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International Master of Public Administration and Policy (IMPA)

 < Program description>

The School of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin University of China SPAP -RUCis one of China’s leading institutions of public administration and policy education. The MPA (Master of Public Administration) program was successfully certified by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in July 2017. In July 2018, it was awarded with A+ in the Professional Degree Level assessment conducted by the Degree Center of the Ministry of Education of China. The IMPA program was started in 2010 and now has 10 years of training experience. The program is adhering to the principles of “vision, truth-seeking, innovation, and dedication leaders” designed. The program suitable for foreign applicants who work related to China, especially related to Chinese public sectors. The faculty consist of the most experienced professors with both Chinese and Western cultural backgrounds from Renmin University of China and other top universities.

Do you want to better understand China’s rapid development? Do you want to get a solid understanding of this new economic giant? Welcome to SPAP-RUC


Foreign nationals, Bachelor degree or above, with recommendations of two associate professors or higher, providing a certificate of competence in English.

Non-English native speakers must submit one of the following

1) Certificate of bachelor’s degree taught in English

2) IELTS score above 6.0

3) TOEFL score above 90


November 15th, 2021- April 30th, 2022

<Admission Procedure>

1. Online Application (click: )

2. Send in Application Materials3. Material Assessment4. On-line or in-person interview.5. Official Admittance Letter sent to applicant

<Application Materials>(hard copies)

1. Application Form for International Students of Renmin University of China

2. Final Education Certificate

3. Transcript (original or notarized)

4. Copies of the first page and visa page of the passport

5. Two Recommendation Letters

6. Personal Statement

7. Foreigner Physical Examination Form

8. English Proficiency Certificate

9. Proof of Economic Capability

10. Letter of Guarantee

11. Certificate of No Criminal record (original or notarized copy).

12. Nationality Proof

13. Sample copies of published articles, awards, or other research outputs

Please refer to the Website:

Please send all the required materials (e-copies) to Besides, paper materials (hardcopy) to the MPA Education Center by EMS, DHL or SF express for qualification examination.


The tuition for the International Master of Public Administration and Policy Program is RMB 60,000 per academic year for the regular study period of two years.

<Core Courses with Credits>

All students are required to complete a minimum 33 credit hours of course work and a thesis to obtain the degree in about two years’ time.

Courses and Degree requirements

The courses consist of prerequisites, required cores and free electives. Students need to complete all the prerequisites, cores and selected electives. Each course counts 2 credit hours except Academic Standards and Thesis Writing with 1 credit hour, and Chinese Language with 4 credit hours.

Prerequisite Courses

Contemporary China’s Politics  

Chinese Language (4 credit hours)

Compulsory Course

Academic Standards and Thesis Writing (1 credit hour)

Core Courses

Ø The Making of Modern China: Historical and Social Perspectives

Ø Institutions and Public Administration

Ø Research Methods in Public Administration

Ø Public Management: Theory and Practice

Ø Economic Analysis for Public Policy

Ø The Chinese Economy

Ø Chinese Culture and Chinese Philosophy

Ø Chinese Political System and Government Management


Public Policy

Ø Land System and Housing Policy in China

Ø China’s Healthcare System

Ø Educational Policy and Development in China

Ø Public Finance in China’s Central and Local Governments

Ø Social Security Policy in China and the Market Opportunity

Ø Social Security Policy in China

Ø Media Policy in China

Ø Non-Profit Organizations in China

Ø China’s Policy for International Relations

Ø China’s Public Security Environment and Policy

Ø Studies on Xi Jinping’s Education Thoughts

Ø Labor Markets and Labor Policy in China

Ø Financial Markets of China


Scholarships or tuition waive are available for full time students on Beijing campus.

1. Chinese Government Scholarship
There are scholarship programs provided by the Ministry of Education, PRC. Please visit the website of China Scholarship Council for more detail: To apply for this scholarship, please follow the instructions on the China Scholarship Council’s website.

2. University Scholarship
The University provides scholarships at three different levels:
I. full tuition scholarship

II. 50% tuition scholarship

III. 20% tuition scholarship

<Voices of Students>


Yuki (Japan) IMPA 2014: 

The IMPA, this program is a gate of understanding China, and falling in love with China! The courses are really fruitful, including a lot of activities with the locals and cultures. Professors are always close to support us. My life in China will never be the same if I wasn't a part of this program.


Lois (Ghana) IMPA 2018: 

Your scope of horizon on the program such as analysis of policies, Chinese and world politics is well broadened, very flexible to have a social life on Renmin campus!


Steven (USA) IMPA 2019: 

This university has given me many unique opportunities. I've had the chance to be taught by well renowned experts in my field of study. The professors working in the public administration department are constantly producing new work that is impactful on a national level.

Adviser: Ms Yixin Chen


Contact Number:+861062513886



MPA Education Center
Room 116, Qiushi Building
School of Public Administration & Policy, Renmin University of China
No. 59 Zhongguancun Avenue
Haidian District
Beijing, China, 100872