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International Relations
- General Information

    Program Brief Introduction

    The programme will provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.

    Study a postgraduate degree at Nankai University, Tianjin. The University's English-medium degree programmes allow students to study for an internationally recognised Master's degree qualification at a prestigious world-ranked Chinese university.

    The MA in International Relations at Nankai University’s Zhou Enlai School of Government is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. The programme provides the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted.

    What will You study?

    International relations is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights.

    As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective.

    The 2-year course at Nankai University's prestigious Zhou Enlai School of Government will give you a complete understanding of international relations, with an in depth focus on China’s relations with the world.

    Students will study the following modules:

    Introduction to International Relations

    The Evolution of World Politics

    Contemporary China Studies

    Chinese Language (Listening and Writing)

    Theories of International Relations

    International Political Economy

    Chinese Foreign Policy

    Issues in International Security

    International Relations of the Asia Pacific

    China-Europe Relations

    China and The Global Economy

    Chinese Government and Politics

    Research Methods for International Relations

    Foreign Policy Analysis

    Globalisation and Global Governance

    China-US Relations

    China and Africa

    China and Latin America

    American Foreign Policy Since 1945

    Introduction to the European Union

    International Relations of The Middle East

    China-Russian Relations

    Masters Thesis Workshop

    All classes will be taught in English, for core Chinese language modules there will be a variation of Chinese and English, for student benefit.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 74,000 pre year
    RMB 148,000 in total (About $ 27,135)
    Accommodation Fee
    Balitai Campus
    Double Room RMB 104 to RMB 90
    Jinnan Campus
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 55 to RMB 75
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 900
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 1,850 to RMB 2,300
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  74,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  1. In the age bracket of 22-40
  2. Be in good health
  3. Holding Bachlor\'s Degree or equivelance
  4. Holding certificate of HSK Level 6 or above
  5. Holding a personal statement
  6. Passing the major test and oral Chinese interview held by the applied department
  7. Willing to abide by chinese laws, regulations and the school discipline, and respect the chinese people, customs and habits
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Certificate of HSK

Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

3. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

4. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

5. Two letters of recommendation

From professor or associate professor or equivalents

6. Undergraduate school transcript

7. Bachelor's degree diploma

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

8. Study plan

Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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