International Master of Public Administration (IMPA)

Introduction to the Program

The International Master of Public Administration (IMPA) at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a two year program for international students taught in English.

About Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a key comprehensive and research-oriented university in China. It is one of the earliest universities in China that established Graduate Schools, and is the most prestigious university in the humanities and social sciences in China. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The International Master of Public Administration Program(IMPA) in Chinese Public Administration & Policy is a two-year program designed for English speaking individuals who are interested in more in-depth understanding of China’s governance, its public policy, its reform, and its future administrative prospects. The degree program will also enable a career network that can help enhancing international students’ career opportunities in China and China related jobs in other areas of the world. The Program in RUC is a platform for international students to learn about China’s governance, its past lessons and experiences in administrative reform and public policy, and its future prospects. It is an opportunity for this group of people to come together to discuss the China they know, and enhance their understanding of China beyond the level of superficial empirical experiences. The academic strengths of Renmin’s School of Public Administration & Policy and its social and administrative embeddedness gave the School a unique edge in providing education to students who are interested in learning about China’s administrative reform, in cultivating talents for China’s future governance, and in engaging the international community to learn about and participate in China’s further development.

About the School of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin

The School of Public Administration and Policy (SPAP) at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a leading institution of public administration education in the People’s Republic of China. It consists of 3 academic departments (public administration, urban planning and management, and land and real estate management) offering undergraduate degrees, and 6 institutes (Institute of Education, Public Policy and Public Finance, Social Security, Organization and Human Resources, Quantitative Analysis in Public Administration, and Non-Profit Organization) offering graduate degrees.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above
  • English proficiency

Application Deadline

May 31


Chinese Government
Public Policy in China
Nonprofit Organizations in China
Comparative Public Administration
Public Administration in the Global Scene and China’s Role
China’s Macro-Economic Policy
Public Finance in China
Financial Markets in China
Urban Planning in China
Land Resources Planning and Management in China
Real Estate Markets and Policies in China
Human Resources and Organizational Management in China
Labor Market in China
Social Security Policy in China
China’s Healthcare System Reform
Educational Policy and Development in China
Basic Understanding of Contemporary China
Chinese Language

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB60000 per year. The tuition fee for the 2 year program is 120,000 RMB.


There are four different international residence on campus. They are No.1 International Student Residence, No.2 International Student Residence, No.3 International Student Residence, and International Cultural Exchange Center. For further information on the accommodation at Renmin University of China (RUC) visit the accommodation page here.

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