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International Relationships
Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2020
Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2020
Tuition Fee:
CNY 33,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other


The program aims to provide students with solid training on major international relations theories and modern methods, deepen their understanding on Chinese classic and modern thoughts on international relations and enhance their capabilities to apply international relations theories and Chinese approaches to the analysis of the international issues and foreign affairs.

To provide students with more extra-curricular academic activities, the Department successfully initiated the Carnegie-Tsinghua International Relations Lecture Series in 2010, in which established scholars and policy makers are invited to give lectures on various aspects of international relations and policy making. 

The graduates of the program will be qualified to be administrative officers and policy analysts in various levels of governments, think tanks, international organizations, multinational corporations and international media. The program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study, including completion of the course curriculum and the Master thesis.

In the 2011-2012 academic year, 61 students from 31 countries are registered in the program. The department has distributed some full scholarships, full tuition waivers as well as partial tuition waivers to students on a competitive basis.


Research for the thesis is supervised by a faculty advisor. The Master degree requires completion of a thesis of publishable quality. The thesis must be defended before a committee consisting of the faculty advisor and at least two other faculty members in the Department. The research area may be one of the following:

(1) International Security
(2) International Political Economy
(3) China’s Foreign Policy
(4) Regional and Countries Studies
(5) Comparative Politics
(6) Chinese Studies
(7) Public Diplomacy
(8) International Organizations
(9) Foreign Policy Attitudes Analysis


Students are required to complete a minimum of 28 credits from the following:

1) Compulsory public courses

(1) Chinese Culture and Society (2 credits)
(2) Chinese Language (2 credits)

2) Compulsory training programs

(1)Literature Review and Research Proposal (1 credit)
(2)Academic Activities (1 credit)
(3)Academic Introductions to International Relations(2 credit)

3) Elective courses

Ancient Chinese Thoughts on International Relations (2 credits) 
Arms Control and International Security (2 credits)
Comparative Democratization and China (2 credits)
Comparative Politics and Government Administration (2 credits)
Contemporary Theories in International Politics (2 credits)
International and Comparative Political Economy (2 credits)
International Organization and Global Governance (2 credits)
Politics and Government in China (2 credits)
Public Diplomacy: Chinese and Global Perspectives (2 credits)
Regional Diplomacy: China and South Asia (2 credits)
Research Design and Writing in International Studies (2 credits)
Research Method in International Relations (2 credits)
Theory and Practice of Chinese Foreign Relations (2 credits)
US-China Relations (2 credits)
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, under the age of 40,have attained a bachelor’s degree.
1.Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant

3.Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.
If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.Transcript of postgraduate school

5.Two letters of recommendation
From professor or associate professor or equivalents

6.English proficiency test certificate

For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.