PKU-LSE Double Master’s Degree in International Affairs 2020 Entry
About the Program
Organized jointly by Peking University and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) since 2006, this two-year full-time double master’s degree program offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students and young professionals. The first year is spent at the School of International Studies at Peking University, studying the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent at LSE, studying the theory and history of global international relations. The program offers the following benefits:
■ Experience a full academic program in both China and Europe.
■ Combine an empirical and a theoretical approach to contemporary international affairs.
■ Engage at an advanced level with the latest academic research and undertake your own research-based term work and dissertation.
For 2020 entry, applications must be completed (all supporting documents received) by 12:00 noon March 9, 2020(GMT).
(1) All applicants from the Mainland of People's Republic of China must either have the recommendation eligibility to the School of International Studies (the SIS)(保研) or pass the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate Students in China (考研). Applicants need to choose the major “国际关系(当代国际关系)” and indicate this program specifically in both online and hard copy versions of the application, as well as on the cover of the application package posted to the designated admissions office.
(2) Applicants holding identity cards from Macau, Hong Kong, or Taiwan, do not need to take the National Entrance Examination, but must pre-register with PKU Graduate School online at: https://admission.pku.edu.cn/applications/ before 12:00 noon, December 6, 2019(Beijing Time). Applicants need to choose the major “国际关系(当代国际关系)” and indicate this program specifically in both online and hard copy versions of the application, as well as on the cover of the application package posted to the designated admissions office.
Note: Applicants who hold both foreign passports and identity cards from Macau, Hong Kong, or Taiwan must follow the procedures described above.
(3) International students* should also send the scanned copy of the documents below to email@example.com by March 9, 2020. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two recommendation letters
English test report*
Passport page with name
Bachelor diploma or certificate of study/enrollment (For those expecting to graduate in the summer of 2020)
*Residents of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who have emigrated to other countries and are applying to Peking University as international students must present valid passport or citizenship documents dating from before November 30, 2013, along with proof of cancellation of Chinese nationality.
* English test should be taken after 1 Oct. 2018. A student is exempt from providing TOEFL or IELTS scores if his/her first language is English or he/she has obtained a degree in an English-taught programme in an English-speaking country after 1 Sep. 2015. Please refer to http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/Prospective-students/Entry-requirements/English-language-requirements
All non-PRC students, upon accepting the offer, must go to the PKU online application (pre-registration) system (http://www.studyatpku.com/) fill in the PKU form, pay the pre-registration fee online by 12:00 midnight March 31, 2020 Beijing time.
Please post a hardcopy of the pre-registration form with signature and 5 copies of passport size photo to Ms. TONG Tianyu, Program Officer, B101, School of International Studies, Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road, 100871, Beijing China. Tel:86-10-62759199. Unless otherwise notified, PKU needs to receive this package by April 15, 2020.
Please send a soft copy of the PKU Pre-registration form (in PDF) and a passport size photo in white background to TONG Tianyu (Ms.)’s email address email@example.com by April 15, 2020.
All applicants shall keep their ID consistent in the whole process.
If you fail to complete the above mentioned registration with PKU and mail the required documents before the deadline, you will not be able to enroll in PKU for the year of 2020.
All applications will be reviewed by a joint admissions panel.
For students from Mainland China who are eligible to apply for the program, they must take the written test arranged by the SIS, as well as the written test and the interview arranged by the LSE-PKU joint committee.
Students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan must attend an interview in Beijing arranged by the SIS.
For international applicants, an interview will be arranged (via phone or Skype) if necessary.
The joint admissions notification will be sent by LSE on behalf of both institutions by the end of April. An official PKU admissions letter and visa form (for international students) will be sent from Peking University by early July of 2020.
Except in special circumstances (for example illness or bereavement), we do not allow entry deferrals. Candidates who have to withdraw are welcome to reapply in the following year.
Non-PRC students can apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship for year one at PKU. The scholarship application should be directed to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s home country. The application opens from November 2019 – April 2020 (varied for different countries). The CGS will provide the awardees with a monthly living stipend and assistance with accommodation arrangement. The PKU tuition fee will be partially covered by the CGS (students are expected to seek funding from other sources).
All Students will be eligible to apply for scholarship in year one at PKU. Since 2014, over 40 students were awarded RMB 2,000-10,000 respectively depending on their overall academic performance in year one at PKU.
Upon successful completion of studies at both institutions, students will be conferred Master Degree of Law and Master Degree of Sciences by PKU and LSE respectively.
Course offering for 2019-2020 at Peking University is available for your reference at SIS (via http://www.sis.pku.edu.cn/international_school_751/international_download_7517/1314575.htm). Course offering for 2020-2021 will be available in May 2020 and is subject to change.
Graduates from the program have been employed worldwide in a wide variety of international organizations, multinational corporations, public entities and the media sector. Many students have also advanced to doctoral research.
Mr. Zhang Chunping (Director of Office for International Programs)