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China and International Relations

Master (2 years) of China and International Relations, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3070 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


China and International Relations (CIR) is a two-year double degree joint program with one year at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark and one year at the University of International Relations (UIR), Beijing, China. Both years of the program are taught in English.

The first-year of China and International Relations at Aalborg University is an integral part of AAU’s existing Master Program in Development and International Relations combined with the specialization in Chinese Area Studies.

Although some basic characteristics of national education system of both AAU and UIR will be respected, the pedagogical approach of this joint program will adopt the central features of Aalborg University's problem-based learning system of innovation and learning, i.e. problem-orientation, research-based teaching, interdisciplinary approach and student project work.

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Career Opportunities  

China and International Relations allows students to select China as an area of focus to meet their career goals.For some students it may lead to PhD studies, or a career in teaching and research, while for many others it will be the door-opening of a professional career in a number of areas of which China is a central component, such as:
  • business and industry
  • international trade
  • government and international service
  • civil societies/NGOs 


China and International Relations is an interdisciplinary specialization. While a bachelor degree in social sciences or humanities is directly relevant, other degrees such as history, human geography, law or anthropology are equally qualified for admission.

Documentation will be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact [your institution] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU and EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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