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Southwest University of Political Science & Law

Province : ChongqingChongqing                               University Ranking : 2081

About University

Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) developed from the Department of Political Science and Law at Southwest University of People’s Revolution which was once established in 1950, with Marshal Liu Bocheng as the college president,as one of the oldest political science and law universities in China, 

In 1953, SWUPL was officially established through merging the Political Science and Law departments of Chongqing University and Sichuan University, the Law departments of Chongqing Finance and Economy College, and of Guizhou University and Yunnan University.

In 1978, the University was once authorized as a key college with the aid of the State Council. In 2000, the administration of the University was once transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Chongqing municipality, for that reason developing a device of co-administration between the central and nearby governments.

In 2003, it used to be approved as one of the first universities to grant a doctoral diploma of first-level prison discipline. In 2004, it hooked up one post-doctorate cell station of Law. In 2007, SWUPL was awarded as “excellent undergraduate education” by the Ministry of Education.

In 2008, SWUPL grew to be the key college co-administrated via the Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipality.

SWUPL grew to become the first University in Chongqing co-administrated through the Ministry and Municipality. On October 24, 2012.

The University has three campuses, the principal in Yubei, the different two in Shapingba and Baoshenghu, protecting a total location of 3136.17 mu. There are 14 schools, such as School of Civil and Commercial law, School of Economic Law, Law School, School of Administrative Law, School of International Law, School of Criminal Investigation, School of Marxism, School of Juris Master, School of Management, School of Politics and Public Administration, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Foreign Languages, School of Applied Law, and School of Economics.

It affords 20 bachelor’s programs, 37 master’s programs of sub-disciplines, 4 professional master’s programs and 10 doctoral applications of the sub-discipline, and 2 national key disciplines. The University has a postdoctoral middle for criminal lookup and 6 provincial key bases for humanity and social science research. It has 1421 college and group of workers members, amongst which 1157 are full-time. It has 5159 postgraduates and 18591 undergraduates. The University’s library boasts a series of more than 4,200,000 books.

SWUPL has worldwide trade packages with over 60 universities from the U.S., France, Germany, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. SWUPL and the University of Montana have jointly hooked up the first Confucius Institute in Northwest of the U.S. In 2011, SWUPL and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) signed a cooperation settlement on the International Training Centre for Local Authorities Project. The project, with a complete of 100 million US bucks investment, will construct a training middle in SWUPL and make full use of the coaching assets of the United Nations.

63 years on account that the foundation of the University, SWUPL has developed a multi-level and multi-type higher education for undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral candidates, and worldwide students, and has educated more than 200,000 excessive ratings specialized personnel. It is the college that furnished the most regulation personnel for the country. A giant number of alumni have grown to be backbones and main figures in the regulation field and other professions.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

The Country rank of this University is 309 and the world rank is 2081.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities. 

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

 No, Students don’t need the IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted to this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents a student need for applying this University are Notary stamped scan copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks to come to an offer letter from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March & September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

China: +8613632437050 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Viber/IMO)


Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Bachelor Program:

Program Degree Taught by Tuition
Electronic and Information Engineering Bachelor’s Degree English RMB17000/Y
International Economics and Trade Bachelor’s Degree English RMB16000/Y
Chemical Engineering and Technology Bachelor’s Degree English RMB20000/Y
Environment and Energy Bachelor’s Degree English RMB20000/Y
Software Engineering Bachelor’s Degree English RMB16000/Y
Communication Engineering Bachelor’s Degree English RMB17000/Y
Pharmaceutical Science Bachelor’s Degree English RMB20000/Y

Master’s Program:

Program Degree Taught by Tuition
Business Administration (Specializing in International Trade) Master’s Degree English RMB18000/Y
Chemical Engineering and Technology Master’s Degree English RMB30000/Y
Mechanical Manufacture and Automation Master’s Degree English RMB22000/Y
Computer Software and Theory  Master’s Degree English RMB22000/Y

Fees Details

Expenses in Southwest University of Political Science and Law

1.Tuition Fee:

  • Bachelor Degree: 20,000 RMB\year
  • Master Degree: 25,000 RMB\year
  • Doctoral Degree: 32,00 RMB\year

Other expenses are listed below

1.Insurance Fee: 400 RMB for a semester,800 RMB for a year.

2.Accommodation Fee:

  • Single Room: 8000 RMB\year
  • Double Room: 4000 RMB\year

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report.

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Apply for a course in a Chinese University is very easy.  Students just have to follow some steps to apply for their favorite course. In order to help students complete their online application, International students are recommended to follow the following simple instructions. International applicants must provide the following documents to apply:

1.Application Form fills in Chinese or in English.

2.Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan copy of the applicant’s )

 3.Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy )

For Bachelor Degree applicants, they need to only provide high school transcripts and certificates. And for Master Degree applicants, they need to  show their undergraduate transcripts and certificates.  Applicants for Doctorate Degree have to provide their both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates. 

Note: All the applicants degree (Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate) transcripts and certificates should be notarized and language should be in Chinese or English version.

4.English Proficiency Certificate

In China, some universities does not asked IELTS but if you study in Chinese Taught for CSC scholarship, English Proficiency Certificate need to have ready. If you have IELTS already then you are lucky to study in China without delay.


Applicants must have to make their CV if you want to study abroad in your desired country. In your Resume or CV, there have to be your academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, national Id or school Id, physical address, contact no, nationality, language, etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address and designation), personal achievement, etc. To know how to make a standard CV please click here the sample of The Resume.

6.Study Plan or Research Proposal

Applicants for graduate studies need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words). This document required only for Ms or PhD applicants.

7.Recommendation Letter

Applicants for all graduate studies need two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). Letters must be include professors’ phone number and email address. Here is the sample of Recommendation Letter

8.Published Academic Papers or Other Academic Achievements (if  applicable).

9.Foreign Physical Examination

Applicants are expected to keep the original copies filled in English. The medical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination. Click here to collect Foreigner Physical Examination Form

10.Bank Statement 

Bank statements must show to any foreign country for the purpose of a visitor or a business or an immigrants. For the study purpose in foreign countries also need to show bank statement. So dear applicants, you will need to have ready your all documents. Sponsorship can be your parents or anyone whom are your blood related.

11.Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

This is also need to have ready for the study purpose. It is important because foreign country does not allow criminal record. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved  by the police or government agencies in order to prove that the applicant has no criminal offense against him/her like arrest, conviction. For this you need to provide your Police Clearance Certificate. A Police Certificate is also known as good citizen certificate. See the sample of  Police clearance Certificate.

Please send us all these documents at 

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants . Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.  

Scholarship Information

SWUPL President Scholarship

Scholarship Category

Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) offers pre-university program scholarships, Bachelor’s program scholarships, Master’s program scholarships, and Ph.D. program scholarships.

The scholarships are mainly used to cover tuition fees, accommodation fees, living costs, medical and insurance fees.

 Scholarship Eligibility

(1) Non-Chinese applicants wishing to participate in or currently study in a degree program (bachelor degree, master degree, doctorate degree, or pre-university program) at Southwest University of Political Science and Law.

(2) Applicants who are offered other scholarships are not eligible to apply for the SWUPL President Scholarship.

(3) Generally, international students are eligible to apply for the SWUPL President Scholarship within the length of their corresponding schooling years:

      1 year for the pre-university program ( “1+4” , “1+2” / “1+3” program); 

      4 years for undergraduate students;

      2-3 years for graduate students;

      3 years for doctoral students.

Application Materials

(1) Diploma of the Most Advanced Studies (Notarized Photocopy).

(2) Transcripts of the Most Advanced Studies (Notarized Photocopy).

(3) Two Letters of Recommendation by associate professors or professors.

(4) Study Plan in China.

(5) Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Photocopy).

(6) Personal information Page of Passport (Photocopy)

      Articles or Papers Written or Published (Photocopy).

(7) Examples of Art (6 color pictures) and Music (1 audio tape) Work (only for the applicants applying for Fine Arts and Music).

(8) Other Attachments (List Needed).

      Please use DIN A4 to prepare all the application materials.

      Whether the candidates are accepted or not, all the application materials will not be returned.

Scholarship Requirements

(1) Applicants shall abide by the laws and decrees of China and the rules and regulations of SWUPL.

(2) Applicants shall conduct the well-rounded performance on his/her study. Basic Chinese language skills are required for the applicants.

(3) Applicants for Bachelor’s program scholarship or 1+4 program must have attained a high school diploma.

(4) Applicants for Master’s program or 1+2/1+3 program must have attained an undergraduate diploma.

(5) Applicants for the Ph.D. program must have attained a postgraduate diploma.

Scholarship Assessment

To follow the Regulations of the SWUPL International Students President Scholarship Annual Assessment, an annual assessment for the SWUPL President Scholarship will be held every October. Newly admitted students will be awarded the scholarship on the basis of their latest academic achievements and Chinese language proficiency; students who have already studied in SWUPL for more than one year will be awarded the scholarship on the basis of their grades last year, Chinese language skills, and comprehensive performances.

Application Deadline

October 30, every year.

How to Apply

(1) The applicant shall submit the application form, diploma, HSK certificate, and relevant documents directly to the School of International Education of Southwest University of Political Science and Law by post or by e-mail or online.

Why choose us?

Southwest University of Political Science and Law is located in Chongqing City, the upstream vicinity of the Yangtze River. It is the first set up greater political and prison institutions, the first batch of key universities seeing that the reform and opening up and the first batch of cultivation and training base of remarkable felony talents. SWUPL is additionally the key college co-administrated via the Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipality.

During sixty-five years’ steady efforts, SWUPL abided through its faculty motto “Learn extensively, exercise devotedly, embody virtue and stress law”, insisted on the college operation concept as “Teaching  solidities the school, abilities thrive the school, lookup strengthens the school and managing the college according to law”, steadily condensed the “SWUPL Spirit” of “Vision, Effort, United and Discretion”.

Currently, there are two campuses in SWUPL, of which the main campus is in Yubei District, and the other one is in Shapingba District, masking a complete area of more than 3000 mu (approximately 500 acres, or 2 km2). Yubei campus is the education center for undergraduates and postgraduates, whilst Shapinba campus is established for persevering with schooling and cadre training, now the enrolled college students are more than 25000 and body of workers are extra than 2300 in total.

SWUPL gives priority to criminal science, seeks multi-disciplinary coordinated development of philosophy, economics, literature , management , and engineering, etc., with financial regulation and procedural regulation as country wide key programs. A multi-level and multi-type pattern of fostering skills from undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral education, persevering with education to education-oriented remote places college students has been founded.

There are 14 schools, together with School of Civil and Commercial law, School of Economic Law, Law School, School of Administrative Law, School of International Law, School of Criminal Investigation, School of Management, School of Economics, School of Foreign Languages, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Politics and Public Administration, School of Marxism, School of Applied Law, and School of Juris Master. SWUPL is qualified to recruit students endorsed for admission, high-level athletes, mainland Tibetan classes, mainland Xinjiang Classes, Hong Kong , Macao, Taiwan , and remote places Chinese joint admission, test-free college students from Hong Kong and college students advocated for admission from Macao. Also, SWUPL is granted to begin impartial recruitment.

By virtue of the best subculture and solid energy of the jogging school, extensive social attention and alumni’s magnificent contribution to country construction, the “SWUPL Phenomenon” recognized by using the whole society has been achieved.

65 years due to the fact the basis of the University, SWUPL has developed  multi-level and multi-type specialized personnel greater than 200,000, which is the university that furnished the most personnel for the Rule of Law in China. A giant  number of alumni have become backbones and main figures in the construction of the rule of law or economic development and other relevant professions.

Up until now, almost 10 alumni of SWUPL have assumed the contributors of the 18th Session of the Central Committee of CPC, Central Discipline Inspection Commission participants and alternate contributors of the Central Committee, and greater than 60 alumni have assumed the officers at(beyond) the Level of Province and Department. Moreover, almost 40 alumni of SWUPL had been or are country chief grand justice or procurator, and one-grade or two-grade grand justice or procurator