International Law
Wuhan University
Basic Information
Degree: Master
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 7 , 2023
Duration: 2 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 33,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Jun 15 , 2023
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 164 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Special Requirements
Program Description

1. Goal of Cultivation

Editor Notes: This program wants cultivate students to be high-level and interdisciplinary legal talents, and students can have a global vision, master two or more languages and fundamental theories and knowledge in all fields of international law and understand Chinese culture.

This graduate program is set for overseas students in China, using English as the class language, teaching international law mainly and also Chinese. Its purpose is to foster high-level and interdisciplinary legal talents who have a global outlook, master two or more languages and fundamental theories and knowledge in all fields of international law and understand Chinese culture. Its professional ethics are mainly embodied in the introduction and propaganda of China's law and social system, and make students have a better understanding of Chinese language and culture and become a messenger of Chinese culture in their professional careers. Professional skills and abilities are mainly embodied in legal professional way of thought and ability to conduct independent legal study.

Specific requirements:

(1) Master firm basic theory of international law and extensive subject knowledge, have knowledge structure and practical ability required by legal practice.

(2) Master Chinese and use Chinese skillfully in normal communication.

(3) Have deep knowledge and understanding of China's law and its social basic system, and become a propagandist of Chinese culture and laws.

(4) Have the ability to comprehensively use knowledge in each department law and other relevant subjects such as politics, economy, sociology, foreign language and computer technology. Have preliminary ability of academic study and ability to independently analyze and solve legal issues.

(5) Physical and mental health.

2. Research Direction

Editor Notes: This program has 10 research directions, students can learn information from the following detailed introduction.

Modern International Law Theory and Practice

Nature and Basis of the International Law; Source and Codification of the International Law; Basic Principle of the International Law; Subject of the International Law; The international Law Responsibility; History of the International Law

Sea Laws

The historical Development of Sea Laws; Continental Shelf and the Exclusive Economic Zone System; Adjacent Sea and Region System; High Seas System; International Sea-bed System; Chinese Sea Laws System.

International Organization Law

Theory and Practice of the International Organization Law; Interaction of the International Organization and International Law; the Articles, Structure, Functions and Powers and Activity Programs of the International Organization; the United National Laws; International Economic Law; Regional International Organization Law; Specialized Organization Law and International Administrative Law; Relations between China and the International Organization; WTO Laws; EU Laws.

International Law of Treaty

Historical Development of International Law of Treaty; Categories and Characteristics of the Current Treaties; Status and Function of treaty; Conclusion and entry of effect of treaty; Reservation of Treaty; Responsibility for Breach of Contract and Settlement of Disputes

Settlement of International Civil and Commercial Disputes

the International Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution Methods, including theory and practice of the International civil dispute lawsuit system, and of international commercial arbitration system; ADR (alternative Disputes Reservation, etc.

International Investment Law

Chinese Investment Law, Comparative Investment Law and some Private Overseas Investment International Laws.

International Trade Law

WTO Laws; Regional Trade Agreement; Comparative Foreign Trade Law; Chinese Foreign Trade Law; and International Commercial Law

International Monetary and Banking Law

Legal System of International financial transactions, international financial regulation and International Monetary and Banking Organization; International Issues of Transnational Currency Circulation.

 International Intellectual Property Law

International Law Protection of the Intellectual Property

International Environmental Law

Principle, Regulation and System of the International Environmental Problems.

3. Curriculum (in the below table) and Credits

Editor Notes: Total credits for the semester must meet 36 points, among which course credits should amount to 26 points and academic dissertation 10 points.

1  Degree Course:16 points

① Fundamental Compulsory Course: 6 points, Chinese Language Comprehension of 72 hours and 4 points, and Introduction to China of 36 hours and 2 points included.

② Major Compulsory Course should be no less than 10 points.

2  Elective Course:  10 points

Total credits should be no less than 36 points (including academic dissertation of 10 points).

*The above information is for reference only.

4. Training Methods

Editor Notes: All the information about training methods of this program have shown below.

(1) Course instruction is the main method, and international law courses will adopt lectures, workshops and other methods, emphasize on case teaching and encourage students to actively participate in classroom teaching. Chinese courses adopt small-class-based lecture model, focus on improving the students' ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing and emphasize on interaction between teaching and learning.

(2) Adopt credit system and total credits should not be less than 24 points.

(3) Mentors are mainly composed by professors and associate professors from Institute of International Law of Wuhan University who have background of studying abroad and excellent English skills and have the qualification to guide graduates.

(4) Promote students' global outlook and their ability of independent study. Employ experts at home and abroad who have a high academic reputation to give lectures.

(5) Assessment methods of compulsory courses include examination and appraisal. Appraisal is aimed to supervise and urge students to participate in course learning actively and focuses on testing students' ability and method of using their existing theory and background knowledge to analyze, judge and resolve practical problems, and its forms may be versatile. Examination can adopt book-close examination and thesis or other forms, testing students' abilities to understand and use their learned theoretical knowledge systematically and their abilities to conduct independent research. Both methods are chosen by teachers.

5. Other Required Parts

Editor Notes: Practice is arranged in summer vocation and mid-term examination will be held in the third semester.

(1) Practice: Time is arranged in summer vocation. Postgraduates should put their professional theory into practice by taking part in practical activities in the summer vocation in their own country, such as teaching training, scientific research practice, social and economical investment etc. This part lasts 1 to 2 months. All the details of your practical activities must fill in the rating form of academic exchange and practical activities taken by master of academic students and hand in final report of your practical activities. Only all the above files be audited by the School of Law and approved and recorded by Graduate School, can postgraduates take part in oral defense and gain 2 credits.

(2) Mid-term Examination: This part will be held in the third semester and run under early warning system. Whether a student has the chance to continue his master of degree is judged by his study and scientific research and combining his professional achievements at the some time.

6. Degree Thesis and Degree Awarded

Editor Notes: Students whose degree exams and elective exams are all qualified and passed the dissertation defense can be granted master's degree of law.

Topics of degree thesis should locate in frontier issues with great theoretical and practical significance in the field of international law, or carry on comparative study of their own country's or China's legal system, which focus on reflecting students' ability to analyze complicated legal problems in international community with integrated use of theory and knowledge. Mentor groups determine a specific mentor to guide students according to his or her topic.

Degree thesis should be reviewed by three experts with senior professional titles of associate professor or above.

7. Wuhan University Introduction

Editor Notes: Wuhan University is a Public, 985 Project Comprehensive university.

Wuhan University,is a key university directly under the administration of the Education Ministry of the People's Republic of China. It is located in Hubei Province's capital Wuhan known as "The thoroughfare leading to nine provinces". The university has rolling physical features with the scenic Luojia Hill in it and the beautiful East Lake by its side, seeming in picturesque disorder, Learn More>>

8. About School of International Education

Editor Notes: The School of International Education is a special school that provide education to international students.

  • The School has established cooperative relationship with more than 370 universities and research institutes in over 44 countries and regions.
  • In more than 50 years it has educated nearly 10,000 international students from over 110 countries and regions.
  • It is one of the first certified Chinese Language Training Centers and HSK Test Centers by the government.
  • The School has 40 full-time teachers of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, most of whom have rich experience of teaching abroad. 
  • It is now in function and providing first-rate teaching and living facilities for international students studying at Wuhan University.

9. Campus Life

Editor Notes: International students enjoy the wonderful life in the campus.

The 8th World Women University Presidents Forum

The 13th Luojia Autumn International Cultural Festival

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants should be healthy and well-behaved, and have a foreign citizenship. Applicants for Master's degree programs should have an undergraduate study background equivalent to that of the Chinese Bachelor's degree.

2. Applicants should have good academic records, and provide the following documents.

2.1 Master's degree program applicants should submit an academic transcript of undergraduate study.

2.2 Personal statement and research plan (over 800 words).

2.3 Two recommendation letters from scholars who have title of associate professor or higher.

2.4 Applicants who have any learning experiences in any universities or colleges in China should provide Discipline Records from those institutions in China.

3. English Language Requirements

For non-native English speakers who apply for English medium programs, they should provide a score report of English Proficiency test (TOEFL 80+/ IELTS 5.5+). For applicants who cannot offer the above-mentioned standardized English test results, they will be required to participate in an additional oral or written English test organized by Wuhan University.


Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Master RMB 33,000 pre year
RMB 66,000 in total (About $ 13,470)
Accommodation Fee
Building No.1 Flat with 4 single rooms
Single Room RMB 13,000  (More Details)
Building No.2
Single Room RMB 14,000  (More Details)
Building No.3
Single Room RMB 14,000 to RMB 16,000  (More Details)
Studio RMB 28,000  (More Details)
Building No.4 Flat with 2 single rooms
Studio RMB 13,000  (More Details)
Building No.5 Flat with 2 twin rooms
Studio RMB 9,600  (More Details)
Building No.6 Flat with 2 twin rooms
Studio RMB 9,600  (More Details)
Building No.7(PhD Students)
Studio RMB 28,000 to RMB 30,000  (More Details)
Building No.6
Single Room RMB 14,000 to RMB 16,000  (More Details)
Studio RMB 19,000  (More Details)
Building No. 7/8/9/10 Twin room
Double Room RMB 9,600  (More Details)
Building C5 Single room
Single Room RMB 8,000 to RMB 10,000  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 800
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 1,600 to RMB 2,050

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. Research plan and research experience over 800 words.

*3. Undergraduate transcript

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*4. Physical examination report in the past three months

The original must be submitted when registering for admission.

You can download a template or sample from here.

5. A Pre-acceptance Letter issued by Wuhan University Professor or Associate Professor

It is preferable and will increase acceptance rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*6. Front page of passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

*7. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

*8. Bachelor's degree diploma

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*9. English proficiency test certificate IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.

If you do not have IELTS or TOEFL, please provide an official certificate issued by your high school which should certify that the medium of instruction in your high school study is English

*10. 2 letters of recommendation

Written in English from professor or associate professor or equivalents including professors' contact no., email address and handwritten signature.

11. Candidates who have any learning experiences in China should submit Discipline Records.

*12. Form for the Financial Sponsor

13. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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