Chinese Law

Peking University

12 months
21872 EUR/year
21872 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law is a Graduate Law program offered by Peking University Law School,focusing on Chinese civil and commercial law. The language of instruction is English.

Join the #1 study choice platform for free
  1. Get details of 180000+ English-taught programmes worldwide.
  2. Find, wishlist and compare your best fitting programme.
  3. Apply for scholarships worth up to €6,000.
account benefits visualised


Peking University is a pre-eminent university in China, well-known for her long history, rich culture, distinguished alumni, enlightened education policies and exciting campus life. Established in 1904, the law school has become a leading institution for legal education and a potent force for legal development in China. The Law school frequently cooperates with the government, law firms and the business community in the development of cutting-edge legal, social and commercial policies. The Law School also has many international connections and partnership programs with leading universities and legal institutions. PKU Law School is ranked 21st globally at QS 2016 for law, 3rd in Asia.

With China's rapid economic growth and growing presence on the world stage, the knowledge of Chinese law has become an essential resource for international students and legal professionals engaged with China. Peking University Law School established the LL.M. Program in Chinese Law to address the needs of the international community seeking a comprehensive and systematic understanding of Chinese law from a first-class legal institution.

This program provides intensive instruction in Chinese law. Leading faculty members will offer Chinese law courses specifically designed for international students. The teaching will be comprised of both lectures and small-group seminars. In addition, Peking University regularly attracts top scholars and practitioners in Chinese law and students will have first-hand access to such distinguished presenters. There are also optional subjects in non-law areas such as politics, economy and society to facilitate students’ understanding of China's culture. Moreover, courses on Mandarin Chinese are available for the improvement of language skill and adaption to local residence.

The LL.M. Program offers students opportunities to visit top law firms and other legal institutions, such as the Supreme Court of China, the Intellectual Property Court, the law enforcement authorities in China, with a hope to avail them with a better comprehension of the Chinese legal system and its cultural underpinnings. The program office also offers assistance to students in seeking internship opportunities at top law firms. Through the program, students can establish a solid foundation for their career development relating to China.

This degree is an equivalent of Master of Laws degree currently offered to Chinese students. The study duration of the program is 1-2 year. No more than 30 students will be admitted into this program in the year of 2017. Academic faculty advisors will be assigned to each student for his or her study and degree thesis. Chinese student partners in Peking University Law School are also available to offer help.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese Civil Law 
  • Chinese Company Law
  • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law 
  • Chinese Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Chinese Judicial System 
  • Legal Chinese 
  • Elementary Chinese
  • Fieldwork 
  • Chinese Foreign Investment Law
  • Chinese Intellectual Property Law
  • Chinese Civil Procedure and Arbitration Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
107 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Documents Required:

  • Peking University Application Form 
  • An official certificate of your highest education
  • Official transcripts of postsecondary school training
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement (about 800 words)
  • A Resume or CV (with coloured photo, stating your level of Chinese and may attach proof)
  • One photocopy of results of TOEFL or IELTS examination
  • One photocopy of valid passport (Passport type must be ordinary)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21872 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21872 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21872 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21872 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

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


Merit-based scholarships are available (ranging from thousands of RMB to that covering tuition plus stipend):

  1. Chinese Government Scholarship
  2. Beijing Government Scholarship
  3. PKU Law International Student Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Chinese Law LL.M.
Peking University


You are looking at a new design for our website: you'll see exciting changes in the future! 😎