Stanford Ignite – Beijing

In Beijing, China, Stanford Ignite is offered as a part-time program. Through a combination of in-person instruction and live sessions delivered by distance-learning technology, we offer curriculum based on the Stanford campus program that is adapted for the Chinese market. All instruction is conducted in English.


Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience.

Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, post-doc program in a non-business field.

Note: Those with formal graduate business training (e.g., MBA) or extensive managerial experience to be reviewed on case-by-case basis.

Time Commitment

Stanford Ignite provides approximately 100 classroom hours and 100 to 150 project hours. Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions


The cost of attendance includes course materials, program events, and some meals.

Tuition for Stanford Ignite – Beijing
2018 ¥78,800

Financial Aid

Accepted applicants will be eligible to apply for partial tuition scholarships, which will be awarded based on merit. In order to be considered for these scholarships, supported in part by ZhenFund*, interested applicants must apply by the Round 1 Application Deadline on July 9, 2018

*ZhenFund is a seed stage focused venture fund founded in 2011 by Bob Xu and Victor Wang, in collaboration with Sequoia Capital China.

Additional Team Funding

Over the course of the program, participants will be divided into venture teams that will compete for $50,000 in additional funding provided by GSR Ventures*.

Upon completion of the program, the top venture team(s) will be selected based on the overall quality of the final presentation, strength of the venture idea, as well as the groups’ participation and overall contributions during the program. The Faculty Director will lead the selection process, in conjunction with senior program stakeholders

*GSR Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology companies in China. 


Submit your application as early as possible. To be considered for admission, your application must include:

  • Current resume
  • A series of short essays
  • Two recommendations submitted via the application website

Applications will not be accepted after the published deadline.

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