Silk Road School, Renmin University of China (Suzhou)
Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies
2019 Program Overview
The Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies is a key measure by Renmin University of China (RUC) to actively support the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in education. Following several years of preparation, the program leverages RUC’s educational platform, international operational experience and high-level think-tank resources to train future elite leaders for countries along the BRI that have a passion for Chinese culture, understand profoundly the path, model and experience of China’s development.
Departing from a global strategic perspective and amassing global political leaders, business elite and outstanding faculty resources, the program combines competitive professional courses, expert seminars, high-level forums, visit to well-known enterprises as well as various cultural visits to offer students a well-rounded academic experience in China.
The Silk Road School offers several levels of scholarship for the successful applicants，including the full scholarship and partial scholarship.
Applicants of foreign nationality refer to applicants with foreign nationality recognized by the Chinese government. Applicants with dual nationality must manage the registration using the nationality applied at the time of admission.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree or above (awarded before August 31, 2019).
Applicants should have ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing equivalent to a score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
How to Apply
1, Application Process
Complete the Online Application on the website of Silk Road School at Renmin University of China (http://silkroad.school). Upon completion of registration, applicants must fill in the application form with personal information truthfully and upload the necessary materials, then submit and print the form finally. Once confirmed the registration, please pay the RMB 800 application fee online.
2, Application Materials
Application Form (Print this form after registration online);
Proof of the highest diploma (original copy or notarized photocopy in English);
Academic transcripts (original copy or notarized photocopy in English);
2-inch passport photos with white background;
Copies of information page of your valid personal and ordinary passport;
Two letters of recommendation in English;
Personal statement (at least 1000 words in English, indicating your motivation for applying, study plans and career goals);
Foreigner Physical Examination Form: the examination result must be obtained within one month, stating that the applicant has no serious infectious diseases or any diseases which could prevent entry into China;
Copies of a catalogue of published academic articles along with abstracts, awards received or other research outcomes;
Other original research (optional);
Personal video clip (optional).
3, Notes on Application
All documents should be in English; otherwise, certified English translations should be submitted with the original documents.
The cut-off date for submitting all above materials online is March 30,2019.
The application period is open from January 1, 2019 to March 30,2019.
Interviewed by expert group (in English) online
Cut-off date for online applications: March 30, 2019
Interview online: April, 2019
Letters of admission sent out: June, 2019
Semester begins: September, 2019
The following specializations are available on the program:
The following is a selection of the available courses:
China Studies and Development
Investing in China and its Legal Requirement
Development Studies and Developing Countries
Seminar on the Belt and Road Initiative
Political Economy of Development
Technological Revolution and World Politics
Chinese Economy Studies: Reform and Policy
Chinese Language Courses
Duration and Location
The program is two years full-time in Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of China
Silk Road School, Renmin University of China
Address：No.158 Ren’ai Road, Dushulake High Education District, Suzhou,Jiangsu Province, China