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PKU-VUW Double Master Degree Program in Public Policy

Publish:2018-01-17 11:22:00

Student Guidelines for

VUW-PKU Double Degree Program

Part I. About the Program

Objective of the Programme

1. The double degree programme comprising the Master of Management in Public Policy (MPP) degree from Peking University (PKU) and the Master in International Studies (MIR) from the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) will be an attractive value proposition for students of both universities. The aim of the programme is to make full use of the research and teaching resources of the two universities to provide high quality education and training in international and interdisciplinary knowledge and to promote academic cooperation between PKU and VUW.

Degree Conferring

2. The double degree programme will offer the following degrees:

• Master of International Studies (MIR) from the Victoria University of Wellington;
• Master of Management in Public Policy (MPP) from Peking University.

Management of the Programme

3. A Joint Academic Committee (JAC) comprising representatives appointed by the Dean of each institution will be established to oversee the programme. The JAC will be responsible for all academic and administrative matters relating to the programme.

Admission Requirements

4. Candidates have to fulfil the admission requirements of both universities in order to gain admission to the Double Degree programme. Students from VUW must pre-register with PKU before the end of March at the year of enrolment at the home university, preparing for entry to PKU in the fall next year. Students from PKU must apply to VUW before the end of October while at the home university, preparing for entry to VUW in the Spring next year.

5. Applicants seeking admission to the MIR at VUW must:
• Have a BA(Hons) degree in Political Science or International Relations or relevant work experience relating to International Relations (broadly conceived) and sufficient academic qualifications to persuade the Postgraduate Committee that they will cope with the academic demands of the course.
• Meet the English language requirements of VUW for international student, on any of the following:
a. TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5; or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the internet-based test with a minimum 20 in writing; or
b. IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; or
c. CAE grade B; or,
d. A minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test

6. Applicants seeking admission to the MPP at PKU must
• be a non-Chinese citizen;
• have a good 4-year undergraduate degree; and
• a good command of English Language, satisfying any one of the following:
a. minimum TOEFL 575 (Paper Based Test) (with at least 5.0 in TWE)
b. minimum TOEFL 237 in CBT (with at least 5.0 in TWE)
c. minimum TOEFL 90 in IBT (with at least 20 in Writing)
d. minimum IELTS Band 6.5 ( with at least 6.0 in each of the sub-tests)

Programme Duration

7. The programme takes 3 years in normal circumstances.

Programme Structure

VUW MIR Degree

8. A candidate for the MIR degree is expected to complete 210 points in total, comprising of 2 core courses, one of which is the Masters thesis course, and 2 elective courses. Each course is worth 30 points with the thesis course 90 points.

9. The core courses in the VUW MIR degree are:
• INTP 586: Approaches to International Relations and
• INTP 595: MIR Thesis

10. The elective modules are:
• INTP 417 - Comparative Politics: Europe
• INTP 427 - Special Topic: War and its Aftermath
• INTP 430 - The Politics of International Migration
• INTP 441 - International Political Economy
• INTP 443 - International Relations Theory
• INTP 444 - China and the World
• INTP 447 - Global Governance
• INTP 448 - Identity and World Politics
• INTP 451 - Special Topic: Ethnicity, Population and Identity at Home and Abroad
• INTP 452 - Special Topic: Culture, Institutions and Asian Development
• POLS/INTP 453 - Research Methods in Political Science
• POLS 401 - Some Aspects of Modern Social and Political Thought: Power, Freedom and Justice
• POLS 402 - Selected Topic in Political Theory: Justifying Empire 1550-1850
• POLS 403 - Political Leadership: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
• POLS 419 - Government and Politics in New Zealand

The courses offered in the MIR degree are subjected to the academic adjustments of the year. With the approval of the MIR director, a VUW student who joins the double degree programme through its Honours programme can select other 400-level POLS and INTP courses, excluding POLS/INTP 489, similar to the courses listed above, and a PKU student is also allowed to choose such courses. The list of the 400-level POLS and INTP courses is found in Appendix B.

PKU MPP Degree (English-Taught Program)

11. A candidate for the MPP is expected to complete no less than 30 credits in total, requiring 7 compulsory courses, 3 elective courses, and a Master thesis. Each course is worth 3 credits (unless indicated otherwise). The total requirement of the coursework component of the degree is 30 credits.

12. The compulsory courses or the equivalent offered in the MPP degree are (total 21 credits):
• Public Policy Analysis
• Economics for Public Policy
• Chinese Politics and Public Policy
• China's Economic Reform and Development
• Research Design and Practice I & II
• Introduction to China (2 credits)
• Chinese Language (4 credits)

13. Sample elective courses in the MPP degree are (at least three of the following courses or similar ones will be offered every year):
• Political Philosophy and Public Affairs
• International and Comparative Political Economy
• Ethnic Politics
• Chinese Legal System
• Social Policy Transformation in China
• Public Finance and Tax Policy in China
• Regional Development Strategy in China
• Management of Public and Non-profit Organizations
• Urban Economics and Real Estate
• Chinese foreign policy
• Health Policy and Reform
• Innovation, and Strategy for the Industrial Development in Developing Country

The courses offered in the MPP degree are subjected to the academic adjustments of the year. Under the approval by the SG-PKU, a PKU student who joins the double degree programme through the Chinese language-based master programmes in SGPKU will select Chinese courses similar to the courses listed above, and a VUW student is also allowed to choose such courses upon application.

Double Degree Graduation Requirements

14. A double degree program student must fulfil the graduation requirements of both degree programs. The VUW MIR degree requires 210 points with a minimum score of 50 marks for core and elective courses and the thesis course. The PKU MPP degree requires 30 credits with a minimum score of 70 marks for every compulsory course and a minimum score of 60 marks for every elective course, and a pass grade for the thesis component.

15. Subject to the approval of the JAC, students may extend their study duration at either VUW or PKU in order to fulfil the coursework requirements of the double degree programme.

Continuation and Termination

16. VUW MIR degree:
A student registered on the VUW MIR degree must attain a minimum score of 50 marks for all modules. A candidate who fails to maintain the minimum score as stipulated would have his/her candidacy terminated.

17. Students can apply for extension of study if he/she cannot finish the MIR degree over one year but will be charged any fees related to re-enrolment.

18. PKUSG MPP degree:
A student registered on the PKU MPP degree must attain a minimum score of 70 marks for every compulsory course and a minimum score of 60 marks for every elective course. A candidate who fails to maintain the minimum score as stipulated would have his/her candidacy terminated.

19. A student who fails 3 courses or more in a semester will be required to terminate his/her candidacy.

20. Students can apply for extension of study if he/she cannot finish the PKU degree over one year. An extension fee of 2,500 RMB per semester will be charged.

Exit Option

21. As with the existing PKU MPP degree rules, a candidate who does not meet the continuation or graduation requirements for the PKU MPP degree may be conferred a study certificate if the following requirements are met:
a. obtained a minimum score of 70 marks for every compulsory course and a minimum score of 60 marks for every elective course; and
b. completed the full course credits requirements.

27. VUW Students who want to quit/suspend the double degree program must officially notice the JAC no later than the end of April in the year of PKU entry.

28. A candidate who fails to complete INTP 595: MIR Thesis may be eligible to receive a Diploma in International Relations.

Fees

30. All students accepted in the VUW - PKU double degree programme will pay fees at the institution where they are enrolled. Application fee is exempted from both universities. PKU degree tuition fee is 80,000 RMB. VUW MIR tuition fees may change each year and The international tuition fee for VUW Master of International Relations for 2012 is NZD$24,360 (full international fee discounted by 20%).

Part II. Application and Admissions

Application Guidelines

31. Application for PKU MPP

Application Materials

English translations are required if the application materials are not in English/Chinese. The translations need to be official and notified.

Documents

Requirements

Original copy

Photocopy

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Application form

1. Overseas applicants should submit Application Form for International Students (Master Student Programs) with a photograph and signature. Please visit PKU online application system for international students at www.studyatpku.com to finish online application first and print out the above mentioned form.

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2. The applicants from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan should submit the Application Form for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Students (Master Student Programs) with a photograph and signature. Application form is available at PKU online application system for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Students (http://hmt.studyatpku.com/shop/member!index.action). Please finish online application first and print out the above mentioned form.

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Graduation certificate & degree diploma

1. Graduation certificate and degree diploma must be original documents or certified copies either in Chinese or English
2. Applicants expecting to graduate should provide an official letter stating expected graduation date.

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Official academic transcripts

1. The transcripts must be original documents or certified copies either in Chinese or English.
2. The transcripts should include list of courses taken and standard achieved.

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Personal statement

1500 words in English. Please make a detailed statement from the perspectives of your academic background, work/research experience and achievements, research proposal, future career plans and intensions, etc.

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CV

In English.

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Recommendation letters

1. The referees can be professors or government officials from central or local government authorities.
2. The recommendation letter must be original documents either in Chinese or English.

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Copies of English language proficiency test results

If the applicants are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not in English should achieve these standards:
TOEFL 575 or better (Paper Based Test) (with at least 5.0 in TWE)
TOEFL 237 or better in CBT (with at least 5.0 in TWE)
TOEFL 90 or better in iBT (with at least 20 in writing)
IELTS band 6.5 or better ( with at least 6.0 in each of the sub-tests)

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Photocopy of valid passport / valid ID card (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan applicants only)

1. The passport type must be ordinary.
2. Valid ID card (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan applicants only) refers to:
For Hong Kong, Macau applicants: Hong Kong/ Macau permanent identity card, or Hong Kong/ Macau identity card together with travel permit(card)for residents of Hong Kong/ Macau to Chinese mainland
For Taiwan applicants: Taiwan identity card or MTP "Mainland Travel Permits for Taiwan Residents".
Important: All successful candidates should enter in China and register with PKU with the same identity they used while applying for the maters' program at PKU.

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Recent passport size photos

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Deadlines
Applicants are required to register online with PKU before 31st of March and then submit all application materials mentioned above to School of Government, Peking University before April 9th.

Mailing Address for Application Materials
Applicants are required to mail the application materials to the following address:

Room 110, Office for External Affairs
School of Government, Peking University
Beijing 100871, China

32. Application for VUW MIR
Students need to have a BA (Hons) degree in Political Science or International Relations or relevant work experience relating to International Relations (broadly conceived) and sufficient academic qualifications to persuade the Postgraduate Committee that they will cope with the academic demands of the course.

PLEASE NOTE
that the application deadline for the double degree is 31st October (rather than the normal December 10th deadline for MIR) so that we can consider all applicants for the James Bertram Scholarship (see below).
Applications for VUW MIR are accepted at Vic International. Information on process, procedures, and requirements are found online at
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/international/planning/apply-full-degree.aspx.

33. James Bertram Scholarships
There are two competitive scholarships available annually to fund students' participation in the double masters programme. These scholarships are worth NZ$50,000 over the 30 month study period. Further details of the James Bertram scholarships can be found at
http://www.fis.org.nz/BreakOut/vuw/schols.phtml?detail+500436.

34. Contacts
For MPP at PKU
Address: Room 110, Office for External Affairs
School of Government, Peking University
Beijing 100871, China

Telephone: (86-10) 62755478 Fax: (86-10) 62751233
E-mail: xiushameng@pku.edu.cn/sginternational@pku.edu.cn
Website: www.sg.pku.edu.cn

For MIR at VUW
Enquiries and Applications go to Admissions Team Leader, Mariko Cahn
[mariko.cahn@vuw.ac.nz].

For the MIR programme itself, enquiries go to School's Postgraduate Administrator, Sarah Cragg [sarag.cragg@vuw.ac.nz].

For the James Bertram Scholarships, enquiries and applications should go to the Scholarships office, Scholarships Administrator, Hariaty Abu Hassan
[Hariaty.AbuHassan@vuw.ac.nz].

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