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Juris Master (LL.M.) in Chinese Law
- General Information


    The Master of Law Program (LL.M. Program) in Chinese Law at Tsinghua Law School, Beijing, China, is the first formal legal educational program at the graduate level in China, which is designed and offered exclusively for foreign law students and legal professionals. It is believed that the best way of studying the legal system of a foreign country is to stay and live in the society while studying the rules and legal operations in that society. Therefore, this LL.M. Program provides not only all courses and materials in English, but also the unique opportunity to get insight views of Chinese legal system and the society through close contacts with Chinese students, legal professionals and common people.

    The program adopts the credit system. A total of 25 credits are required.


    The program consists of two types of courses: compulsory and elective.

    Courses and credits in Fall and Spring Term

    • Chinese Society and Chinese Law (2)
    • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law (2)
    • Chinese Civil Law (3)
    • Chinese Civil Procedure (3)
    • Chinese Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (2)
    • Chinese Contract Law (2)
    • Chinese Environmental Law (2)
    • Chinese Course (2)

    Courses and credits in Spring Term

    • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law (3)
    • Chinese Practice of International Law (2)
    • Chinese Corporate and Bankruptcy Law (3)
    • Chinese Banking Law (2)
    • Chinese Intellectual Property Law (2)
    • Chinese Course (2)

    All of the above courses will be offered within the academic year 2012-2013. The courses will be taught by Tsinghua Law School faculty, as well as adjunct professors who are experienced practicing lawyers. Most of the compulsory and basic courses are offered in the fall semester, while most of the elective courses are offered in the spring semester.

    The LL.M. Program requires a minimum of 24 credits of course studies and a paper associated with one course. To earn the degree, a student must satisfactorily complete approximately ten courses (depending on the credit hours assigned to a particular course) and a research paper as the degree thesis within two semesters.

    As permitted under the American Bar Association accreditation regulations, Juris Doctor students from the US may also choose to take one semester or an entire year of courses at Tsinghua and request permission from their home law schools to apply the credits toward their Juris Doctor degree. Students coming for only one semester must attend the fall semester, as that is when most of the compulsory and basic courses are offered, and get a certificate. Students who take one semester for the first time at Tsinghua may come again to complete another semester within one year in order to get the degree.

    Tuition and Scholarship

    Tuition for the whole program is RMB 146,000.

    Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 600/year.

    LL.M. Program provides two kinds of scholarships. The applicants may apply for Mingli Scholarship and Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS), the two scholarships are categorized into half scholarship and partial scholarship. Half scholarship covers half tuition.

    The scholarships are preferentially awarded to the full-year applicants at Tsinghua University.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 73,000 pre year
    RMB 146,000 in total (About $ 26,770)
    Accommodation Fee
    Zijing Apartment
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 80
    Other Fees
    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:  73,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport. Applicants for master's degree programs should have a bachelor's degree

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

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

3. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. English proficiency test certificate

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

5. Two academic recommendation letters

From scholars of associate professorship or higher (must show referee’s phone number and email address on the letter)

6. Personal Statement

Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English.

7. Resume

Written in Chinese or in English

8. Undergraduate school transcript

9. 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.

  • 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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