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School of International Studies at Peking University Master’s Degree Program in International Relations MIR Program Prospectus for 2018 Entry

Publish:2017-10-30 16:23:00

About the Program
The School of International Studies at Peking University (hereinafter referred to as SIS) is inviting application for a two-year Master Program in International Relations (MIR). Students will receive intensive and rigorous training in various fields ranging from general politics, foreign affairs, to social development of contemporary China. Students are encouraged to study Mandarin in this program, but all MIR courses and theses are conducted in English. Students will be granted a master’s degree in International Relations by Peking University once all requirements are fulfilled.

Further information about the School, the curricula, the degree and the application procedures can be found on our website www.sis.pku.edu.cn.

Qualifications
1. Eligibility. This program is designed only for international applicants and applicants from the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan areas of China. Foreign applicants should hold valid passports issued by their countries.
2. Prior Degree. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution of recognized standing. Applicant who has not yet graduated upon application, must get the degree before September 2018.
3. Language Proficiency. Applicants from non-English speaking background or who did not receive their bachelor’s degree from an English speaking university are required to provide valid English test certificates - IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 107(ibt).

Required Application Materials
1. Peking University application form with a photograph fixed. Applicants from overseas please visit http://www.studyatpku.com to complete the application form.
2. A personal statement of no more than 1000 words and a CV/resume, format: http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=167&id=99
3. Graduation certificate and degree diploma, must be original or certified copies either in Chinese or English (Students in the last year of their bachelor’s program should provide an official letter stating their expected graduation date)
4. Official transcripts, original or certified copies either in Chinese or English
5. Two reference letters, the format of the reference letters can be downloaded : http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=167&id=100
The referees should be professors or persons with relevant academic title. At least one of them should have knowledge of your recent academic work. The format of the recommendation letter must be original documents either in Chinese or English.
6. English language proficiency certificate, IELTS 7.0, or TOEFL 107 (ibt)
7. If applicable: abstracts of publications and/or any original work in other forms in relevant fields
8. One passport photo and one digital photo
The application materials will not be returned.

Submission
Applicants should send by post or hand in personally the required documents to International Programs Officer Ms. CHEN Fang via the contact information below.
Soft copy of the application documents must be sent in one PDF file in sequence to chenfang2015@pku.edu.cn.
Applicants holding identity cards from Macau, Hong Kong, or Taiwan should send the documents to the Graduate Student Affairs Office of the School of International Studies, Peking University by January 15th 2018. Please indicate MIR Program in the hard copy of application materials, as well as on the cover of application materials posted to designated office.

Application fee
400RMB, nonrefundable, paid through online payment or in cash by Yinlian bank card.

*Please note that incomplete application materials or application without application fee will not be processed.

Timetable
Applications open: October 15, 2017
Applications close: March 31, 2018 (All the application documents must be submitted before this date)
Pre-admission decisions announced: before mid- April, 2018
Interviews (When necessary): mid- April (Finalists will be interviewed via Skype, telephone or, in rare cases, in person)
Final admission results announced: late April, 2018 (via email)
The offers sent out: early July, 2018 (by both regular mail and email)
Program starts: early September 2018 (the exact date will be announced in the admission confirmation letter)

Tuition Fee and Scholarship
1) The tuition fee is RMB 75,000 Yuan per year.
2) The MIR program will nominate two or three candidates for the merit-based China’s Government Scholarship (CGS). The CGS will provide the awardees with a monthly living stipend and assistance with accommodation arrangement. The MIR tuition fee will also be partly covered by the CGS (students are expected to make up for the difference by other means). The application for CGS will be processed through the International Student Office of Peking University.
3) Students can also apply to Chinese Government Scholarship through the Chinese Embassy of the student’s country of origin. Information is provided by the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Scholarship Council (http://www.csc.edu.cn).

Degree
Certified by the Degree Committee of Peking University, a Master’s Degree in law, majored in International Relations will be granted upon completion of required credits and successful defense of a Master’s thesis.

Course offering of MIR Program for 2017-2019 for the reference:
必修课14学分:Compulsory Courses for 14 credits
Chinese courses are compulsory for 2 credits. Courses No.1-5 requires for 12 credits.
课程号
Course NO
课程名称
Course Title
课程英文名称
Course Title (English)
任课教师
Professor
学分
Credits
02415670 国际安全与中国国防
International Security and China’s National Defense
Fall Semester 第一学期
节大磊
JIE Dalei
3
02419634 多元文化视角下的国际与全球事务 Multicultural Perspectives on International and Global Affairs
Fall Semester 第一学期
陈长伟
CHEN Changwei
3
02419632 中国与全球经济研究 China and Global Economy
Spring Semester 第二学期
王勇
WANG Yong
3
02401802 中国政治与外交 Chinese Politics and Diplomacy
Spring Semester 第二学期
潘维 PAN Wei
张清敏
ZHANG Qingmin
3
02415720 非传统安全研究
Non-traditional Security
Spring Semester 第二学期
查道炯
ZHA Daojiong
3
中文
Chinese Language
Fall and Spring Semester
第一与第二学期
2
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