CESL offers a PhD Programme with two branches:
(1) The programme for students enrolled as PhD of Law candidates of CESL
These students are offered a series of lectures on selected topics of general importance by prominent Chinese professors. In addition, they can attend courses of the Master of European and International Law programme held in English by members of the Flying Faculty of CESL dispatched by the European partner universities of CESL. The PhD degree will be awarded by CUPL.
(2) The programme for visiting PhD candidates
PhD students of law or PhD students in sinology, sociology or political science with a focus on law enrolled in a university located in the EU may come to CESL for a research stay. They will be provided with a Chinese co-tutor. The PhD degree will be awarded by their home institution.
PhD of Law candidates of CUPL are eligible for a research stay at one of the European partner universities of CESL. They will be provided with a European co-tutor. The co-tutors will advise the visiting PhD of Law candidates on how to make the best use of the options available in order to promote their research project.