Bachelor’s in International Politics

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is a four year program taught in English. Students can start the program in September each year.

About UIBE - University of International Business and Economics

The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is China's leading university in Economics, Finances and International business. UIBE offers a large number of high quality Bachelors, Masters and PhD in English for international students and Chinese language programs. There are 13,000 Chinese students and 3,000 international students. For more info visit the UIBE page here.

The Advantages of the Majors and Employment Orientation

The college puts great importance to the curriculum development and teaching system of the discipline of international politics. A comprehensive curriculum and teaching system has been developed. The teaching plan for undergraduates majoring in International Politics has been carefully revised many times, which is completely suitable for cultivating international and inter-disciplinary international political talents. It has three characteristics:

1. “Politics + Economics”. It emphasizes the combination of Politics and Economics. It stresses the fusion and interaction between international politics and international economics, between Chinese foreign relations and Chinese foreign policies.

2. “Major + Foreign Language”. It breaks through the disciplinary boundaries, emphasizes the importance of improving students’ English level and expands training areas.

3. “Theory + Practice”. It not only lays emphasis on the students’ basic knowledge and theory development, but also focuses on improving the students’ operation ability and practical ability.

After graduation, most of the students work in national government agencies, news agencies, universities, scientific research units, state-owned enterprises, multi-national corporations and international organizations. They are engaged in theoretical research, situation analysis, strategy consulting, news reporting, management and service work.

Teaching Target, Training and Teaching Faculty Highlights

Training Target: To cultivate talents engaged in world politics and international relations research in the National Party and government agencies and other enterprises and institutions.

Training Highlight: Through the systematic teaching of world economy, international politics and other disciplines, to cultivate inter-disciplinary international political and economic talents with a global vision and modern sense.

Teaching Faculty Highlight: More than 90% of the faculty holds a doctoral degree.  Many teachers have been engaged in the research and teaching in Harvard University, University of Chicago, London School of Economics and Political Science, Waseda University, Aichi University, Seoul National University, National University of Singapore, and other famous universities.

Entry Requirements

Students need to be over 18 with a sufficient English level. Students who are 17 can also apply but need to be pre-approved by the admissions office first.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is May 20th each year for September start.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee is 49,750 RMB per academic year. Tuition must be paid in full each academic year on the registration day at the beginning of the fall semester.

Note: After students applied and were accepted they have to pay advanced payment: 10000RMB. Once the payment has been paid the official admissions letter and visa form will be sent to the student.

Period of Study

The undergraduate program is a four year program. Each year has three semesters. These are:
– Fall Semester – the end of August to the middle of December (14 weeks)
– Spring Semester – the end of January to the end of May (14 weeks)
– Summer Semester – the beginning of June to the end of July (8 weeks)

Main Curriculum

  • Politic Science
  • International Politics
  • International Political Economics
  • Diplomacy
  • International Organizations and International System
  • Contemporary Chinese Diplomacy
  • International Economic Cooperation and Security
  • International Negotiation
  • International Conflict and Crisis Management

Careers and Internships

UIBE places great importance on helping students to find work experience and career opportunities. UIBE was the first University in China to establish an advisory service for international students to help students to get a job and there are a number of opportunities for students to take internships while they are studying and to find a job afterwards. The location of UIBE is close to the CBD of Beijing and the international companies and job opportunities there. There are also some companies that have moved their location to be close to UIBE campus and the students. This is a unique advantage of UIBE compared to other Universities.


Students can stay on-campus in dormitories or off campus in private accommodation, students need to apply early for on-campus accommodation. For private accommodation students can search on


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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