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The International Master Program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) is a unique program offered by the Institute of international and comparative education at Beijing Normal University with support from the Institute of International Education at Stockholm University. This program, with generous financial support from the Chinese Government, is designed to enhance educational and cultural exchange between China and other countries, and to train talented individuals who can contribute to globalization and internationalization in the fields of educational management, leadership and policy-making worldwide.

The Master Program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) for International Students is modeled on the core-course system designed by the Institute of International Education at Stockholm University. This system has a proven track record of effectiveness in training of over 30 years, and the program at BNU is focused on a series of contemporary educational topics that are relevant to all countries, especially developing nations. These include promoting educational equality, high quality education, education for sustainable development and ICT education. Based on the rich international resources of Beijing Normal University, it has a strong team of professors and faculty members, and aims to become a high quality and world-class international program.

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Candidates undertaking the International Master Program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) should meet the following entry requirements:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree;
  • Since the program is offered in English, a good mastery of English is required for program admission. TOEFL or IELTS score required for international students whose first language is not English: Applicants who have received an original degree from an English-medium program in previous institutions can be exempted from test requirements.
  • Work experience in the educational field is preferable but not essential.


There are a total of 6 international student dorms in BNU. All the rooms in Beijing Normal University are equipped with single bed, bedding, desk, bookshelf, chair, lamp, telephone,refrigerator,safe box, air conditioner, electric kettle, wardrobe. Hot water is provide the whole day and the room is cleaned everyday


About the University Summary

Beijing Normal University is an offspring of the Education Department of Imperial University of Peking established in 1902, BNU is mandated and tasked to provide top level Teacher training in Higher Education. After the development for over a century, BNU has become a comprehensive and research-intensive university with its main characteristics of basic disciplines in sciences and humanities, teacher education and educational science.
According to 2020 QS World University Rankings, BNU is ranked the 277th among the world universities, and the 10th among Chinese mainland universities. In 2017, BNU has been listed in the “world-class universities”, and 11 disciplines have been selected for China’s “Double-First Class” Initiative. The disciplines of Education, Psychology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, Theater film & television,Geography graded A+ in the recent national evaluation.

At present, the university has established cooperative ties with about 500 universities and international organizations from more than 30 countries and regions. Each year, above 900 international professors and scholars are invited to lecture and research at the University. And BNU has around 2000 long-term international students, the scale of which ranks among top in China’s universities.

The University Combines resources over and above the ordinary to deliver one of the greatest education systems in the world. Get detailed information about their campus, departments, and application time schedules by downloading the brochure. Apply to speak with your personal program advisor. Apply now if you have not applied yet

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