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The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law
- General Information

    An Overview of the LL.M. Program

    The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law is a Graduate Law program offered by Peking University Law School. It has a focus on Chinese Civil and Commercial Law and the language of instruction is English.

    This program provides an intensive instruction in Chinese law. Leading faculty members will offer Chinese law courses specially designed for international students. Teaching will comprise of both lectures and small-group seminars. Additionally, Peking University regularly attracts top scholars and practitioners in Chinese law and students will have first-hand access to such distinguished guests. There are also optional subjects in non-law areas such as politics, economy and society to facilitate students’ understanding of China\'s culture.

    The LL.M. Program offers valuable internship opportunities to work in the top law firms and other legal institutions in China to help the students to get a better comprehension of the Chinese legal system and its cultural underpinnings. Through the program, students can establish a solid foundation for their career development in China.

    The duration of the program is 2 years (4 semesters). The first year is full time course-work with class attendance. The second year is set aside for thesis writing, legal practice and internship. Students are required to enrol in a minimum of 36 credits and write a master’s thesis. They have the option to stay in China or return to their home country in the second academic year, but they must attend the thesis defence before the end of the 4th semester.

    This degree is equivalent to the Master of Laws degree offered to Chinese students. No more than 30 students will be admitted into this program in the year.

    Academic advisors will be assigned to each student for his/her study and thesis. Chinese students in Peking University Law School are also available to offer personal counselling.

    Course List

    Fall Semester
    Chinese Civil Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Company Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Judicial System (Credit Unit: 2)
    Legal Chinese (Credit Unit: 2)
    General Information of China (Credit Unit: 2)
    Elementary Chinese (1) (Credit Unit: 2)
    Spring Semester
    Chinese Foreign Investment Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Intellectual Property Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Civil Procedure and Arbitration Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    Chinese Contract Law (Credit Unit: 2)
    Chinese Economic Law (Credit Unit: 3)
    International Law as Applied in China: Theory and Practice (Credit Unit: 2)
    Chinese Family Law (Credit Unit: 2)
    Elementary Chinese (Credit Unit: 2)
    Fieldwork (Credit Unit: 2)

    Credit and Thesis Requirements

    Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 36 credits including all required courses and pass all course examinations.

    In order to obtain the LL.M. degree, students must complete the master’s thesis relating to Chinese law and pass the thesis defence. A master’s thesis shall be 1,200 words or more, and be written in Chinese or English. Students who produce thesis that is written in English should provide an abstract in Chinese.

    After being approved by Peking University Degree Committee, the students will receive the LL.M. Program’s graduation certificate and degree diploma.


    The tuition for the whole program is 160,000 RMB.

    Students should pay 160,000 RMB in the first fall semester before registration. The tuition should be paid in full in RMB.

    Room and Board

    Students should afford their own accommodation. Peking University Law School will assist the students to arrange their accommodation.

    Admission Decisions

    The Admission Committee will make decisions according to the applicants’ materials after approved by Peking University. Official admission letter will be sent out in June.

    Registration Time

    September 2017. The students will be notified about the exact entrance time in the admission letter.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 80,000 pre year
    RMB 160,000 in total (About $ 29,335)
    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:  80,000 / 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)

You can download a template or sample from here .

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

  • 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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