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Renmin University LAW EXC
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Chinese, English
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Sydney Law School
Not Applicable
Program Description:


Renmin University - Law School
Location: Beijing
Year Established:  1937
Student Population: 25,300 (1,600 international students)
Renmin University of China also known as People’s University of China is a major research university in the Haidian district of Beijing.
Since its founding in 1937, the total number of RUC graduates at Renmin University has exceeded 250,000. According to the 2013 Chinese University Evaluation Report 2013, RUC’s alumni number tops the List of Chinese Central Committee Members, ranks the second in the List of Scientists in Humanities and Social Sciences, and the third in the List of Distinguished Alumni, the List of Important Statesmen, and the List of Donation.
Unique Characteristics
Renmin opened its law school five years after the main university was established. The School of Law has been instrumental helping to develop the rule of law in China and also expanding the boundaries of Chinese legal education. The School aims to create a bridge between foreign and China’s legal communities through its many foreign exchange programs and collaborations.
The capital of the People’s Republic of China is a huge metropolis – one of history’s great cities and modernising at a frenetic pace. However, the city’s grid-like design makes it relatively easy to find your way around. Its most famous attraction is the ancient Forbidden City and it has five other UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are thousands of affordable eateries and a growing bar and cafe scene. The summers are pleasant, but the winter months can be freezing and the city is occasionally hit by dust and storms that blow in from the desert and can be unpleasant.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university not available online. Consult the Sydney Law School. General academic information for Visiting and Exchange students can be found here

Subject Area/s: Law

Exclusions apply
Academic Calendar

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: September- January
Spring Semester: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



Grading System
A  = 90-100
A- = 86-89
B+= 83-85
B  = 80-83
B- = 76-79
C+= 73-75
C  = 70-73
C-= 66-69
D+= 63-65
D  = 60-62

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and Chinese.
Language Requirement
Although most law courses are taught in Chinese, Renmin Law School offers some courses in English each semester. Students taking classes in Chinese are expected to have a level of Chinese fluency that will enable them to perform well in class and on exams.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
The average cost of living per month in Beijing is approximately 6,000 RMB (housing, food and transportation included).

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students not available online. Consult the Sydney Law School.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar (Chinese)
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Student Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
?Information from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia

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Student Experiences

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