Master of Laws (LL.M.)


  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: September
  • Tuition Fee: 20,000 - 25,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: General law


Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens (Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may also apply).
Applicants should usually have a first law degree from a recognized law school; those who have a Bachelor's Degree with substantial law-related work experience might also apply.

Application Documents
1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University with a recent photograph affixed (white background, 35mm×45mm in size); Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form at the online application system first (, then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.
2. Highest degree certificate must be original documents or notarized photocopies. If applicants are not graduated yet at the time of application, they may provide an official certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be officially translated into Chinese or English.
3. Academic transcripts must be original or notarized photocopies, in Chinese or English.
4. Certificate of TOEFL or IELTS test score (if applicable).
5. A photocopy of passport.
6. Personal statement, which should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1000 words.
7. Two letters of recommendation, in Chinese or English.
8. Published academic papers or other academic achievements (if applicable).
9. Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 400 yuan).
    Beneficiary: Zhejiang University
    Account No: 374065939298
    Name of the Bank: Bank of China, Hangzhou, Zheda Sub-Branch
    Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ910
    Address: No. 28, Qiushi Road, Hangzhou, China 310013


To obtain a degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.), students must successfully obtain a total of 24 credits in two years. In the first year, students must be in-residence in Hangzhou and complete all compulsory courses. The second year is usually designed for internship and thesis writing.

The LL.M. Program offers a wide range of China-focused course modules which are sufficiently varied to enable students to pursue diverse interests. The following is a list of courses to be offered in the 2015-2016 academic year (subject to change).

Autumn Semester
Spring Semester
Chinese Constitution and Administrative Law
Chinese Civil Law
Chinese Company Law
Chinese Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure 
Chinese Foreign Investment Law
Chinese Contract Law
The Economic Reform and Legal Development in  China
Chinese Financial Law
Chinese Intellectual Property Laws
Chinese Tax Law
Chinese Judicial System
Chinese Environmental Law
Chinese Philosophy of Law 
Chinese Economic Law
Chinese and Comparative Migration Law
China and International Law
 Law and Economics
Chinese Maritime Law
General Knowledge
Governmental Regulation and Administrative Rule of Law
Resolving Civil and Commercial Disputes in China