Master’s in International Relations

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in International Relations at Shandong University (SDU) is a two year program for international students taught in English.

About Shandong University

Located in the economic powerhouse and cultural heartland of China, Shandong University (SDU) is one of China’s top universities and is well-reputed for world-acclaimed researchers, dedicated teaching staff, and superior campus facilities and services. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The program is to prepare the ground for those who would play the leading role in the fields of international relations, foreign affairs and other public policy fields under the background of globalization. Students will take a variety of courses, including International Relations Theory, Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis etc., which will also cover information related to China’s actual conditions, especially China’s foreign policy and relations with other countries.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Non-Chinese citizens in good health, at the age of 18 or above
  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, economics, law, education, history, or linguistics. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide IELTS (6.0 or above), new TOEFL (80 points or above) or other comparable certification of English proficiency. Applicants with English as native language are exempted from English language certificate.

Application Deadline

20th June

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 32,000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 64,000 RMB.


There are various options for accommodation at Shandong University (SDU). For further information visit the accommodation page here.

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