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.

Tuition loans are available from Credit Ease to qualified candidates.

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

Additional Team Funding

Ignite participants are placed into venture groups at the beginning of the program, and the groups will work on their ventures throughout, with final presentations serving as the program capstone.
GSR Ventures has generously donated $50,000 to the 2018 Stanford Ignite Beijing program to be awarded to the venture group or groups that demonstrate the highest level of performance throughout the program. The group prizes will be divided evenly among the group members and will take the form of a tuition rebate. The Faculty Director will lead the selection process with input from other faculty and program advisors.

*GSR Ventures is a venture capital firm that funds 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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