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The program is now open to foreign students who wish to attend CUPL law program classes for 1 semester from any other institution in the world.
The cost for a single semester is 25000 RMB, and credits from the course can be used towards your law program in your home institution.
The details on the semester can be found on the LLM page here.
Students should apply on the application page here with the application fee and send a personal statement with the dates you wish to study.
If you have any questions you can contact us at [email protected]
China University of Political Science and Law has two campuses and is split between postgraduate and undergraduates.
The postgraduates are based in the City campus (in Wudaokou the student district of Beijing) and undergraduates are based in the Changping campus (which is based about an hour to the North West of Beijing). In this undergraduate campus there is also the “China-EU School of Law” which is a joint EU and China initiative.
There is no difference in acceptance rates between students who have studied law and those who have studied non-law subjects at this time, for those with sufficient English level, all those who applied last year were accepted.
In terms of admissions, there is no difference in acceptance rates between students who have studied law and those who have studied non-law subjects at this time. In terms of the program, it would be an advantage for students to have previously studied law and to have a familiarity of the principles and concepts but it is not necessary to have studied law before to do well on the course.
There are two terms each year. One in September and another in February. Students can begin the course at either time of the year.
There is no upper limit on ages. All ages are welcome to apply for the international law programs.
Yes students need to have insurance for the duration of their study at CUPL and they can’t enrol without it. Most students organise this before they leave their home country. Otherwise, the University can recommend a Chinese insurance company when you are in Beijing.
The agency number of China University of Political Science and Law with the China Scholarship Council is: 10053
For my application, what should I put for guarantor and person or agency to act on your behalf in China?
The Guarantor should be someone who you trust who can be contacted in case of a medical or financial emergency to help you. It is normally a friend or family member from your home country. The person or agency to act on your behalf should be the embassy of your country in Beijing.
Students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan can apply for the exchange program, Summer Progra, and for the LLM program but not the PhD program. They will need to take the Chinese exam in Beijing which will be in December or January the year before and can only enroll in September each year (not in February).
Please check the application deadline on the program page. Any questions please contact us.
Yes, the University does have Chinese language courses. These are 8000 RMB for 5 months. To enrol for these classes please apply on the application form here.
There are a number of ways you can improve your Chinese. One popular website is Chinesepod.com which provides downloadable lessons from beginner to expert level. NCIKU.com is the leading Chinese dictionary website. You can also sign up to some Online Chinese Classes with BLCU at www.blcuchinese.com.
Yes there are some scholarships available. Click here for more information.
There are approximately 30 students taking the LLM and there are also a number of exchange students. The students are very diverse and are from all over the world. Students from all countries are welcome to apply.
The PhD is quite flexible and there are no fixed residency requirements, the basic requirements are:
The classes are during the weekend. Your main requirement is to take 11 credits. This can be completed, in one go – which would be 1 semester or up to 1 year if spread out more, or over different periods during the 3 years – there is some flexibility here. You can see more information on the courses needed for the PhD here, and you would also be able to take any modules for the LLM here. You can also drop in on Chinese lessons if you would like. If you are interested in taking Mandarin Chinese lessons this is available during the weekdays.
For the dissertation there is no requirement to be in Beijing permanently during this time. But you will need to work with your supervisor and arrange to defend your dissertation in front of a supervisory panel in Beijing once it is completed.