LL.M. in Chinese Law

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Law (LLM) at Zhejiang University (ZJU) is a two year Master’s degree program for international students taught in English.

About Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University is located in the eastern coastal city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, which lies 180km south of China’s largest commercial center Shanghai. As one of the seven ancient capital cities of China, Hangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years. The city is also a world-famous tourist resort praised as ‘a paradise on earth’, boasting very favorable natural conditions, with a mild climate, convenient transportation systems, picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Macro Polo admired Hangzhou as ‘the most beautiful and splendid city in the world’.

Founded in 1897 as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University is now a leading research university under the direct administration of China’s Ministry of Education. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang University has always been ranked among the top universities in China in terms of its academic strength shown in teaching, research, and social service. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law of Zhejiang University offers intellectually outstanding international students the opportunity of pursuing advanced legal studies in a Chinese culture. It enables students to engage in valuable independent research around issues of particular interest to them, and encourages students to be proactive in developing a new skill and exploring a specific field of research. The program provides helpful training for those pursuing more in-depth academic work and for those interested in learning about Chinese law. It is designed especially to benefit those seeking to specialize in particular areas of law, those hoping to develop a China-related career, and those desiring to experience China’s legal system and to broaden their intellectual horizons.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, holding bachelor degree. Applicants whose mother tongue and official language are not English are required to achieve TOEFL test score 90 (or above) or IELTS test score 6.5 (or above).

Application Deadline

May 20

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the first year are RMB 100000. The total for the 2 year program is 150,000 RMB.


Zhejiang University possesses different types of International Student Dormitories with different conditions and specifications. For further information on the accommodation at Zhejiang University (ZJU) visit the accommodation page here.

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