Semester Program in Chinese Law

Introduction to the Program

The Semester Program in Chinese Law at Tsinghua Law School is a 1 semster program for international students taught in English.

About Tsinghua University

Tsinghua is one of the top Universities in China, located in the North West of Beijing in the University District (Haidian District). The campus is in between Peking University and Wudaokou which is the centre of the University District.

About the Program

The Master of Law Program (LL.M. Program) In Chinese Law at TsinghuaLawSchool, Beijing, China is the first formal legal educational program at the graduate level in China, which is designed and offered exclusively for foreign law students and legal professionals. It is believed that the best way of studying the legal system of a foreign country is to stay and live in the society while studying the rules and legal operations in that society. Therefore, this LL.M. Program does not only provide all courses and materials in English, but also the unique opportunity to get insight views of Chinese legal system and the society through close contacts with Chinese students, legal professionals and common people.

As a country with a rich cultural heritage and the largest market in the world, China has become one of countries which receive largest foreign direct investment and one of leading import/export countries in the world. Its unique way of social transformation and successful economic development has been attracting the world attention and providing abundant resources for academic study. Through out the process of social transformation and economic development, the country has been endeavoring to establish a complex legal infrastructure by enacting laws, setting up legal institutes and building the rule of law in order to ensure the profound social reform and rapid economic boom sustainable and smooth. Legal system is not only a field of enormous changes but also the most important mechanism for facilitating the social transition.

In the unprecedented process of globalization, Chinese law becomes a necessary knowledge and instrument for those who have business, cultural, academic and political encounters with China. To meet the increasing demand for understanding Chinese legal system, the Law School of TsinghuaUniversity launches this LL.M. Program in Chinese law for non-Chinese speaking law students and legal professionals in 2005. Its curriculum covers the major fields of Chinese law. The Program will offer you both unique insights in Chinese legal system and exciting experience in China.

Law students from other countries may also choose to take one semester at Tsinghua and request permission from their home law schools to apply the credits toward their degree. Students coming for only one semester can attend the fall semester or the spring semester. A student who has completed one semester at Tsinghua will get a certificate.

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Start Date of the Program

Fall Term starts in August. Spring Term starts in February

Entry Requirements

Our program aims at those who are either current law graduates or students, or practicing lawyers. An applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • J.D., LL.B. or equivalent law degree;
  • Enrollment in a J.D. program; or
  • Qualification to practice law.

Application Deadline

March 31


  • Chinese Society and Chinese Law
  • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Chinese Civil Law
  • Chinese Civil Procedure and the Conflict of Laws
  • Chinese Contact Law
  • Chinese Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law
  • Chinese Environmental Law
  • Chinese Course
  • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law
  • Selected Issues of Chinese and Comparative Law
  • Chinese Corporate and Bankruptcy Law
  • Chinese Banking Law
  • Chinese Practice of International Law
  • Chinese Intellectual Property Law
  • Chinese Securities Law
  • Chinese Practice of WTO Law
  • Chinese Course

Tuition Fees

The tuition for the Semester Program is RMB ¥73,000.

Accommodation at Tsinghua University

Located in the north of Tsinghua University, Zijing Apartments (紫荆公寓) is the most modernised student dormitory in China and the largest, able to accommodate 22,400 students. Zijing comprises 26 blocks, with 23 buildings ranging from 7 to 15 stories. The total construction area amounts to 350,000 m2 (3,800,000 sq ft). The cost for the apartments are below. New students should apply at the reception desk of Zijin Building 19.

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To apply complete the application form here. If you have any questions contact us.

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