Distinguished J.D. and J.M. Students can apply for scholarship at STL in the first year. STL provides scholarships of two levels as below:
For the Distinguished Talent Scholarship, no more than 5% of enrolled students will be selected to receive this prestigious award, which is RMB 60,000 over four years in total.
For the First Level Scholarship, no more than 10% of enrolled students will be selected to receive this award, which is RMB 40,000 over four years in total.
For the Second Level Scholarship, no more than 25% of enrolled students will be selected to receive this award, which is RMB 20,000 over four years in total.
An annual evaluation will be carried out for consideration of a continuous benefit of this scholarship.
China has launched its signature “Belt and Road Initiative” to drive economic cooperation, facilitate trade, and develop infrastructure throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. The projects made possible through the Initiative bring together different cultures, languages and legal contexts. The smooth implementation of exchange among parties from Belt and Road countries, as well as the resolution of any commercial disputes that may arise, will require highly adaptable lawyers familiar with the blending of legal systems and traditions increasingly characteristic of the global economy.
Recognizing this, Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) is proud to announce the Belt and Road Scholarship for its LL.M. program. This merit-based opportunity for applicants from countries associated with the Belt and Road Initiative will help contribute to a legal profession equipped to navigate this unique set of challenges and beyond.
- Application Deadline: The application deadline for the Belt and Road Scholarship is March 31. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview.
- Scholarship Award: The Belt and Road Scholarship covers twenty five (25) percent of STL’s full program tuition.
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
- Be a national citizen of one of the countries in the Belt and Road action plan or any other country associated with the Initiative;
- Law background or training: Law degree (J.D., J.M., or LL.B.), or licensed to practice law in home country, or masters-level degree in a related area with significant law background;
- English proficiency as demonstrated by: native speaker, completion of a program taught entirely in English, or test scores: a minimum score of 92 in TOEFL IBT or 6.5 in IELTS with 7.0 in IELTS writing; and
- Timely completion of STL’s online application and submission of all required supporting materials.
Applicants who satisfy the eligibility requirements automatically will be considered for the Scholarship. Please refer to STL’s LL.M. application web page for more details.
Scholarships from the Chinese government are available to international students. For more information, visit the following websites:
The yearly excellence and scholarship evaluation starts in late September. Students from 2L, 3L and 4L are eligible to apply. According to the excellence and scholarship evaluation code of STL, we distribute quotas to all the students who are eligible for scholarships first and allow the students to apply based upon their academic performances, resumes and personal statements every year. The STL Accreditation Committee, composed of Deans, professors and counselors for the three classes, will evaluate applications.
The yearly excellence and scholarship evaluation of PKU starts in late September, and scholarships usually include the May 4th Scholarship, Zhong Ying Scholarship, Guang Hua Scholarship, Liao Kaiyuan Scholarship and other Scholarships (not available for international students). Students from 2L, 3L and 4L are eligible to apply. According to the excellence and scholarship evaluation code of STL, we distribute quotas to all the students who are eligible for scholarships first and allow the students to apply based upon their academic performances. The STL Accreditation Committee, composed of Deans, professors and counselors for the three classes, will evaluate applications. You can view the following page for more information: http://www.pkusz.edu.cn/students/award/.
To apply, students must submit their English resumes and personal statements stating clearly which award they are applying to. Completed applications are submitted to the Office of Student Affairs.
India, J.N. Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians
Japan, World Bank Joint Japan Graduate Scholarship Program
Kazakhstan, Bolashak International Scholarship for Kazakh students
Malaysia, Malaysia Bar Council
Australia and New Zealand
Australia, The Commemorative Fellowships
New Zealand, Ethel Benjamin Scholarship
New Zealand, The Yvonne Smith scholarship
Norway, Norwegian State Education Fund
Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program