Master On Campus

Contemporary China Studies

Renmin University of China

24 months
9213 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Contemporary China Studies program at the Renmin University of China is the first English program offered at Renmin University. It offers overseas students who are not yet proficient in Chinese the opportunity to study governance and foreign relations while living in China’s capital city. 


The Contemporary China Studies program at the Renmin University of China provides a comprehensive introduction to the economy, politics, law, society, and foreign policy of contemporary China. In the second year, the program supports students as they conduct independent research on a topic of their choosing. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master degree as recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The language of instruction and administration for CCSP is English.


CCSP resides within the School of International Studies at Renmin University (Renda), China’s premier institution of higher learning in the humanities and social sciences. 

Renda’s tradition of research and teaching excellence provides an unmatched foundation for educating top foreign students in the fundamentals of Chinese politics, society, and foreign relations. The university’s vibrant academic community enriches students’ experiences well beyond the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Contemporary Chinese Society
  • China’s Grand Strategy
  • Investing in China
  • Research Methods for Social Sciences
  • Methodologies in China Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Energy Cooperation
  • Asian-Pacific Security and Strategy
  • Basic / Intermediate Chinese Language 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Application materials:

  • application form for master programs 
  • academic credentials / transcripts 
  • undergraduate diploma 
  • letters of recornmendation 
  • current CV 
  • proof Of English language proficiency 
  • current passport (scan) 
  • recent picture of yourself jpg torrnat 
  • scholarship form & statement (optional) 
  • certificate of medical examination 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Tuition for the Master of Contemporary China Studies Program is RMB 60,000 per academic year for the regular study period of two years.

Living costs for Beijing

6409 - 7841 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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