China-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development
SISU Master in China Studies (MCS)
The Master in China Studies Arab Program (MCS) of China-Arab Research Center on Reform and Development offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of China, relying on Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). During the two-year program design, Arab students will receive a systematic academic training, and go through a comprehensive study of Chinese history and culture, politics and governance, economy, foreign policy and society.
With strong research background on foreign languages and literatures and political science in SISU, students are offered opportunities to deepen the understanding of China through comparative studies on Chinese and foreign cultures and societies. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a master’s degree, as recognized by China’s Ministry of Education.
Time of Program and Syllabus
1. Time of Program
The program duration is 2 academic years. Students are supposed to finish their study within this time length. If students fail to finish their learning tasks due to personal or specific reasons, they should make an application first and then extend their study after being approved. The length of extension is usually half a year, and no more than one year including suspending of schooling.
2. Requirement for Academic Credits
In order to earn a Master of Law degree, students must complete 28 credits and other compulsory procedures as well as pass the desertion defense successfully according to the training design. The course credits components are as follows: public required course 6 credits (Political Science 2 credits and Chinese Language 4 credits), degree core courses 8 credits, major-related optional courses 10 credits, and Curriculum Practice 4 credits.
Public Required Courses
Contemporary Chinese Political System
Degree Core Courses
Introduction to China Studies
History of Contemporary Chinese Political Thought
China's Economic Development Studies
China's Foreign Policy
Comparison between Chinese and Foreign Cultures
Contemporary Chinese Media and Society
Chinese Contemporary Legal System
Lecture Series on China Studies
Interpretation of The Governance of China
4. Dissertation Requirements
Students must finish a dissertation of no less than 15,000 words in English with an abstract in both Chinese with no less than 1,000 characters. Students’ professors should be responsible for dissertation guidance.
Full scholarships offered by the government can be applied. More details can be found on the website of the Office of International Student Affairs at http://www.oisa.shisu.edu.cn/.
Eligibility, Application Time and Procedure, Required Documents and Contact Information
(1) Applicants shall be Non-Chinese citizens in good health who are university graduates with bachelor’s degree
(2) Applicants must have a good command of English, with one of the following: TOEFL IBT (internet based) test result of at least 80 points, TOEFL (computer based) test result of at least 213 points, TOEFL (paper based) test result of at least 550 points, or IELTS test result of at least 6.0. Applicants with IELTS between 4.5 and 6.0 or equivalent may be admitted conditionally. Conditional students will be required to pass an Entrance Examination in English.
(3) This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has studied for at least two years at, or received a degree from an English speaking high school, college, or university.
(4) Entrance Examination includes written and oral test, is held in late May. The exact examination date and place will be informed via e-mail by the Graduate College of SISU.
2. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2019
(1) Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students (Visit http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua or http://www.campuschina.org/ and click “Application Online” to log in), choose B type of application, and the Agency Number for SISU is 10271, submit the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online and print a hard copy.
(2) Bind all your application documents (in duplicate) together, then submit to to Office of International Students Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University before the deadline, and send electronic edition of all your application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Required Documents(in duplicate)
(1) SISU Application Form (Degree Programs), available at http://www.oisa.shisu.edu.cn/.
(2) Diploma and academic record in original or notarized copy in English or Chinese.
(3) Photocopy of HSK certificate or Chinese proficiency certification.*
(4) Student Resume
(5) Personal statement, about 1000 words, written in Chinese or in the language which meets the academic requirement of the program, including study and work experiences, research results and study plan.
(6) Two original recommendation letters from professor or associate professor in English or Chinese.
(7) Photocopy of passport.
(8) 4 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm)
(9) TOEFL / IELTS certificate or certification from the institution awarding your most recent degree confirming the language of instruction is English.
(10) Application fee: 800 RMB (or 130 USD).
★Application fee is non-refundable, payable in cash or by remittance (T/T). Checks are not acceptable. A bank wire or remittance with the student’s name is to be made payable to:
Shanghai International Studies University
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai Shangwai Sub-Branch
566 West Dalian Road, Shanghai, P. R. China
5. Tuition and Fees
1) Application fee:
26,000 RMB /Year
3) Insurance Fee:
600 RMB /Year
6. Contact Information
Office of International Student Affairs
Shanghai International Studies University
Room 202, Teaching Building 2
550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai 200083, P. R. China
Web Site: http://www.oisa.shisu.edu.cn/
* Applicants with HSK certificate or Chinese proficiency certification should submit.