The Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies is a key measure by Renmin University of China (RUC) to actively support the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in education. Following several years of preparation, the program leverages RUC's educational platform, international operational experience and high-level think-tank resources to train future elite leaders for countries along the BRI that have a passion for Chinese culture, understand profoundly the path, model and experience of China's development.
Departing from a global strategic perspective and amassing global political leaders, business elite and outstanding faculty resources, the program combines competitive professional courses, expert seminars, high-level forums, visit to well-known enterprises as well as various cultural visits to offer students a well-rounded academic experience in China.
The Silk Road School offers several levels of scholarship for the successful applicants, including the full scholarship and partial scholarship.
I. Application Qualifications
1. NOT have Chinese nationality.
2. Should hold a valid ordinary passport;
3. Have acquired a degree equivalent to a Chinese bachelor's degree and have a good command of English;
4. Not be older than 35 years old in principle;
5. Be physically and mentally healthy;
II. Application Time
November 15th, 2021- April 30th, 2022
Please note: International Students Office (ISO) of RUC will review the application materials during the application period. Applicants who do not pass the online preliminary review shall resubmit the application materials before the deadline. No application will be accepted after the deadline.
III. Application Process
1. Online Application
Applicants must log in to the International Students Application System of Renmin University of China (http://international.ruc.edu.cn/application) within the application time, fill in the application information authentically, upload the application materials and pay the application fee online in the system.
After the payment of the application fee, the system will automatically generate the Application Form for International Students of Renmin University of China. Applicants should print the application form and sign it.
2. Mail the hard copies of the application materials
After the online application, RUC will review the applicants' information and materials. Applicants who pass the online preliminary review should mail the hard copies of the application materials to the International Students Office of RUC through EMS or SF-Express within one week after passing the online preliminary review.（please send track number to email@example.com within one week after passing the online preliminary review）
IV. Application Materials (student should upload soft copies online and mail hard copies offline)
1. Application Form for International Students of Renmin University of China
2. Final Education Certificate
3. Transcript (original or notarized)
4. Copies of the first page and visa page of the passport
5. Two Recommendation Letters
6. Personal Statement
7. Foreigner Physical Examination Form
8. English Proficiency Certificate
9. Proof of Economic Capability 1) Bank deposit certificate of the applicant (time deposit of no
10. Letter of Guarantee.
11. Certificate of No Criminal Record (original or notarized copy).
12. Nationality Proof
13. Copies of published academic papers, awards or other research results may be attached if necessary.
The detail requirement is published on the website of ISO, please see http://iso.ruc.edu.cn/displaynews.php?id="2182
V. Review and Enrollment Procedure
Applicants can apply for 2 programs at the same time. The International Students Office (ISO) will review the application materials. After the preliminary review, ISO will send the application materials to the first program that the applicant applies for. The program will review the application materials again and notify the qualified applicants of participating a test or an interview.
If the applicant's materials do not pass the review of the first program, or the applicant fails to pass the test or interview of the first program, his or her application materials will go through the same procedure to the second program.
If the applicant fails to pass the review / test / interview of both the programs, the application procedure will automatically end and the applicant cannot be admitted.
After reviewing application materials and organizing the test / interview, the program will form a proposed admission list based on the applicant's overall performance and research capacity. The proposed admission list will be submitted to the Admission Office of the Graduate School along with the record sheet of the interview and all the application materials. The Admission Committee of Renmin University will deliberate and finalize the admission list, after which the International Students Office will issue the admission results and send the admission notices.
The application period is open until April 30, 2022.
Interviewed by expert group (in English) online.
VIII. Application Schedule
Deadline for online applications: April 30, 2022
Interview online: From May to June, 2022
Letters of admission sent out: July, 2022
Semester begins: September, 2022
IX. Curriculum Structure
The following specializations are available on the program:
The following is a selection of the available courses
China Studies and Development
Investing in China and its Legal Requirement
Development Studies and Developing Countries
Seminar on the Belt and Road Initiative
Seminar on China Studies
China and Global Governance
Political Economy of Development
Technological Revolution and World Politics
Chinese Economy Studies: Reform and Policy
Chinese Language Courses
X. Duration and Location
The program is two years full-time in Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of China
Silk Road School, Renmin University of China
Address: No.158 Ren'ai Road, Dushulake High Education District, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China