Peking University- Sciences Po Dual Master’s Degree in International Relations Prospectus for 2020 Entry
About the Program
The PKU-Sciences Po Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, which covers international relations, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environmental studies. It emphasizes multi-cultural perspectives on global security and developmental issues and provides a unique opportunity for students to study international affairs in Paris and in Beijing.
An Overview of the PKU-Sciences Po Program
The PKU-Sciences Po dual degree is a two-year full-time academic program. Students spend their first year at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, where they can choose from the 7 specialised programs in international affairs. In the second year, students will study at the School of International Studies (SIS), Peking University for the degree of Master of International Relations, whose focus is on security and development issues and a regional focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all services for the students (free access to library, student unions, career services…).
Year 1 at Sciences Po
During the first year of the dual degree, students will join the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA).
Students joining PSIA may choose one of the following master’s programs during the first year of the dual degree:
i. Master in International Security
ii. Master in International Public Management
iii. Master in International Economic Policy
iv. Master in Environmental Policy
v. Master in International Development
vi. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
vii. Master in International Energy
Dual degree students have to complete the required courses related to their chosen Master at PSIA. In addition, dual degree students must take at least one course on China during their first year at PSIA. Dual degree students are required to take one language class at Sciences Po per semester.
The course assessment will be the same as that of other regular students enrolled at PSIA. For more information, go to http://www.sciencespo.fr/psia/content/dual-degree-peking-university
During the second year of the dual degree, students will join the School of International Studies at Peking University (SIS-PKU), majoring in International Relations.
At Peking University the students are required to write a thesis. According to Peking University’s requirement, the students should submit a thesis and attend oral defense for the thesis by the end of Semester 4.
At Peking University, international students are required to take Chinese language.
Final graduation will rely on the student’s qualified performance in both years of the programme. Therefore, students will get a temporary graduation in July of the first year at Sciences Po, while the final graduation is upon the completion of all required studies at Peking University in the second year.
2019-2020 Course Offering is available from 2019 Handbook (http://www.sis.pku.edu.cn/docs/20191023101610679987.pdf), see page 67.
i. 20 total credits are required for international students and 21 total credits are required for Chinese students respectively.
ii. Total credits are composed of 12 credits of core courses, 2 credits of language course and 6 credits of elective courses for international students; and of 12 credits of core courses and 9 credits of elective courses for Chinese students (at least 6 credits for English elective courses).
Course offering of 2020-2021 at Peking University will be available in May, 2020 and subject to change.
1. Applicants from Mainland China must either have the recommendation eligibility to the SIS or pass the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate students in China.
2. Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan must meet the application eligibility of PKU Graduate Student, see https://admission.pku.edu.cn/zsxx/gatzs/index.htm& https://admission.pku.edu.cn/docs/20190912221051869231.pdf
3.International applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport. Residents of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan who have emigrated to other countries and are applying to Peking University as international students must present valid passport or citizenship documents dating from before November 30, 2013, along with proof of cancellation of Chinese nationality.
With Sciences Po
All applicants, including international students and those from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan, need to apply online through Sciences Po’s website before February 2, 2020 via:
1) Applicants from Mainland China need to choose the major International Relations (国际关系) with the direction of Contemporary International Relations (当代国际关系方向)and indicate this program(北大-巴政双硕士项目) specifically in both online and hard copy versions of the application materials, as well as on the cover of the application materials package posted to the designated admissions office.
2) Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan also need to apply online through PKU’s website via https://admission.pku.edu.cn/applications/ before 12：00 noon, December 6, 2019 (Beijing Time). For PKU online application, applicants need to indicate applying to this program (北大-巴政双硕士项目) in Chinese on both online and hard copy of application materials, as well as on the cover of application materials posted to designated office.
Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, could only be admitted into this program with successful completion of the PKU Online Application as well as submitting required hard copy of materials before the deadline.
Applicants who hold both foreign passports and identity cards from Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan should apply with the identity of Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan and complete other administration procedures with the same identity including visa application and PKU registration.
3)For international applicants, upon accepting the joint offer sent from Sciences Po on behalf of both institutions, are required to complete a PKU Online Pre-registration step. To complete the PKU Pre-registration, applicants with offers need to visit http://www.studyatpku.com/, and complete the Pre-registration with successful payment of an un-refundable PKU Pre-registration fee of RMB 400 yuan by March 31, 2020. And then, both hard and soft copies of the completed PKU Pre-registration form and portrait photo are required to be sent to SIS.
• Hard copy of the PKU Pre-registration form and five copies of 25mm*35mm portrait photo need to be RECEIVED at HU Jinzi (Ms.), B101, School of International Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China by April 15, 2020
• Soft copy of the PKU Pre-registration form (in PDF) and passport size photo in white background need to be RECEIVED at HU Jinzi (Ms.)’s email address email@example.com by April 15, 2020
• Admission cannot be completed without receiving the documents mentioned above by the deadline.
Notice：TOEFL or IELTS should be taken after Sep. 1st , 2018. A student is exempt from English requirement if his/her first language is English or he/she has earned a bachelor/master/Phd degree after Sep. 1st 2015 from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction.
All applications will be reviewed by the joint committee from both Peking University and Sciences Po.
For applicants from Mainland China, upon meeting the eligibility of applying for this program, will be required to take an interview arranged by the joint committee from both Sciences Po and Peking University. Students applying through recommendations are also required to take the written test arranged by the SIS, PKU.
For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, interviews (via phone or skype) will be arranged when necessary.
Joint admission notification will be sent by Sciences Po on behalf of both institutions by mid-March, 2020. Upon successful completion of the first year at Sciences Po, an official PKU admission letter and visa form (for international students) will be sent from Peking University by July of 2021.
Tuition Fee and Funding
For 2020 entry, the tuition fee for year two at PKU is RMB 95,000 yuan. The tuition fee for year one at Sciences Po, please visit http://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/fees-funding/tuition-fees
According to the agreement by Sciences Po and Peking University, Sciences Po will provide ONE scholarship for students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan based on the application materials to the dual degree program, while Peking University will provide ONE scholarship, approximately USD 10,000 to international students based on year one performance of the dual degree at PSIA, Sciences Po.
During the year one study at Sciences Po, international students can also apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship for year two. Information is provided by the Chinese Scholarship Council (http://www.csc.edu.cn ) and the Chinese Embassy of the student’s country of origin. The CGS will provide the awardees with a monthly living stipend and assistance with accommodation arrangement. The PKU tuition fee will be partly covered by the CGS (students are expected to make up for the difference by other means).
Students from Mainland China will be eligible to apply for designated scholarship during the second year at PKU. For more scholarship opportunities, at Sciences Po, please visit http://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/graduate-international-admissions , at PKU, for international students, please visit http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/HOME/SCHOLARSHIP/General_Information.htm for students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, please visit http://www.sis.pku.edu.cn/students56/grantswork40/scholarship90/index.htm
Upon successful completion of studies at both institutions, students will be conferred Master Degree of Law and Master Degree of International Affairs by PKU and Sciences Po respectively.
After graduation, students from the program have been employed in a wide variety of international organizations (such as International Energy Agency), government agencies (i.e. Chinese/French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), financial companies (i.e. China Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of China), consulting firms (i.e. Capgemini Consulting, Bain & Company), NGOs (i.e. China ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center), universities and research institutions( Wuhan University, in China), the media sector and think tanks. Some students continued to pursue their doctoral degree.