Central University of Finance and Economics
2021 International Student Application Guide (Degree Programs)
As one of China's key universities under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education, CUFE enjoys the patronage of both the central and municipal governments, including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance, and Beijing municipal government. In 2017, CUFE was selected into the Double First Class Initiative，a national project with the goal of fostering world standards in China's universities. CUFE is also listed in Project 211. In addition, CUFE is among the first universities to enter Project 985 Innovation Platform，whose objective is to promote scientific research of high-priority areas in the fields' top institutions.
The university's applied economics is rated A+ and ranked No.1 by the Ministry of Education in the latest round of national academic evaluation in 2017.
CUFE is located in Beijing, the capital of China.
Foreign citizens in good physical and mental health
Round 1: Dec 1, 2020 – Mar 31, 2021
Round 2: Apr. 12, 2021 – Jun.9, 2021
Note: Application for CSC scholarship – University Program is open from Dec. 1, 2020 to Mar.31, 2021
Bachelor programs: Offered in Chinese or English, 4 years
Master's programs: Offered in Chinese or English, 2 or 3 years
Doctoral programs: Offered in Chinese or English, 4 years
For a list of programs offered in English, please clickhere.
For a list of programs offered in Chinese, please clickhere.
1. Submit online application
2. Pay application fee of 500 RMB
3. Short-listed applicants attend interview (online interview also available)
4. Admission results released
5. Pay a non-refundable 3000 RMB deposit fee upon one week of confirming enrollment. The deposit fee will be deducted from student bills
6. Provide Affidavit of Financial Support
List of hard copies required
1. CUFE Application form
2. CSC Application form（only for CSC applicants）
3. A copy of your passport
4. A copy of highest degree diploma or a certificate stating your student status and expected graduation date
5. Official transcripts (original, in Chinese or English)
6. Language proficiency certificate
Programs offered in Chinese:
HSK-5 or above
Applicants whose native language is Chinese can apply for a HSK waiver by submitting a signed statement (pending for university approval)
Programs offered in English:
IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, or other standardized test results
/proof of English proficiency (course certificate, etc)
/signed statement applying for a English language proficiency waiver (pending for university approval)
7. A personal statement (Chinese program applicants are required to provide personal statement in Chinese)
7. 2 letters of recommendation (in Chinese or English)
8. Research proposal (master’s and doctoral programs)
9. A copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form
10. Research Proposal（Doctoral）
Award certificates or other supporting documents
All application documents should be in duplicate.
All application documents must be in Chinese or English. Application documents and application fee will NOT be returned regardless of your admission status.
All documents submitted must be true, accurate, and complete. CUFE reserves the right to withdraw offers of admission or expel enrolled students otherwise.
Important message regarding acceptance letter and interview
After the deadline, documents will be sent to admissions committee for academic review. Acceptance letter isNOT NEEDED. Acceptance letter and other documents not listed above willNOT BE INCLUDEDin your portfolio.
Note: Interview/online interview invitations are only given to applicants who have passed the academic review. Applicants intending to attend online interview should download the app wechat.
500 RMB (Wire transfers/ cash payments and debit cards accepted at CUFE)
Wire Transfer Instructions
It is highly recommended that you wire transfer 500 RMB to the university account above, however, if this is not an option at where you are located, you may choose to wire transfer 75 USD to the following account:
BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT NAME: CENTRALUNIVERSITY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT NO.：10282000000618481
BENEFICIARY BANK NAME: HUA XIA BANK
BENEFICIARY ADRESS: NO.11, FINANCIAL ST.,XICHENG DIST., BEIJING，CHINA 100034
SWIFT (BIC): HXBKCNBJ030
Please make sure your name and application fee is put in the footnote.
Office of International Admissions
No. 39 South College Road, Haidian, Beijing, China
Filing a Complaint:
International student admissions is open to suggestions and criticism.
To file a complaint, please firstname.lastname@example.org