Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL)

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Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL)

Application deadline

The application deadline is March 31. However, we encourage students to apply as early as possible after the application portal opens in the fall of each year.

Admission Requirement

Law background or training: Law degree (J.D., J.M., or LL.B.), or licensed to practice law in their home, or masters-level degree in a related area with significant law background. Official undergraduate degree certificate/diploma from a recognized university before enrollment in August. (students who have not yet received their primary degree diploma can substitute a letter on school letterhead stating that they are a student in good standing and expected to receive a diploma before the August enrollment date). 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. Valid foreign passport: (We prefer 3 or more years to expiration at time of application).

How to apply

There are two (one online, one hard copy) submissions of the application materials and one notification email that are required to be finished before your application is considered complete:

  1. Please fill out the on-line application form and upload other required application materials on the Peking University Application Portal at studyatpku.com/member/login.do. Please also note the formats and file sizes requested before uploading the application materials.
  2. Please send an email to STL to llm@stl.pku.edu.cn and to coleagar@stl.pku.edu.cn indicating that you have filled your application online.
  3. Please send by a trackable delivery method that gives you confirmation of receipt, hard copies of the original documentation including any sealed letters of recommendation to:

    PKU STL LL.M. Admissions, Room 410,
    Peking University School of Transnational Law,
    University Town, Nanshan District Shenzhen 518055,
    P.R. CHINA

Application Materials
Applicants must submit the materials listed below. Applications will only be reviewed after all materials are received. All documents should be written in English. If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by a notarized/authenticated English translation.

  1. Application Form for International Students (Master Programs) automatically produced by online application.
  2. Personal statement: Submit a personal statement explaining the reasons you are pursuing an LL.M. degree and how the degree will help you advance your plans and goals. (700 to 1000 words)
  3. Official transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions.
  4. Official degree certificates/diplomas: Submit official degree certificates/diplomas (authenticated copies of documents with authenticated English translations if documents are not in English). (Upon application, you can substitute a letter on school letterhead stating that you are a student in good standing and expected to receive an official degree certificate/diploma before the August enrollment date.) The original of the highest diploma received must be presented in person upon enrollment.
  5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  6. Letters of Recommendation: At least two signed letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or others familiar with your academic and professional qualifications. (original). If sealed, please send the letters with your hard copies of the original documentation or separately, but clearly labeled to the same address above.
  7. Proof of English Competency: One photocopy of results of TOEFL or IELTS examination (unless you are a native English speaker or you have a degree from a postsecondary institution entirely conducted in the English language).
  8. Copy of valid passport, or identification card, preferably with three or more years to expiration at the time of application