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.
- Chinese Civil Law
- Chinese Company Law
- Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Chinese Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
- Chinese Judicial System
- Legal Chinese
- Elementary Chinese
- Chinese Foreign Investment Law
- Chinese Intellectual Property Law
- Chinese Civil Procedure and Arbitration Law
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- 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)
International21872 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21872 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
National21872 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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):
- Chinese Government Scholarship
- Beijing Government Scholarship
- 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.