• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


More specifically, BA International Relations at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University will provide students with:

  • An understanding of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of humanities and social sciences
  • Perspectives which enable effective analysis of contemporary international relations, especially those involving China
  • A thorough working knowledge of approaches to the study of international relations
  • An understanding of critical policy studies
  • A comprehensive awareness of a range of techniques and approaches used to study international relations
  • Close familiarity with the academic field of International Relations, its literature and intellectual organization
  • Professional communication skills
  • Practical experience in research and policy analysis
  • Cross-cultural skills and understanding

This programme is not available on the 2+2 route.


Occupations related to China’s international socio-economic interactions, both in China and in other countries of the world. This may involve government-related work but is more likely to involve business and trade relations, and international social mobility.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English/Chinese/Spanish/Japanese language classes
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • World History since the 20th Century
  • Europe: Continent and Nation
  • East and Southeast Asia: The Pacific Century
  • International Political Economy
  • China: Government and Politics
  • The Americas: New World, Old Society
  • Africa: Development and Aid

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12672 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12672 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

RMB 88,000 per academic year

Living costs for Suzhou

  • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships available range from 10 to 50 percent of tuition for each award, depending upon the specific scholarship programme.

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