Shanghai     2400-3000 CNY/Month     17.6 ℃
China's Politics & Economy
Degree Type: Master
Application Deadline: 2017-08-20
Language: English
Starting Date: 2017-09-01
Duration: 2 years
Tuition: CNY 28900.00
Application Fee Through University: USD 100.00
Application Fee Through CTUAS: USD 100.00


The two-year China’s Politics and Economy MA (CPE) program is geared towards students seeking to enrich their understanding of contemporary China. Students in the program develop the ability to analyze China’s domestic and foreign politics, economy, and society from both comparative and international theoretical and policy perspectives. CPE students not only acquire tremendous conceptual and factual knowledge, but also develop the functional skills needed to pursue China-related careers in business, government, and non-governmental organizations.

In the last three years, the CPE program welcomed 63 students from 24 different countries (primarily Europe and the US) with diverse educational and work backgrounds. As part of the CPE program, these students had the opportunity to attend many international meetings and symposiums pertaining to China as well as to hear from leading global experts on a variety of China-related topics.

Each year, the CPE program plans to offer 4-8 full scholarships (Chinese Government Scholarship and Shanghai Government Scholarship A type) which support tuition and housing and 2-5 partial scholarships (Shanghai Government Scholarship B type) which support tuition. For self-fund students, the school will offer different kinds of scholarship to support the second year of study.




Chinese Language

Introduction to Chinese Culture


Government and Politics of China

Political Economy of China’s Development

Local Governance and Grassroots Politics in China

China’s Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Multinational Corporations in China

Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in China

China’s Intercultural Communication

Chinese Human Resource Studies

China’s Economic Policy

China in the World Politics

Media and Government Public Relations in China

The Politico-Economy of Chinese Outward Investment

Religion and Chinese Society

Graduation Requirements

Credits: Students must earn total credits greater than or equivalent to 30, with at least 19 credits from degree courses. In principle master's courses are required to be completed within the first year.

Thesis Requirements

Each student will be asked to work under the guidance of a supervisor who is usually also a faculty member of the SIPA to prepare his/her thesis. Every thesis will be expected to meet its academic requirements.

Language: English

Length: 20,000 to 50,000 words

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, 6-10 applicants may receive full scholarships (Chinese Government Scholarship and Shanghai Government Scholarship A type) or partial scholarships (Shanghai Government Scholarship B type) based on their academic performance and application material.

For self-fund students, the school will offer different kinds of scholarship to support the second year of study. In May 2013, 2 of the 7 self-fund students won Excellent Foreign Self-fund Student’s Scholarships; one student won second-class Excellent Foreign Student Awards.

Item Amount (RMB/Per Year)
Tuition fee 28900.00 (Approximately)
Medical Examination 500.00 (Approximately)
Insurance 800.00 (Approximately)
Accommodation Fee 15000.00 (Approximately)
Residence Permit 400.00 (Approximately)
Living Cost 25000.00 (Approximately)
Settlement and Other Cost 2000.00 (Approximately)
Not: Medical Examination only need to be paid at the 1st academic year.

How to Apply

(1) Overall Procedure

You need only to complete the following procedure which is very convenient and time saving

1. Click “Apply Now”

2. Fill in online application

3. Upload all the required documents and Submit your application

4. Pay the application fee

5. Wait for the application results

Important notice: You need to create an account before applying. Account name needs to be a valid email, which will be used to receive our system notice.

(2) Required documents

1. One photocopy of your passport;

2. Passport-size Photos of the applicant;

3. Official transcripts;

4. An official certificate of your highest education; or an official Certificate of Enrollment for the ones still on campus.

5. Two Recommendation Letters from professors in the same academic field (The letters should be written in the blank recommendation form and enclosed in special envelopes with seal);

6. Language Proficiency certificate; (Certificate of HSK for Chinese-taught Programs. Official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose first language is not English for English-taught Programs)

7. Personal Statement including previous study and work experiences, academic research achievement, planned research proposal, and individual development objective after graduation.

Notice: Note that all Certificates or Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be notarized in Chinese or English editions.



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