2022 CUFE International Student Application Guide for PhD 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. 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'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.
1. Non-Chinese citizens with a master degree or above in good physical and mental health, generally under 40 years old.
2. The requirements set by the Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC should be met for CUFE graduate applicants as well.
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Round 1: Dec. 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022
Round 2: April. 11, 2022 – June 16, 2022
1. Submit CUFE online application.
http://sice.cufe.edu.cn/Click Online Application on the right.
2. Pay 500 RMB application fee. Please note: Payments are accepted only via the online payment system in the online application system, on which WeChat, AliPay, and foreign credit cards can be used, while wire transfers are NOT accepted. Payment guidehttp://sice.cufe.edu.cn/info/1038/5373.htm).
3. Initial document review.
4. Academic review -short-listed applicants attend online interview.
5. Interview results released.
6. Pay a 3000 RMB deposit fee upon one week of confirming enrollment. The deposit fee will be deducted from student bills
7. Provide Affidavit of Financial Support
List of Application Documents
1. CUFE Application form (automatically generated in the CUFE online application system). Please note a scanned signature needs to be uploaded, as shown below:
The signature will then be automatically inserted into the application form, as shown below:
2. A scanned copy of passport
3. A scanned copy of master’s diploma or a certificate stating student status and expected graduation date
4. A scanned copy of master’s transcripts
5. Language proficiency certificate
Programs offered in Chinese:
HSK-5 210 or above
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)
6. A personal statement (between 500-800 Chinese characters or English words)
7. 2 letters of recommendation
8. A scanned copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form
9. Non-Criminal Record
10. Affidavit of Financial Support(to be submitted after admission)
11. Research proposal
Award certificates or other supporting documents
Important reminders on application documents
All application documents must be in Chinese or English. Documents not in Chinese or English must be notarized and translated into Chinese or English. Application documents and application fee will NOT be returned regardless of 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.
Applicants who have passed academic document review will be shortlisted for online interviews. Interview time will be sent by e-mail.
Review of Documents
After admission results are released, the university will conduct another round of document review. Ifviolationsare found, the school reserves the right to withdraw the admission decision and cancel the applicant's admission.
Admitted students must register during the time specified in the admission letters. Students who fail to register by the deadline without justifiable reasons will be regarded as giving up the scholarship.
Registration time: early September 2022 (please refer to the admission letters for specific dates).
Evaluation and Re-evaluation of Admission Qualifications
CUFE will evaluate and re- evaluate students’ admission qualifications upon and after registration. If admission letters, personal information, or other documents are found to be inaccurate during the evaluations or if fraud, malpractice, and other similar circumstances exist, the student will be disqualified and admission will be cancelled.
According to the rules and regulations of China’s Ministry of Education, the university requires that all international students purchase comprehensive group insurance in mainland China. Students should pay for their health insurance fees at time of registration.
Application Fee: 500 RMB
Tuition Fee: Please see 2022 CUFE International Student PhD Program List
Accommodation Fee: 50-80/day
Residence Permit Fee: 400 RMB/year
Health Insurance Fee: 800 RMB/year
Office of International Admissions
No. 39 South College Road, Haidian, Beijing, China
Filing a Complaint
CUFE International student admissions are open to suggestions and criticism.
To file a complaint, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org