Application for Master Program in International Law and Chinese Law of Wuhan University(year 2023)
Ⅰ. Program Introduction
1. General Information
Master Program in International Law and Chinese Law is designed for non-Chinese citizens. The purpose is to educate application-oriented foreign affairs talents who has a broad international horizon, good legal professional ethics, a systematic mastery of International Law and Chinese Law and use English proficiently as a working language to offer legal service to foreign enterprises in China, overseas Sino-foreign joint ventures, state departments, enterprises and public institutions and foreign law firms.
The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China will provide "Chinese Government Scholarships" to admitted students from developing countries. These scholarships cover tuition, management, basic living expenses and round-trip international airfares for the students, etc. The Scholarship coverage and criteria are as follows:
a.Exemption from tuition fees, teaching material fees, research and investigation fees, English teaching subsidy, graduation thesis guidance fees.
b.Free accommodation inside campus.
c.living expenses, 36000RMB/year/person for the master program.
d.A one-off settlement allowance of 3000RMB/person.
e.Comprehensive medical insurance which is purchased by the university for students.
f.Round-trip international airfare. It covers one round-trip international airfare and one round-trip international airfares for home visits for the students of 2-year schooling length.
g.The Scholarship qualification will be evaluated annually, and those students who meet the standards of achievement assessment will continue to receive a full scholarship the following year.
h.Other expenses shall be administered and used by the Ministry of Commerce or the university, and shall not be distributed to the students. The Ministry of Commerce only provides students with financial support within the schooling year, which is stated in the admission notice, and students will not receive further funding for deferment.
2. Education Plan
(1)Curriculum and credits
Total credits for the program must meet 30 points.
① Degree Course：20 points
a.Fundamental Compulsory Course: 6 points, Chinese Language Comprehension (4 Points) and Introduction to China (2 points) included.
b.Major Compulsory Course should be 14 points.
② Elective Course: no less than 10 points.
(1) Applicants, being under 45 years old (Born after Sept. 1, 1978), should be from developing countries with non-Chinese nationality and in good health.
(2) Be in good health with the health form issued by local public hospital, showing that the applicant carries no infectious diseases which may have a serious impact on public health or fall into any of the health situations prohibited by China’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations.. Applicants with severe illnesses or expectant mothers are not allowed to study in China, including those who have serious hypertension, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers or other serious chronic diseases, neurogenic diseases, infectious diseases and serious disability, and those who have just recovered from major surgeries, or in the acute phase of illness. Those students who become pregnant during studying in China should leave school.
(3)Bachelor Degree or above and more than 3 year work experience are required.
(4)Applicant who is on the job, as well as having a professional study or working background related to the project will be preferred.
(5)Serving as the government officials at senior level and above (or at the corresponding level), the senior managers of various organizations and enterprises, the academic backbone of universities and scientific research institutions.
(6)Be good at English, and proficient in the use of English for professional courses (Reference standard: IELTS score 6.0 and above, or new TOEFL score 80 points and above). For those who could not offer the above-mentioned standard English test results, additional oral or written English test organized by Wuhan University will be required to participate in. Native English-speaking applicants could be exempted from providing the above English proficiency certificate.
(7)Having the potential for career development in this field and are interested in promoting friendly exchanges and cooperation between host countries and China.
(8)Those students who have studied in China or have been admitted to other Chinese government scholarship programs are not allowed to apply.
2. Application Procedures
(1)How to Apply
Firstly, register and apply online at Chinese Government Scholarship Information System at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/login. Choose type B of scholarship program in the CSC system. Fill in the agency name with “Wuhan University”, the agency No. of Wuhan University is “10486”. Apply for the Master program, the discipline is “law”, and major is “international law”. Submit online the completed “Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship download and print the completed application form.
Secondly, register and apply online in Wuhan University at http://admission.whu.edu.cn/ for record, please choose the program of Chinese Government Scholarship, submit online the completed “Application Form for International Students of Wuhan University”, download and print the completed application form.
① Application forms should be pasted with required photo after print.
② Application forms should be signed after print.
a.Recommendation letter by a superior in the institution where the applicant works.
b.Recommendation letters by a professor who knows the applicant research abilities well.
c.An original copy and a photocopy need to be prepared for each degree.
d.Transcripts must list all courses taken and all scores obtained.
f. Personal statement must be written in English and be some 1000 words in length. It shall cover such essential elements as applicant’s academic background, work experience, achievements.
g.Future research plan can be written in Chinese or English. It shall entail the applicant’s study and research goals.
h.Personal passport with a minimum of one year before its expiration: photocopy of passport photo page. Do not use diplomatic or official passport.
i.Applicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not conducted in English shall provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores. TOEFL requires 80,
IELTS requires 6.0. For those who could not offer the above mentioned standard English test results, additional oral or written English test organized by Wuhan University will be required to participate in.
j.Two recent, 2-inch, white photos.
k.The Foreigner Physical Examination Form and blood exam report shall be issued within one month before the submission of application, showing that the applicant carries no infectious diseases which may have a serious impact on public health or fall into any of the health situations prohibited by China’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form can be downloaded from http://admission.whu.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=81. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Medical examination results are valid for only six months. Please keep the original Physical Examination materials for the school registration.
l.Non-criminal record report in English or Chinese. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application.
a.Applicants may apply for the scholarship project after receiving the approval and recommendation from the relevant Department of the Government concerned, and submit the application document according to the specific requirements of the relevant departments of the host country.
b.If the host Government allows the applicants to submit the application document directly to Chinese embassy abroad, the applicants shall, in the relevant certificate or letter of recommendation approved by the host country for permission to study in China, submit the
original paper documents and their scanned electronic documents formed in (1) and (2) above-mentioned to the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office(ECCO) of the Chinese Embassy in the host country.
c.The responsible department of the host Government submits a written request to the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office of Chinese Embassy for an official recommendation letter for their applicant and clearly state:
* Whether the applicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universities if the program at WHU are already full.
* Other special requests if any.
① All the documents to be submitted should be in Chinese or English. Otherwise, a notarized copy in Chinese or English is required.
② An original copy of degrees, transcripts and language certificates must be presented for on-site verification the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office(ECCO) of the Chinese Embassy in the host country.
③ Applicants will get back all the hard-copy materials, both original copies and photocopies from the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office. Then the applicants should e-mail all the scanned application documents to the contact person for verification in Wuhan University. If admitted, they must take the documents to China and submit them to the School of international Education of Wuhan University during registration.
The application deadline for the master program is June 6, 2023.
4．Admission and Registration
Scholarship winners will receive the admission package from ECCO of the Chinese Embassy before the end of August, 2023, and must register at Wuhan University before the deadline which is usually at the Beginning of September, 2023, the exact date will be specified in the admission notice.
Ⅲ. Other Statements
Address: Admission office of School of International Education, Wuhan University, Hubei Province, P. R. China
(1)All the documents will not be returned after submission, no matter what the result is.
(2)Chinese Government would not do explanation to the results deliberately.
(3)Bringing spouse or other dependent for accompanying is not allowed during the students study in China. The scholarship will not provide any related cost.
(4)Admission documents will give guideline for visa procedures.