Masters of Politics Programs (Taught in English)


The two-year international master's degree programs (Major: Politics, Research area: China’s Politics and Economy)  started from 2012, are geared towards students seeking to enrich their understanding of contemporary China.

IMP Students develop the ability to analyze China’s domestic and foreign politics, economy, and society from both comparative and international theoretical and policy perspectives. They not only acquire tremendous conceptual and factual knowledge, but also develop the functional skills needed to pursue China-related careers in business, government, and non-governmental organizations. This program only accepts full-time students.

In the last six years, SIPA program welcomed over 200 students from 40 different countries (primarily Europe and the US) with diverse educational and work backgrounds. As part of the SIPA, these students had the opportunity to attend many international meetings and symposiums pertaining to China as well as to hear from leading global experts on a variety of China-related topics.

Program Objective:

The program affords a distinct advantage to the aspiring practitioners and researchers alike, by enhancing their professional skills, familiarizing them with a public manager’s challenges. During the coursework, the students will polish their analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. The program enables the students to assume effective leadership roles in the society.


Program Summary:

Duration: 2 years

Program credits: 30

Thesis: Compulsory

Program Type: Full time

Fee: 70,000 RMB per year

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The following are general requirements for application to SJTU International Graduate Programs.

      1. Non-Chinese citizen.

      2. Good health both physically and mentally.

      3. Outstanding academic performance and potential.

      4. Bachelor’s degree for master program applicants. Master’s degree for doctoral program applicants.

      5. Proficiency in Chinese and/or English. For details please refer to Language Requirement for SJTU International Graduate Programs. 


      Oct 1, 2022   2023 application opens

      Dec 15, 2022  Deadline for 1st Round scholarship application

      Mar 31, 2023  Deadline for 2nd Round scholarship application

      May 31, 2023  Deadline for self-supported application

      Sept. 3, 2023   Enrollment



Step 1: Complete the Online Application

Complete and submit an online application at Study@SJTU (  before the application deadline. If you wish to apply for the scholarship at the same time, please complete the application before the scholarship deadline.

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

The application fee is RMB 800 (approx. USD 120), non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment must be made in RMB or USD. You can choose online payment or bank transfer in the online application system.



      1. Degree certificates, in scanned files. Applicants who have not graduated by the time of application are required to provide an official letter from their current university stating the expected graduation date.

      2. Transcripts, in scanned files. Master’s program applicants are required to submit undergraduate transcripts. Doctoral program applicants are required to submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

      3. Proof of Language proficiency.pls see Language Requirement for SJTU International Graduate Programs

              4. Scanned copy of passport.

              5. Passport-size photo.

              6. Personal statement and study plan.

              7. Two letters of academic recommendation from scholars who are associate professors or above, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters with original signatures.


Note: If your documents are not in English or Chinese, please have them translated into either English or Chinese by an authorized translation agency. Then upload both the translated and original documents onto the application system.

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