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1. Program Introduction
Starting from 2008, academic Education Programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for developing countries, offering one-year and two-year master programs as well as three-year doctoral programs for the purpose of educating high-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture and health, building intellectual capacity and facilitating the economic and social development of the recipient countries. These programs offer assistance to governmental officials, research fellows, and senior managerial personnel on their master and doctor education in China, which are fully conducted in English. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, relevant working experiences, and decent physical conditions, essential for the high-compact curriculum needed for the degrees. The graduates of these programs are now working in their specialties back in home and undertaking an increasingly significant role in the economic development cooperation between China and their home countries.
Since September 2015, Wuhan University has undertaken the master program in International Law and Chinese Law. Over 60 students have been admitted in this major, of which 39 students are studying in our university now. This program is designed for non-Chinese citizens. The purpose is to cultivate application-oriented foreign affairs talents who has a broad international horizon, good legal professional ethics, a systematic mastery of Chinese Law and relevant International Law and use English proficiently as a working language to offer legal service to foreign enterprises in China, overseas Sino-foreign joint ventures, state organs, enterprises and public institutions and foreign law firms. The program is also aimed at educating interdisciplinary specialists who are familiar with WTO rules, international treaties and common practice related to international economy, and acquire the ability of analysis, application and innovation of theory to work in state organs, enterprises, public institutions and social organizations.
As for the positive effects and good results brought by these programs in strengthening economic ties and friendship between China and the recipient countries, the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China will continuously intensify its efforts in enlarging the enrollment scale and improving the quality of education. We believe that by attending the programs and achieving the degrees, you will embrace a successful career and brighter future.
Our prospective students are mid-to-senior level officials or managers from the government, the media, NGOs, and other public sectors, who have demonstrated superior performance, both academically and in their work. By the time of matriculation, each must have obtained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in the case of our master program.
The program is to, in advanced theory and application, prepare professional and versatile talents who can be independently engaged in research and teaching of International Law, master the basics of law systematically and expertise of International Law and Chinese Law deeply and comprehensively and specialize in some fields of International Law.
4. Admission Plan
In 2018, we have planned to enroll up to 30 students in our master program, for Intentional Law and Chinese Law major. Study period is two years. The teaching language is English.
5. Financial Aid
Ministry of Commerce of P.R.C. will provide “Chinese Government Scholarships” to admitted students from developing countries. These scholarships cover tuition、management、basic living expenses and round-trip international airfare for the students. Students are exempt from tuition fees, accommodation fees, teaching material fees, research and investigation fees, English teaching subsidy, graduation thesis guidance fees. They also include comprehensive medical insurance, which is purchased by the university for students. In terms of living expenses, it is 36000RMB/year for the master program. There is also a one-off settlement allowance of 3000RMB/person. Other expenses shall be administered and used by the Ministry of Commerce or the university, and shall not be distributed to the students. The Ministry of Commerce only provides students with financial support within the schooling year, which is stated in the admission notice, and students will not receive further funding for deferment.
Round-trip international airfare means one round-trip international airfare and “n-1” round-trip international airfares for home visits for all the students (First time fly to China after enrollment, and fly back to home country while graduation）, and a maximum of “n-1” “n” is for the length of schooling year which is set while the student was enrolled by the program）round-trip international airfares for home visits （one time per year set at the end of an academic year）.
If a student expects to have his/her spouse, children, relatives or friends to visit him/her during the stay in Wuhan, the visitor will have to bear all the expenses by him/herself.
（二）. University Introduction
1. About Wuhan University
Wuhan University is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province. The university features spectacular natural surroundings with the scenic Luojia Hill in it and the beautiful East Lake by its side. The University dates back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty after the Qing Government approved his memorial to the throne. Later, its name changed for several times before it was named National Wuhan University in July 1928. By the end of 1946, the university had six colleges, i.e., the colleges of liberal arts, law, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine. Wuhan University had a glorious innovative tradition and enjoyed a very high academic prestige.
With the approval of the State Council of China, new Wuhan University was founded on August 2nd, 2000 with amalgamation of four first-rate universities original Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University. At present, Wuhan University has 34 schools in 6 faculties and 5 first-rate disciplines, 6 National Key Disciplines, 29 second-rate disciplines including 17 national key second-rate disciplines, covering 12 areas, namely philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Management and Art, with 122 bachelor degree programs, 59 master degree programs and 44 doctoral degree programs for first-rate discipline. There are 17 programs fully delivered in English.
The University now has more than 50,000 students, including over 26,000 graduates and 2537 international students. The teaching staff consists of more than 3,700 teachers, including 2,700 or so professors and associate professors, 11 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 academicians of the international Eurasian Academy of Sciences, 10 well-known senior scholars of arts and social sciences, and 22 lead scientists of the National 973 Project, 6 domain experts of the National 863 Project, 5 national creation and research teams, 43 gainers of the National Excellent Young Scientists Fund, 15 nationally outstanding teachers.
There are numbers of large well-equipped teaching buildings, laboratories, gymnasiums, sports grounds, swimming pools, archive buildings and a specimen building. It has 5 state-level key laboratories, 2 national research centers of engineering, 7 national research centers for humanities and social sciences, 10 national bases for basic science talent development, 1 national education base for cultural development of university students.
During the last ten years the university has established relations of academic cooperation and exchanges with over 415 universities, colleges and scientific research institutions in more than 45 countries and regions.
2. Law School of Wuhan University
Wuhan University legal science has a long history which can be traced back to Hubei Legal School established in 1908. After the Revolution of 1911, the School renamed to Hubei Public Law School. In 1926, Wuchang Sun Yat-Sen University was founded and finally it was reorganized to Wuhan National University in 1928, and the Law School is always one of the important departments. At that time, a large number of famous jurists such as Yan Shutang, Wang Shijie, Pi Zongshi, Zhou Gengsheng, Mei Ru’ao successively worked here, the Law School enjoyed its reputation at home and abroad. After the recovery of Law Faculty in 1979 and the establishment of Law School in 1986, several famous jurists successively served as the dean of Law Faculty and Law School, such as the famous jurist Professor Han Depei, the famous penologist Professor Ma Kechang, the well-known civil and commercial law expert Professor Ma Junju, the well-known international law expert Professor Yu Jinsong and Professor Zeng Lingliang, and the current dean is the well-known economic law expert Professor Feng Guo. After 30 years reconversion and development, the Law School has become a national center of legal education and research in China.
3. Campus Environment
Wuhan University is located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, in the middle of P. R. China with convenient transportation. Wuhan has four distinct seasons in mid-latitudes zone. The mean temperature of Wuhan is 17.1℃, among which the highest temperature is 29.1℃ in July and the lowest is 4℃ in January. Wuhan University features spectacular natural surroundings with the scenic Luojia Hill in it and the beautiful East Lake by its side. It is reputated as one of the most beautiful universities in China. It has convenient living condition with high-level facilities. The canteens in each division of the university offers quality catering service to more than fifty thousand teachers and students and have special Muslims’ dishes. In the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences of Wuhan University, there are standard single rooms and a flat with four single rooms for foreign students’ dormitories. Those rooms are equipped with air-conditioners, showers, washrooms and shared kitchens. An entrance guard system is installed in the dormitory buildings. Students can enter or leave the building by swiping their student cards. Cable internet and Wifi are availble on campus.