required for MS admittance)
- List of proposed UCLA faculty advisors
To be arranged:
- Interview with UCLA department member, via computer or in person
i. Students admitted to this program should finish 90% of the required courses for the BS degree at PKU, and will enroll at UCLA in their 4th year, where, with the guidance of the UCLA Department, they will select courses needed to complete their BS program at PKU, complete a Bachelor’s Thesis, per PKU specifications (including passing the BS defense exam in person or via tele-‐conference chaired by a PKU faculty member), and will take a minimum of 12 units in courses that fulfill requirements of the MS degree at UCLA. Note that the UCLA courses can be counted toward the PKU BS degree or the UCLA MS degree, but not both.
ii. Upon completion of the first year’s study at UCLA and the Bachelor’s Thesis, the student will receive a Bachelor’s Degree from PKU. A student who fails to earn his/her BS degree in this timeframe will not be permitted to continue studies at UCLA.
Conditional Admission into the MS Program, year 5:
The Graduate Division’s offer of Conditional Admission to the UCLA MS program will stipulate that in order for students to continue their 2nd year of study and enroll in the MS degree program at UCLA, they must:
i. Complete at least 12 units of course work toward their MS degree at UCLA with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
ii. Successfully complete their independent research (CS 199 or equivalent) with a UCLA faculty member and produce a research report, which may be used as the basis of their Bachelor thesis at PKU.
iii. Obtain their Bachelor’s Degree at PKU.
iv. Present TOEFL or English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores that meet the minimum criteria for UCLA’s Graduate Division for admittance (if not submitted as part of original application to come to UCLA):
v. Receive a favorable evaluation and recommendation from the student’s research mentor.
vi. Students meeting these requirements will receive a letter offering admission to the MS degree program from the host department and the UCLA Graduate Division.
vii. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will terminate their study at UCLA unless a petition is made to and approved by their department at UCLA and the Graduate Division.
viii. Students who successfully complete the 2nd year of study at UCLA and fulfill the MS degree requirements in their field of study will be awarded the Master’s Degree (MS) by UCLA.
Fees: The student in the program will be responsible for Tuition, Non‐Resident Supplemental Tuition, and campus fees while studying at UCLA and the 4th year tuition and fees at PKU. Students are responsible for all living and travel expenses, and obtaining health insurance. First year estimated total budget for non-resident, here.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to being in touch.
For more info please contact:
Cecca Yunli Yang