The Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) is a public research university established as a satellite graduate school of Peking University in 2001 via a joint venture with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. It is situated inside the University Town of Shenzhen, along with the graduate schools of Tsinghua University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.

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📚About the Program

Master’s in LLM Program in Transnational Law at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen)


Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”) is unique in China and in the world. STL’s LL.M. program is rich in courses emphasizing transnational law and practice, Chinese and Western law and legal traditions, and other cutting-edge courses designed to equip STL graduates of all nationalities for law practice and leadership in advanced economies based on technological innovation, global financial services, and internationalization. LL.M. graduates will emerge from there the program as lawyers uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s interconnected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions and with the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. LL.M. graduates from STL will go on to distinguished careers in the private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academia around the world.


  1. Law background or training: Law degree (J.D., J.M., or LL.B.), or licensed to practice law in their home, or masters-level degree in a related area with a significant law background.
  2. Official undergraduate diploma from a recognized university before enrollment in August. (Upon application, you can substitute a letter on school letterhead stating that you are a student in good standing and expected to receive a diploma before the August enrollment date.)
  3. English proficiency as demonstrated by: native speaker, completion of a program taught entirely in English, or test scores: a minimum score of 92 in TOEFL IBT or 6.5 in IELTS with 7.0 in IELTS writing.
  4. Valid foreign passport. (We prefer 3 or more years to expiration at time of application.)
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🏫About Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen)

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen), the second campus of the first modern university established in China, is an integral part of PKU's progression towards becoming a top university worldwide. PKU Shenzhen's mission is to carry out the work of a world-class international university in Shenzhen, a pioneer city leading China’s Reform and Opening-Up Policy. Under the principles of “New Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Research, and International Standards" PKU Shenzhen strives to innovate and push boundaries while guaranteeing the 120-year-old legacy of the school endures.

🏠 Accommodation

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) provides international students with single and double room dormitories.

  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$125 USD

Tuition fee:

88,000 CNY per year

176,000 CNY in total

💸 Scholarship Information

The application fee of $125 USD will be waived (free) for students who will apply earlier than March 2022.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

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

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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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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