PhD in Law

Introduction to the Program

The PhD  in Law at the Business School of 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.

Students on the PhD in Law Program can specialise in two research directions: 

  • International Law
  • Civil and Business Law

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.

About the Program

With small-sized classes of less than 10 people, and through class methods such as discussions of unique legal topics and participation in a tutor’s teaching or research project, the students’ research abilities and law experience are cultivated. While cultivating general legal abilities, the students will have a comprehensive and deepened knowledge of China’s legal culture and systems, and will strengthen their abilities in academic communication and legal application.

Cultivation Objectives

Generally, to cultivate high-level and application-oriented international legal talents to be equipped with a solid foundation of legal theory, the capability to undertake independent research of the science of jurisprudence and creative research both theoretically and practical, and the ability to deal with complex legal cases. Specifically, the ability to do independent legal research and to deal with complex cases, to be proficient in English or other foreign language, to be capable in legal teaching tasks, and to be competent in high-level legal affairs of government institutes, multinational enterprises, and law firms.

Start Date of the Program

September 1

Entry Requirements:

Master’s degree, good health, corresponding high English language proficiency

Application Deadline

The application deadline is June 30th each year for September intake.


  • General Principles of Chinese Civil Law
  • Chinese Commercial Organization Law
  • Chinese Contract Law
  • Chinese Intellectual Property Law
  • Chinese Property Law
  • Introduction of Legal Issues in China Business
  • Chinese Legal History and Chinese Legal Regime

Tuition Fees:

The tuition fee is 70,000 RMB for the program. 36,000 RMB is due at the start of the first year, 22,000 RMB at the start of the second year, 6,000 RMB at the start of the third year, and 6,000 RMB at the start of the fourth year.

Tuition fees of re-take courses and any additional courses taken are charged on a credit basis, and these are 2,680 RMB per credit.

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.

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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