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International Program of Master of Social Work in "Women's Leadership and Social Development"


Academic Education Programs Sponsored by Ministry of Commerce PRC

Academic Education Programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for the recipient countries, offering one-year and two-year master programs as well as three-year doctoral programs for the purpose of educating high-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture and health, building intellectual capacity and facilitating the economic and social development of the recipient countries. These programs provide assistance to governmental officials, research fellows, and senior managerial personnel on their master and doctor education in China, which are fully conducted in English. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, relevant working experiences, and decent physical conditions, essential for the high-compact curriculum needed for the degrees.

Starting from 2008, a number of 2,678 students from developing countries have attended these programs, until now, except for those who are in the middle of their studies, 1,088 of them have graduated and obtained master degrees. These graduates are now working in their specialties back in home and undertaking an increasingly significant role in the economic development cooperation between China and their home countries. As for the positive effects and good results brought by these programs in strengthening economic ties and friendship between China and the recipient countries, the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China will continuously intensify its efforts in enlarging the enrollment scale and improving the quality of education. We believe that by attending the programs and achieving the degrees, you will embrace a successful career and brighter future.

China Women’s University

China Women's University is located in Beijing, the capital of China. It is the first state-owned women's university, affiliated with All-China Women's Federation. With more than 65 years of development, it has become one of the major centers to mentor Chinese women talents. As part of Chinese and global women's education network, China Women's University has attached great importance to research and social services, playing a leading role in research fields such as gender studies, gender equality, rights and interests’ protection for women and children, women in media and women's leadership. It actively participated in the 4th World Women's Conference in 1995 and its following events in Beijing. 

School of International Education 

School of International Education, China Women’s University, is responsible for conducting the university’s international cooperative education programs and the oversea students programs. It adheres to the vision of open education, embracing the advanced international education concepts and management practices. It actively carries out all-round and multi-level international exchanges and cooperation by integrating the best resources of education cross different disciplines. It has established intercollegiate partnerships with its counterparts from more than ten countries.

Prospective Students

Our prospective students are female government officials of division level or above, academic institutions’ female dean level or above faculty or administrative staff of equivalent level from developing countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and etc..

Program Objective

It is to be themed on women's leadership and social development to improve the students' capacity of applying theories and methods of social work, in their practice, as well as to share with and help them better understand Chinese practices and experiences in promoting women’s participation in social  development; to deepen the students' understanding of the responsibility of promoting gender equality among national governments in transition and be devoted to taking actions by enhancing their capacity of mobilization, organizing and improving women's participation in social development; to develop students' leadership and capacity of participating in government decision-making and governance, enhance their capacity of taking the role of governments or other entities in promoting gender equality, and get improved in their problem solving and leadership skills, which will contribute to the development of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. 

Enrollment Plan
In 2017, we have planned to enroll up to 20 students in our two-year master program of social works with English as the instructing language.

Financial Aid

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce will provide "Chinese Government Scholarships" to admitted students from developing countries. These scholarships cover both tuition and living expenses. The tuition includes the cost for textbooks, required field research expenses and guidance fees for graduation thesis. In terms of living expenses, it is 36,000RMB/year for the master program. There is also a settlement allowance of 3,000RMB/person.


Each student is provided free of charge a single room in international students' dormitory with a private bathroom of 24 hour hot shower-water, and air conditioner. Other facilities include public laundry and pantry with microwave ovens and electric stoves. Dormitory is accessible to students only.

For more information please download the
Enrollment Guide


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