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SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW

 

As one of the oldest political science and law universities in China, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) formed from the Department of Political Science and Law at Southwest University of People’s Revolution.

 

In 1953, SWUPL was officially established through merging the Political Science and Law departments of Chongqing University and Sichuan University, the Law departments of Chongqing Finance and Economy College, and of Guizhou University and Yunnan University.

 

In 1978, the University was accredited as a key university by the State Council. In 2000, the administration of the University was transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Chongqing municipality, thus creating a system of co-administration between the central and local government.

 

SWUPL was one of the first universities to grant doctorial degree of first-level legal discipline. Shortly there after the school established one post-doctorate mobile station of Law. In 2007, SWUPL was awarded as “excellent undergraduate education” by Ministry of Education.

 

On October 24, 2012, SWUPL became the key university co-administrated by Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipality.

 

The University has three campuses spread across the city. The main campus is located in Yubei while the other two are in Shapingba and Baoshenghu. There are 7 schools, Law School, School of Marxism, School of Management, School of Politics and Public Administration, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Foreign Languages, and School of Economics.

 

 The University offers 20 bachelor’s programs, 37 master’s programs of sub-disciplines, 4 professional master’s programs and 10 doctoral programs of sub-discipline, and 2 national key disciplines. The University has postdoctoral center for legal research and 6 provincial key bases for humanity and social science research. It has 1421 faculty and staff members, among which 1157 are full-time. It has 5159 postgraduates and 18591 undergraduates. The University’s library boasts a collection of more than 4,200,000 books.

 

SWUPL has international exchange programs with over 60 universities from U.S., France, Germany, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. SWUPL and University of Montana are proud to have established the first Confucius Institute in the Northwest of the U.S. In 2011, SWUPL and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) signed a cooperation agreement on the International Training Centre for local Authorities Project. The project, with a total of $100 mil investment, will build training center in SWUPL and make full use of the training resources of the United Nations.

 

63 years since the foundation of the University, SWUPL has developed a multi-level and multi-type higher education for undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral candidates, and international students, and has educated more than 200,000 high ranking specialized personnel. It is the university that provided the most law personnel for the country. A large number of alumni have become leading figures in law field and other professions.

 

 

 

Requirements


The Procedures for Admission

 1. Requirements for Admission

·Undergraduate Program: The applicant should have a high school diploma, be in good health, and below the age of 35 years.

·Master's Program: The applicants should have earned a bachelor's degree and should provide two academic recommendation letters. The applicants should be in good health and below the age 45 years.

·Doctoral Program: The applicants should have obtained master's degree and should provide two academic recommendation letters.. The applicants should be in good health and below the age of 50 years.

·Program for General visiting students: The applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or currently enrolled at a University. Students should be in good health & below the age of 50.

·Program for Senior visiting students: The applicants must have at least a Master's degree, be in good health, and below the age of 50

·Chinese Language Learners or short-term students: Any students living abroad in good health can apply for the Chinese language training program, between the ages of 18-50.

2. Materials to be submitted

1) Application Form to Southwest University of Political Science and Law (in Chinese or English).

2) Highest diploma (notarized photocopy). University students or applicants employed shall provide proof of studying or employment on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English;

3) Applicants for doctoral studies need to provide notarized copies of their previous study transcripts. Applicants for master’s degree studies need to provide notarized copies of their undergraduate transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with translations in Chinese or English;

4) Study or research plan: in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words);

5) Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors. Recommendation letters should have the signatures of professors or associate professors;

6) Transcripts of HSK test or other certificates of Chinese Proficiency (if applicable);

7) Published academic papers or other academic achievements (original or photocopy);

8) Two recent photos (white background, in passport size). Please write down the applicant’s name

and major at the back of the photo;

9) Photocopy of the applicant’s passport;

10) The photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (in English).

The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination.

Note: The application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of application.

3. How to Apply

a. Option 1: Come to the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, SWUPL in person with the required materials.

Option 2: Mail the application materials to the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, SWUPL

1) Directly contact with the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, SWUPL, obtain a copy of the Application form to SWUPL", "Physical Examination Record Form".

2) All the documents, including the application forms, school diplomas, a copy of the physical examination record issued by public hospitals, and the application fees are to be sent to the International Cooperation and Exchange Office of SWUPL.

b. Apply for Chinese visa and time of enrollment

To qualified and accepted students an admission notice and a JW 202 Form will be granted, with which, and together with the original Physical Examination Record, the applicants can apply a visa at the Chinese Embassy or Chinese Consulate in the applicants’ countries. Those whose term of study is shorter than 6 months should apply for Visa X2. Those whose term of study is longer than six months should apply for Visa X1.

4. The deadline for application and time of new academic year

1) An academic year consists of spring and autumn semesters, the division of which follows the schedule of Chinese spring festival and varies from year to year. Autumn semester: from the 1st Sep. to late January of the next year; Spring semester: from late February or early March to mid July;

2) For degree students in SWUPL application is accepted once a year, the deadline for application is June 15 each year;

3) For Non-degree students’ application is accepted twice a year, the deadline for application is June 15 and December 15 each year.

 

 

 

 

Cost


1. Tuition fee:

Undergraduate Program:  ¥15,000 per year

Master’s Program:  ¥25,000 per year

Doctoral Program:  ¥32,000 per year

Further Study Program:  ¥12,000 per year;¥6,000 per semester

 

2. Accommodation:

A standard room (shared by two):  ¥400 per month

 

3. Comprehensive medical insurance for international students:  ¥400 for a semester,¥800 for a year

 

 

Undergraduate Programs


Majors for Undergraduate Programs and Study Duration

 

I. Study Duration: 4 years

II. Majors for Undergraduate Program

Law

Intellectual Property Law

Criminal Investigation

Public Security Science 

Economic Crime Investigation

Forensic Science

International Economy and Trade

Econometrics

Finance

Business Administration

Marketing

Accounting

Auditing

Public Affairs Management

Political and Morality Education

Philosophy

Political Science and Public Administration

Journalism

Broadcasting, Television, and Journalism

Communications

English Language

Labor Relations

Postgraduate Programs


Majors for Master’s Degree Programs and Study Duration

 

I. Study Duration: 3 years

II.Majors for Master’s Degree Program

Philosophy

Marxist Philosophy

Chinese Philosophy

Foreign Philosophy

Ethics

Marxist Theory

Basic theory of Marxism

The history of Marxist development

Marxist research in China

Marxist Research Abroad

Morality education

Political Science

Theory of Political Science

Chinese Political Institutions

Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movements

International Political Science

Public Administration

Administrative Management

Social Medicine and Health Affairs Management

Educational Economics and Management

Applied Economics

National Economics

Financial Theory

International Trade Theory

Enterprise Management

Organizational and Strategic Management

Human Resources Management

Marketing Management

Financial Management

Accounting and Auditing

Enterprise Legal Management

Jurisprudence

Modern Jurisprudence

Western Philosophy

Legal Sociology

Legislation Theory

Legal-Cultural Studies

Applied Jurisprudence

Behavioral Jurisprudence Studies

Law and Economics

Law and Political Science

Legal History

History of the Chinese Legal System

History of Foreign Legal Systems

History of Chinese Legal Thoughts

History of Western Legal Thoughts

Ethnic Legal Culture

The System of the People’s Congress and the Study of Constitutional History

Constitutional Law and Administrative Law

Constitutional Law

Administrative Law

Legal Logic

Trial Logistics (Theory)

Investigation Logistic (theory)

Persuasion Method and Dispute Settlement

Legal and Judicial theory

Criminal Law

Chinese Criminal Law

Comparative Criminal Law

International Criminal law

Criminology

Penology

Drug Crime and Prevention

Procedural Law

Criminal Procedure

Civil Procedure

Civil and Commercial Law

Civil Law

Commercial Law

Marriage Law

Inheritance Law

Women’s Rights Law

Health Law

Finance and Insurance Law

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Management

International Protection of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Evaluation

Economic Law

Basic Theories of Economic Law

Enterprise Law, Finance Law

Competition Law

Finance and Tax Law

Product Quality and Safety Law

Rural Economic System

Real Estate Law

Labor and Social Security Law

Environment and Resources Protection Law

Environmental Law

Ecological Law

Resources Law

International Environmental Law

International Law

International Trade Law

International Investment Law

Maritime Law

ASEAN Law

BRIC Law

The Arab World Law

Conflict Law

International Civil Procedure

International Commercial Arbitration Law

International Sport Arbitration Law

International Law Theory

Ocean Law and Space Law

International Military Law

International Organization Law

International Dispute Settlement Law

Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Translation of English Legal Theory and Practice

Comparative English and Chinese Legal Linguistics

Translation

English Translation

Journalism

The Theory of Journalism

Applied Journalism

Media Operation and Management

Law in the Media

New Media

Radio and Television News

Public Opinion

Communications

Communication and Social Development

Legal Communication

Film and Television Communication

Marketing and Communication

New Media and Publication

Legal Communication and Crisis Management

Cultural Innovation Industries

Criminal Investigation

Basic Theories of Investigation

Investigation Strategy

Economic Criminal Investigation

Occupational Criminal Investigation

Forensics

Military Security

Police Science

Basic Theories of Policing

Policing Administration

Community Policing

Public Security Management

Crime Prevention and Control

Applied Studies of Law

Legal Application

PhD Programs


Majors for Doctor’s Degree Programs and Study Duration

 

I. Study Duration: 3 years

II. Majors for Doctor’s Degree Program

Level One Discipline

Law

Level Two Disciplines

Jurisprudence

Legal History

Constitutional Law and Administrative Law

Criminal Law

Civil and Commercial Law

Procedural Law

Economic Law

Environmental Resources Protection Law

International Law

Intellectual Property Law

 

Chinese Programs


Short-term Program

 

.Enrollment Objects and Qualifications

Foreign students who are interested in Chinese Language and law can apply for this program.

.Period of Study

Study Period is 4 weeks. SWUPL accepts short-term program students all year around (excluding the winter holiday).

.  Curriculum Provision

1. Language Training Series Course : Intensive Chinese, Chinese listening and speaking, Chinese reading and writing, Chinese newspaper reading.

2. Chinese Culture Series Courses: Chinese martial arts, Calligraphy, Chinese paper-cutting, Chinese knot, Chinese cooking.

3. Chinese Legal Series Course: Chinese civil law, Commercial law, Chinese company law, Chinese finance law, etc.

4. Lectures: History and culture ofChina, Introduction to the society ofChina, Introduction to legal system ofChina.

5. Culture Experience: Chongqing Impression, China Three Gorges, Dazu Rock Culving, Jin Dao Gorge, Ci Qikou Ancient Town, Three Gorges Museum, Hong Yadong, Chao Tianmen Port, Night View of Chongqing, Colorful Campus Activities.

 

The minimum number of students in a class should be above 10 (including 10).

All the courses are taught in either Chinese or English.

.Fees

Tuition fee is 2000RMB per student(including Registration and tuition). The international students will pay for the cost of going back and forth the international fare, accommodation fee and tour fee, etc.

 

 

Chinese Training Program

.Period of Study

A school year is 32 weeks, and 16 weeks for each semester.

There are 20 class hours per week, and 640 class hours in total.

 

(1). Beginner’s Level

Category

Beginner’s Level  I

Beginner’s Level  II

Subjects

Class hours

Credits

Subjects

Class hours

Credits

Compulsory Subjects

Comprehensive Chinese I

8

8

Comprehensive Chinese II

8

8

Spoken Chinese I

4

4

Spoken Chinese II

4

4

Chinese  Listening I

4

4

Chinese  Listening II

4

4

Selective Subjects

Chinese Calligraphy

    2

2

 Chinese Calligraphy

    2

2

Chinese     Martial Arts

    2

2

Chinese     Martial Arts

     2

2

Chinese Paper Cuts

    2

2

Chinese    Paper Cuts

     2

 2

Cuisine

2

2

Cuisine

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

(2). Intermediate level

Category

Intermediate Level I

Intermediate Level II

Subjects

Class hours

Credits

Subjects

Class hours

Credits

Compulsory Subjects

Comprehensive Chinese I

6

6

Comprehensive Chinese II

6

6

Spoken Chinese I

4

4

Spoken Chinese II

4

4

Chinese Listening I

2

2

Chinese Listening II

2

2

Chinese Reading I

4

4

Chinese Reading II

4

4

Chinese Writing I

2

2

Chinese Writing II

2

2

Selective Subjects

Chinese Calligraphy

2

2

Chinese Calligraphy

2

2

Chinese     Martial Arts

2

2

Chinese     Martial Arts

2

2

Chinese Culture

3

3

Chinese Culture

3

3

NewsReading

3

3

NewsReading

3

3

China Overview

3

3

China Overview

3

3

Chinese Paper cuts

2

2

Chinese Paper cuts

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

(3). Advanced Level

Category

Advanced Level  I

Advanced Level II

Subjects

Class hours

Credits

Subjects

Class hours

Credits

Compulsory Subjects

Comprehensive Chinese I

6

6

Comprehensive Chinese II

6

6

Spoken Chinese I

4

4

Spoken Chinese II

4

4

Chinese Listening I

4

4

Chinese Listening II

4

4

Chinese News Reading I

2

2

Chinese News Reading II

2

2

Chinese Writing I

2

2

Chinese Writing II

2

2

Selective Subjects

Chinese Calligraphy

2

2

Chinese Calligraphy

2

2

Chinese Kung-fu

2

2

Chinese Kung-fu

2

2

Chinese Culture

3

3

Chinese Culture

3

3

Chinese Society

3

3

Chinese Society

3

3

Chinese Paper cuts

2

2

Chinese Paper cuts

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English-taught Programs


Program Offered in English

 

Program Offered in English:Master Degree Program of China Law

Study Duration:  2 years

Non-degree Programs

Short-term Program

 

.Enrollment Objects and Qualifications

Foreign students who are interested in Chinese Language and law can apply for this program.

.Period of Study

Study Period is 4 weeks. SWUPL accepts short-term program students all year around (excluding the winter holiday).

.  Curriculum Provision

1. Language Training Series Course : Intensive Chinese, Chinese listening and speaking, Chinese reading and writing, Chinese newspaper reading.

2. Chinese Culture Series Courses: Chinese martial arts, Calligraphy, Chinese paper-cutting, Chinese knot, Chinese cooking.

3. Chinese Legal Series Course: Chinese civil law, Commercial law, Chinese company law, Chinese finance law, etc.

4. Lectures: History and culture ofChina, Introduction to the society ofChina, Introduction to legal system ofChina.

5. Culture Experience: Chongqing Impression, China Three Gorges, Dazu Rock Culving, Jin Dao Gorge, Ci Qikou Ancient Town, Three Gorges Museum, Hong Yadong, Chao Tianmen Port, Night View of Chongqing, Colorful Campus Activities.

 

The minimum number of students in a class should be above 10 (including 10).

All the courses are taught in either Chinese or English.

.Fees

Tuition fee is 2000RMB per student(including Registration and tuition). The international students will pay for the cost of going back and forth the international fare, accommodation fee and tour fee, etc.

Contact

Contact Information

Address:

 The International Cooperation and Exchange Office of SWUPL,

301 Baosheng Road,Yubei District, Chongqing 401120,P.R.China

Postcode: 401120

Tel:  +86-23-67258088

      +86-23-67258892

      +86-23-67258680

Fax:  +86-23-67258673

E-mail: xsczsb@swupl.edu.cn

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