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  • Master of Laws in Chinese and International Business Law (LLM-CIBL) Program
  • Published:2018/07/16 00:00:00 News source:The station

Our University andLawSchool

Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU, founded in 1896) is the second oldest and one of the top nine research universities (the “C9 Group”) in the People’s Republic ofChina. Located inXi’an, the capital city of 13 dynasties in Chinese history and the eastern starting point of theSilk Road, XJTU is committed to world leading scholarship and creative talent cultivation.

Law was first taught at XJTU in 1901, which was again the second earliest inChina. Alumni such as Judge WANG Chung-hui (the first Chinese Judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice) and Judge Hsu Mo (the first Chinese Judge at the International Court of Justice) had left significant marks in the legal developments both withinChinaand on world stages. TheLawSchoolis now among the 13 leading law schools inChinarecognized by the Ministry of Education and other central governmental authorities as both “Outstanding Legal Education Centre for Foreign-related Legal Personnel Cultivation” and “Outstanding Legal Education Centre for Interdisciplinary and Practical Legal Personnel Cultivation”. The school is committed to build up a world leading law school, with first rate international scholars and world-class research environment and resources.

Our LL.M. Program

Master of Laws in Chinese and International Business Law (LLM-CIBL) program is the flagship international graduate program of theXJTULawSchool. The program offers foreign law students and legal professionals a unique opportunity to study Chinese and international business and economic laws and legal processes atXi'an, the heart ofChina. The program helps students gain sound knowledge in Chinese and international law focusing on business and economic laws and deep insights in Chinese society and culture, whilst cultivating the abilities and skills to professionally handle relevant practical legal problems.

This twelve months program contains taught courses and independent research and thesis writing. All courses are taught in English and the lecturers include our select faculty members and leading experts from public and private practice. An academic advisor will be assigned to each student to supervise his/her research and LL.M. thesis writing. We encourage students to write publishable dissertations.

Our Students

The LL.M. Program attracts intellectually curious and thoughtful students from a variety of legal systems and with various career plans. As an intellectually and culturally diverse program, we welcome students from all around the world. The diversity of the participants in the LL.M. program will contribute significantly to the educational experience of all our students at theSchoolofLaw. International students may forge lifelong friendships with law students, faculty and alumni and be a part of a global network of graduates of XJTU.

Degree Requirements

The LL.M. Program requires a minimum of 24 credits of course studies and an LL.M. thesis. To qualify for the LL.M. degree, students must:

1. successfully complete at least 24 coursework credits; and

2. successfully complete an independent research and write an LL.M. thesis under the supervision of a Law faculty member.

Tentative Curriculum

Compulsory Courses:

•      Comprehensive Chinese (2)

•      The Outline ofChina(2)

•      Chinese Contact Law (2)

•      Chinese Civil Laws (2)

•      Chinese Civil Procedure (2)

•      Chinese Corporate and Bankruptcy Law (2)

•      International Economic Law (2)

Elective Courses:

•      Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law (2)

•      Chinese Intellectual Property Law (2)

•      Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law (2)

•      Chinese Judicial System (2)

•      Public International Law (2)

•      Private International Law (2)

•   International Dispute Settlement (2)

•     Contemporary Legal Issues Seminars (2)

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the LL.M. Program, an applicant must have at least a bachelor's degree. We particularly look for applicants with the following qualifications:

1.  Having earned a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent);

2.  Being enrolled in a law or law-related program;

3.  Being qualified to practice law in a jurisdiction outside MainlandChina.

Application Documents

All documentation must be complete, true, and correct in either English or Chinese.

1.Xi’an Jiaotong University Application Form for International Students (downloaded after completing the online application at www.studyinxjtu.org).

2. Photocopy of the Physical Examination Record for Foreigners should be completed in English. (The original copy should be kept by the applicant.) The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Physical Examination Record for Foreigners.

The forms with incomplete records or without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a signed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

3. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations. Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school.

4. Academic transcripts: Applicants should submit the original transcripts in undergraduate or graduate period. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

5. Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.

6. A Study Plan or Research Proposal: Applicants must submit a written study plan or research proposal in English or Chinese with a minimum of 800 words.

7. Notarized Copies of Research Achievements: Applicants can submit published research papers, award certificates or other documents to prove their achievement and ability in academic research if any.

8. Certificate of English Proficiency Level: IELTS(6.5) or equivalent for non-native English speakers.

9. Photocopy of Passport and two photos in passport size.

10. Application fee: RMB800 (Non-refundable and only accept bank transfer to our account. Account information is available on the website of School of International Education).

Admissions Policy

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in September (the fall semester). The LL.M. Admissions Committee reviews the whole application package carefully and selects qualified applicants who would best benefit from and contribute to the LLM-CIBL Program. The Committee makes decisions on individual applications as quickly as possible.

The application deadline is July 10 (every year) and admission letters will be posted to the successful applicants by late July or early August (every year).

In evaluating applications, the Committee takes into consideration factors including but not limited to the following:

1.  Academic work, such as grades, class ranking, scholarly publications;

2.  Letters of recommendation;

3.  Professional and personal accomplishments;

4. Previous legal experience or careers in law teaching and research, government service, the judiciary, international governmental organizations, NGOs and private practice;

5.  Proficiency in the English language.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fee for the program is RMB 130,000 yuan.

Students need to pay half the tuition (65,000 yuan) before the beginning of the fall semester, and the other half before the beginning of the spring semester.


First grade scholarship (3): a waiver of tuition, campus accommodation, medical insurance and living allowance (3000 RMB Yuan/month);

Second grade scholarship (10): a waiver of tuition;

Third grade scholarship (15): a waiver of 50% tuition.

The application deadline for scholarship is April 10 (every year).


Students of LL.M. program live on Xingqing campus of XJTU, with several types of rooms to choose. Surroundings around the dormitory buildings are quiet and beautiful. Social and sporting facilities are close to the accommodation. It is within easy walking distance of university canteens, basketball courts and football fields etc. Classrooms and library are close to accommodation as well. All dormitory buildings are conveniently located for public transport, shops and restaurants.

We are dedicated to creating decent living environment and relaxing learning atmosphere for our students and making the university as their second hometown. We try to make our students from different countries and different nationalities enjoy their life here!

Accommodation fee chart:

Room Type

Within 5 months

5 months

10 months

Single Room I




Single Room II




Single room III




Double Room I




Double Room II




Contact Information

Admission Office, School of International Education, A920 Yi Fu Foreign Language Building, Xi’an Jiaotong University, No. 28 Xianning West Road, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, 710049, P.R. China

Telephone: +86 29 82665924/82668063; Fax: +86 29 82665923

Email: adm-sie@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; fxy@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Web page: http://sie.xjtu.edu.cn

Admission Registration webpage: http://www.studyinxjtu.org

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