Semester study abroad at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
The English LLM program at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing is open exclusively to international students
focusing on China’s rapidly developing domestic and international law.
Established in 1952, CUPL, the leading law school in China, has played, and continues to
play, a key part in the formation of China’s legal system: from the drafting of
the 1954 Constitution of the People’s republic of China, to the promulgation of
the Anti-Secession Law and the enactment and implementation of almost every
major law of the Republic.
International students can also study Mandarin Chinese and have the opportunity to take work
Students must have completed one year of
full-time study or two years of part-time study at USF School of Law. 2nd
year students must have earned a cumulative GPA above 2.50 in the spring
semester of their first year. 3rd year students must be in good
University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) is a multidisciplinary research
university directly under the Ministry of Education. The University focuses on
law, accompanied with a variety of other disciplines such as philosophy,
economics, literature, science and management. There are two campuses, both in Beijing: Fuxue Road of
Changping District and Xueyuan
Road of Haidian District.
its 50 years’ development, CUPL has fostered more than 200,000 graduates of
different levels, taken part in virtually every legislation activity of the
state since its foundation and led the jurisprudence theoretical innovation as
well as the legal conceptual renewal of China, representing its
international exchanges in the field of law. CUPL now has 14007 full-time
students, including 8414 undergraduates, 4324 postgraduates and 248 overseas
students. It currently has a faculty of 898 members, among which 109 are
doctoral advisers, 587 are professors or associate professors, 83.7% have
master’s degrees of above.
university has established international relationships with about 100 other
universities of more than 20 different countries or regions. Hundreds of
teachers or students are sent abroad each year for study and exchange. Along
with the development of joint-education programs in its schools such as the School of EU and Comparative Law, the pattern of
fostering international legal talent has taken form.
motto of the university is “law and virtue in mind, to inquire for the sake of
goal of the university is to build CUPL into an internationally recognized,
multidisciplinary, research oriented legal university.
LLM in International Law
are able to pursue their interests in either commercial law or general
comparative law by choosing different courses offered by the program.
purpose of the program is to provide advanced and practical knowledge of
Chinese law to students and practitioners across the world, who feel more
comfortable in using English as a medium of study. To promote further and wider
legal exchange and cooperation between CUPL and foreign students and
practitioners is also one of the main concerns of the program.
subjects (3 credits each, 12 credits in total)
- Introduction to Chinese Law 54 contact hours
- Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law 54 contact hours
- Chinese Contract Law 54 contact hours
- Foreign Investment Law of China 54 contact hours
2) Optional subjects
(2 credits each, optional courses offered each term maybe adjusted depending
on the availability of lecturers)
- Human Rights in China
36 contact hours
- Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures 36 contact hours
- Civil Law and Civil Procedures 36 contact hours
- Company Law of China 36 contact hours
- Intellectual Property Law of China 36 contact hours
- International Law and Chinese Practices 36 contact hours
- China and Law of WTO 36 contact hours
- Arbitration Law of China 36 contact hours
- Maritime Law of China 36 contact hours
- Securities Law of China 36 contact hours
- Competition Law of China 36 contact hours
- Commercial Laws of Mainland China
- Hong Kong in Comparison 36 contact hours
can take Chinese languages classes at the University. These are 7500 RMB for 5
CUPL city campus does not have suitable student dormitories for overseas
students at the moment. However, the program will help students to make private
housing arrangements in a number of places near the University. Please contact
us for details.
average accommodation in Beijing
is between 2000-2500 RMB per month for shared apartments, although it can vary
by location and size. Most students find accommodation or roommates to share with
connection is available on campus. The CUPL library has a small collection of
books in English. The program is also building up a small collection of English
publications on Chinese law. Access to electronic databases including
LexisNexis, Westlaw and Isinolaw (database in English on Chinese law) are
available on campus.
For more information:
students will pay full-time tuition to USF for their semester abroad. Living
expenses will be calculated according to the cost of living in each location.