📖Introduction

Headquartered in Yangtze River Delta, one of the world's most dynamic regions, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has a presence in global business hubs including Silicon Valley in the USA and London, UK.

Zhejiang University is one of the top 5 ranked Chinese Universities, and ZIBS is located in Haining. The campus was built in 2017 which is one of the newest and most modern campuses in China. Haining is located 30 minutes by train between Shanghai and Hangzhou.

💰 Fees:

The tuition fee is 30,800 RMB per year. Total tuition is 61,600 RMB.

Insurance is 800 RMB.

📅 Application deadline:

Application deadline are on May 31. This program starts in September.

📙 Program type:

Master

📍 Location:

Haining

📚About the Program

Master’s in China Studies (MCS) at Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

Overview:

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China's economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS), partnering with the Institute of China Studies, infuses business trends into the longstanding China Studies program. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to work analytically,  and to gain an in-depth understanding of  China.  ZIBS  provides academic support,  corporate support, and teaching space. The MCS has a team of more than 20 professors from various departments and practical components of the program, such as workshops,  field trips, and internships,  engage students in the  Chinese society to further prepare them for conducting independent research and to integrate empirical knowledge in daily life and work.

The Master of China Studies (MCS) program consists of more than 20 professors from various departments and faculties to instruct and help learners through their studies and research. The practical components of the program, such as workshops, field trips, and internships, engage learners in Chinese society to further develop them for conducting independent research and to integrate empirical knowledge in daily life and work.

Language of Study:
The primary instruction language is English with a rigorous Mandarin curriculum serving as an additional component to enhance your Chinese language proficiency.

Format and Duration:
The length of the full-time program is 2 years. MA candidates from partner universities could optionally study 1 year in Zhejiang University. The principal teaching location is the ZJU International Campus in Haining. The formal curriculum provides further insights into topics of interest related to China.

Degree and Certificate:
Graduates will obtain both the degree and diploma of Master of China Studies from Zhejiang University, after having completed 24 credits, a thesis and an internship.

International Student Environment:
The MCS Program provides a unique environment for students to learn from each other. Through both in-class and after-class activities, students have the opportunity to develop their cross-cultural communication skills, establish their own international contacts and explore potential cooperation opportunities.

In-company Experience: 
All students are required to complete a 3-6 month internship, depending on the nature of the engagement. It is an outstanding opportunity for participants to apply their learnings to real situations, achieving a high degree of integration between learning and practice.

Curriculum:

Core Subjects: Chinese Language, China Studies Seminar (Social Research Methods & Academic Writing), Intercultural Competence, Lecture Series of China Studies, Chinese Civilization, and Geopolitics and Business.

Students may choose electives in China Business, China Culture and Society, such as: Technology, Innovation, and Transformation; China's Fintech Engine; Digital Commerce in China; Globalization and International Business; Growth Markets and BRI; Chinese Local Society and its Modernization; Chinese Public Policy; China Culture and Society in the 20th Century; and China Intellectual History.

All learners will complete an internship, generally 3-6 months in length. And a thesis is required for all students in the Master of China Studies.

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🏫About Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

Headquartered in Yangtze River Delta, one of the world's most dynamic regions, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has a presence in global business hubs including Silicon Valley in the USA and London, UK.

Zhejiang University is one of the top 5 ranked Chinese Universities, and ZIBS is located in Haining. The campus was built in 2017 which is one of the newest and most modern campuses in China. Haining is located 30 minutes by train between Shanghai and Hangzhou. 

ZIBS was launched in 2018 and has attracted talented leading international faculty. It is set to be a leading player in China and globally. 

Their vision is to be a leading global ecosystem with business education as its core pillar. Their mission is to train business talents who are ready for the new global economic era, with a particular focus on new technologies, new economies, and new finance. They will achieve this by drawing on China's leadership in these emerging sectors, leveraging the interdisciplinary strength of the university and forging and expanding their partnerships with leading peer academic and corporate institutions across the globe.

By cooperating with Academy of Internet Finance and Institute of China Studies, Zhejiang University, ZIBS currently offers an International Master of Business Administration (iMBA) program with two tracks: Fin-Tech Industry Management and International Management; ZIBS also offers the track of China Business Studies under the Master of China Studies which is tailor-made for international students. Their Executive Education Center provides programs across a wide range of topics, both for open enrollment and customized corporate needs. Programs are taught on their campuses in Hangzhou, Haining, Shanghai and globally.

Location

The International Campus is situated in Haining, within Zhejiang Province and under the jurisdiction of Jiaxing. It is only 35 minutes by highspeed train from bustling Shanghai, and 20 minutes from the beautiful Hangzhou. The city has a population of more than 800,000 inhabitants and is known mainly for its leather industry, science park, colorful lanterns and spectacular boreal tide in Qiantang River.

Haining was voted in the top 10 of the Forbes survey of mainland China top county-level cities and was ranked 18th in the China top 100 cities list. It is a rapidly growing city, with new stores and hotels being built every day. New, high-end stores like Prada and Gucci are making their way into the city, with its growing international community. The Hangzhou subway is being extended to Haining, with a stop adjacent to the International Campus, making access to Hangzhou and the main ZJU campus even more accessible.

Alongside the beautiful old town, Haining also has a range of tourist spots including large shopping malls, the leather markets, cinemas, museums, gorgeous parks and a variety of bars and nightclubs.

Campus

Zhejiang University International Campus is located north of Juanhu Park in Haining, covering 200 acres. It is an extraordinary international community full of creativity, energy and entrepreneurial spirit. Students not only enjoy international standard liberal arts and professional education but also have the opportunity to work with partners around the world, in a rich and colorful living environment.

Food Services

ZIBS has three canteens in their campus: Large Canteen, Halal restaurant, and their Fusion Café. The canteen offers a large mix of western and Chinese style food served daily. The Halal restaurant offers a variety of halal food and has late opening hours. Students, faculty, and staff come together to enjoy the culinary offering of both East and West.

Library Services

Students in ZIBS have access to a wide range of library resources, from books and journals to electronic databases and articles. Next to the Bell Tower, the library is one of the landmarks of the International Campus. Standing by the northeast side of the central lake, it is an elegant three-floor octagonal building occupying 9606 square meters, with six hundred seats and thousands of books.

Gymnasium

The gym offers a variety of quality equipment and is open from 9 am to 9 pm each day. The Olympic-sized swimming pool is open from May to September each year. There are a large number of sporting facilities on campus, including badminton, tennis, squash, basketball, football and more. Facilities are open for personal use at any time.

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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$115 USD

Tuition fee:

30,800 RMB per year

61,600 RMB in total

Insurance is 800 RMB.

Entry Requirements

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 40.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Have passed IELTS level 6, TOEFL qualification.

Minimum education level: Bachelor's.

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📬 Admissions Process

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Required Documents:

  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • English Language Certificate
  • Personal Statement
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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