Program Overview

This program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of regional and international affairs, with a special focus on China’s domestic and foreign affairs. This knowledge will not only help to upgrade their understanding of regional and global affairs but will also ensure that they have a better understanding of current China’s domestic and foreign affairs. It will provide advanced training for students seeking to upgrade their knowledge on China, China studies skills as well as their trans-cultural communication skills and capacities. 


Public Academic Courses

4 credits

Basic Academic Courses

4 credits

IR Major Courses

6 credits

IR Elective Courses

3 credits

Total Courses required: 17



Main Courses

IR Major Courses

IR Elective Courses

·Theory of International Relations

·Modern History of China

·History of International Relations

·U.S. Foreign Policy

·International Security

·Philosophy of China

·International Political Economy

·China’s Economy

·China’s Foreign Policy

·China’s Political System

·Comparative Politics and Area Studies

·China Today


 2 academic years

Applicant Qualifications

Applications are open to non-Chinese citizens with reliable financial support and stability who are university graduates with a completed bachelor’s degree (transcript required) and in good health.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must have a good command of English, with one of the following certifications: TOEFL IBT (Internet based) test score of at least 80 points, TOEFL (computer based) test score of at least 213 points, TOEFL (paper based) test score of at least 550 points, or IELTS test score of at least 6.0.  This requirement does not apply to any applicant who has studied for at least two years at, or received a degree from an English speaking high school, college, or university.

Applicants with IELTS between 4.5 and 6.0 or equivalent may be admitted conditionally, and will be required to pass an Entrance Examination in English before being officially admitted.

Entrance Examination

The Entrance Examination includes both a written and oral test, usually held in May or early June. Exact examination date and place arrangements (with an option for an on-line Skype interview in special cases) will be sent out by the SISU Graduate School via email communication.

Application Deadline

May 15 (Early March, April, May applications desired). Applicants for scholarships should follow the application regulation of scholarships.


Tuition and Fees

1) Application fee:

   800 RMB /time

2) Tuition fee:

26,000 RMB /year

3) Insurance Fee:

   600 RMB /year