International J.D. Students

Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, pursuant to a three-year full-time program based on a J.D. curriculum comparable to that offered in United States. The language of instruction is English. The program also includes an elective fourth year course, devoted to a survey of Chinese law, with instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Courses in Chinese law are mainly open to students from Mainland China or whose first language is Chinese.

Both curriculums emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations.

Application Prerequisites

  1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, and have attained a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English proficiency—TOFEL or IELTS scores.
  3. Applicants must take the LSAT before March 2016.

Application Procedures

  1. Please apply through the Peking University online portal before March 31, 2016. You will need to create a profile through the application portal to apply.
  2. After electronically submitting your application, please print out the completed form and send it by mail to our campus along with the supporting documents listed below.

Application Checklist

  1. Completed Application Form downloaded from PKU application portal;
  2. Academic transcripts with official English translations;
  3. Degree Certificates with official English translations;
  4. Two original signed recommendations letters from two recommenders of your choice;
  5. Personal Statement in English (no more than two double-spaced pages);
  6. A copy of passport, or identification card;
  7. A copy of evidence of English Proficiency, or holds satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score;
  8. A copy of LSAT Scores;
  9. Optional: A sample of written work in English.

Application Fee

The application fee is 800 RMB, non-refundable (sent with the application materials by post).

Application Deadline

The application for fall 2016 admission will be available from Sep 1, 2015, and the deadline for application submission for registration in Fall 2016 will be March 31, 2016.

To receive a decision by early fall 2016, you must complete your application and ensure that all required documents are received on or before March 31, 2016 by the STL Admissions Office.

Mailing Address

Admissions for International Students, Room 410
Peking University School of Transnational Law
University Town, Nanshan District Shenzhen 518055, China


Short-listed applicants will be invited to a telephone interview by the STL Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition is 120,000 RMB per year and payable in the first week of each academic year. In addition, expenses for rooming for a student residing on campus are estimated to 12,000 RMB/year for single rooms, and 6,000 RMB/year for double rooms.

For more information on scholarships and grants, please read more at Financial Information.

Contact Us

Kim Zhong

Admissions for International Students, Room 410
Peking University School of Transnational Law
University Town, Nanshan District Shenzhen 518055, China

Tel: (86755) 2603 2287

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Room 410, School of Transnational Law
Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School,
University Town, Xili, Nanshan District,
Shenzhen, China 518055