We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.
All applicants apply via LSE. This includes applicants from the People's Republic of China, and areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and PKU students. All applications will be reviewed by a joint admissions panel. Applicants from Mainland China, upon meeting the eligibility of applying to this programme, will take the written test arranged by SIS, and both written test and interview arranged by the joint committee from both LSE and PKU. For international applicants and those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, interviews (via phone or skype) will be arranged when necessary.
We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:
- academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
- personal statement
- two academic references
See further information on supporting documents
You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements.
Applicants from mainland PRC withouth dual citizenship
All applicants from the mainland of People’s Republic of China who do not have dual citizenship (ie, do not hold a second passport) must complete the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate Students in China. Applicants holding identity cards from Macau, Hong Kong, or Taiwan do not need to take the National Entrance Examination but must register with PKU Graduate School. It is necessary for these students to contact the School of International Studies at Peking University before submitting an application to assess their eligibility for PKU, by mid-December.
For this programme, dual citizenship means you have a full passport of another country, aside from the passport, residence permit or identity card for the People's Republic of China, including Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan.
All non-PRC students, upon accepting the offer, must go to the PKU online application (pre-registration) system and must complete the following steps. Unless otherwise required, PKU needs to receive this package (normally by May 2018). If you do not complete the registration process with PKU and mail the required documents before the deadline, you will not be able to be enrolled by PKU for the year of 2017.
- complete the PKU form,
- pay the pre-registration fee, CNY 400 online (normally by April 2018)
- print out and sign the form and, together with TWO passport size photos (and copy of the passport page with name) and post to:
Ms. XUE Yanfeng,
B101, School of International Studies, Peking University,
No.5 Yiheyuan Road, 100871, Beijing,
Tel: 86-10-62759199, Fax: 86-10-62758954,
The outcome of your application
For joint admissions, notification will be sent by LSE on behalf of both institutions by the end of May. An official PKU admission letter and visa form (for international students) will be sent by early July.
Except in special circumstances (for example illness or bereavement,) we do not allow entry deferrals. Candidates who have to withdraw are welcome to reapply in the following year.
Minimum entry requirements for LSE-PKU Double MSc Degree in International Affairs
Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in any discipline.
Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.
See international entry requirements
Further information about the application process
For further information about the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate Students in China, and about the application process, please contact Mr Zhang Chunping, Director of International Programs Office, on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call +86 10 6276 5111 or fax +86 10 6275 8954.