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International Relations (IR)
- General Information

    Program Overview

    This program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of regional and international affairs, with a special focus on China's domestic and foreign affairs. This knowledge will not only help to upgrade their understanding of regional and global affairs but will also ensure that they have a better understand of current China's domestic and foreign affairs. It will provide advanced training for students seeking to upgrade their knowledge of China, China studies skills as well as their trans-cultural communication skills and capacities.


    Public Academic Courses-4

    Basic Academic Courses-4

    IR Major Courses-6

    IR Elective Courses-3

    Total Courses required: 17

    Main Courses



    ·Theory of International Relations

    ·Modern History of China

    ·History of International Relations

    ·U.S. Foreign Policy

    ·International Security

    ·Philosophy of China

    ·International Political Economy

    ·China's Economy

    ·China's Foreign Policy

    ·China's Domestic Policy

    ·Comparative Politics and Area Studies

    ·China Today


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 23,000 pre year
    RMB 46,000 in total (About $ 8,435)
    Accommodation Fee
    SISU Guesthouse
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 95
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 165
    SISU Hotel
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 130
    Foreign Experts’ Building
    Double Room RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 100
    Jinjiang Inn (Hongkou Football Stadium)
    Double Room RMB 85
    Single Room RMB 160
    International Students Dormitory
    Double Room RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 100
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 450 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  23,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Applicants shall be Non-Chinese citizens with reliable financial support and custody who are university graduates with bachelor’s degree and in good health.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must have a good command of English, with one of the following: TOEFL IBT (internet based) test result of at least 80 points, TOEFL (computer based) test result of at least 213 points, TOEFL (paper based) test result of at least 550 points, or IELTS test result of at least 6.0. This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has studied for at least two years at, or received a degree from an English speaking high school, college, or university.

Applicants with IELTS between 4.5 and 6.0 or equivalent may be admitted conditionally. Conditional students will be required to pass an Entrance Examination in English.

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

3. 4 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm)

4. Diploma and academic record in original or notarized copy in English or Chinese

5. Personal statement in English

6. Research abilities

A summary list and abstract of each published paper, research project, or any other materials that certify your research abilities.

7. Two Letters of Recommendation

Two original recommendation letters from a professor or associate professor in English or Chinese.

8. English Test Proficiency

TOEFL / IELTS certificate or a statement of certification from the institution awarding your most recent degree confirming that the language of instruction was in English.

9. Note

In certain cases, SISU may require applicants to submit some additional materials.

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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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