Portal for

Contemporary China Studies

Are you a Bachelor or Master and do you wish to upgrade your degree with – high-quality and hands-on – knowledge of contemporary China? Do you aspire a China-related career or do you, someday, want to work and live in China? This comprehensive academic post-graduate programme is a valuable asset for anyone involved with China today and offers instruction on contemporary China in all of its aspects (economy, law, domestic politics, international relations, society, culture and language), while being, at the same time, highly dedicated to your academic interests and professional preferences.

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First step in the market

A post-academic certificate, bearing the name of the postgraduate course and signed by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, will be granted by the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies, after successfully finishing the complete programme.

Specialists in contemporary China are well-placed for Chinarelated jobs in international organizations, government departments and in the field of diplomacy.

The versatile education they will receive also prepares them for a career in journalism.

Furthermore, companies are also interested in employees with a broad educational background, since they are capable of performing various tasks. Finally, a graduate of the Contemporary China postgraduate is well-qualified to be a consultant - as an employee or on a self-employed basis.

Some examples of job opportunities:

  • study centers of banks, political parties, parliaments...
  • journalism
  • Ministries of Foreign Affairs
  • departments of International Relations of regional and provincial governments and development authorities
  • diplomacy
  • lobbying
  • international and supranational organizations
  • consultancy
  • international trade departments of companies
  • international departments of banks

The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!

Brussels Diplomatic Academy


Student Information Hub


Study Guidance Center


International Relations and Mobility Office (IRMO)