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Sciences Po - Peking University Dual Master’s Degree in International Relations
- General Information

    About the Program

    The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, which covers political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. It emphasizes multi-cultural perspectives on global security and developmental issues and provides a unique opportunity for students to study international affairs at Paris in Europe and Beijing in Asia.

    Program Overview

    The dual degree Sciences Po–PKU is a two-year academic program. Students spend their first year studying at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, where they choose between the 7 specialised masters offered in international affairs. In the second year, students join the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University to study a Master of International Relations with an emphasis on security and development issues and a regional focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region.

    Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all the students’ services (free access to library, student unions, career services…).

    Year 1 at Sciences Po

    During the first year of the dual degree, students join the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA).

    Starting in 2017-2018, students joining PSIA may choose one of the following master’s programs during the first year of the dual degree:

    Master in International Security

    Master in International Public Management

    Master in International Economic Policy

    Master in Environmental Policy

    Master in International Development

    Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

    Master in International Energy

    Dual degree students have to complete the required courses related to their chosen Master at PSIA. In addition, dual degree students must take at least one course on China during their year at PSIA during either the first or the second semester. Dual degree students will follow one language class at Sciences Po per semester.

    The course assessment will be the same as that of regular students enrolled at the school where the students study.

    Year 2 at Peking University

    During the second year of the dual degree, students join the School of International Studies at Peking University (SIS-PKU).

    At Peking University the students will write a thesis. According to Peking University’s requirement, the students should submit a dissertation and perform oral defense of the dissertation by the end of Semester 4.

    At Peking University, while Chinese students will take French language classes, international students will take Chinese language classes.

    Final graduation will rely on the validation by the student of both years of the programme. Therefore, students will get a temporary graduation in July of the first year at Sciences Po, while the final graduation is upon the completion of all required studies at Peking University in the second year.

    Course offering: 2018-2019 at Peking University

    International Master's Programs at SIS Required Courses for 13 credits (including Language Course for 4 credits and Subject Courses for at least 9 credits)

    Elective Courses for 9 credits (at least 6 credits will have to be in English)

    Course offering of 2018-2019 at Peking University will be available in May, 2016 and subject to change.

    Degree Conferral

    Upon successful completion of studies at both institutions, students will be conferred Master Degree of Law and Master Degree of International Affairs by PKU and Sciences Po respectively.


    After graduation, students from this program have been employed in a wide variety of international organizations (such as International Energy Agency), government agencies (i.e. Chinese/French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), financial companies (i.e. China development Bank), consulting firms (i.e. Capgemini Consulting), NGOs (i.e. China ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center), the media sector and think tanks. Some students continued to pursue their doctoral degree.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 95,000 pre year
    RMB 190,000 in total (About $ 34,835)
    Accommodation Fee
    NO 9 Building
    Single Room RMB 4,500 to RMB 5,500
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 150
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  95,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • Students are required to complete the curriculum within 4-6 years (under normal circumstances), fulfill the designated number of credits, conduct research, complete the doctoral thesis and defend it in front of a panel of experts.
  • Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificate with the doctoral degree, according to the regulation of the Degree Committee.
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Letter of guarantee

The guardian should write out his/her name, nationality, occupation and address (if an organization acts as the guardian, reference to the organization should be made clear).

You can download a template or sample from here .

3. Copy of article or papers published

4. Personal statement

about 800 words

You can download a template or sample from here .

5. Two letters of recommendation

Two or more recommendation letters from professor or associate professor or equivalents (sealed, with referees’ contact information)

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6. English proficiency test certificate

For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.

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. Undergraduate school transcript

Undergraduate school transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

9. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

10. Photocopy of valid passport

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

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  • 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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