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Chinese Law Taught in English

Chinese Law Taught in English (CLTE) is our one-semester abroad programme for international visiting students. CLTE will expose international students to the historical background, transitional nature and developmental trajectory of Chinese law. Courses aim to provide students with general knowledge of Chinese law as well as a comparative approach to legal studies.

International law students can study Chinese law

Every autumn, the China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) offers the Chinese Law Taught in English programme. Globalisation and China’s rise to an economic world power are increasing the demand for legal professionals with a special expertise in Chinese legal matters. Thus, the programme prepares students for a wide variety of international careers working for multinational law firms, companies, organisations or government authorities.

The Chinese Law Taught in English programme offers courses such as:

· Chinese Business Law

· Chinese Law and Society

· Chinese Criminal Justice

· Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law

· Comparative Constitutional Law

· Chinese Administrative Law and Regulation

The courses may be adapted to fit teaching conditions.

In recent years, in addition to courses, students have had the opportunity to visit law firms and attend criminal trials. The school assists students who opt to learn Chinese.

The programme at a glance

Application deadline

The “early bird” application deadline is 15 March 2024. In case of still available places applications are welcome until 1 June 2024.


One semester, September 2024 to 7 January 2025


Equal to 30 ECTS credit points, support for transfer of credits available


Certificate and transcript awarded by the China-EU School of Law


Close community with a maximum of 50 students


RMB 15,000


Students from CESL’s European partner universities are exempt from paying tuition fees



Visa will be updated according to the requirements of the National Immigration Administration (NIA) of the People’s Republic of China.


Ms Wei Yixuan, China-EU School of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law, Tel. +86-10-5890-9560, clte_cesl@cupl.edu.cn

Ms Griselda Qosja, China-EU School of Law Consortium Office, Universität Hamburg, Tel. +49 40 42838-6830, grisenta.qosja@uni-hamburg.de

Download the flyer here.  2024 Flyer CLTE