2021 Application Guidance to the MWLE Program at UIBE

Program Introduction

The Master of WTO Law and Economics (MWLE) Program is a cutting-edge and comprehensive academic master program mainly for governmental officials , researchers and those who are interested in working in related fields from new members or observer countries of the WTO alongside the "One Belt and One Road Initiative". The project aims to enhance the capacity and overall competitiveness of the people from countries alongside the Initiative involved in decision-making of the multilateral trading system in the new global pattern of governance, and prepares personnel resources and promotes effective interaction for China and other WTO members. Meanwhile, it can provide strong support for our country in faciliting the "one belt and one road" strategy and carry out targeted "trade aid" to alongside countries and promote South-South cooperation.  

Opening Ceremony for 2017 MWLE

The program is a cooperative program designed by Ministry of Commerce and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in the fields of faculty, curriculum and project design. As a key Humanities and Social Sciences Research Base granted by Ministry of Education, "China Institute for WTO Studies” of UIBE owns professional facuilties and rich teaching experience. After two-year’s study (taught in English), students will have a systematic command of theory and practice on developmental global trading system, gain a better awareness of the rules and trends of WTO members' participation under global economic governance, and get a deeper understanding on economic policies of countries alongside "One Belt One Road Initiative”, especially China, so that they can improve their own professional level.

Visit to the headquarters of Alibaba in 2018

Visit to the Site of the Internet Conference in Wuzhen in 2018

Visit to Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen in 2019

Visit to Shenzhen Fair Trade Promotion Agency in  2019

Visit to Lenovo Beijing headquarters in 2019

Introduction to UIBE

The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), situated in the northeast of Beijing, was founded in 1951. UIBE is a national key university under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce, and is one of the most important institutes for talents' training and scientific research on global econodevelopment, UIBE has already become a multi- disciplinary university specialized in the fields of economics, management, liberal arts, law and science, and competitive in the subjects such as international trade, international law, finance, business management and foreign languages. At present, UIBE offers nearly 40 majors to overseas students of bachelor, master and doctoral study. Among them, more than 20 majors are offered entirely in English.

With a galaxy of talents, UIBE attracts the best minds and brings up famous personnel generation after generation. Most professors have overseas experiences and strong abilities of teaching and researching, which enable them to rank among the National Talent Cultivation Project.mic and business development.

UIBE pursues to be an outstanding national university and a prestigious international university with its distinct characteristics. After sixty years’ development,UIBE has a total enrollment of around 16,000 full-time students including more than 3,200 international students over 150 countries. As always, UIBE students are widely welcomed by society for their sound professional knowledge and skills, strong linguistic ability, active thinking and rich practical experience. UIBE graduates have been mainly employed in governmental institutions, financial sectors, multinational corporations, large-scale foreign trade corporations and commercial institutions stationed abroad.

UIBE warmly welcomes all outstanding international candidates who are willing to undertake international economic and trade intercourse as well as cross-culture communication and thereby make contributions to the global economic development and the world peace.

MWLE Program

MWLE Program
1. Program Name: Master of WTO Law and Economics (MWLE)
2. Training mode:
(1) Class Teaching: Considering the particularity of the composition of participants, MWLE program adopts lectures, case studies, speeches, tutoring and other forms of flexible and diverse teaching methods;

(2) Academic Seminars: The program invites senior officials from WTO, IDEAS Centre and The State Council Development Research Center, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development Bank and other governmental departments and financial institutions, as well as famous experts from Universities both home and abroad, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Nankai University, to give targeted lectures on hot spots of the WTO Law and Economics and One belt One Road cooperation.

3. Business Visits:

MWLE program provides regular arrangements for trainees to visit Commerce Chambers, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Free Trade Experimental Zone, Law Firms, Foreign Enterprise etc.
4. Cultural Experience:

In addition to a monthly trip to rural suburbs of Beijing, MWLE program also plans arrangements and study tours for participants to go out of the capital to experience Chinese culture.

5. Curriculum and Credits:

(1) Combined with theoretical and practical teaching, the curriculum is designed to enhance students’ ability to understand, analyze and solve practical problems in WTO and economic fields.
(2) The curriculum of this full-time master program includes a compulsory module (23 credits), an optional module (8 credits) and a seminar module (4 credits), a business trip module (4 credits) and Graduation thesis 4 credits. One must acquire 37 credits to get the diploma.

6. Degree Granted:
Program participants who have acquired 37 credits, accomplished all the courses, completed the master degree theses and passed the thesis defense will be granted a Master degree in Economics by UIBE.

Moments in MWLE classes

Graduation Ceremony for 2019 MWLE

Academic Structure and Teaching Language

1. Academic structure: Two years
2. Teaching Language: English

Visit to the Head Office of CDB in 2018

Visit to the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in 2019

Visit Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2019

Visit to the International Trade Center (ITC)  in 2019


2017 Mid-Autumn Festival Party with Chinese students

2018 Badminton Match with Chinese Students

Foreign and Chinese students making dumplings at the 2018 New Year's Party

2019 Chinese and Foreign Students' New Year's Gathering

2020 Chinese and Foreign Students' New Year's Gathering

Admission requirements, Application period, Application procedure, Application materials and Admission

1. Admission Requirements:
1). Age under 45 years old (by Sep. 1, current year), with good physical and psychological health; 2). Bachelor degree or above, with 3 years working experience. Those with related education or working background will be preferred; 3). English good enough to take courses taught in English.
2. Application Period:
Around April 10th,each year,

3. Application Procedures:

  • Applicants shall make online application at (Choose Program Category Type B and the Agency No. of UIBE: 10036) download and print out the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and then sign the form. Hand-writing version is invalid.

  • Applicants are required to make another online application at Please download and print out the International Student Application Form generated upon successful online application.

  • Please use Firefox or Chromr browser.

  • Please Submit the application documents (legible scanned ones) listed below to the application receiving agency.

4. Application Materials:

An applicant should submit the scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship with a 2-inch photo and the applicant’s signature.

  • Personal statement of research (A minimum of 500 words in English).

  • CV in English.

  • Copies of bachelor’s degree certificate(s) and academic transcript(s).

  • Two recommendation letters from the applicant’s employers and/or professors.

    Telephone numbers and email addresses of the referees must be included in the letters.

  • A copy of TOEFL 86 above or IELTS 6.0 above or official letter of English proficiency, or passing the telephone test by UIBE faculty.

  • Copy of the passport page of personal information.

  • Asset certificate(if needed,i.e. current deposit on the bank statement shall be able to cover program tuition).

  • Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (if needed).
    Note: Scanned copies of the documents will be sufficient during the application period. Originals or verified copies will be required upon enrollment at the universities. All documents should be in Chinese or English and be originals or notarized copies. All documents are not retrievable.

5. Admission:
The admission committee will review the application materials and decide the admission list.
Every candidate can be enrolled in only one Chinese government scholarship sponsored program.
The admission notice and visa application form for study in China (JW201) will be delivered to students by UIBE or through corresponding embassy.
6. Contacts:
Admissions Office, School of International Education,

University of International Business and Economics Room 101,

Building B of International Plaza, No.10, Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Contacts: NAN Jinpeng

Tel: (86-10) 64492327/64492329

Fax: (86-10) 64493820

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