Graduate Diploma in China Studies

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

China’s relationship to Australia and to the rest of the world is key to our global future. The Master of China Studies aims to produce a new generation of leaders equipped with a more holistic comprehension of Australia’s most important two-way trading partner, providing advanced and specialist training in the field of China Studies.

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

The Graduate Diploma in China Studies requires the satisfactory completion of:

i. 6 credit points foundational unit of study
ii. 18 credit points of core advanced units of study
iii. 12 credit points methods units of study, and
iv. 12 credit points language units of study

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in China Studies will have a competitive edge over other Masters graduates in the fields of Politics, Society, History, Law, Business or Public Health as they will have specialised knowledge of those streams in how they relate to or operate in China. The Chinese language component will make it easy for graduates to work within China or with Chinese businesses. The Master of China studies also allows graduates the opportunity to further their research by continuing on to a PhD.

Further study

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in China Studies who have completed a dissertation with a meritorious grade may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in their chosen subject area.

Admission

Admission requirements

(a) a bachelor’s degree with a 60% or higher award from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

(b) Relevant, recent professional qualifications and experience may be assessed as suitable for admission

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.

Ancillary expenses

We estimate that students will spend up to approximately $200 per year on course materials such as readers. It should be noted, however, that most of the material in those readers will also be available online through the University Library for free, so these expenses may not be incurred, dependent upon the combination of Units of Study undertaken by students.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, of (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Ancillary expenses for international students

We estimate that students will spend up to approximately $200 per year on course materials such as readers. It should be noted, however, that most of the material in those readers will also be available online through the University Library for free, so these expenses may not be incurred, dependent upon the combination of Units of Study undertaken by students.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in China Studies.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in China Studies.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.