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The two-year master’s program provides a comprehensive introduction to the Chinese philosophy, (Confucianism and Daoism), religions (Daoist religion, Buddhism and Christianity in China), and Chinese history and literature. In the second year the program supports students as they conduct independent research on the topic of their choice. Upon the completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master of philosophy degree, as recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. In the second year, the students must finish their master thesis, which must be 30-50 pages in length, and defend it in front of their thesis committee. The student must work closely with their thesis advisor to define a focused topic and conduct the research.

Master of Chinese Philosophy, Religion, and Culture

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  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Satisfactory English proficiency


There are four different international residence on campus. They are No.1 International Student Residence, No.2 International Student Residence, No.3 International Student Residence, and International Cultural Exchange Center. The rooms types are different, so do the room fees. The room fees range from 40 yuan/bed/day to 120 yuan/bed/day.

International Student Buildings No. 1 – 208 rooms, including single and double. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditionertelephone and network socket, with public toilets,bathrooms,kitchens and magnetic card washing machines.

International Student Buildings No. 2 – 75 rooms, including single and double. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioner, telephone, network socket and modular furniture, with public toilets, bathrooms, kitchens and magnetic card washing machines.

International Student Buildings No. 3 – 61 rooms, single only. All the rooms are equipped with TV, air-conditioner, telephone, network socket and toilet, with public kitchens and laundry.

The international cultural exchange center – 353 rooms, 321 of them single , 18 AB suite, 14 expert suite; the indoor is equipped with LED TV, air conditioning, telephone, Internet outlets, ground heating, refrigerator (expert suite), with building service facilities: public laundry, public kitchen (with microwave ovens, induction cooker, desk and chair), and the rest area, underground coffee shop, underground multi-function service area (the gym, a convenience store)


About the University Summary

In 2013, the Ministry of Education released the latest appraisal of all the first-level disciplines and RUC got nine disciplines ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Since Renmin University was established, more than 250,000 outstanding RUC alumni have made important contributions in various sectors including government, academia, finance, communication and education.

The vision of RUC is reflected in its logo, which is composed of three “人” (ren), a Chinese character that can be translated into person, human or humanity. The logo stands for “people’s university,” “the spirit of humanism” and “a focus on the humanities and social sciences.” RUC’s vision is to become a world-class university that equips future leaders, produces cutting-edge research and promotes global academic exchange. With the support of a dedicated leadership, its students, faculty and staff, RUC continues to grow in influence as one of the most important trend-setters in Chinese higher education today.

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