April 13, 2011

International Master's Scholarship in European and International Law at the China-EU School of Law

International Scholarship for Master of European and International Law

Course(s) Offered: European and International Law
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: China-EU School of Law
Country to Study in: Beijing, China

Scholarship Description
The Master of European and International Law (MEIL) is an intensive one-year programme leading to an LL.M. conferred by the University of Hamburg. The programme first started in 2008.

Chinese students can combine the MEIL with the Master of Chinese Law as part of the Double Master. In the past session i.e. 2009-2010 academic year nine European students from seven countries enrolled in the MEIL.

The China-EU School of Law (CESL) and China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to foreign international students successful at securing admission.

Qualifications required:
Applicants must meet the following conditions:
  1. Be a citizen of a country other than the P.R. China;
  2. Have obtained a law degree (Bachelor of Law, State Examination or equivalent) or be sure to obtain a law degree prior to enrolment;
  3. Proficient in English, demonstrated by being a native English speaker, having completed undergraduate studies in English, or by holding a valid TOEFL with a minimum score of 100 or an IELTS 7.0.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY other country, EXCEPT China

Participating Institutions
China-EU School of Law (CESL), China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing, China

Fields of study
Diploma offered: LL.M. of European and International Law from the University of Hamburg

The curriculum is composed of compulsory and elective modules, each comprising several units.

Compulsory modules cover the following topics: Legal English and Writing, International Public Law, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Law and Politics of the EU, EU Law (Advanced), European Private Law, Law of Regulation and WTO Law.

Elective modules include: Procedures and Dispute Resolution, Public Administration, International Trade, Company Law, Comparative Criminal Procedure, Natural Resources and Climate Change. A minimum of ten students are required for electives to be offered.

CESL offers two courses on Chinese Law Taught in English (CLTE): Introduction to China's Legal System and China's Business Law, respectively, to international students in 2010 to 2011 academic year. International students may also transfer to the Master of Chinese Law leading to an LL. M. conferred by CUPL if enough Chinese law credits are obtained.

For more detailed information about the curriculum, please visit the official website (link to it is below) and also see: http://www.cesl.edu.cn/eng/prgjmecurriculum.asp.

Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be given

Sponsorship duration
The duration of study is One year.

Scholarship benefits
CESL offers scholarships solely based on academic performance. Scholarships will be announced within three weeks of registration.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarships:
As CUPL is included on the CSC's list of Higher Educational Institutions eligible to accept foreign scholarship students, CESL students may also apply to the China Scholarship Council for scholarships.

Please see Chinese Government Scholarships for International Students and also visit the CSC council's official website for more details: http://en.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/Default.aspx?cid=19.

The Full Tuition fee is 60,000 yuan per year.

In 2010, international students were provided accommodation in the dormitory for international students at the International Exchange Centre at CUPL's Changping Campus. A standard room is shared by two students and the cost per year was 10,500 yuan per person. The price includes water and electricity.

In 2010, the cost of a one bedroom apartment near the Changping Campus was approximately 1,500 yuan per month.

In addition to rent, living expenses for international students were approximately 2,000 RMB per month, including food, books, medical insurance, transportation, social activities etc.

Method of Application
Required Application Documents
  1. A copy of applicant's passport;
  2. Completed Application Form for the Master of European and International Law (download from official website);
  3. Letter of recommendation, written in English by a professor from a university where the applicant studied. The signed letter of recommendation should be submitted digitally (.pdf) and emailed to: admission_cesl@cupl.edu.cn by the professor;
  4. Copy of applicant's degree certificate and an English translation;
  5. Academic transcript (including the marking system) showing the applicant's legal studies and an English translation;
  6. Copy of TOEFL or IELTS certificate, or other documents that certify the applicant's undergraduate studies were in English;
  7. Completed Financial Statement(download from official website).
CESL recommends that all applicants submit their applications digitally to the following email address: admission_cesl@cupl.edu.cn. However, applicants must bring original copies of all required documents bearing the applicants signature with them to registration.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed and complete information on this masters course and also on how to apply for the available scholarships.

The application period is from November 25, 2010 to April 18, 2011.

Although all courses will be taught in English, the value of knowing some Chinese can never be underestimated.

As this programme only lasts for one year it is not feasible for CESL to offer one course on Chinese that would satisfy each student's individual requirements. CESL recommends that international students start to study Chinese as soon as possible and will help students to find language exchange partners after their arrival.

CESL carefully evaluates each applicant based on the application materials submitted. CESL does not hold an entrance examination for international students. However, CESL may conduct interviews by telephone, with alumni, or use other ways thought necessary to assess potential candidates.

Admission to CESL is based on merit. Thus it is recommended and encouraged that all applicants provide CESL with any materials that can demonstrate their achievements.

It is one of CESL's aims to achieve a student body of geographical, cultural and ethnic diversity through its admissions policy.

Application Deadline: 18 April 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in China for International Students

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