Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is a prestigious university under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and jointly supported by the MOE, the Ministry of Finance and the People's Government of Beijing Municipality. It is one of China's top universities listed under the Project "Double First-Class" university and Project 211，and in the first batch to become a Leading Academic Programs Innovation Platform.
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. The university 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 has established a base for the National Higher Education Institutions Academic Innovation and Talent Recruitment Plan. More than 500 international scholars and teachers come to visit or give lectures at CUFE each year. More than 50% of CUFE's faculty members have had overseas experience.
Starting from 2005, CUFE has been accepting international students with Chinese Government Scholarships or scholarships awarded by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Starting from 2006, CUFE has undertaken some international assistance projects, through which it has provided training to more than 1,000 high-level government officials from more than 90 developing countries and is widely applauded for this training.
For the international programs, the school provides degree and non-degree programs, for the degree program, you can apply for bachelor, master and doctorate degrees.
The university provides international student housing of various standards of accommodation, the current price for on-campus housing is around 50-80 RMB/day.
The tuition fee is around 22,000 RMB/year (programs offered in Chinese) and 30,000 RMB/year (programs offered in English)
If you would like to apply to this university, the following documents are normally needed:
1. Application form
2. A copy of your passport
3. A copy of your bachelor's diploma or a certificate stating your student status and expected graduation date
4. Transcripts (original, in Chinese or English)
5. Language proficiency certificate
Programs offered in Chinese:
HSK-5 or above
Applicants whose native language is Chinese can apply for an HSK waiver by submitting a signed statement
Programs offered in English:
IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, or other standardized test results
/proof of English proficiency (course certificate, etc)
/signed statement applying for an English language proficiency waiver
6. A personal statement (Chinese program applicants are required to provide a personal statement in Chinese)
7. 2 letters of recommendation (in Chinese or English)
8. A copy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form
CUFE is famous for its wonderful highlights of Clubs & Societies, now the international students played as an important part in the campus life, to date, there are nearly 20 officially registered international student Club, such as Chinese corner Club, Dragon and Lion Dance Club, and also the CUFE alumni play a fairly important role in English native speaker countries.
CUFE offers different scholarships to international students, such as the Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship and Shanghai Government Scholarship，Each year, outstanding students also have the opportunity to apply for it, Sponsored by the Chinese government, the Chinese Government Scholarship – University Program is a full scholarship that provides funding for international students studying full-time in China. The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation fees, monthly stipends, and insurance fees.