Xiamen University
International Relations

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Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2020
Applocation Deadline: Jul 01,2020
Tuition Fee: CNY 45000 per year
Application Fee: 65 USD (Non-Refundable)


  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

Programme objectives
This Programme aims to train high level international professionals with a solid foundation in International Relations and thorough understanding Asia-Pacific international affairs. It is expected that graduates of the programme will be excellent candidates for positions in diplomatic organizations, multi-national companies, government departments or teaching and research institutes with an interest in the Asia-Pacific international affairs.

Academic calendar
1 st Semester: Autumn semester from mid-September to mid-January
2 nd Semester: Spring semester from mid-February to mid-July

Core course descriptions
· History of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

This course provides an introduction to history of international relations in the Asia-Pacific, including ancient, modern and contemporary history of international relations in the region.

· International Political Economy

This course provides students with a basic knowledge and theory of International Political Economy. It focuses on the interactions between international politic and international economy.

· International Relation Issues in the Asia-Pacific

This course introduces the changes and developments of international relations in Asia-Pacific, especially in the issues of the big powers' relations and the regional cooperation in Asia- Pacific.

· Asia-Pacific International Political Economy

This course provides an introduction to conception and characteristic of Asia-Pacific, including the role of Asia-Pacific in the world political economy and security, the changes and developments of political economy and military affairs in Asia-Pacific from cold war to post cold war, as well as the China 's stratagem of Asia-Pacific.

Entry Requirements

*Prospective students should have a non-Chinese passport and be in good health.
*Academic requirements: Prospective students must hold a recognized bachelor's degree or above, or equivalent.
*English proficiency: Minimum requirement is 550 points or above for TOFFL (80 points or above for new TOFEL), a grade 6 or above for IELTS, or certificate of English proficiency from an approved authority. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement; other candidates whose university courses are taught in English will be considered case by case.
*Professional backgrounds: Prospective students who are able to show relevant professional experience deemed appropriate to the programme applied for will be given prior consideration.

Application Materials

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 undergraduate school

5.  Health certificate(optional)
Photocopy of physical examination record.

6.   Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

7.  Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

8.  Personal Statement
Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English. You can download a template or sample from here.

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