Beijing     2400-3000 CNY/Month     10 ℃
Chinese Politics, Foreign Policy,and International Relations (CPFP)
Degree Type: Master
Application Deadline: 2017-08-20
Language: English
Starting Date: 2017-09-01
Duration: 2 years
Tuition: CNY 30000.00
Application Fee Through University: USD 100.00
Application Fee Through CTUAS: USD 100.00


All of the faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees from renowned universities, including UC Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell and Yale.

Department of International Relations is committed to a better understanding of China’s role in international relations as well as China’s foreign policy through inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural dialogues.

Department of International Relations has become one of the most renowned institutions in China.

Students in the program can take advantage of the IR department’s many resources, including its partnership with the Carnegie Endowment and the Ambassador Talks series.

Students applying for this program have the chances to get scholarship.



General Information

In 2010, the International Relations Department launched a Master’s degree program in English in addition to its Chinese program. The department is committed to a better understanding of Chinese politics, China’s role in international relations as well as China’s foreign policy through inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural dialogue. Graduates of the program will be qualified to be administrative officers and policy analysts in various levels of governments, think tanks, international organizations, multinational corporations and international media. The program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study, including completion of the course curriculum and the Master thesis. The name of the program has been changed to Master’s Program in Chinese Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Relations (CPFP) since July, 2013.

To provide students with more extra-curricular academic activities, the Department successfully initiated the Carnegie-Tsinghua Distinguished Speaker Program in 2010, in which established scholars and policy makers are invited to give lectures on various aspects of international relations and policy making. The Department also launched Tsinghua Ambassador Talks at the beginning of Spring 2012. This event allows students to connect IR theory with diplomatic practice, providing a unique opportunity to engage in pressing political issues through an informal dialogue with each country’s highest representative in China, the Ambassador.


Students are expected to complete the program in two years (or four semesters) of full-time study, including completion of required curriculum and a Master thesis. Students are required to complete a minimum of 26 credits by the end of the 3rd semester, among which 4 credits are from compulsory public courses offered by the University, 6 credits from compulsory training programs and courses, and no less than 16 credits from elective courses. Of the 16 credits from elective courses, students may take courses of no more than 4 credits from other departments and need to get approval in advance from the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs.

1) Compulsory public courses

Chinese Culture and Society (2 credits)

Chinese Language (2 credits)

2) Compulsory training programs and courses

Literature Review and Research Proposal (1 credit)

Academic Activities (1 credit)

Academic Introductions to International Relations(2 credit)

Research Design and Writing (2 credits)

3) Elective courses

Ancient Chinese Thoughts on International Relations (2 credits)

Arms Control and International Security (2 credits)

Comparative Democratization and China (2 credits)

Comparative Politics (2 credits)

Contemporary Theories in International Politics (2 credits)

International and Comparative Political Economy (2 credits)

Politics and Government in China (2 credits)

Principles of Area Studies (2 credits)

Public Diplomacy: Chinese and Global Perspectives (2 credits)

Regional Diplomacy: China and South Asia (2 credits)

Research Method in International Relations (2 credits)

Seminar on Critical Issues and Global Governance (2 credits)

Theory and Practice of Chinese Foreign Relations (2 credits)

US-China Relations (2 credits)

China in the developing world (2 credits)

Introduction to Chinese Politics (2 credits)


Research for the thesis is supervised by a faculty advisor. The Master degree requires completion of a thesis of publishable quality. The thesis must be defended before a committee consisting of at least five faculty members in the Department. The research area may be, but is not limited to, one of the following:

(1) International Security

(2) International Political Economy

(3) China’s Foreign Policy

(4) Regional and Countries Studies

(5) Comparative Politics

(6) Chinese Politics

(7) Public Diplomacy

(8) International Organizations

(9) Foreign Policy Attitudes Analysis

Item Amount (RMB/Per Year)
Tuition fee 30000.00 (Approximately)
Medical Examination 500.00 (Approximately)
Insurance 600.00 (Approximately)
Accommodation Fee 20000.00 (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

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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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