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LLM Program Application Procedure as an International Student

Application Schedule

 November 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

Application Documents

Please upload all the listed documents below to the application system:: Grad admission website


  • 1.Personal statement.

  • Applicants should submit a Personal Statement. (The Personal Statement should be filled out in accordance with the requirements of university template) Click here for template

  • 2.Degree certificate.

  • Applicants should submit their Bachelor's degree certificate. Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide the expected graduation certificate first, and the degree diploma must be submitted before registration. (Applicants who have graduated are recommended to provide a certified copy or an authentication of the degree diploma at the same time. The certified copy / authentication and the original degree diploma should be combined into one PDF file and uploaded to the application system.)

  • 3.Academic transcript.

  • Applicants should submit the academic transcript of their undergraduate study. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit academic transcripts of both graduate and undergraduate studies.Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide their current academic transcript.In this case,the completed academic transcript must be submitted before registration.

  • 4.Academic recommendation letters.

  • Two academic recommendation letters from scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters signed by references.

  • 5.Passport personal information page (personal and ordinary passport). (According to Article 3 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, any individual who was a Chinese national and then acquired a foreign nationality shall provide a Certificate of Cancellation of Chinese Household registration issued by the police station where the original household registration is located.)

  •  Note:Use the online application to apply. The online application system offers tools for collecting and submitting some, but not all, of the documents and information required for application.

Required Qualifications of Applicants

  • 1.Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

  • 2.Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's degree (or above) in China.

  • 3.Applicants should be in good health and of good character, be well-behaved and be willing to abide by China's laws and regulations, as well as Tsinghua's rules.

  • 4.Our program aims at those who are either current law graduates or students, or practicing lawyers. An applicant must meet the following requirements:(1) J.D., LL.B. or equivalent law degree;(2)Enrollment in a J.D. program; or(3)Qualification to practice law.

Application Remarks

  • 1.Applicants are required to submit scanned images of all required documents at the time of application. All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and certified translations should be submitted together to the application system.

  • 2.Please scan the original or notarized application documents in color using a scanner. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Scans of copies are also not acceptable.

  • 3.The application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. (It cannot be covered by the Chinese Government Scholarship). Please apply online and pay the application fee in a safe place. THU is not responsible for any losses caused by your own operation errors or the leakage of your online payment account and password. Please consider carefully before paying the application fee online. If you cannot finish the application due to various reasons, the paid application fee will not be refunded. Regardless of whether the application is successful or not, the application fee is not refundable.

  • 4.Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed.

  • 5.THU has the right to require  applicants to provide original/notarized copies of application materials or certification documents issued by a designated certification body for further inspection.

  • 6.As some countries' higher education systems are very different from the Chinese system, applicants from different education systems should refer to THU’s online application website for reference.

  • 7.None of the above application documents will be returned.

  • 8.If the higher-level department issues a new policy, THU will make corresponding adjustments.

  • 9.Applicants must ensure that the application information and application materials provided are true and accurate. If the admissions unit or certification department verifies that anything in the application is not true, the application, admission or study qualification will be cancelled.

  • 10.Applicants who are found to be in breach of academic ethics, professional ethics, honesty and trustworthiness, etc., will not be admitted or admission/study qualification will be cancelled after this breach has been verified.

  • 11.The relevant information, documents and messages that the THU Graduate Admissions Office and relevant departments / schools publish or send to applicants through websites, phone calls, emails, text messages, etc. are deemed to have been delivered. All consequences caused by the applicant’s personal negligence and other reasons shall be borne by the applicant himself/herself.

  • Note: None of the above application documents will be returned.