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Public Administration in International Development (MID)
- General Information

    About the Program

    The Master of Public Administration in International Development (MID) degree program is designed to prepare students to become active global citizens and to enhance their understanding of China’s development experience. The program focuses on public policy from an international perspective, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on Chinese practices and sustainable development. In addition, the program provides graduate students with field experiences in a range of disciplines, including agriculture, policy, health, engineering, management, environmental science, education, and nutrition.

    • INTEGRATING global comparative perspectives with an emphasis on the Chinese development experience
    • Supporting INDIVIDUAL student growth
    • Combining classroom study with HANDS-ON experience in a wide range of disciplines
    • Providing a strong and extensive GLOBAL network of partners


    University Support World class university
    One-hundred year history
    Beautiful campus
    Strong Academics Top-ranking faculty
    Six research centers
    Open lectures with development professionals
    Global Network Global classroom
    Interaction with world renowned practitioners
    Diverse student population
    Student Development Individual attention
    Student internship advising
    Research assistantship opportunities

    School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) has strong academics to support high-level courses and research.  The faculty is from the fields of political science, economy, public policy/management, law and social science.  Forty-four percent of our faculty members obtained PhD degrees from top overseas universities.  Currently, the school is affiliated with six permanent research centers and more than a dozen research centers and institutes based on projects.

    In 2009, Tsinghua University has been selected by the new Master’s of Development Practice (MDP) program created by the MacArthur Foundation, as one of first 11 universities worldwide, and the only university in China to launch a master program with the goal of cultivating a new generation of international development professionals.

    Our MID students come from 41 countries with diverse backgrounds in public policy, engineering, political science, business, economy and other disciplines.  Seventy-nine students are enrolled in our program; another 71 students have graduated and committed themselves to the field of development worldwide.

    Tuition and Fee

    The MID program is a full-time program of 24 months that is taught entirely in English. The tuition for the program is 120,000 RMB, not including fees. Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance is 600 RMB per year.


    Degree to be conferred: Master of Public Administration


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 60,000 pre year
    RMB 120,000 in total (About $ 22,005)
    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:  60,000 / 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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